Description

My first custom watercooled build. Most of the hardware is from my old pc, only the motherboard, case and watercooling parts are new. Used mostly for gaming and some light workstation apps. Overkill rads and psu I know, but at least I'll have room to add another gpu in the future. :)

I have the 8700k running at 5.2GHz (avx -2) ~1.38v delidded. Tweaked some other stuff as well. Core and package temps stay under 80° for any test I've run so far. GPU and ram are running at stock clocks at the moment.

To avoid a huge mess of cables I decided to build my own, all except the usb-c, usb 3.0 and sata data cables (which I will probably sleeve in the future). Used mostly mdpc-x stuff. The quality of the materials was great and I'm pretty happy with the results.

If you are interested to know more about the parts used feel free to ask.

All in all I think my first attempt at custom watercooling went really well (no leaks, yet)!

PS. Prices are purchase prices in euros.

Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 4 points

Ok is this orange or yellow the white balance is messing with me! Awesome work btw +1!

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

It's yellow. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

WOO feature! grats!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah that back and forth between yellow and orange looking is really weird, but I like the build a lot!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What the heck. Picture 6 is yellow, 7 is orange, 8 is yellow, and 9 is orange! I’m confused!!

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

feature?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

That would be nice. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm certainly calling it a feature. Planning for the tubing is no small feat, and this is definitely well planned and thought out.

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely insane build...with 2666 ram?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank! Yes, lol. I bought the ram almost exactly 3 years ago for my first pc build. Still works fine. Refitted them with ek nickle modules because I like the metallic look.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe overclock them?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

If this doesnt get a feature I will be sad. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

I predict the future

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Teach me how

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic. Love the color and the straight lines.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet loop design! Very unique. Well done! +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Got the inspiration from JPModified who also did a v3000 build with horizontal tube runs. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

beautiful bends man good job on the water cooling +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Got the inspiration from JPModified who did a really clean build in the V3000.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I love that symmetrical look with the hard tubing, it's not easy to do.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Managed to do all the bends except one on the first try. Not all are 100% perfect bends but you really have to look close to see the imperfections.

Low and slow on heat is the trick. :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet loop I like it +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The V3000 is quite a big case and I had to fill up the space somehow.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it might be possible to add another reservoir but I’m not very sure

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

This man is cooling his cpu with orange juice

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Of course. For the best thermal performance. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man, what's the noise like? I currently have a mix of ML120s and LL120s and am curious how loud having entirely mag lev fans is?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! They are pretty quiet because I run them at 0 - 40% basically all the time because I have overkill radiators for the hardware. When idling or web browsing etc. fans are at 0% and all I can hear is the pump.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

siick duude

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

When did you build this? btw, it is insanely good for your first custom build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

During the summer. Finished the last cables a few days ago. Thanks, it went better than I expected. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I know that maybe you didn't have much choice but I don't like the GPU cables coming up in front of the hardline like that. Still, great work!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yup really not many other choices as it's 15AWG wire and won't bend behind the tube. Could have gone sideways but didn't like the look personally.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THIS THING IS ABSOLUTELY INSANE I WANT ONE WOAH +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

First off, great build! I have a nit picking question about your flow meter, but I'm only focusing on that because I'm in the market for one myself, and I've had a hell of time locating one that hasn't been QC bashed in all its reviews. Is the display on the Bykski flow meter crooked? In the close up photo, it looks like the text might angle up slightly going from left to right.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's a little crooked. Didn't notice it until I took the photo.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks! Again, amazing build :-)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is truly some amazing work, Zacke_s. It definitely deserves to be a featured build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your loop game is so on point you won the internet for this week.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Love it

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get those hardline bends so perfect for your first time? Any advice would be greatly appreciated, incredible build

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The bends were pretty easy as they are just simple 90s. I bent them first and then cut them to length. As for bending just go lowest setting on your heat gun, bend slowly and check which spots need more heat.

  • 2 months ago
  • -1 points

this proves you have money, send me a $800 pc.