Description

Completely revamped the aesthetics for the loop by going with acrylic tubing. Changed the case from H440 to Thermaltake Core X31.

Case review.... First the bad:

  • Mostly metal chassis, yet still has a fair amount of flex because the metal is so thin

  • ATX mounting holes are slightly off to the right, I was not able to center the screws

  • PCI slots need some re-aligning as well

  • Not a solid wall for pump and reservoir mounting, had to use 3m tape instead of drilling holes

  • No noise damping anywhere, the metal parts or HDD tend to vibrate if not mounted securely

  • Probably cannot do 2x 360mm radiator, one 360 + 240/280 to be safe

The good:

  • Plenty of options for radiators thickness/orientation, combination of thick 120/240/360 or thin 140/280 will fit on the top and front

  • Plenty of room for cable management in the back, you pretty much dont need to cable manage at all

  • PSU cover, hdd cage, optical bay are all modular and removable to make room for reservoir

  • Plenty of well placed rubber grommet holes

  • Can mount 3 drives just on the back side of the case

  • M-atx size (slightly bigger than H440) but can cram a decent amount of hardware and have a bigger window

  • Plenty of fan filters except rear exhaust

TLDR: Basically a fractal design case with psu cover and meshed front/top for better airflow

Comments

  • 44 months ago
  • 3 points

That's one of the most beautiful builds I've ever seen, +1 for the Mono-Chrome I smell a feature in your future ;)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, hopefully someday as long as I keep building!

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

MOAR pictures porfavor!!!!!!! +1 for the clean looking PC

EDIT: The people of PCPP bow down to your glorious and majestic pictures of this godlike looking build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

MOAR INCOMING :)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous, Love black and white themes and custom loops. Two favourite things hah +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I really hope this becomes featured, its so much better than the featured build right now... +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

really nice looking! I like the leds around the cpu block, are those custom?

I guess I'm just too utilitarian cuz I'm a bit disappointed in the gpu compared to the rest of the system. the 390X isn't a slacker by any means, but with the amount spent on aesthetic items ( all of the water cooling items) you could have easily afforded a better gpu. regardless...it's a plenty powerful system and it looks quite nice too!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, those are custom 3mm dual white led with black sleeving from Dazmode in Canada.

You make a perfectly valid point sir, the 390X I actually got back from RMAing a 290X with MSI. The hardware in my system is untouched from over a year ago, before the launch of 980/980TI/fury/furyX. Since I'm using a 1440p monitor, I felt the 390X was enough for me (Not enough $$ for gpu + monitor upgrades haha)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

i'm so inspired to spray paint my mobo! just...just...a beauty!!! +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is this not featured!!! +1 for my prediction (of you being featured)

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

It is also one of my favorite builds one here (I'm jelly)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

OC pls

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated info!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. That loop is cooler than liquid nitrogen

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I demand this to be featured! jk But this really should be featured +42

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Geez, looks like an ultra modern industrial art piece that should be displayed on a marble pedestal or hanging on a wall. Very nice!!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. You can never go wrong with black and white, especially when there's a custom loop involved. Amazing build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Teehee "gourmet". I think you meant to say grommets. ;)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Fixed and good catch :')

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Nice to see a build in this case. Might be the first one?

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, there's actually one other build using this case. (At least on this site.)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is BY FAR the cleanest B & W build I've ever seen. Great work!! Click in and +1. My hand just did it all by itself!!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Aaand unzip

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet mother of holy baby jesus' this computer is made in heaven. How is this not in featured.

No joke I LITERALLY got a hard on looking at this. +1111111111

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Darn, that's a really clean build. I'm such a sucker for black/white builds +1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really beautiful looking build! :-)

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

It has been a while since I have seen a fan card for pci express

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You gotta do what you gotta do to cool those 390X vrms :')

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Love it!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

You did everything right with that loop, the Res is filled to the top with little no no airspace and the tubing is clean and well routed. There's no way I couldn't +1 this

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Very smart placements of the fan. I just found the right thing to do for my build! Thanks!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Ps. If you go with the vantec spectrum pci fan card, you should probably mod the molex connector to 7V to reduce the noise. I usually put it at 25% fan speed after the mod.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok. Thanks for the suggestion. Will get that done! But I am soon replacing my pc with a new build with hopefully this one:-

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pqt3Vn

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you need a bigger res.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

where did you get the sleeved cables? I'm looking for a set for my build and can't find complete sets anywhere.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

They are not sets, these are extensions that you plug into the original cables. You can find extensions on Dazmode. They work with all psu.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So now that you're a few months into this build, hows that 3M tape holding up with the res? I've been planning a build that may need to use it but I'm not sure if I trust it to hold.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually quite well. It didn't budge at all. However, if I were to transport it I would want to secure it better somehow.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, Is it possible to mount a 280mm AIO radiator/cooler at the front (corsair h110i) WITHOUT removing any optical drive bays or top mount it ?

Must be compatible with an optical drive

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm don't think so, but I'm not 100% sure...

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build! Really an inspiration.

I have a few questions about the case. What is the distance between the widest fan screw holes on the top and front of the case? How wide is the motherboard tray to the side panel with window? What is the clearance between motherboard tray and top of the chassis?

I'm thinking about putting two 200mm radiators in the case, but want to see if they would fit before ordering the case. If the fit is close, I can do it with some modifications... otherwise I will stick with my fractal arc mini r2.

Awesome build!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

You're right but theyre vrm cooling fans for the gpu. Its a vantec spectrum pci fan card painted black with another 80mm fan attached to it. I'm using a universal GPU block but it doesn't cover the VRMs. Those fans blow air straight at the vrm and keep the temps down.

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks again for all the comments in my builds :)

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