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UPDATE: So the EK d5 pump died the Monday of Thanksgiving week. The pump just quit mid game ( Witcher 3) , thankfully I was keeping an eye on the temps and shut the system down. Of course I RMA'ed the pump with performance PC's. The entire process took about 2 weeks. During that time I redid the bends, painted the fittings white and flushed all the blocks out. The monsoon bending tools tools were a life saver! A must have.

-So far I have played shadow of Mordor, Witcher 3, Mirrors Edge and Battlefield 1. They have all run beautifully, with the exception of BF1. Battlefield 1 has this weird flickering issue when you are running an SLI setup, so the fix was just to disable SLI. One 980ti was still enough to run BF1 in 4k.

-I ended up not doing any ssd upgrades during Black Friday or Cyber Monday. None of the deals I found really blew me away, and my wife really wanted a 4k tv instead.

-I haven't messed with any over-clocking yet , and I really don't need to. I will over -clock soon, because why else do you water cool.

OLD: This was my first hard tube water cooling build. The tube bending was so time consuming and a lot harder than you would think. I still have to redo a few of the lines, obviously they are not straight or beautiful, but I have run out of tubing. I decided to go ahead and post, but I will update it after I get some time to redo the lines. The silicon inner tube I ordered from XSPC sucked so hard, it broke apart in bends several times.

The build is meant for 4k gaming. I haven't had a chance to try it yet; but I expect the experience to be pretty good. I was really tired of the color black, so I tried to avoid using a lot of black, obviously some pieces could not be avoided. I really like gray and white, and I feel like the red pops out a bit more with these colors.

Inwin 303: I ordered the white case and painted the interior of it gray, I really liked that it had a tempered glass panel. The only part I didn't like about the case was that there was no cable management at all in the back of the case.

I chose to just get a Samsung 40 4k tv, instead of a monitor. I just felt like this was the best choice for the money right now. Honestly, I really like it and I am sitting about two and half feet from it.

I haven't overclocked anything yet, but I will update after I redo the bends.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't know how you guys do it. This is truly artwork. Congrats on an awesome custom loop, this system will serve you well :)

+10 if I could ;)

jipster that's 3 times out of around 100 now I've beaten you, you're slacking :P
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Still needs work, thank you!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Excuse me, I gotta grab my jaw off the floor.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry, where are my manners. Great build OP. Can't wait to see the final outcome.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I am also excited to see the final outcome, the crap bends are bothering me.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

lol just a bit, she said

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought one of the rules was no NSFW pictures... dam that first picture is definantly.... nice...

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

this is art it is truly one of the best builds iv seen all year +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

This build makes me frustrated that I didn't buy this case. I was worried cable management wouldn't be able to look good, so i didn't get it. Absolutely beautiful build. :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I know exactly how you feel with tube bending. What tubes did you use?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the XSPC 10mm id and 14mm od tubing. I went through around 12, 20 inch pieces and I just order more to redo some bends.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Not sure about the tubing. OP might be SOL until he switches the fittings (if he decides to use that tube). The primochill tubes will not work with any other fittings other than primochill's fittings.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I would not be opposed to switching fittings, especially if they are white. I have read good things about primochill, I wonder if it would be worth it.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are going to switch, primochill, ekwb and bitspower are the best in the game. I personally used primochill with no regrets at all. The tubes are very strong, get this insert ( http://www.primochill.com/product/primochill-38in-od-rigid-tube-silicone-bending-insert-tube-expert-3-foot-38in-id-rigid-tube/ ) and you just have to sand it down a little, and their fittings are so reliable.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

For the tubes no I just saw the size but for the tool it works

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I was just referring to the tubes. The bending kit, I've heard nothing but good things about it. I was considering purchasing it myself.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

A bit pricey but it does a precise job

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Good for 12, 13 ,14 mm

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That kit looks great, and not plastic. I have this little plastic bending tool, but it melts right on to the tubes.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

It is really useful I speak by experience

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for all the advice, I really want it to be perfect.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Sorry I forget to tell you you have a beautiful project

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

You can always watch my PC I used this product

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn I wish I had known that bending kit existed when I did mine! Might just have to pick one up for future use, thank you good sir.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Your loops are very well made a success without this tool

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

This build looks GLORIOUS!

Where did you get the Red Cable Combs from?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I got them from performances.com, they are the cable mod cable combs. Just be careful with the 24 pin ones, I broke a couple.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome thanks for the response! I'm loving the color scheme of the build.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I Liked (:

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like Ferrari

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The tubes coming out of the GPU block though...

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the monitor stand using what looks like sched 40 pipe! very nice rig as well.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for all the work you put into this machine, it looks fantastic. I can sympoyhize with you as far as some of the bends not being perfect and the time required to bend the tube, I just finished my first watercooled build with rigid tubing. It was an adventure and fun for me. Your build is fantastic!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

that tubing though

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I will upload new pictures after I receive the new tubing.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

would like to see that

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Impressive :) mayhem pastel? +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, the liquid is thermaltake's vivid red.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

its amazing :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Love the color scheme. Very cool case to put together a custom loop in, not something you see very often. I'll definitely keep my eyes peeled for your build revision with new tubing. Definitely a big project you have to set a lot of time aside for. I think I spent somewhere around 12 hours just bending tube until I got it right.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you everyone for all of your support! I hope to get the new bends done around thanksgiving, and I will make sure to post it here.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

1+ love it!!!!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the DIY monitor stand!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, it cost around $30 but its sturdy.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

FINALLY I FOUND SOMEONE WHO PUT 2 GPUs IN THERE!!! I have questions! Did you get a slim radiator for the bottom? how tight was it all to get in there?? and do you think it would be possible to put a 240 rad at the top behind the hexs instead of having a rad infront of it because ive been told that it gets really close to the window.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I used an xspc ex360, which a 30mm thick radiator, and the fans are 25mm. I planned the build very carefully, and used a micro atx board that had 0 slot spacing for the gpu's. There is about 1 inch between the bottom card and the fan. This was a perfect amount of space to run cables through. It wasn't too tight, the perfect amount of room. If your running an Aio on the top the cables might hit the window, but there is enough room to fit a 60mm radiatior and 25mm fan on top. You should be able to fit one behind the hex, alongside the psu if you really wanted to.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

nice