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Originally pre-ordered the 1700x and Asrock x370 Killer sli/ac Ive upgraded a few times and figured I would resubmit my build after I put together my custom water loop. Prior I had instability in Prime95 due to temps and now I can run 8+ hours of p95 small and blend. Luckily was able to order a XFX Vega 64 and put an EK Nickel block on it my gpu temps went from 85c to 50c load which is a huge improvement from the reference cooler. I modded the p400 using a cooler master vertical gpu mount by icewolf. This required some dremeling and removal of my PCI slots but I think it looks pretty good. I also took the dremel to the p400 which has lack luster air flow. the AMD logo looks decent enough and allows more air intake for my radiator cant complain. I also found it strange that the board was called killer sli/ac but the wifi card was intel so i swapped it out for a killer 1525 ac for no real reason as i dont use wifi.

Next mod is a 5 inch LCD integrated into the PSU shroud for either rain meter or some type of system monitoring - just trying to figure out what im going to do with it exactly

if you have any questions feel free to ask.

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Comments

  • 34 months ago
  • 6 points

That water loop is stunning!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks i appreciate it since its my first attempt since 2005-2006

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

You can put one of the fans from the top at the exh. rad and have push pull. The same can be done with the 280 up front but the rez will have to be relocated.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for you suggestion, as much as id like to run push / pull config on the front rad there just isnt enough space in this case. with my current config. i did flip the rear exhaust as intake last night but dont think it really made a difference on my temps so it will probably go back to being an exhaust.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

I love how your parts list says "980 Ti" yet that backplate says "TITAN X"

very well played

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean ekwb made titan x blocks that fit the 980ti don't really have a choice since they don't have a block that says 980ti :/

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

All good, I thought it was funny

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you add the purple AMD logo?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Used a dremel and cut out the design. Put the case LED strip behind the front panel and stuck a magnetic dust filter behind it.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

It's bad ***. You did an amazing job

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Just wondering why the back plate of the gpu is facing us? Was the block not appealing enough?

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thats the front of the gpu water block

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

the screws on it threw me off, thought it was an oddly assembled back plate

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty thing! If you want to upgrade your broke-ness fill the loop with Crystal Skull Vodka or something else ridiculous.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the gpu vertically?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I bought a coolermaster vertical gpu mount by ice wolf and used a dremel to remove the existing pci slots. Once I mounted the bracket I just used a pcie riser cable and mounted my gpu.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the response, I was thinking of vertically mounting my gpu but wasn't quite sure how to properly go through with the process.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

there are a couple of youtube videos depending on the mount GL with your endeavour

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking Vegas performance?

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it and dont have any issues with the price for the performance i get. Im waiting on my 1440p ultrawide to really pass judgement as i have just a 1080p uw right now

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

How are you liking Vega so far? I'm highly considering getting that to replace my 1070.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

i just replaced my 980ti and i like it in all honesty its just enough power to justify the upgrade for me as i now have a 1440p monitor. The 980ti is still a beast for sure and the 1070 is pretty similar it really depends if you have a freesync monitor.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on getting a freesync monitor from Samsung or AOC. I might wait till the partner cards come out though

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I am looking at putting my VEGA underwater in the future. Curious about your temps and clocks. How are they holding up? Do you have enough rad or do you wish you had gone with a bit more? I have a 1700 OC to 3.9 as well and was worried about the added heat from VEGA on my loop. 240 on the CPU seems to be doing well. Thinking VEGA may need its own 240 or better. I would love to get your thoughts on it. Thanks and enjoy. Great looking build. Stay underwater!

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

I have a 280 and a 120mm rad and I think my temps would be better with a 360 and the 120. I just hate how it looks with a 360 since you have to remove the plate and then just have a hole in the case floor. Temps are definitely acceptable while gaming but could be better. Vega no joke dumps a lot of heat into my loop and the temp difference between my CPU and gpu can be 10c at times.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

So what's your actual temps on under load? I'm just curious because I got the vega 64 LC, mine is right around 50c, 45c with a bit of an undervolt.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

What coolant are you using in your loop? I love that its clear, and along with the lighting gives your setup an icy, chilled effect.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

It was originally mayhem aurora silver which looks really cool but it's only meant for temp use so I replaced it with plain old distilled water.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

ooo, I've heard of that, but I didn't know it was what you had going here. Can't wait to give that a try, thanks for that.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice. I think more and more cases will have to provide ways to attach vertical mounts.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

definitely agree it gives the case a whole new look. should be an option to mount it either way

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

How loud is the water cooling? Worse or WAY better than the blower on the video card?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

its really quiet compared to the blower.

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like you have cookies n cream running through your system. Is that a normal thought?

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  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks its my dad corner, the case was an impulse buy my first atx case. Ive only ever used matx cases since 2004ish when i started building so i had to get use to the space. Aesthetically its really clean and was the cheapest option at the time for tempered glass. Only gripe is that airflow could be better but i already knew what i was getting into when i bought the case.

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