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First time building from the ground up. Custom watercooling loop not included in the part list. I didn't feel like going through the trouble of adding all the parts individually.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 5 points

Totally a first time build... 2 gtx 1080 ‘tis an Intel Core i9 and a coustom water cooling loop yeah right

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Why is that hard to believe?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

way too overkill and I see some red flags.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

The level of the build is rather irrelevant. Anyone could build this with proper research. There have been a number of first build custom loops posted here in the last month. One that is very memorable is the RX build. One of the best first time builds on this site IMO. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Q3NQzy

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I'll have to agree. Props to that guy.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

can first time builders not be rich?

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

most first time builders do not go with a custom water cooling loop, add ONE picture, and add an air cooler to their part list if they have a custom loop.

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

This guy gets it

  • 22 months ago
  • 3 points

lol why do you have the cooler master hyper 212 EVO in your part list if you have a custom loop?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not convinced

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask why?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

first time build you spend almost 8000$

you have 3 comments

you have no comment karma

first time you do a custom loop, and you don't even mention overclocking in the 'details' section (or the desc.)

you only have 1 photo

I'm not saying its not real, I'm just saying it's...suspicious

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I'll address those one by one.

All my debts paid off and I've been saving for this for a WHILE. Decided to pull the trigger when the cost of GPUs started equalizing.

The only comments I have are on this post.

See above.

I haven't overclocked yet, and considering the investment and the fact that I'm new to watercooling, I'm taking things slow. At the moment it does everything I need it to out of the box.

I just added 2 more photos at the request of WaterTriber. If you'd like to see anything else, I'd be happy to oblige.

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Hell of a first build. I must say

more pictures next time? hehe

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I mean, I can post more. It's sitting right here.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

First build with that set of parts, good jesus.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

First time build? Doesn't seem likely. I also question the reason adding a 212 when there's a custom loop in the system. Part list doesn't include the SLI Bridge either, nor any of the radiators or pumps used.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I would like to give this guy the benefit of the doubt and say that this is his "First time building from the ground up." as he said in the post.

I have never built my PC from the ground up as it is a frankenstein of old and new parts I have gotten over the years. I plant to do my "first build from the ground up" later this year because I have knowledge and will have the cash to do so.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The 212 was because I don't have an air cooler sitting around and I wanted to make sure that the CPU posted, all my RAM was detected and, critically, that my GPUs were all good before I voided the warranties on them. For a $20 part, it did all those things, and I also don't have to worry about that when I build my wife's (decidedly less beefy) pc next year. The SLI bridge was a $50 part I picked up off amazon after the fact because I didn't like the HB SLI bridge that came with my motherboard. Link here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071HH79CD/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The loop was built on EKWB website on their configurator, with a few modifications. I added a couple fittings, t splitter, and ball valve for draining, and the larger tube for the res/pump combo. I didn't add them to the parts list because it's a massive pain in the *** to add each individual part to get an accurate price.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. How did you mount ASUS's stock backplate to the waterblock though? :)

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

There's actually a youtube video I'll link in an edit. I figured the backplate is an aesthetic thing primarily, and I wasn't about to drop another $80 each on the EK backplates when it doesn't do anything for the cooling, rigidity, or to hold the actual block in place.

Edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYAfFUOei_8&index=8&list=WL&t=0s

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your reply. I've already seen this video but I don't know which screws and where he screwed them in?

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

Basically just follow the instructions from the water block you used, then follow his video and reuse the screws that came with the card. The video moves pretty quickly, just pause and follow step by step.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

What is this computer used for? Not too often you see a 14 core CPU, so I imagine it must be used for some serious work.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, they're about to become a lot more common if you've been following the Computex announcements. But it's a 60/40 split between gaming and engineering workstation.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Casually has a i9 7940X

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I believe this is a first build because I see some glaring rookie mistakes here sir. I think your tube routing could be better so you can avoid that criss-crossing rat's nest of an eyesore. As a general practice, if your loop is on display, it should be tidy. It appears that your front fans are set to exhaust and if your top fans are also exhausting, you have this negative air pressure situation where the ambient air reintroduced passively into your case through other openings is going to bring in dust. The 24 pin and 8 pin CPU cable look great, but what's with the GPU cables? It looks like you have a lot of slack left on them and they could be better hidden behind the motherboard tray by tightening them up.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

The eight pin GPU cables are actually the 6+2 version, which made it kinda difficult to tidy them up, which is actually a huge turn off for me. Once my finances have recovered from this purchase, I plan on replacing them. As for the rats nest of tubing, I didn't do a whole lot of measuring beforehand so there's plenty of slack. I was planning on trimming them down and getting some angled fittings to tidy it up a bit because I agree, it would be much better if they weren't so tangled. Especially with the giant tempered glass window putting it all on display.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

As for the negative air pressure thing, linus did a video not too long ago about fan configuration and since I'm using the Corsair LL fans, I wanted to see all the pretty lights.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLX54ounENY

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  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I'm loving it so far.