Description

Source and full build logs at Darwin PC

This build is my entry representing the UK in the CaseMOD Invitational 2016 competition. If you like the project, please register and vote for Adam/UK at the forums, and you could win prizes!

Project p5yche is a twin Core P5 mod featuring Sabertooth X99, Intel 5820K CPU, SLI ASUS GTX 980 STRIX and 32 GB AVEXIR Blitz memory. All cooled by three huge 480 mm radiators and 24 Riing fans from Thermaltake.

Project p5yche is named, like my other projects, after mythical gods and goddesses. Psyche was the Greek goddess of the soul.

Watercooling loop fill video

Mods:

  • Two Core P5 cases attached and powder coated white

  • Full custom PETG watercooling loop with green opaque coolant

  • Custom cables featuring E22 Teleios sleeving

  • ASUS X99 Sabertooth motherboard thermal armour cut to fit with full cover water block and painted white

  • Green vinyl detailing on motherboard, graphics cards and case windows

Please note the prices are the default on PCPP and not necessarily what was paid at the time. Some prices were converted from USD to GBP.

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 8 points

Pretty! This is the first build that I can actually categorize as having too much cooling. :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha yes overkill was the name of the game here! Thanks.

  • 40 months ago
  • 6 points

This WILL get featured.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 40 months ago
  • 4 points

Please do not use link shorteners on our site.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok will fix thanks.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

wait...why?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

There is no way to verify where a shortened link leads without clicking it.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

aaaaah.. i see

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Link shortening sites like bit .ly allow you create shorter links for URLs.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

me :D

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  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points

I only have one question......

  • How do you transport this machine?
  • Do you have to dismantle it as there are two cases?
  • Is there any reinforcing/connection between the cases?
  • Do you like the Hulk?
  • Do you like Green lantern?
  • Is green your favourite colour?
  • Are 3 radiators really any more beneficial than just 2?
  • How do the dual pumps work?
  • How do you think you will do at the Case invitational? (or is it not a competition?)
  • Why am I asking more than one question?

P.S. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 3 points
  • With two people and lots of grunting.

  • The two cases are permanently attached together.

  • I drilled and riveted them together. There are also bolts that go through the reinforcing corner brackets at the bottom.

  • He's ok.

  • Not really.

  • No

  • Probably not, but I wanted to go all out with the build. At this point the cooling is probably more limited by the thermal transfer efficiency of the water blocks than the radiators.

  • The two pumps in serial give an increased pressure, which helps with a large loop like this. It also gives redundancy in case one pump ever failed.

  • Yes it's a competition - I'm hopeful but there are some very good builds I'm up against!

  • I don't know? :P

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Hehe grunting.

I think you guys are in with a shot, this build is pretty darn original. pretty interesting set up and so many more questions I could ask but I am satisfied as of now :) thanks for the reply.

And all the best in the invitational.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, much appreciated!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

well im ****** then arent i... im using a thermaltake PW 200 case.. tho 2 systems one tower..

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh damn, first here to spot this beauty!!! insanley cool build! green black and white have never looked better! +9001

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Over MF Kill! But Also the greatest most beautiful beast i've ever seen!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes that's what I was going for! Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Holey Moley, another awesome build. Would explain how its awesome etc, but would not really do it justice. Another nice piece to add to your collection!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I'll try to have every colour of the rainbow ;)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok this is just unreal... I saw you guys on Instagram but the pictures here make it look even more fantastic!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah cool, thanks. I just started recently on insta, still trying to figure it out!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

My reaction to this build in 5 seconds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov8mAjlDhd8

-seriously though, amazing quality and detail went into this build. the photos are REALLY nice and actually do this build justice.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! Thanks a lot.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, absolutely beautiful!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

This is like a guaranteed feature...

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

SO CLEANNNNN!!!!!!!!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply Beautiful..

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Never seen so much thermaltake in one place before. It's beautiful. +1.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

My house has looked like a Tt warehouse for the past two months! Thanks.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

A M A Z I N G! I'm literally drooling!

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

If there was ever an overkill button. This is one id be pressing!!! A LOT

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

While i'm busy getting my jaw off the floor, i'm wondering what one does with a PC like this... + 2m

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

At the moment, trying to find somewhere to put it in my house! But seriously, gaming and some work, photo/video editing etc. The 5820K is a beast.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Dam.This black and yellow pc build for wiz khalifa . But may I ask why no back plates for those video card?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately the water blocks wouldn't fit with the backplates that came with the cards. However I don't mind too much with the black PCBs.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. Are you rich? :p

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope, just lucky to be invited to the competition :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So the parts were supplied?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, by the sponsors of the competition.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nice. Must be great fun to work with all that hardware. Good luck in the competition man. Do us proud! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot, hope you voted! :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't think I have seen that PSU before, does it come with that Riing fan in it? Also, is that PSU for sale yet?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it has the Riing fan that you can control through software. Yes it's for sale.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Useless usage of two pumps or are they working parallel?

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

pumps are installed in serial config, u can see on pic. Useless ? For such big loop 2 pumps is "sweat spot"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Not useless. Two pumps in serial increases the pressure, which helps with a big loop like this. It also gives redundancy in case one fails.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

OK. I thought installing two pumps in serial makes the "second" one useless as the first pump doesn't use the pressure of the second one to increase the pressure.

Again what learned :)

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, in serial increases pressure, in parallel would increase the flow rate.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't it series? Also amazing build xD +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

those 3 huge rads are insane!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

They really are!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

If u have the money upgrade to 2 way SLI GTX 1080s

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That would be the dream!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! I was wondering about the two pumps - what was the reason for having 2 in series as opposed to one larger pump?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Two pumps in serial increases the pressure, which helps with a big loop like this. It also gives redundancy in case one fails. The D5 is already quite a powerful pump though.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

How on earth can you only use a 256gb ssd for all your storage? I filled mine up in a couple days

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It's enough for Windows and software/games. I have other drives that can be used for storage.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

For spending so much on a computer you must not really use it that much considering 256gb's is enough for you. I have more than half that just in music, pictures, videos and other desktop things. Add actual programs on there and it's over. When games now a days are 40gb-65gb I just don't see how 256gb's could possibly be enough

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I just realised it's incorrect in the listing - it's actually 512 GB!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I just realised it's incorrect in the listing - it's actually 512 GB!

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah alright. That makes sense then

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sexy af build +1, just a quick question where did you get your sleeving from, or did you make them yourself?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I make them myself from scratch using Teleios from E22.biz.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

A beautiful piece of art...yet i can't help the impression that it's also the most uneconomical use of triple radiators in the history of the world. : P

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

those overclocks could be way farther in my opinion

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably yes, I've yet to push it to the limits with flashed vbios etc.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

i got my 5820k to 4.9 with a 120mm cooler

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

to 4.9ghz stable 0_0 on a single 120mm rad?

What voltage is that at? I can barely keep my 5960x cool on a 360mm rad @ 4.8 Ghz so on a single 120mm that impressive.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i basically won the silicon lottery

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

i checked the voltage was 1.35 and it was below 80c

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

how hard was it to paint the motherboard parts white

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It wasn't too hard, just took a while with a couple coats of primer and a few of paint, and lots of sanding. You can see the process on my site.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, this build is so sick! I am voting for you right away. The build is at computex, right?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! No it's not, the original plan was for them to take the winning computer to Computex. But the deadline had to be made later, so there wasn't time to get one to Computex in the end.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow wow wow! What are those temps like?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That bottom 980 sag scares me xD

Beautiful build, seriously amazing.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I got it as good as possible with tubing and cables to help support. It's very secure even if not quite straight.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That's good! I ended up getting the MSI card bolster to keep mine level, those Gigabyte 980 Ti's are no joke.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

the GPU is cooler than the CUP?? why?????

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I was going to build a PC like this into a desk with a glass top. Did you have any problems with the length of the cables? That is my biggest concern.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW !

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

A true work of art. I personally wish I had the knowledge to build my first pc like any of your projects. Keep doing what you're doing man!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you power and control all 24 fans? Fan hubs somewhere or all stuck on one speed connected via the power supply?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

how's the dust accumulation in your case, since it's just wide open.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

how? xD do you weld the 2 p5?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I drilled holes and riveted them together.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the wiring from?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

All custom made and sleeved using E22 Teleios!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

...?!?!?!?! :O

How!!! What!!!

More like how did you get it so awesome and what, that looks so cool!

It may be overkill but wow that is my new favorite PC on PCPartPicker it just all works and the color theme is just spot on!!!

It would be +1 but I'm making it +0.9999999 because the GPU cables are 0.1mm off center. :P

Nah all jokes aside my most favorable PC build!!! +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks mate, glad you liked it!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally should upgrade to 2 GTX 1080s in SLI.

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

but can it run minecraft...lol

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Its an AC unit

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Isn't colour coolants a bad Idea? I'm being advised everywhere to stick to distilled water and colored tubing

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

No, with modern coolants they have corrosion inhibitors and biocides, and are pretty stable.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

RGB LED PSU? what has this world come to?

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

where can one order custom sleeved cables like the one in this build? the green and white ones?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

whats the fluid you use? distilled water or premixed coolant?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

So. Beautiful. This will get featured!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

where u do the cables, and what are the options u chose for this build. I have a white and green build and I need some cables to match!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Because one radiator wasn’t enough

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

holy clean! across 2 cases and one is just a cooling platform! I wish i could've seen this!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

now this is epic

  • 40 months ago
  • 0 points

Any chance of a link to pictures without annoying writing all over them?

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

31 fps solitaire ;)

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

If only ;)

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your comments. So far people have been pretty psyched ;)

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Super Green

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

That 50 is probably on stress test, to get 14 C lower for such testing, you need powerful cooling!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

But what is the link?!

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, I was just kidding.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought there was no link shorteners allowed. :D

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, all PETG. Probably looks that way because I had to trim that run as short as possible so it would fit under the window. Maybe a bit easier to see without the coolant.

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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