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So This started back in Dec of 2015 on updating my rig.

Started with the OCZ ssds, Case and GTX970 Video card. Then went to the 6600k, z170 board, the 980ti and the m.2. Was happy with that. but when the new Broadwell E cpus dropped. I just had to have one. So I sold the 6600k, the Mobo and the 16gb of ram. To now the Current set up of this. Which to me is now one of the most bad *** setups. It has cost me alot of money but I am very happy with the end result. (which is never over... I will be upgrading to 4k monitors and when the titan xp comes out that will be the next major upgrade and I will be adding it to the loop.)

So the way I have this pc set up is that I have the Samsung 950 pro nVme drive running my os and esental programs which Avgs about 1.7GBps read and and 1GBps of write, The OCZ Trion 100s are set up in a RAID 0 for 500gb of storage and Basically house my games. They avg somewhere around 800MBps read and 600MBs write and the the 2 2tb WD blacks for backup and storage. The custom loop took me about 8 hours to build. (First time doing it) but I am quite happy with the result.

Long short if it. I love doing this and I love buying new PC parts. Even though my wife makes me sell the old ones. Its Always fun.

Update. Picked up a Samsung UHD28 4k monitor. Loving it I am running most games in 4k around 40 to 60 fps.

Update: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/xbFdnQ

Part Reviews

CPU

Bad *** CPU. I got mine all the way to 4.5 ghz at 1.43 volts on a Custom Loop. Highly Recommended if you are not planning on running SLI at x16 on both lanes.

Motherboard

Great board in the price range. The LED is awesome and lots of room for upgrading and additional hard drives.

My main complaint for this board is if you are not running a cpu with 40 lanes you can't use the u.2. and if you are running sli you are limited to x16 on card 1 and x8 on card 2.

Storage

Running them for about 9-10 months now with no issues in RAID 0. I in the beginning I was running my os on it. But I upgraded to the 950 pro. So i know use this raid set up for my programs. In raid 0 Im getting about 1gb read and 800mbs write. So they are doing what they say.

Storage

SPEEEEEEEEEED. This thing is FAST! Defiantly worth the price.

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Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice work, always gotta plus one the custom loops and would + 1 another for my fav mouse :p

Looks awesome, am sure it will be even better when you add your new GPU to the loop. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy! It was alot of fun doing it. And a whole new experience. I gotta say hard line is waaaaay harder than the tubers make it out to be. lol

Thank gawd for Jayztwocents and his tutorials.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

From pump -> block -> rad is hard loop, rad to res is soft, am I right ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I didnt have the correct fittings to do a hardline run from res to pump. So I tried to make it look like it was a hard tube and run it behind everything. It would have been a crazy hard bend.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would imagine you have done this before and noticed the different connectors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you should hide that soft tube away and your case will look perfect.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

When I add the GPU on the Block I will be ordering the correct fittings to make that bend a little easier. But this was my first attempt at this so something was bound to happen... That that was it. But in the future I will be redoing it with all hard line. Went through 12 ft of hard tubing... Ran out.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice job with the loop, I like how well the fluid matches the colour theme:)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the UPS?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

The UPS so far haven't had any problems out of. My system fully overclocked at full load pulls about 600 watts from the wall. So I am well with in range for it.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

yo you might want to put some mouse traps in pc you have a mouse problem

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. I built it at my shop and took pics there. Was about to transport it home and had it with me. More pics coming once I get my desk finished set up and the case off the floor.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

When is the 980ti joining the party AKA custom loop? :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I am going to upgrade and add to the loop when the 1080ti or the titan x comes out. I dont see a point in spending 180 for a block for the gpu. When the next card is around the corner.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yep makes sense if you are upgrading your gpu. :)

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like the build but I am more of an air cooling person as water and PC parts always concern me. That said...... You like buying parts and upgrading..... Too cool..... But how do you plan to remove the 980ti for your new 1080's ??

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I left room to swap the cards out. But the plan is to add it to the loop anyway so I will be draining and removing the loop and re doing it all anyway.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks amazing

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Vcore is at 1.43v?

How long do you want your i7 to last?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have since backed the clock off to 4.4 at 1.35v. I am aware that running at that for to long is not safe. Of course even at that voltage My temps never got over 60c.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, thanks!

As for safe voltage, I hear that 1.35v is generally safe. If you've got adaptive voltage and C-states enabled, then most of the time, the vcore wil be 1v or less.

I use Intel's XTU to set vcore at a manual 1.35v when I'm rendering and what not. Otherwise, the programs pull wayyyy too much voltage.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I just let the mobo do its thing. I have the clock set and it bounces. So yeah. I actually just finished my 4th rendition of this build.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Got any tips for water cooling with a similar case and the same motherboard? Like any mistakes you might of made with the loop construction and such that you learned from because I'm considering getting the 750D for the case and getting some CS cooling components and I already have the motherboard. Any tips would be appreciated!

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

This build you are seeing is my first rendition of my loop. If you look at one of my other builds you can see how it has evolved. As for things I would have done different? When I added the GPU in to the loop on stage 2 https://pcpartpicker.com/b/BQFdnQ I wish I would have done it like stage 3 ...AKA the green machine. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/hGm8TW

best thing I can tell you is plan it out. Make sure you have all the parts you need before you start. measure out all your runs. be patient with your bends. and don't make it over complicated like I did with my second build.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I think its a 2.0

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