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Built this out to replace my 10 year old system. Hoping (expecting) to get a comparable amount of time out of this system.

This was my first excursion into water cooling. Took me at least a week to get all the hard line bent and situated. The rest was pretty easy.

Edit/Update:

Been running the system for 4 - 5ish months now and it's performing great. The thing is silent, which is amazing to me with all those radiator fans. The only thing I have found frustrating is the state that the software to control the rgb of the fans, power supply and video cards is in. Seems very clunky and finicky. Took me a while to get the color schemes set up like I wanted and to figure out what processes/services I had to leave running in the background and what needed to be killed because it was interfering with the os idling. They've made their hardware great, but are lacking in catching the software up. Regardless, very happy with the system and all indicators are it's going to last a good long time.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 14 points

When you sell a kidney to get a pc?

  • 23 months ago
  • 9 points

Yep. Pretty much. Should have titled it Full Kidney.

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

This is a substantial monster. 3 x 480mm rad/pump/res loop... How are your temps at full load? Have you tried to run games at 11520 x 2160? This is a beautiful set up.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. Honestly, this is just a great example in overkill. All I play is WoW. So, yah.... the temps are great right now.

Unfortunately, my house is air condition challenged at the moment (hence, the overkill). Summer will be interesting if I don't get the central air and heat squared away before then.

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Sorry but you cant afford this and air con....lol.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Sorry, have to go pick up my jaw of the ground! That is pretty neat! Perfect balance of Thermaltake, Asus, and EK, so I approve!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! I'm a complete noob with the water cooling, so I did as much research as I could, went with what I thought people had the best things to say about, then, eventually, with what would fit.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

It sure looks nice! Is that 3 480 mm rads?!? How much have you overclooked?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Inspiring work itty, Nice job.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

this is one heck of a replacement

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

For realllll

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the courage to do this

You just sold me on clear tubing for whenever I build my first water cooled pc

Only problem is now you can move the case out of that position

There is still plastic on the back of that monitor

Can the tempered glass not go on with the components sticking out too far?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol yep. still a bit of cellophane over the brand name.

I can scoot the beast around (carefully), and could move it if I really needed to. It is super heavy though. For maintenance in the back I just scoot that side of the desk out of the corner. Ezpz.

The tempered glass fits perfectly. I'm still tinkering with things enough right now though, that I'm leaving it off for the moment.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah i bet that thing weighs an actual ton thx for the reply

  • 22 months ago
  • 2 points

ima sell some testicles and kidneys brb

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

imagine dropping that....

Great build +1

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Just the CPU costs more than my entire Budget

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope you put that 7980XE to work for you. The R.O.I on this thing must be insane. The looks and sheer amount of awesome are worth it though IMO.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! I am very pleased with how it turned out.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beast. +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ahem... Wow!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This is crazy good.

+1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I think of when somebody describes their PC as a "beast", it's powerful, huge and scary but good! I can see how could that tubing take about a week to get done.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature incoming, if you add more pictures!!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome and all, but I'd have a tough time trying to see whether I'm looking at the monitors or the PC

Also, with what I assume is three pumps and a dozen fans, how loud is that thing? I have six fans in my case (I have no water cooling, please don't ask why I have six fans) and there are times where I think I should have fewer fans to decrease the noise level.

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

It is amazingly quiet. Granted, I'm not overclocking anything at the moment, I've got the gpu loop's pumps set to lazy river speed, and the fans aren't having to work hard at all (all that radiator is keeping things nice and cool). I honestly can't hear it at all as unreal as that sounds. I am very pleased with it.

For the first couple of nights, I will admit I spent more time staring at the pc than I did looking at whatever was on the monitors.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to hear, it's really an amazing PC. I think the reason why I hear my fans is because were I live it is dead quiet, slightly rural, no AC, but also because my PC is less than two feet from my face. Also the fans I have are the Corsair ML fan series, there supposed to have the benefits of both air flow and static pressure fans but I think they have the noise level of the SP fans rather than the quieter AF series.

By the way, have you considered a cable comb for the motherboard power cable?

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I just need to dig up a white one. :P

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Knowing how much clutter can pile up from packaging, its really easy to misplace something (especially if its something as small as a cable comb). Good luck finding that. Might be easier to find the Holy Grail.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

All I have is black ones. Need to take the time to order or go out and buy some whities. :)

But you are definitely not wrong. I have a garage full of boxes from this project.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

More pictures incoming as requested. Please forgive my horrible picture taking skills.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Made my eyes go wide and "wow" escape my lips. Incredible and insane. Might I suggest a triple monitor mount? :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I was actually running 5 monitors on my old system with a custom build mount for all 5. I might do something similar for these three.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Another one added to the list of my favorite builds.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

How much money do you have? Did you steal a gold bar or something?

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

Now? None. I have no money.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Dang, that sucks. But how was 12,000 dollars your budget?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

My old rig was 10 years old. You can save a lot of pennies up over 10 years. :P

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I'm 13 and I don't even have 5 bucks to start saving up for my 1300 dollar PC

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I was 14 when I wanted to build a pc, just work, work, and work during the summer It is hard for 3 months, but in the end it will pay off, literally

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What exactly do you do to require something this extreme...heck I was told my build was extreme and that was just cos I was putting in ddr4 4400.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

thats prety extrmeme

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

mistyped, it was only ddr4 4000mhz

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Well that's a real cas of 9.5 soooo...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity... what are you going to be using an i9, 128gb of ram and 2 1080ti’s for? I mean, if i had the money I would too but im just wondering if you had method to your madness?

+1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted to future proof myself as much as possible basically. Want to use this thing for the next 10 years without any problems.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Itll be typical that they invent some fancy quantum computing that does eveything 50x better in like a year or so. Great build, enjoy

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That is what i could imagine... taking up all the space in my room( tiny room). That thing is a beast and looks sick! I can't believe it only needs around 500 watts to power it (says your parts list). Any ways, if i were you i would have gone with the 240 hz monitors or the 34 inch ultra wide from lg 144 hz monitor just to show off it's performance very well, but who am i to complain. Nice job!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ty! Yah I tried to play it safe with the 1250w psu b/c I was thinking the same.

I agonized over monitor selection. I really tried to like the ultrawide curved monitors, but they just seemed too small vertically to me. My old system had 5 monitors, so my eye is used to having all the space in front of me horizontally and vertically filled up by monitor. While I was shopping/browsing/researching, it seemed like I was faced with either getting the size I wanted, or the resolution I wanted, or the refresh rate I wanted. These were the closest thing I could find that approached everything I was looking for (and they had just been discounted a couple hundred bucks at the local microcenter).

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I just made an edited version of your build that is cheaper and has the ultra wide monitors and some different graphics cards and what not. I'll send you the link if you want to check it out!?!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is the edited version:

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RtDBmq

Caution: Ultra Wide monitors (sorry, not as tall XD)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I just passed out reading the parts list...

I don’t think you need to worry about air con in your house. Just situate this in whatever room needs cooling.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Mount it above your monitors to match the tri screen theme! :D

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The original plan was to wall mount it. I changed my mind on that though once I realized how heavy the thing is (and the extension panels, unlike the main panel, don't have bracing for a mount).

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow... That is massive, I like it

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The question though, can it run 4 instances of crysis 3 or 5?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Dunno. I only play WoW. :P

Which, unfortunately, does not like SLI at all. So... I've ended up disabling the sli, and dedicating one of the cards to the center monitor for gaming/main use, and the other card to the two side monitors for peripheral use.

All in all, the system is silent and is performing great!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job of putting the cpu and gpus on separate loops it looks really clean.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

MOUNT

IT

IN

THE

WALL

YOU'RE WELCOME

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the name of the keyboard and mouse?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

The mouse is: SteelSeries World of Warcraft Legendary MMO

The keyboard is: K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I love overkill! 8D

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it run roblox

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

OMG WHAT IS THIS BEUTY I DUNNO HOW TO SPELL LMAO

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude awesome Build, a variety of brand named parts! What's is your desk mate to put this beast setup?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Why 60hz?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

ONLY 60 HERTZ?

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

I can see this getting featured with more pictures... Just throwing it out there :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Heh... my picture taking skills are very sub-par. But I'll throw more up there.

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

wat.

  • 23 months ago
  • 0 points

Oh my god