Description

Hey guys! This was a fun build. I built this for my cousin who was in need of a fast and powerful computer. He'll be using it for various school projects and moderate video editing which is why the budget was more oriented towards fast storage rather than GPU/Gaming needs. He'll be pushing 3 1440p displays.

Because I was only doing a CPU loop, I wanted to give the GPU some extra flair, so I decided to mod the case to allow for vertical mounting. The CPU only loop definitely creates some challenges as I can't use the GPU as an intersection point int he case meaning I have to route around it. And because I'm not using any angled fittings means lots of bends. Holy hell it was a lot of bends, but over all it came out quite nicely.

I also made a full PSU shroud and mid plate cover out of 3/16 acrylic. This really helps to clean up the aesthetic as well as improve the lighting effects as the material absorbs the light in the case.

The 570x was not the easiest case to work with. It definitely has its limitations. Over all it was still a fun challenge and once completed it looks amazing with all that tempered glass. I have way more detail in my build log which I will link below.

The great thing about the mods done here is that they can be achieved with basic tools. With a little time and patience the average builder can do this build.

As for the components. Most have already been covered really well by other PCPP'ers. I had no problems getting this thing up and going. I'll update this post after I overclock.

I posted the finished pictures first so that you don't have to go through all the photos to see the finished product! Hope you enjoy!

Full Build Log: http://imgur.com/a/HG10K

EDIT:

I dialed in the OC to 4.9Ghz at 1.32v. I got it up to 5.1Ghz at 1.375v but it was running warmer than I cared to leave it. So I dialed it back to 4.9. Considering this machine is not going to be staying with me, I want to keep it moderate.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 34 points

Corsair take notes. THIS is what the 570X interior should've looked like.

  • 30 months ago
  • 14 points

That's a really great compliment. One of my goals when modding is for it to "appear" OEM.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I would say you've accomplished your goal. I appreciate how precise your cuts are all throughout the build. and routing those tubes through the basement couldn't have been easy. You really care about your system and it shows. Well done.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, I appreciate that. It definitely made assembly a pain in the ***. But what was slightly more difficult than that was getting the gpu riser bracket installed. Because the area where I made the cut outs for the gpu is offset from the standard rear expansion slots, the GPU and its bracket have to slide in towards the back at the same time because of how tall the GPU pcb is. I can't secure the riser bracket then seat the GPU.

With the tubes, luckily I could get my hands in from the back side to secure the tubes into their fittings.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, these mods make the case a 10/10

  • 30 months ago
  • 8 points

You demonstrated of what a true PC enthusiast is. I don't have enough words to describe this build but your attention to detail with every single component to the case itself breaks the scale of art and dedication. You deserve feature. Thank you for sharing this amazing build and may your cousin enjoy this work of art and power rig tremendously. He is blessed to have you.

  • 30 months ago
  • 7 points

You have always been extremely kind in your remarks on my builds. I really appreciate it. I'm glad others can find beauty in it as well.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I speak the truth about your builds and you certainly show your dedication for each build. So thank you and keep up the amazing work!

Also congrats for feature!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Again, thank you.

  • 30 months ago
  • 4 points

This needs to be featured. The attention to detail is amazing! I am in awe of this build. +10(if i could)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't think its gonna happen :( not enough love for this one

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Well it deserves lots of love

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Guess I was wrong! Was thinking people were turned off by it because its a "team" theme.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Original Idea Great Components A lot of good pictures Well-made description

This WILL be featured. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow great compliment. Much appreciated

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

Even 92 pictures wont be enough

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely gorgeous build! Such a unique colour scheme and that cable management. Love it! +1000000000000000

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build and great custom work. I'm not a Dolphins fan, but definitely a fan of this build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Enough though I built this going for that theme. I actually really like the black white orange look.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn, this is awesome :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I am not a huge fan of orange in PC builds, but this one is AMAZING! The white in the 570X looks so DOPE!

I love it all! :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Going into the build I didn't think I was going to like the orange either. Then when I filled the loop, I took a step back and said damn... that's clean. The contrast with the white just set it off.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Fantastic build! The level of detail is amazing. Great job on the build. Nice and clean.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

This is insanely clean. Amazing build, and I'm hoping this will get featured.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Another fantastic build by bMcCarthy. Beautiful customization and setup.

Congrats on the featured spot and thumbs up.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate that! Especially coming from an equally talented builder. I really liked your 1983 Apple II post. It would be awesome to build a modern hackentosh in that thing.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I messed up my post and left it to long to edit. Hence deleted.

I meant to post....

That would be cool. Hmmm. I bet a mini itx and a pico power setup would fit with room to spare. Thing is it still operates. We powered it up the other week for my youngest son to use. I just can't get myself to gut it.

I blush at your "equally talented builder" statement. Thank you. I think I'm rather "redneck" in comparison. Your builds are show worthy.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh I wasn't suggesting you take it apart if it works. But it would be cool to find an old apple 2 shell to do a mod in.

Haha I appreciate that.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Those bends though? Those are literally next level bends. Love this build, so well done and such a unique color scheme

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it! Believe it or not, they were more difficult than my White Widower build.. 6 x 90 degree bends in different elevations and offsets. oyy

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome stuff! I love the cable color scheme. One suggestion I would make is to put the EKWB pass-through ports where the pipes connects to the bottom-plate/extended psu cover. It would make it look a little more complete. But other than that, it looks great!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree, and it would of made assembly much easier. But you're looking at another $50 to $70 in fittings. This system did have a budget haha.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, love the GPU placement mod. Don't really see many orange builds around here too. +1 :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build! The cable management in the back is so perfect!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Simply beautiful. Touche!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Sir,

As a Miami Hurricane fan first and a PC gamer second, i can say without a doubt that this build will go down as the greatest build I have seen in my life! I love those Miami colored wires and the attention to detail in ever aspect. Your wiring is nothing less then Godly and your components chosen will surely make this a long lasting build. BRAVO SIR! BRAVO!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I really appreciate that! Thanks!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to see this lit-up plzz ! Amazing build - Great work

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build. I feel an orange, green, and white fan would have brought this together. I wanna feel the colors. The cables color coded look awesome!

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

The fans are green to tie it in. Cant see it powered off though. The orange shot in the photos was during building.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's great.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Pic? I'm gonna have to razz you man. The only thing miami is the power cables. We gotta see the lit up pics. These anal retentive nerds love the cleanness but they don't know miami colors. You got a feature build called miami hurricanes but where them canes?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Lol razz away my friend. Sorry been a busy day for me. http://imgur.com/a/QB9zN

I don't usually like posting low light photos because my camera turns the photos into potatoes.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, love it. I've been busy sorry I didn't see these sooner. Looks damn awesome. Wanna build me a 49ers themed one? I'd pay obviously but let's discuss if you're interested.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice and clean build. I love the mods! Any plans on including the gpu in your loop?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably not. Its for my cousin who isn't a gamer. He's just pushing a lot of displays. So that card will hardly ever have a load that would require liquid cooling.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Is this some kind of modern art thing or something? Can't believe you have RGB controller and fan controller wires on LOCK DOWN! This is just gorgeous.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha I like to think so. I'm a weirdo when it comes to cable management. I really enjoy it. Takes time though.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy mother of pictures! i think nearly 100 pics is more than enough.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha sorry about that. I posted finish pictures first then the build log for those who want to see how I did it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

+∞. dude this build is lit.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

jeez take my +1 you filthy animal, 92 pictures

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. The tubing bends, the cable management, and the custom acrylics are immaculate. Well done!

How long did it take to get all the cable runs so straight?

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Not as long as you would think. I managed the smaller cables (front i/o and rgb fans) first. Keeping in mind where I wanted the main cables to run. When you build your own main cables, its pretty easy to get them straight. Especially when you get the exact lengths that you want.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough. I have some Silverstone extensions myself, and I can't for the life of me get them to go where I want them to...

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah those can be a pain to work with. I've used them a few times. You could buy some combs for them, the kind that you can add without removing the connectors. Train them outside of the case first for a few days to get them how you want them, then install. Once they train there you can remove the combs. After about a month, I remove all combs from my builds.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I'll have to try that. I already have some combs, just gotta get the cables going where I want them to. Mainly the 8-pin PCIe connector.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you sleeve your own front i/o cables? I don't see them anywhere. My HD audio cable on my build is an eye soar and the layout of my mobo only makes it more visible.

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

I intentionally made the PSU shroud about 15mm higher than the existing PSU shroud so that it would hide the front I/O cables as this case doesn't have a good solution to pass these into the main compartment. Granted this covers the bottom expansion slot but my cousin will never use it so who cares.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the feature! This really deserves it, especially for the PSU shroud.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Best part is anyone can do that mod with some acrylic and a $10 heat gun from amazon.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

1+! damn! this is amazing! wow! congrats on the feature! wow!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! I'm amazed!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

looks great !! i love that you did all the bends instead of going with a ton of fittings, it really accentuates the beauty of the cpu loop. surprised you were able to find an rx 580 for only 240 haha

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

That's what everyone keeps saying. Pretty sure I can pick up another one at my local micro center.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

well if you're looking for some quick cash, buy as many as they will allow and sell them slowly on ebay / amazon !!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How does the RX 580 handle 1440p?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I havn't benchmarked it for gaming titles. It works great for pushing 3 1440 displays under a work load and the GPU acceleration works great in adobe premiere. (what i'll primarily be used for)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

C L E A N

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Job, looks amazing

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fantastic build. Do you by chance work for Singularity Computers? This build resembles the kind of work they do in a lot of ways. If not, very professionally done, if I were to ever buy a pre-built system this is what I would pay top dollar for! +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny you should mention that. I am in NO way affiliated with Singularity Comptuers. (just wanted to make that clear) However, I talk with Daniel regularly through Slack and we bounce ideas off each other. He was my key inspiration for getting into water cooling.

I even mentioned him in my PC Mag article: https://www.computerpoweruser.com/DigitalIssues/ComputerPowerUser/CP____1610__/html5/index.html?page=29&noflash

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Next time i invest in some pc im gonna send you money wherever the hell you are in this world pay you to make me one !!!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha if its within the continental US we can make it happen! Shipping is just so expensive otherwise.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean PC! I've always like orange and lack builds. +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! What type of tubing did you use? acrylic or petg tube?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

PETG 12mm

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, PETG has gone a long way, it looks great!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

If heated right, it has great results. And it's much stronger than acrylic.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

A wise EDM artist once said, dayum.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Great mods and craftsmanship!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Uber nice!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

It's all about the U baby

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the petg tubing come in the kit.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

No, I purchased the tubing and fittings separate. The kit came with soft tube and soft tube compression fittings. I got the kit because it was cheaper than buying it all individually.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

about how much worth of fittings and tubing did you use.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Fittings are like $6 a piece, and the tubing was $3 for 1000mm lengths.

I ended up using 3 1/2 sticks and had 6 bitspower 12mm multi-link compression fittings.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

You got the GPU very far away from the motherboard. Is there a reason for this? And also you said that at a 5.1 GHz overclock things were a bit hot. How hot did it get?

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

85 C at load on the package.

Wanted to mount it vertical. I'm using a shielded PCIe riser and have had no performance issues from it.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you mount the GPU like that? And where did you get it for that price? Great build +1

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Micro center ran a special one day. I modded the case and build a mount for the GPU riser. You can see it in the build log, and the photos above.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I suppose it's no coincidence that all your power tools match this build too

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

haha maybe just the miter saw

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

This has become my favorite build so far. That's got to be the best DIY GPU mounting I've ever seen! Do you think the graphics card is too close to the panel? I have a Lian Li case with a vertical GPU and the glass gets pretty hot when I'm gaming, so I'm wondering if it's because the fans are having a hard time drawing in enough air.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm sure everyone's situation is different. He won't be having much of a load on this GPU so heat won't ever become an issue. But even when I did my load tests. The temperature difference between the glass being on vs off was only a few degrees. It helps that there is a strong intake in front of the card forcing plenty of air over it.

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, thanks man!

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMN! That is one good looking build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

What PCI extender did you use for the card?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This is probably the best build I have ever seen on pcpartpicker. Ever.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Quite a statement, thanks!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Kinda funny what you named it and what is happening right now in miami

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

i have a question: why is there green on the PSU cables? great build tho +1

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Your case looks awesome man . Btw How did you mount your GPU vertically?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

I modified the case to allow me to mount the card there, but I also had to make a special bracket to support the PCIe extension cable which also supported the weight of the graphics card.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh thanks for telling

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

How long of a PCI-E riser cable did you need for the GPU?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey! You may not see this but I was just curious, I just got my cablemod cables for this PSU and was wondering how you god your cables next to you motherboard to be so straight and with combs. Sitting here with 3 extra cables and some parts with cables coming out of the same hole and am having a hard time making it look good. Thanks for your help!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice biuld. i just bought a chassi like that and gonna upgrade the pc. im not going with watercooling though(i have the corsair h80i gt already). but im definatley thinking custom sleeving and some other bits and pieces. so if someone can guide me to one place where i can find it all(i rather order everything from one place), it would be much appreciated :D

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. Here you will find the best materials for sleeving. https://mainframecustom.com/

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

Builds a fast productivity PC; uses an i7 not a ryzen r7

what...

  • 30 months ago
  • 0 points

Just curious, why would you run a 580 in such an awesome build? Looks amazing btw!

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

It is part of the color scheme for the Miami Hurricanes football team.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

literally saved this build to favorites so I can learn from it lol

  • 30 months ago
  • 3 points

If you have any questions feel free to ask. I did go into more detail in the imgur link provided above.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

well if you're offering I'd happily take some advice. My current build is on my profile, and my desired upgrade is under my saved parts lists under "Princess Mononoke". I have an Asus PRIME Z270-AR in a Fractal Design R5, hooked up to an Asus DUAL 1060, but plan on getting a 1080 or 1080ti along with some custom gold cabling, probably form EnSourced. I also have a new custom PSU shroud which will help. I guess my question is what custom cables will I realistically need when ordering, what length will I need, and how can I keep the end result as clean and trim as possible?

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Paracord. I've tried using the other materials, but paracord has a more premium feel to me. And its easy to sleeve if you have a paracord sleeving tool.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Hes going to be putting it on a brand new desk. And it'll be positioned on the end of the desk so that he can see the component side. And the end of the desk that it sits on will be facing the room, not the wall. So he'll be able to see the other side when hes around and about in his office.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Me too, but it just didn't make sense with this card to spend another $140 on a GPU block. Especially since it'll never see a full load.