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Hey everyone! This is my build, it took a while to complete, I hope you like it!

So this is a culmination of about 9+ months of my personal rig evolution, it all came down to this... This PC was built mainly to have the smoothest possible gaming experience for any modern AAA games, with some light editing, streaming, etc on the side. I've always loved the way pure white products look, they always absorb other colors perfectly allowing a pure white build to really stand out.

I chose all of these parts for very specific reasons, each one served my needs, whilst also matching my theme. I wanted only the best of the best (Within reason) for this rig, so the main parts (Cpu, Gpu, etc) were an obvious choice, what is there to be said about the 6700k or the GTX 1080 that hasn't been said already? They're both absolutely marvelous pieces of technological innovation, and are the pinnacle of what's on the consumer market at the moment.

Now for the results from water-cooling this beast! So to be honest I wasn't expecting much at all other than aesthetics when putting the rig on water, but I was very wrong. First of all this allowed me to Overclock the 6700K to 4.7GHZ, while still staying under 80C with 100% load. I was also able to apply a 200MHZ OC to the memory and core clock of the GTX 1080, but, the Overclocks didn't make the difference, GPU Boost 3.0 made the difference. My 1080 boosts over 2100MHZ while under load, that's about a 560MHZ improvement from when it was on air. The boost in clock speeds to my Cpu and Gpu resulted in performance gains of anywhere from 7 to 20FPS in a range of different games, GTA V saw the biggest FPS boost with the clocks allowing it to run 30FPS higher than before, crazy stuff.

I hope you guys enjoy the build, and be free to leave any constructive criticism in the comments, thanks! :D (Since these photos were taken I've upgraded the sleeved cables, and re-trained them, they look much better now!)

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  • 39 months ago
  • 5 points

You should RGB your RGB. +2

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

haha

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

very very nice! Really love picture 4 ;)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! haha

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  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

I have been wiating FOREVER for someone to watercool in this case. Hands down my favorite build on this site (besides the 74 terabyte build). +9000

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

but im a pig...

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

haha. Thanks pig*!

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points

fancy! ... hey I'm wondering. is there some kind of cult thing about leaving the tempered glass sticker on?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I have no idea, I just like it haha

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing! Outstanding! I don't even know how to explain how nice this build is.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just judging by your loop, this can't be the first loop you've made. Looks awesome!!

I don't think there is much room behind your pc to use a mouse (in pic 1) :-)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It is my first loop, thanks! haha

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

This build is amazing! 1+! WOW! i love it! like really really love it. i have the same case and was kinda sad that i cant watercool that much but it seems like its possible

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

you are very welcome! amazing build!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you figure out what you need to buy when creating a watercooling loop with plastic type tubing?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

It's kind of complicated, I reccomend using the EKWB custom loop configurator (https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/) and once you have those parts as a baseline, you can moddify what kinds of rads, fittins, tubes, etc. that you want. It takes a while to figure out, but it feels great to finally finish it. Good luck!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh ok, thanks a lot for the help!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

+1

That loop gets me goin'.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the tube rigid look amazing great work :-)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks mate!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Your welcome

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Party PC.

Thumbs up.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

heck yeah

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Seriously your build is awesome

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks bro

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

No problem.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Great pics... Great build +1

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Very, very nice! I think I might do something similar with an S340 Elite in the future (when I get ambitious enough to do hardline watercooling. I'll stick with an AIO for now).

I don't really like the look of the radiator on the back where the exhaust fan should be (looks too bulky imo) but you can definitely get away with it for cooling performance. I think maybe if I was willing to cut holes I could add a larger reservoir with the pump in the basement and if I cut even more holes maybe fit a 360mm radiator in the front... Might be hard though, but it would mean just having one large radiator instead of another one in the back. Think that would work?

Anyway, very nice build and I really like the whole design :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, Personally I would've rather had the radiator behind the fan as well, but that restricted cable management options for the fan wire, and made it so I couldn't fit an led strip on that side. As for fitting a 360mm radiator in there, yes you can definitely do it, I've seen photos on reddit (https://www.reddit.com/r/watercooling/comments/3drq5a/i_made_it_fit_guys_s340_360/) the guy explains how he did it there. Good luck! :)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the link!

Still a very awesome build and I'm very jealous. It's beautiful.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

That is freaking gorgeous. +1 and then some lol. How long have you been watercooling?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is my first time ever water cooling. Thanks

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you mount the reservoir/pump? I can't really tell from the pictures

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Since you cant fit all 4 screws of a d5 onto the cable bar, i did 2 screws and used some adhesive to secure the rest, not the most elegant way of mounting, but it works. Alphacool actually sell "water cooling certified" adhesive and adhesive backed Velcro, so i guess this is actually relatively common lol

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my goodness. I really love the pastels! I honestly wish we saw more builds with white and pastel lighting going on.

Lots of custom parts!! I can see you worked really hard on it!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I did work very hard on this build, thanks for the support mate

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Im thinking of doing a watercooling loop in the s340 elite as well! How did you mount the pump/reservoir?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Since you cant fit all 4 screws of a d5 onto the cable bar, i did 2 screws and used some adhesive to secure the rest, not the most elegant way of mounting, but it works. Alphacool actually sell "water cooling certified" adhesive and adhesive backed Velcro, so i guess this is actually relatively common lol

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks it seems that works. I was thinking of mounting the pump on a radiator mount in the rear and put the res on the cable bracket (The bracket has a screw hole for ek mounts.)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Was this featured? I'm utterly stunned by this build. (Can I have it XD?) +infinity

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

EDIT 2: After hours of research I found out that I was the first person ever to build a custom loop in the S340 Elite. Wow!!!!

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for unintentionally proving to me that this is possible. how hard was it to make a custom loop in this case?

  • 31 months ago
  • 1 point

very hard, and that's an understatement

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you feel the white coolant blends in too much with the white case?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, I kinda wanted everything to blend together, and with the lighting kit, the colors of the lights can reflect off the coolant and make it appear a different color

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

How bright is it with all the colors.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's pretty damn bright if I do say so myself!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

would you go darker if you could?

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Build is incredible. Photography skills...not so much. Maybe try taking pictures where people don't have to turn their head to look at them.

  • 33 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I'm **** with photography sorry :p

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

Really, really nice work, especially since it's your first time building a custom loop. I've got the same case and this has given me some great ideas to work with. How tight is the fit between your graphics card and the reservoir? I'm thinking of moving to a 1080 ti when I do my loop but I'm a little hesitant it won't fit with a reservoir in that case.

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

Literally zero clearance at all, a centimeter more and i would be lost for ideas

  • 31 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the reply. I'm just now reading this. I actually had to get a little creating and cut a hole in the top of my case for the pump/reservoir. My 980s were a little longer than I thought they were (I was using reference figures instead of the MSI figures...oops). All in all, it turned out pretty well, and I'm getting Firestrike scores in the 19,000+ range using a 4790k and 2xGTX 980. To get any better I think I'd have to move to a whole other platform. I'll be posting the build tonight (hopefully) and I'd be appreciative of your feedback.

  • 33 months ago
  • 2 points

How did you mount the reservoir to the case??

  • 29 months ago
  • 2 points

why does everyones pc build pics have to be turned to the left or right, its so annoying when i want to see them normally

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

EDIT: first of all, thanks so much for your wonderful feedback, glad you guys like the build. Second, if you guys were craving more pictures, I added a few that I initially left out. I was planning on taking some more pics, but sadly my camera decided to totally die on me. I'm working on getting a new one, but until then I hope you all enjoy! Thanks again, and happy building! :D

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you use distilled water for this build? And how did you color the fluid? And with all of your parts listed for the water cooling did you have any extras? Or was it just perfect ? I am thinking about doing this for my build in the s340 elite

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice loop!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I think it would be prettier if you change the XSPC 120mm to the top. That blackness stands out, and doing that, you could show how pretty is your motherboard.

I would route the tubes of the graphics card, putting the one that comes from the reservoir on the down-left hole, and coming out from the up-right role, direct to the left CPU block hole, and them would go to the 120mm radiator, and them to the 280mm radiator. If you think that's a good idea, try doing that on your next maintenance.

Anyway, what a gorgeous build.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The radiator is too thick to fit up top, in fact, there are no radiators that are thin enough to work on top, thanks for the suggestion though! Also, I'm going to keep this loop the way it is. I have a super modded build coming within a year, X99.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a beautiful build. I found this because all my water cooling parts are coming tomorrow. its my first time watercooling and I realized I didn't have a way to mount the pump/res (I like your adhesive idea). Like you, I'm starting with rigid tubing but I'm only doing the CPU. I have no need for water cooling but I wanted to do it to the first PC I built before the parts get too outdated. Hopefully it comes out half as nice as yours.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you... i wasn't sure if the waterpump fits in this case

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, do you have discord or any other firm of way i can contact you, i have a lot of questions about space and stuff.

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Running* CRAP IM 4 MONTHS LATE But actually that looks gorgeous... just curious but how good is that graphics card? I'm debating whether or not to get it +1 for beauty

  • 29 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, very nice build.

I was just wondering how the temps and noise were? I have been told that only a 240mm and 120mm radiator is not enough for cpu and gpu cooling. I have the same case so I can only fit minimal radiators.

Just wanted to hear what your thoughts are if you would use a different case if you had the chance to? Is just yours radiators good enough?

Thanks and again awesome build :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I know I am a little late, but how did you drain your system?

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you

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  • 39 months ago
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Thank you!