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Updated Pics!! Got the Nikon out and took some decent pics!!

So, the parts list does not list all of the custom water cooling parts, so I will list those out here. 2x Thermaltake D5 pump/res combos, 2x EKWB 560mm radiators, 11x Noctua 140mm 3000 RPM PWM fans with the radiator mounted fans on a 8 fan Thermaltake controller. EVGA Hydro Copper water blocks for GTX 1080 ti x2 in SLI and EKWB monoblock for Rampage VI Extreme. Thermaltake PETG hard line tubing, misc. fittings including EKWB and Thermaltake fittings (approximately $2000k in water cooling parts). I also have 2x Asus addressable RGB LED strips mounted in the case. I started this build in March, which was the worst time ever to start a computer build, in terms of pricing on parts. I at least waited to buy the GPUs.

Also, I would like to note that my CPU has been delidded and liquid metal applied. I also have used Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut thermal paste on the GPU, and on top of IHS for CPU. I also used those awesome CableMod Pro sleeved cables for the EVGA 1600 W PSU!

You can see in one photo that I also fabricated up an aluminum plate (below the motherboard tray) in order to route the ATX/VGA power cables and I installed pass through bulkhead fittings in the plate. I also installed bulkhead fittings in the center console in order to have a clean looking pass through without ugly grommets.

I installed a small 7" HD screen in the tower to keep an eye out on thermals and frequency (I purchase on Amazon for around $75 but had to buy right angle micro usb for power and a right angle micro HDMI to HDMI cable). Also works well for when I push her into living room for some VR gaming, so I have a little screen to open the applications and get Steam running (sure beats hooking up a monitor and sitting it on top of the case).

Don't think you can reproduce this build for the price in the parts list. This would cost you more along the lines of $10k.

But it wasn't all fun and games. The first Asus X299 Rampage VI Extreme board was defective. It would absolutely freeze up randomly, including in BIOS. I bought a EVGA X299 Dark to verify it was that. Also, one of the two EVGA Hydro Copper water blocks shorted as soon as I booted the system after installing water cooling system. I freaked out because it went up in a poof of blue smoke. The RMA process went well for both, sort of. The Asus RMA was fine. Got a new board. But EVGA sent me a beat up used water block, which sucks because it is such a cheap item, and I have spent a lot of money with them. This was my first water cooling build, and first time for hard line tubing. I think it came out looking good. It took me like three weeks to get the tubing done right. She is a beast now. I want to upgrade to (2x) RTX 2080 ti with water blocks, but they are really not available yet at a decent price.

Feel free to comment or ask any questions.

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  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

this deserves a feature.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Bruh u have a mf screen IN ur case

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeppers.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow.... I’m stunned

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

holy moly.... How were you able to afford this???

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

I spent all my spare coin on parts for like six months. Plus some savings. I could have saved at least $1000 if I was building it now, with the prices of PSU and SSD coming down. But, that always happens with computer parts. Oh yeah, I am single and don't have kids.....so that makes it a little easier.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMNNN

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Massive!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you get the monitor mounted inside the case?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

If you look at the Tower 900 case, it has a center console for installing two 3.5" HDD. I pulled out the HDD trays, and placed the screen on the console with a couple of strips of double sided mounting tape. It is solid, and looks great. Kind of mounted at an angle and not truly vertical. I used 90 degree angle cables for the usb power and the micro HDMI cables for a clean look.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy damn! This is INSANE! Future proof for like 5 to 7 years easly! And i thought 13,5k PLN was too much in my build, lmao

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

What did all the water cooling components cost alone?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

About $1200, or $1450 if you include 140mm Noctua 3000 RPM PWM fans (x8), but I bought EKWB and Thermaltake fittings. I am doing another build with 2x 2080TI and I just ordered a crap load of Barrow fittings/CPU waterblock all for $200 directly from China via AliExpress. I could have saved a bundle if I would have got all the fittings from AliExpress directly, and not paid $10 per fitting. I am excited to see how cheap I can do my next build for cheap, but with good parts (Bitspower/Barrow)

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

BEAUTIFUL. Love it! How is the 7” HD set up? How do you display thermals on it upon boot.

I just received my Tower 900 and am shopping for parts. Thinking of an all Aorus (waterforce) build.

Any parts regrets? Why 2066 vs 1161? Worth it?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

No regrets at all. This case is in a class of its own. It has a great design, has all the space you could want, and is purpose built for dual custom loops. I used some Gorilla Mounting Tape to hold the display in place on the center console, and have 90 degree cables run to the back of case where it hooks up the IO of mobo. It just works as second screen, so when I do overclocking, I just drag and drop hardware monitor and anything else onto the second screen to keep tabs on my hardware. Also, the Asus motherboard has a built in screen that displays CPU thermals all of the time and debug codes, so I always know what is going on even during boot up.

The Aorus Waterforce build sounds awesome. Just make sure you will have enough hardware to fill out the case properly. I have seen some small ATX single loop builds in this case, and it looks pathetic. I went with X299 so I had enough PCIE lanes (44) for two GPUs, a Thunderbolt 3 card, and several NVMe hard drives. I also wanted to have the horsepower to do video and photo editing. The X299 platform is definitely the way to go for an extreme gaming/editing build. But if you don't game, Threadripper X399 is a much better value, with 64 PCIE lanes and more cores. I think gen 1 Threadripper is super cheap right now (starting at $300).

I am not sure how much experience you have with different motherboards, but I highly recommend Asus, because it has the best UEFI/BIOS out of all the manufacturers. I also love Asus software. But Gigabyte has some good hardware. Feel free to send me any questions you may have, and good luck with the build.

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