Description

I built this PC working $9 an hour at a local Italian restaurant. This has the same specs as my old PC, just new case, cooling, and cables. It was pretty difficult to do a hard line loop, especially for my first loop, but in the end it is all worth it. I had a lot of fun, and a few mistakes (as you can see in 2 of the pics). If you want to know what caused the leak, it was my fault on installing the O Ring. I didn't install it correctly and it bent over the pipe, thus not creating a seal. Everything is fine now, and cool.

Part Reviews

CPU

Works great, have it over clocked at 4.4ghz, and it loads everything i need.

Motherboard

Got it at a great price with a rebate, only thing i wish is it had another rgb header so i could plug in my graphics card water block.

Memory

Love the looks, and the color goes great in my pc.

Storage

Works great, i have had no issues and it loads up windows 10 fast. Love the m.2 drive so it doesnt clutter my case in the back.

Storage

Good price for mass storage, nothing amazingly fast, but it is a solid drive. but not solid state.

Video Card

Got this card at an amazing price, espically for a 1080. Got it right before the RTX series, before it shot up in price.

Case

Wow, love the view of the case, looks amazing, good for liquid cooling. I love the glass design. Amazing, couldn't choose another case, unless it is the bigger version. I also like how the glass is mounted without thumb screws, a great piece of engineering.

Power Supply

I probably should have gone with a 700 or 800 watt, but this works fine. The fans are silent, and that is what makes it a great power supply.

Case Fan

A little on the loud side, but i can deal with it. That also might be because i have 8 fans, but it is alright. The fans are bright, and push air.

Custom

Solid cables, great price, and looks amazing.

Custom

Bought from newegg, and shipping took almost 2 months. They work, it is just it took way too long for these to come in.

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

looks cool!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you find hard tubing hard? Never done it before but might wanna buy a custom loop for my gpu and cpu.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

And also do you recommend it?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are up for the challenge, defiantly, besides the looks the temperatures are amazing. Before on FH4, i my gpu got about 80c, now it doesn't get above 40c, this is also in Texas heat, and the room my pc is in stays about 80-85f, so that is pretty good for this room, probably will be much cooler in winter.

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

If it's a GPU that's the problem, Arctic sells a custom heat sink for most GPUs called the Accelero Xtreme IV, 3 nearly silent fans that cool down my 1080 so much that it never exceeds 42C. Cheaper than a cooling loop but doesn't look nearly as cool. I simply tend to look at things from an economic standpoint nowadays though, so it's on you to choose.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

It was difficult, but as you go it gets easier, just make sure you have enough to make a lot of mistakes. I had to re order a few tubes to complete mine, which took a week to arrive, and i was pretty sad without my pc.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Jesus Christ 9$ an hour must have taken like 3 years

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

No, it took about 9 months. I am still in high school, thankfully i don't have to pay rent.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

yeah im in yr9 and I only get 12$ an hour and im so close to be able to build my new computer

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

do u think you could look over my part list and make recommendations on it cause its gonna be my first water cooled build ever

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would get a larger case where it could fit 2 360 rads or more, with that rtx 2080ti and the i9, it might get a little toasty with one 360 rad. Also upgrade the psu to a 1kw, it would allow alot of room for upgrades later and more overclocking.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

And if you are doing hard line make sure you lay out the runs in something like Ms paint so you can visualise it, and make sure the water flows on the jetplate and not out on the waterblocks. Also I would recommend using a variable heating fan and not just a plug-in one.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Also don't pull a me and have one of the o rings bent over the pipe where it doesn't make a seal, as seen in the last two pictures. But good luck man, water-cooling is worth it, both visually and tempatures.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

oh heres the build i was talking about https://pcpartpicker.com/list/WXdyYT

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I would still get more radiators and also more tubing, you will make mistakes bending your first tubes, I did and had to order more and it was pretty sad when I didn't have my pc for about a week. Also with that pc I would do something like a 850 psu or about that.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Thats impressive! Love those colors

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I want to make a custom loop, and like you I just got a 9 an hour job, but I need to save for a car and life in general. Ill be a senior next year, but Im also going to tech school... So Im sad... But I will still have a good gaming computer so thats a plus

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey Can you take a picture of your case in the dark

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I will soon

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I replaced the first picture with one in the dark because it looks better than the picture i had earlier.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

HELLO,

I AM SORRY FOR MY GRAMMAR BECAUSE I DONT KNOW VERY WELL ENGLISH, AND I USED THE GOOGLE TRANSLATION TO TYPES

AND

I HAVE RIGHT NOW MOTHERBOARD IS B360-F AUSU AND I5 8600K, I DONT HAVE i7 8700k

SO PLS TELL ME WHICH GRAPHICS CARD IS BEST FOR MY PC

THIS IS MY SAVE PART LIST: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/RAJESHP786/saved/#view=WGYdXL

THANK YOU RAJESH

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delay, I was on a cruise, but with an i5 8600k you could go with a GTX 1808, 1070ti or an RTX 2070 or 2080 if the budget allows, but the GTX series are hard to find now because it has been discontinued. You could also go AMD with a RX 580 or higher like a Vega card. But anything with 8 gigs of RAM or higher with a decent clock speed (1.5GHZ or more) would do just fine.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't see if you had a second radiator at all and it you somehow had it connected to everything somewhere

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I did have a second radiator, but it is located in the back of the case behind the fans on the side.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Easily the most gorgeous build I've seen in a long time. Makes me pretty eager to try out a water cooling build in the future.

  • 7 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah but eventually I will upgrade and the liquid cooling will be there already.