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Project Carnival (Cotton Candy)

by yakuza_y50

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42 Comments

Details

Date Published

Aug. 23, 2017

Date Built

Aug. 11, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.8 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

40.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.607 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

10 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

42.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C

Description

This is my first custom loop PC (if you can call it custom loop using aluminum parts)

Super fun to build, this case is enormous. EVGA weren't kidding when they said it weighs 50lbs outside the box. The box is the size of a 40" TV at least. Plenty of room, and easy to disassemble to custom paint, as I've currently done with mine.

Up next is a GPU block, and a new motherboard with overclocking capabilities. Really enjoying the upgrade to the 1080, originally it had a 970 and a hyper 212 air cooler, but decided to go custom loop using the EK A240 in preparation for overclocking on the new motherboard (nothing at the time worked well with my color scheme and budget but this board because it was originally to be all white)

EDIT: Considering selling it. I like building and am ready to start over, all offers welcome!!

Comments Sorted by:

MannyPCs 3 points 20 months ago

This is a really nice build, I love your monitor setup and the banner above your desk. +1

I'm pretty sure the card you have is the EVGA 1080 sc2 ICX, not the sc acx 3.0.

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you! I thought so too, but the badge on the SC2 card reads SC2 instead of SC. The packaging is pretty misleading

MannyPCs 1 point 20 months ago

So wait the box your card came in didn't say SC2 ICX on the front?

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Correct.

04vkrivor 3 points 17 months ago

I saw the t!ts...

EpikMark0123 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Can't complain, pretty dope setup. And don't harp yourself over aluminum watercooling parts, we all start somewhere and the only place to go is up.

Unless you win a game of pubg, then don't go outside when it's raining and thundering... http://www.pcgamer.com/pubg-stats/

FlipLaw 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

This is a nice build. I dig the soft tubing. Shoot aluminum is what EK is using so I don't see anything wrong with that. I wish I had your courage and went custom loop on my build. Kudos to you.

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 2 points 20 months ago

Thank you! Honestly, it's super easy to install. The EK A240 kit comes with everything you need, all you need to have is reletively flat cuts in the tubing, and no issues should come up. I highly recommend it.

FlipLaw 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Dang, you have increased the temptation to do so.

slime4frog 2 points 20 months ago

did anyone else find the X-rated photo in the last setup picture?

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Set of boobies a day keeps erectile disfunction away

Gaming4life22 1 point 20 months ago

My man you are killing me you did a custom loop on an i5! And you can't even overclock it because the mobo doesn't support it. What the hell.

Hxx 8 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

he used the Aluminum kit that is much cheaper than a full blown copper/nickel loop. I agree it would have been overkill otherwise but I mean price wise you are not far off from a premium AIO

Fireball9782 1 point 20 months ago

But he didn't even get a z270 board.

Hxx 8 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

oh yea u're right. my bad lol i assumed he had the right board for it. Oh well i guess overclocking the GPU :))

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 0 points 20 months ago

Yep, because why not?

Fireball9782 2 points 20 months ago

See you got a H270 board and only Z series boards can overclock so that custom loop was a huge waste! You could spent about 10-20 bucks more for a Z270 board and overclocked it..

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds -1 points 20 months ago

Wasn't interested in overclocking when I built it, and the mobo was a steal. I don't mind upgrading, as it says above in my original comment. Motherboard upgrade and gpu waterblock are next for overclocking.

Gaming4life22 1 point 20 months ago

Why not just get a z270? So you don't have to unplug everything lol. And also why get an overclockable i5 but you don't want to overclock?

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Colorscheme/budget at the time. The H270 was more affordable for what I was looking to do, and the PC started out significantly less powerful then it is now. My wife is taking this motherboard for her PC, and I'll be upgrading this one, since she is using a non overclockable CPU.

Seannnnnnn27 1 Build -1 points 20 months ago

and why isnt he able to overclock? teach me master

Fireball9782 0 points 20 months ago

Maybe cause he didn't get a Z270 board? Just saying...

Seannnnnnn27 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

OHHH right totally missed that. my mistake sorry.

caramel_illness 1 point 20 months ago

How's the LG monitor? And is the CPU bottle-necking the GPU?

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

The monitor is fantastic, although I do wish I sprang extra for the 34", and no, the CPU isn't even close to bottlenecking the GPU.

caramel_illness 2 points 20 months ago

Sorry for some reason I saw the 7600k as a 7500 lol

Preet_S 1 point 20 months ago

What LED strips did you use? Amazing looking build tho!

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

Thank you! It's the NZXT Hue+, with the AER 140mm fans.

Preet_S 1 point 20 months ago

Is there a 2 color selection in hue+?

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

You can have each light be something different if you want, it is extremely customizable

Frostbite11 1 Build 1 point 20 months ago

Awsome build man, I love the colours

One question tho, what fluid is that in the a240.

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 20 months ago

It's EK Cryofuel, they send it along with the kit. I put some Primochill UV pink dye in it.

Frostbite11 1 Build 2 points 20 months ago

Ok looks awsome man. I'm planing a build much the same but I had no idea that primochil work with the aluminum kits. Would you have gone for a cryofuel option if it came in pink or stayed with the primochill

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 19 months ago

Probably, out of some irrelevant fear, LOL. From what I was told from EK, any standard fluid will work just fine. I sent an email to EK trying to figure out when they were releasing the GPU waterblocks by themselves and asked if any fluid was ok.

Frostbite11 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Ok thanks man I prefer the colours of the promochil over some ek colours so I may use that if they work fine together

Frostbite11 1 Build 1 point 19 months ago

Ok thanks man I prefer the colours of the promochil over some ek colours so I may use that if they work fine together

SwiftCookie 1 point 18 months ago

Hey wicked build! :D

Just wondering if you've had any problems with those 140mm fans up top? I've been through 2 sets now because they seem to rattle over 50%-60%, above that it's really bad :(

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Not a single problem, even when running at max (it never has to lol)

SwiftCookie 1 point 18 months ago

Damn mine were annoying even at like 50%, sad times :( Under load they were ridiculous

favourxyz 1 point 18 months ago

comment on gtx 1080 with ultrawide 1080p @75hz??? gonna go same path :)

yakuza_y50 submitter 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Absolutely fantastic. I suggest a 34" UW honestly.

lukawolf 1 point 16 months ago

nice build man, what monitor mount are you using? planning to mount my 29inch Ultrawide and 23inch monitor side by side but most mount i found only support two 24 inch.