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Quick Update: Added some Mayhem pastel White to the loop to make it stand out a bit more. Also added a border around the distro plate to make it match the original aesthetics better. Also took some new pics to show it off a bit more :)

This is a new build that was initially just going to be a quick CPU/MOBO swap. Turned into an entirely new build, save for the few hard drives I carried over from the old one.

Temps are a bit high when overclocking. Didn't realize how much of a heater the 7900X was before I bought it.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice but the mixed matched tubing just doesn't do it for me personally

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed would make it better if it was the same colour but I also fell like it would be better if the GPU wasn't vertical.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Well there's two reasons I mounted the GPU that way.

  1. I wasn't sure if the card was going to be able to fit traditionally. before I upgraded to that card, I had two 1080s and the cables would rub up against the glass. which wasn't an issue immediately, but two 1080s get HOT, all that hot air was just blowing onto the glass, and the pressure from the cables caused the adhesive on the rails to soften enough to make the panel fall off. After gluing them back in place, I figured I'd rather not have that happen again if possible.

  2. It's hiding a lot of the cables that are down there that, although are neat, still distract from the build IMO. Plus, I'm not used to having only one GPU in my system, so I personally would be extremely annoyed if I had to look at empty PCIe slots. That's just me though LOL

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Thats super pretty

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you connect all the hdd and ssd? Can you post a pic at the back showing the storage.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the board itself has 6 SATA ports on it, two of them have the FireCuda drives in RAID 0. Two of them have the 850 EVOs in RAID 0. The other two have the Intel drives in RAID 0.

The NVMe drives are all attached directly to the mobo. and my Caviar Green is hooked up via a SATA expansion card that I actually have behind the GPU.

It's extremely convoluted, I'm actually surprised I was able to fit it all in fairly comfortably.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

That’s one of the most beautiful builds I’ve seen, I bet you’ve spent a lot of time in it.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Waaaay too much time. But it was worth it :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, many of these custom loop builds that look beautiful tend to take alot of time.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

This build has so much potential. More pics and I personally would keep with a flat one color tubing. Liquid cooling on the GPU might help solidify a theme [although it is not essential and with a fairly hot x299 chipset you may need to run two separate loops/separate pumps and an extra radiator which will come at tremendous cost and a ground up redesign of your loops and modding to fit all the extra gear - in the end probably not worth it and you gain little aesthetically in any case].

I think you are close to being one of the best, if not the best build so far this year. You are very close to something which, in my book, is special.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Why thank you!

I initially wanted to go for a black / white contrast look, hence the tubing choice. But now that I'm running pastel white in my loop, I might just go ahead and redo the tubing to be more cohesive (clear tubes w/ either black or chrome fittings). But I'm too lazy at this point to do anything about it. Took me almost two days just to get everything the way you see it now LOL.

I thought about watercooling the card too, but one of the reasons I decided not to was for the reason you stated above. Plus, I hardly hold on to GPUs. I'll probably only keep this one another year or two before I swap it out for whatever is coming down the pipeline.

Glad you like, I uploaded new pics to show off some of the changes I've made since the last post.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get those awesome Custom PSU Cables? Want them.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

Those are actually Corsair cables made for that PSU. bought them as they were pretty much the same price as custom ones and I'd get them quicker.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you using all that storage for? Lol

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Games! I hate uninstalling 😂

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Which gpu mount are you using?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, it's the Lian-Li mount specifically for this case.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you have any issues putting the NVME ssd's in raid0?

I keep reading online that the mobo has issues linking 2xNVME m.2, as the boot drive.

Also, your build is super nice. I dont mind the 2 tone tubes.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! and sorry for getting back to you so late.

As for the NVMEs? Yes, I had a slight issue. I originally wanted to put both of them on the riser card and RAID them that way, but it wouldn't let me so one is on the mobo itself and the other is on the riser. Other than that it works just fine.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I can only find the res you're using that fits on the inside panel, is there a version for the front like you have it mounted? Or did you modify it

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