Description

Most of the parts from this build have been carried over from the previous iteration of this build, which I have shown a picture of at the end of the album. For the most part, building was a smooth process, the one thing I screwed up was I mounted the coldplate incorrectly on the waterblock, which took me some time to figure out, after which I had to drain the system and reinstall. Pretty happy with how it runs, my fans run at around 650RPM, and pump at 1600RPM, and I idle around ~32C for both CPU (3.8GHZ) and GPU (2.05GHZ), and usually max out at around 50C while playing games. I could probably get better temps if I cranked them up, but silence is pretty important to me, and I'm willing to take a slight increase in temps if I have to.

If you're wondering about that 1080ti just sitting on my desk, it's a defective I'm about to RMA to EVGA, just thought it would look cool if I placed it in the shot :). Speaking of parts, there are some interesting stories about some of my watercooling parts, and there is a reason why they are so cheap:

CPU Block - I bought this used from I guy on r/hardwareswap, but when I got it the existing coldplate was rusted and kinda nasty. I messaged him about it, and he agreed to refund me, but told me to keep it as he couldn't be bothered to pay for return shipping. I ended up buying just the coldplate from PPCS which all I paid for it.

GPU Block - A nice guy on reddit had upgraded to a 2080ti and didn't have any use for his old 1080ti block, so he ended up giving to me for free!

P.S. - Sorry for the crappy photos, tried my best with my phone camera

Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Clean build.

I would suggest put some lighting by the distro plate.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a good idea actually, might try that soon

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious.. why do you have a Titan XP block on a 1080 ti. I understand a guy gave it to you for free but is it a small typo in the parts, cause I'm pretty sure that a titan block would NOT fit on a 1080 ti

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Actually a normal 1080ti block doesn't fit my card, the Titan xp block does because it has a cutout for the dvi port

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

oh ok thats odd? I would assume its because the card is from a different manufacture.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, the Titan xp and 1080ti blocks are the same, only difference is the dvi cutout

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, interesting. I find that kind of interesting considering that the titan xp only comes from nvidia from what I know

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Nvidia supplies the reference board for the 1080ti's, and my card is one of those

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, EVGA non-reference pcb's are designed the same way.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful. I assume you're gonna upgrade your CPU soon, waiting for Ryzen 3000 are we? I'm gonna be building a similar watercooled system with a 1080 ti and a 3700x or a 3850x (still can't decide if 4 more months of waiting and $170 is worth the extra 4 cores).

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep! I'm looking at the 3600X in particular since I'm not really doing any heavy workstation stuff

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh if I were you I'd spend the extra $100 on the 3700x, because it's four more cores, but more importantly for gaming, 200 mhz faster base and boost, not to mention being most likely binned (set aside as higher quality) silicon, making for more consistent boosts and better overclocks.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Currently there is only a ~5fps difference in gaming between 2600x and 2700x. I don't stream so I'm not going to take advatage of the extra cores, so I would likely end up going with the 3600x. If the 3700x has much better performance, I might consider that though

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

So you got the gpu block for free and the cpu block for a really good deal, where are those people i would love to watercool my build! Looks really good though, any reason you didn't go with the 360mm reservoir?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It was more expensive, the G1/4 fitting weren't on the right side of the reservoir meaning I would have to wait for the guy I bought it from to fabricate a custom one. It also would be a pretty tight fit, and I think it looks fine with a 240

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks good with the 240 i just see a lot with the 360 so i thought i would ask, thanks for the reply.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build. Two questions:

1) Is there a reason other than personal preference that you didn't reverse the top rad to avoid the long tube from distro to rad?

2)It seems that the bottom right drain port changed when you switched to the distro plate. Where is your drain port now?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

1) I did think of that, but I felt that the bend would be awkward and it would be empty in the left side.

2) right below the D5 on the back. Pretty well thought out by radikult, have to give him props

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: Is it possible to change the Power LED color on this case? Because I see you have yours set to pink, i've seen others with theirs set to blue. Or did you just change the bulb on the inside?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I haven't done anything - it randomly changes color. I have wondered if there was sme where to control it but I havent found any way to do so so I guess not

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

really clean and cool