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Well... It is finally completed!

A little backstory: This build took a long time... I wanted to do a beastly custom watercooling PC for a long time; it was a present to myself for graduating and finally making some real money. However, the plan was setback a couple of years since I struggled to find a job, but I was fortunate to find work earlier in 2016 and finally able to get my dream build started.

Build Process: I started planning the build back in October, 2016. with the intention of pairing a i7-6700k with a GTX 1080, but then news of Kaby Lake and 1080 ti push my plan back to now. I bought most of watercooling parts first with the exception of the cpu and gpu block. While waiting for the releases of the new hardwares, I actually spend the time sleeving my own cables; those were a pain, never again! The cables turn out pretty decent, but yea save your time and just buy them. I also spend alot of time planning out how where everything go (i.e. the tubing, wire, reservoir, pump). So yea, my advise for those who plan on doing a custom watercooling loop, spend your time planning everything out. It will definitely save you alot of headache later and give you a better result. ADD MORE DETAIL LATER

Performance: All you need to know is this PC is a beast! It is the most powerful pc I've built. Getting great temperature with the watercooling, fan noise is still present but not annoying (like a quiet hum). Minor grip is the cpu temp still seems a bit high, maybe it just because of Kaby Lake architecture. Will definitely play with the overclocking later.

Conclusion: Even though this build took a long to come to fruition (2.5 years), I'm very happy with how everything turn out overall. I had a blast building the PC and doing the watercooling loop. Some advice for time first time watercooler, do some practice loop first and test it out without the PC components installed inside the case to get familiar with doing the loop and connecting the fittings! This will help you later when you doing the loop for real.

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Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 3 points

So I have a bowl of cereal and no milk......

Nice build! Some of your pictures confused the hell out of me because the runs that you had wasn't compressed in the fittings, until I realised that it was just paper.

DERP. +1

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha, yup. I used the paper tubbing for measurement..

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice way to fit a custom loop on that case, looking good.

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

cpu at 4ghz is that a typo?

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. One can see the effort and diligent planning put into it. Well thought through. It's got plenty of elements but doesn't look cluttered. Well done, Sir.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

custom loops are always awesome

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome! Great build dude.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

super excellent mini build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

dope build!

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. I've been considering the nano itx myself for an upcoming water cooled build and it's nice to see everything fitting so well

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

DAAAAAAAAMMNNNN!!!

Amazing build! looks great! this build is really good looking! 1+! hope this gets featured ;D

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

that thing that's holding the reservoir.. did you purchase it?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the G.Skill Trident Z ram fit with the rad mounted on the top?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

What do u mean?

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