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I built this pc for my wife and was my first semi water cooled rig, the only item in the water loop that is a name brand would be the cpu block and that item was ordered from Ibercool I think in the UK, the reservoir, radiator, and pump were all ordered from aliexpress and I added some nice fittings. The water loop probably cost under 150.00.
I had a harmonic type vibration / noise from the pump that resonated through the case because the pump was directly attached to the reservoir so I ended up separating the two with a short extension of hose which eliminated the noise.

The pink led fan is a corsair fan that had blue led's, I removed the blue led's and soldered in pink ones as we could not find any nice pink led fans.

The graphics card was free so to speak, evga gtx 960 2gb was 200.00 and I had won a 200.00 dollar gift card from my job that I used for that! Which was real sweet!

The water loop consist of a 140mm reservoir with a 600lh pump, this actual item was purchased from Aliexpress, here is the link

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/139mm-cylinder-water-tank-SC600-pump-all-in-one-set-Maximum-flow-600L-H-computer-water/32225421549.html

The Radiator also from Ali and is here http://www.aliexpress.com/item/120mm-aluminium-Water-cooling-Radiator-with-7-5mm-barbs/32235046043.html

2 Black compression fittings http://www.ebay.com/itm/PC-Liquid-Cooling-Compression-Fitting-G1-4-Thread-Matt-Black-3-8-ID-x-1-2-OD-/191129352637?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c803279bd

1 fitting extender http://www.ebay.com/itm/191165375874?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

2, 90 degree Rotary fittings

1, Ibercool nickle plated amd cpu waterblock from Ibercool http://www.ibercool.com/en/cpu-blocks/65-ibercool-ice-cpu-mt-for-amd-nickel.html

plus some hose, uv dye, water treatment, and silver kill coil, I think that I have maybe 130 dollars in the waterloop.

Memory Why 16 Gb of ram? Because we use photoshop a lot for a small time tshirt screen printing thing I have on the side and I have learned that with 8 gb of ram our old system would really lag when you really got into a design with multiple layers and mask ect. So the 16 is best for us

The cpu fx6300 was good for us, we ended up overclocking this cpu to just a little over 4ghz so we are really happy with that for the price and the 6 cores will help out with photoshop.

we have not gamed on this system yet but I did load unigen Heaven benchmark on it and was seeing around 70fps on fullscreen with high settings so this is great and I would hope that we could see some decent game play when we get Steam loaded up, the monitor is a 60 hertz monitor so we really do not need to be any higher on fps unless we upgrade but it's really not an issue with us as we play games on a limited bases, But My 2 1/2 Year Old Daughter really enjoys playing Borderlands .

thanks for checking out the build! Jeff

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  • 59 months ago
  • 9 points

Dude. My brother. 10 friggin minutes to register, log in....just so I could tell u your intellect is possibly comparable to mine. Truly....MENSA is missin out. Awesome job Jeffrey. Morgan......sis? Don't get all spoiled on me.....and still have free electron concerns...maybe a Hazmat suit? Super Galactic Prophylactic? Lol. I love it brother. Now I'm coveting.....

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Sam you always had a way of putting things into perspective! you have the most points out of all these comments.... lol

  • 59 months ago
  • 5 points

This build is the most beautiful thing I've seen since Molly Ringwald. +1 for allowing me to bust out what is probably the site's first "Men in Blazers" reference. And I like the parts. However, I think an SSD should have been included - you spent more than $500 after all.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Picture 8 is my favorite :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

What does the outside look like?

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

This has to be one of my favorite builds on this site. Awesome job with the watercooling, it looks amazing.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

The things men do for their rib. Just as it should be.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

lol I'm the rib

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Well you're doing a lot right getting hooked up with that rig. Blessings to you both.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

This is basically what I want to do, first time building a rig, I absolutely love your loop, do you have a link to where I can get the exact one?

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points
  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!, I appreciate it!

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

stunning.

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

Jeffrey you have a peice of art here. great water cooler project. This beauty desserve much more pics :-) As i said before in other exemples, it's a well balanced machine. As well i used the same CPU https://pcpartpicker.com/b/ZctJ7P and with a good airflow and Nox Coolbay VX case i have similar benchmarks. I use for Photoshop as well to play last games on market. Everything runs well with a OC 4100Mhz CPU where the temperatures never goes up to 45ºC max. Have fun and proud :-) You have my vote!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

MORE PICS I like the shield of the s340 so plz paranoid of that

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

this is really cool! nice to see something unusual on here. I also vote more pics! show this thing off... + 1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Jeepers, I really like this! I agree with the rest of the gang here. More pictures is so desired. It doesn't paint itself enough to show its inner beauty with just one photograph. Great work on the build and transforming it into pink scheme with the water loop, pin connectors and fans! Especially those leds you had to solder yourself. The GPU is a lovely prize too, great work! :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

More pics senpai

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yay!!! Thanks for the updated photos, it's amazing! Lovely great work! (I already up-vote 10 hours ago but you have my one.)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

so just help me here, Can you run a full loop, on 1 120mm Radiator????

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I wouldn't think that cooling a gpu and cpu on 1 120mm rad would work, I would do a 240mm rad for both.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, a 240mm would barely be enough for certain GPU's. But a 360, seperate 120's, or a 120 and a 240. Those are what you would need for a full loop with one gpu.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, Well done! Makes me want to water cool my S340. +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

What does your wife use this pc for?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

She just uses it for everyday stuff but I made it so she could play some Call of Duty if she wants!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool!! I never knew that women had interest in Call of Duty!! Love this PC though. Pink happens to be one of my favorite colors! Before you ask.. I am of the Male Genders.. Lol!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 4 points

because when you build a pc you can do whatever the hell you want. why do you care?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!!!

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah it's a bit much just for surfing the net and pinterest lol. But I also have loaded photoshop on it and didn't want it to have issues with memory, the box store pc we had had 8gb ram and whenyou really got into multiple files and layers in the program it really eats up memory fast so the everyday use will include photo editing

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I am a bit confused by what you mean in your description when you said, even that was ordered from the UK, sorry for sounding like an idiot but what are you trying to say? I seriously don't understand what you mean, i am probably just being an idiot but that doesn't really fit into the rest of the sentence.

Maybe if you had said just ( the cpu block was ordered from the Uk but the reservoir, radiator, and pump were all ordered from aliexpress) or is this what you are trying to say and just put the (even this item) as an error or something.

But on a more related note the pc looks epic, i have never seen a pink one, nice work on changing the LED's in the fans as well.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Just bad grammer, lol thanks for pointing it out I have corrected that sentence.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok good, its always good to know that your not just being an idiot :)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you carbon wrap the shroud?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes, and the shield that covered the cables.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey my computer made the featured build!!! Woohoo!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

You go morgan!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

im normally not a huge fan of the fake carbon fiber but it stramgley fits here +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Why get another 8GB of ram instead of a better CPU? (Just curious)

  • 59 months ago
  • 3 points

I would hardly think that a 6 core processor would be considered sub par, newegg, amazon, ect all have tons of reviews on this cpu, I thought it would be a great option for the price, we did not wont to break the bank and get all the top of the line and tried to keep the cost down and choose decent parts.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

This CPU is more than enought. Keep calm and leave your CPU cooler than the others and you'll have pc for more 8 years -)

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Dude, so impressive.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build and the looks are just fantastic. You truly nailed this one. But, one question, the FX6300, now, I understand that you needed the pink watercooling aesthetic but why on an FX6300?

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh nvm I see your answer up there so yeah basically great job have fun and a great day +1

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

the cool thing about this is that we can upgrade in the future if we feel that we need more cpu power, but for now I am going to try and overclock this one and see what it can do.

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Solid build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

It's pretty

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

I have the same pc minus a few parts, might upgrade modeling this build :)

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

really nice build man .. its spectacular +1 for your name Jeffrey.. im Jeff too

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Tubing is a bit meh but it's easier than hard piping.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! why build a loop with only 1 120 rad or 140 rad idk?? It would of been alot cheaper to buy a ALL-in-one cooler.

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I started out wanting to buy an all in one from corsair but again we wanted a pink build with clear tubes for the uv dye.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Fabulous!!! +1

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the GPU come with the backplate?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

It did not, I ordered it from evga. If you are interested I am making backplates now and you can see them here http://www.ebay.com/itm/282018587480?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, thanks.

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you have a estimate of fps for your games?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This gtx 960 will play games like fallout 4 on high settings and hover around 60fps god rays off.

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  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

More pics

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  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool!!!!!!

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet build! I think a friend of mine is going to do something almost the same, but without the watercooling. (And probably some blue instead of pink)

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