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I use this machine to game in 1440p, 165hz, work, and school/homework. Bending the tubing was a challenge as it was my first time, which is why I purchased so many. Granted, I have a lot of tubing left over so I caught on pretty fast. The barrow fittings are extremely high quality as well if anyone is on the edge of which fittings to purchase. They include a 4 o-ring seal, I made a loopty loop in my build and im really excited about how it turned out. I didnt use any tools to get great turns, all free hand. I am using NZXT VUE STERLING SILVER coolant from primochill, and it looks fantastic in my opinion. I am running 2 240mm radiators with the fan curve set for silence over performance, yet I still am geting 50-55c on my gpu 100% load, and around the same temps on my cpu during gaming. In aida64 my cpu was settling around 63c on 100% usage. If I set the fan speeds higher I did notice about 9c drops across the board, but louder. Also I have my DDC pump running 20% until 70c, which it never hits. The pump is silent, and makes the Primochill Vue coolant look so much better,

NOOBIE ERRORS When I had first started up my build I had a lot of leaks coming from my reservoir. This was due to the fact that I did not tighten any of the plugs on it. After feeling dumb and completely dismantling my pc I tightened not just the reservoir plugs, but everything in my build for extra assurance. NO LEAKS :) If any of you are afraid of leaks in a watercool build, rest be assured if you follow simple steps (ie:tighten fittings, leak test) there should honestly be no issues whatsoever.

Anyways, expensive af in my opinion but I think this build was the most fun pc i have ever completed, and am now hooked on watercooling. Hope you enjoy the pics. (sorry I didnt get images of the process as much.

(Edit- I changed the tube in the middle , felt it matched the build better. I also added my cable management pictures, and an updated photo with the new tube coming from the cpu inlet.)

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks good but you NEED some 8+6pin open cable combs.

edit: i got like 6 clear ones from shakmods (uk site) for £9

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha thanks o agree. I will look into it !:) mind dropping a link?

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

A literal custom loop!

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Crazy bends. Great job.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely beautiful build! That custom loop is top tier- hard to believe it was your first time lol. You definitely caught on fast. All around awesome build. Congratulations and hope you enjoy it. Definitely feature worthy in my humble opinion. +1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

:D thanks for the great feedback. And yea I have watched a lot of youtube videos on hard tubing/bending before I pulled the trigger. :) Feature would be insane~!

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I freakin' LOVE that custom loop. It's one of the coolest loops I've ever seen!

+1

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man :) it was a blast to build

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

INSANE bend on that pipe coming off of the top radiator

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea that was one of my favorites as well! The primochill vue looks great going through it too man. :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I LOVE that loop! Amazing solution for that bend.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a ton :) I feel like hard tubing let’s you do some creative bends that won’t hold with soft tubing. Thanks for the feedback

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

You know what? I might actually try something similar with my future soft tubing build... Perhaps I'll make some custom tube combs to hold the tubes in place.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Duuuuude! It looks damn awesome, after that is this the first build is see with curved and not edgy tubes: it looks so much better :) Is this purpouse that a cable in the 24 pin connector is missing?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I believe there is no need for that wire . This is from toms hardware

,”That's a good observation and a very valid question. But, that is normal - in the olden days there would've been a white -5v wire to there but it is no longer needed and has been simply removed from virtually all newer designed PSU's. You're good to go.”

Thanks for your feedback, the build was really fun to do :)

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

I can imagine about the fun, but due to the missing wire i would have been little bit scared: at least for 5 minutes :D

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice job, I plan on using that monoblock on my z370i. I'm facing a issue on mine with my 1080ti strix and the room for a 240mm rad on the front, but when I saw yours I'll try to put it on the front pannel. What about the room up top on the motherboard ? Is the space between memory and top rad too tight ? I have GSKILL Trident Z that I think will be a problem. Thanks, again, nice job.