Description

Hi all. I'm still sort of a novice to PC building. I started building my first PC in I think 2017. I have slowly upgraded it over time, replacing everything from case to motherboard to GPU to PSU to fans to RAM and all that. At this point it is a whole new computer and it's always a work in progress as I'm sure you all can relate.

This computer is used for gaming. I am also a streamer on Twitch but I use a completely separate computer for that (I have a mini ITX build for that).

Next desired upgrades include:

  • Hard tubing for my cooling loop
  • Incorporate RAM liquid cooling
  • Incorporate mobo liquid cooling
  • 120 RGB fan for the rear
  • Custom RGB GPU backplate
  • Possibly vertically mount GPU which might give me clearance to vertically mount my water pump and reservoir. Right now that won't fit vertically so it has to lay down.

I would love to eventually cool GPU and CPU in separate loops but I would need a bigger case for that.

Notes:

  • The photo of my whole setup with my desk, monitors and second computer is outdated but it's the only photo I have currently of my whole setup.
  • A few of my friends asked why I have two capture cards and that is because one is for all of my external game consoles and one is for my DSLR camera.

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Comments

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow you are rocking them colors. Clean set up!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 For the Sombra Funko

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Gorgeous, love those long, twisting tube runs.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. It's probably better to have the tubes shorter but then I was creeping into territory of the tubes being too taught or having to harsh of bends. I am eager to move to hard tubing when I get the funds.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Same here, but definitely going to enjoy the easier cleaning process with soft tubing as long as I can stand it though.

Some of mine ended up being a little too taught, but I've got just enough left over to fix it next time I clean it. It almost helped fight GPU sag. Both are going out the top of the card so it's pulling up a bit.

Good call on your mouse too. I love that thing.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a sick build! +1. Why two elgato cards if you're streaming on a whole different pc? Wouldn't you only need one? I bet you could stream on the main rig without issue. I have the same specs and stream AAA titles without impact. Only games that I have texture mods at max settings bottleneck the GPU. Even then the CPU takes it like a champ.

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

My streaming PC is a mini iTX so the mother board only has space for one graphics card. That means all of my sources for my stream are handled through my gaming pc but my stream is not encoded on my gaming pc, it is sent via NDI to my streaming PC. So my gaming pc includes all of my audio and video sources which includes two elgatos as I mentioned above. One for console games and one for DSLR. I mostly use my second streaming pc when I'm streaming pc games. With console games I very well can use my gaming pc solely since my PC would be doing just the encoding with the gaming being done on the console. But I do still need two capture cards because the other capture card is used for my DSLR camera. When I play pc games I stream with the second computer and PC games are my main now. Simply better performance for both gaming and streaming when you split the processes between different systems. So when I stream pc games one of the elgatos isn't in use but the other one for my camera is. But I still need to have two elgatos for when I stream console games.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

ohhh the DSLR input explains everything. thanks for the reply and info!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build. I really dig the purple.

What are you using as your monitor arm?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Man I've gone through sooooooo many monitor arms as I've gone through different size monitors in the past and then whmith these monitors I originally got a triple monitor arm but because the 24" is much lighter than the 32"s it was sagging down on the left side. So now I have one dual monitor arm for the 32" and one single monitor arm for the 24". Here is the dual: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077X9Z7MT?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_dt_b_product_details

The single is by the same brand

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you. I'll definitely look into it because I need a triple arm for 3 27"monitors.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Great job on the photography, and the build is beautiful!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy hell.. This is absolutely gorgeous!! Had to make an account just to comment. Amazing job!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. This is a great website so your account will definitely not be wasted!!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

WOW +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

thank you so much!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I. Need. This.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It's like looking at cotton candy in the best way possible!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! Very elegant indeed. Congrats!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Great build. Congrats on Feature!

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Oh thank you!! I hadn't seen until you mentioned it 😊

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

how is the performance on the ryzen 7 i am a itel fan girl so i just want to know if it is better or not

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the value for the money can't be beat. I can't compare performance to Intel i7 or i9 but I haven't had any issues with my Ryzen. I have heard from others that the Ryzens run a bit hot comparatively but not much of a problem with proper cooling system.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice upgrades. Looks good.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Post your mini itx build now!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning - would love to see your itx build too - please post.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

DAMN I WANT THAT SETUP SO FRIKIN BAD

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous setup. I have a 24" monitor, and am considering upgrading to a similar 31.5". How do you find the size? Also, how do you like the curve? Do you think flat or curved would make much difference?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

I thought the curve was a bit weird at first. I quickly got used to it and I think it probably does a better job with deflecting glaring overhead/room lighting. I don't think the difference is much though. And I don't know if it is worth the price tag.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

PC Eye Candy!! +1

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, Amazing Build, may i ask what that screen is in the 8th image? I can see its NZXT Cam which i use on my pc with my kraken AIO but i can see yours is a mini screen outside your computer how do you do that lol?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I have it listed in the parts list. It's a Geeekpi 5" display. It actually lives inside my case. On Amazon it is $50.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

sorry didnt see lol

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a really nice set up! I'm getting ready to do my own water cooled custom loop. I'm on the fence about Ek, did you use their config tool to pick the parts?

  • 7 months ago
  • 3 points

Do it!

Let me see if I can help clarify. You don't need to use all the parts from the same company. You definitely can mix and match as long as you don't mix copper and aluminum. All the ports on all the components are exactly the same. The only difference will be the fittings for the tubes (as hard/soft and diameter are different).

Swing over my build and check it out! I ended up getting the EK S360 Kit and added a 280mm radiator, 2x 140mm fans, a GPU waterblock, and some other accessories.

My piece of advice is to not to expect to do the build in a day. Expect to spend a week on and off with it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes I used the EKWB system configurator tool to pick my parts. Made it really seemless. First I did just CPU liquid cooling and I just recently moved to GPU as well. The first time around, I purchased items from both the EKWB website as well as Amazon. EKWB has really expensive shipping for me. Amazon, has higher prices on parts and that sort of encompasses the shipping then my actual shipping was free with Prime. It was slightly cheaper for me to buy some of the parts of Amazon so that's why I used both sources. Second time around, it was cheaper for me to buy everything direct from the EKWB website.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I loved how you arranged your soft-tubing. I know a lot of people hate on soft-tubing, but I think you did yours really well.

Swing over to my build. I did a custom loop kit also in the H700. I ended up removing the internal cable shroud which allowed me to easier mount the pump/res vertically.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Boop

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

-good news:i love the build and you you aesthetically put all those colors together, the custom water loop is also a big plus, especially is you would want to upgrade to a beefier chip. - Constructive criticism:i see that you put most of your budget into the actual aesthetic and monitors (accessories). The build is totally fine it’s just that I would have gone for a 2080 ti instead of just a 2080 and 3rd generation Ryzen for the sacrifice of one monitor...

Otherwise, lovely build

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Appreciate the criticism but as I mentioned this build was slow over time. I had a GTX 1080ti up until a few weeks ago when I started liquid cooling my GPU. I sold my 1080 and purchased my 2080 for only a hundred dollars difference. To go to a 2080 ti was going to be at least $500 difference which I didn't want to shell out at that time. I've also had the ryzen 2700x for a while now, about a year maybe two. I'm not going to unnecessarily put a new card into it when it runs fine. That would be an upgrade for later down the road. The monitors I have also had for a while the 24" for probably 4+ years and the curved for probably 2+ so again those weren't recent perchases. The only monitor that was a recent purchase was the Geeekpi 5".

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Oops didn’t read desc. Sorryz...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

B-E-A-utiful

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm just here with no money, staring......dreaming..........

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

That ***** hella WET like Purple Sprite. Dope Build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

i like this alot. The color scheme is insane and everything just looks so good together

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Magnificent build, great work with the photography on the RGB. That EK cooler looks simply stunning.

I looked up the EK fans you're using because I like the effect and I noticed that they use a 12V 4-pin connector. That's a lot of 4-pin connectors! I don't see a hub on your parts list, how are you managing the RGB on all of those fans?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

My case the NZXT h700i (the "i" here is important) has a built-in fan controller and smart device so my fans all plug in through that. It came with splitters for the 4-pin connectors so all 7 of my fans are connected to that. That splitter looks like this which I accidentally purchased and then realized I didn't need since my case already has it.

https://amzn.to/2zuk2ef

As for the RGB, I have 9 RGB devices outside of my moboand that is 6 fans, my water pump/res, my GPU water block and my CPU water block. I simply used these RGB splitters which I forgot to include because I didn't actually purchase these for my build. I purchased these splitters because I have RGB lights going all around and under my desk and needed to split them in different directions so fortunately I had a bunch of splitters left over.

https://amzn.to/2MKRbuT

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the thorough and swift response!

I've got a bunch of Corsair fans, and while they look great, the RGB cabling is a nightmare. I'm looking at replacing them with some Phanteks or Noctuas with Halos because they daisy chain and I can use an adapter to connect them to my Corsair software.

Lady RGB is a demanding mistress!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

oh **** i think i follow you on instagram! haha

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

This **** is next level! And those colors are amazing!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

this build makes me sad because I can't afford it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Don't be sad! This build took a long time as I described in the post because it started as a totally different computer and then I slowly upgraded parts one at a time over the course of about 2 years. Selling back my uses parts on eBay or putting them into a second computer.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

It's not your fault, it's reality. Still sad. So sad. Alexa play despacito.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

What type of desk do you use for your setup?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I was using a desk by IKEA that was inexpensive but also not durable (it started to break apart). Now I use this desk: https://amzn.to/2lpPjeV Much more expensive but the quality is awesome and there is a 6 year warranty.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow beautiful!

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