Description

This is my everyday driver. It gets me from point-A to point-B. It doesn't have any fancy bells or whistles, but it gets the job done. I mostly use it for reading Yahoo News.

This project took me about three weeks to complete and involved a few relatively simple mods:

  • Thermal Take Riing RGB fan cables were extended to about 3 feet in length using spare Cat5e cable, then bound together and sleeved.

  • The Stock PSU Fan has been replaced by a Blue LED fan.

  • The case was modded to allow for mounting of the pumps and reservoir.

I hope you guys enjoy this build as much as I enjoyed building it.

P.S. I added a photo of me trying (unsuccessfully) to play minecraft on this PC.

Comments

  • 36 months ago
  • 8 points

Did that radiator come out of a honda civic or what??? Mods....please feature. Thank you.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks like he used 3 420mm radiators.

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points
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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Vtec FTW!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I can smell that rice from over here.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

anyone ever build a liquid cooled PC into their civic dash and post it on here? (i'd like to see it, but too lazy to do a search)

  • 36 months ago
  • 6 points

I don't think you have enough ram for Yahoo News.

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

980Ti and 6700k for reading yahoo. I know yahoo site has become terrible, but damm does it need a 980Ti to Browse it, sounds like it's become worse then when I last used it :O

I joke looks solid however, got a soft spot for these cases and love the formula.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Wouldn't be able to handle The Verge. That website get's more bloated by the week.

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

You're Nuts!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. I are!

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy guacamole mac n cheese! What did I just stumble ontu?!

Please take my +1. Awesome job, and awesome pics

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

Feature this. Now. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

looks so ******* badass but too expensive for me

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What are the cpu and gpu temps?

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

CPU IDLE ~30C LOAD ~65C

GPU IDLE ~25C LOAD ~35C

Will make some photos, but will need to run the box through some benchmarks for about an hour to get the coolant warm... The problem with this is that there's about 3 Liters of water in here... and it takes a long time to warm up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

1-hour load stats are up.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What kind of temperatures are you getting under load for the CPU and GPU with a radiator the size of a car's radiator?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Radiator cools the water too quickly to get the water temperature above ~25/30C.

All of the heat happens directly at the waterblock and is limited by the rate in which the waterblock can transfer heat from the CPU/GPU into the liquid.

In otherwords... radiator too big, doesn't help cool the system any faster than a smaller radiator would.

Typical Load temperatures:

  • CPU: ~65C

  • GPU: ~35C

  • CPU: OC 4.5Ghz, 1.35V (can do 4.6 with 1.4V but too conservative)

  • GPU: OC Power Target: 110%, Temp Target 91C, Clock Offset: +250Mhz, Mem Clock Offset +500Mhz

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Photos finally finished uploading.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Like how it says "me trying to play minecraft" but its his kid lol.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Yawn ... wake me up when you add some more rads. JK +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

typo-The Sock PSU Fan (that guy)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. Any other typoes/grammar issues?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

All I saw at least

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

What no 1080 SLI?sarcasm

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

Waiting on 1080Ti. sadface And i don't think Yahoo news supports SLI yet. bigger sadface

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the tongue in cheek!! Awesome looking PC.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

That ethernet cable tho

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Luckily no one else has noticed the other oddities yet...

  • CPU waterblock changed in middle of build...

  • Why my desk has nothing on it...

  • Questions about the weird stuff in my garage.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Or why you're wearing gloves when touching the cpu...

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I have frog-slime hands.

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

well..... I guess you just had to showwwww off, didn't you?!?!!?

This is so awesome, +1 from me

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build. Did you get a pre-binned CPU or left it up to the lottery?

I would imagine you could dissipate as much heat as you could throw at that thing....

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU lottery. :(

Temps were very, very bad at first... I had to de-lid and re-grease to get the temps i'm getting now.

Also, the first CPU waterblock i put in was the Lian-Li CB-01. It looks nice.. but it didn't cool very well. Thus replaced with the Heatkiller IV. I'm trying to avoid EK parts... because everyone seems to run EK these days. (perhaps I'm wrong?)

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Why isn't this build getting featured?Its so awesome boring

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed!

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  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey how did you get that blue led fan in psu? Also LOVE YOUR BUILD! Love blue builds

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

NOTE: I do not advise anyone to take apart their PSU unless they know what they are doing. It is dangerous.

This particular PSU is only held together by a few Hex-nuts that were easy to unscrew with my set of allen wrenches (hex keys). The fan is 140mm and is held in place by four additional hex-nuts, and is connected to a fairly simple fan controller using a 2-pin plug.

Unfortunately, the PSU fan controller did not supply enough voltage at idle to light the LEDs and spin the new fan, so I had to run the new fan-cable through a small hole in the PSU case and plug it into an empty MOLEX plug at the rear of my case.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! And how is that mobo doing for ya?

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

If you are not watercooling, I don't suggest the formula. If you're planning to control your lighting with the mobo, the HERO ALPHA comes with two RGB headers instead of one, and it also has two U.2 headers for 2 NVME drives rather than one.

This is an over-compensator build... therefore the mobo has to be the most expensive one.

Other than that... It's doing me well.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

We'd probably enjoy it much more if we saw the completed version of it

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Apparently the photos are still uploading

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought that was it considering the refresh wasn't doing anything.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

refreshing intensifies

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Still don't think the cooling is enough... ;D

+1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice lizard!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, and the builds okay I guess... :p (J.K. It's awesome!)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I am a huge fan of the radiator box. +1

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I can see the future! I already know the next featured build! : P

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I think this build looks too much like the current featured build?

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Well they are both blue. But this is an extraordinary system constellation with the external radiator.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

**** ton of sarcasm sensed XD

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you replaced the Power Supply fan, looks so much better!!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't know... Now i feel like i need to mod the GPU waterblock to add LED lighting... The UV Blue coolant doesn't really light up well in there.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Good idea!

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

BORRRRING!!NOT! Fantastic, so pretty!

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Get's 12 fps on Minesweeper +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you manage to mount the gpu on the bottom? Pwease pwease answer, it will really help.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

That is a feature of the Lian Li case. The case comes with a PCI-Express Riser cable that connects to the motherboard.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I meant to say psu... on the bottom right corner.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, that's a good looking build right there! I recently bought 2 cans of Nanoxia UV Blue coolant, and I am very unpleased about the UV effect, since it's non-existant. How is the UV effect on your coolant?

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

wat. 6700K is r Skylake?

You mean y no Broadwell-E?

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

I meant pascal

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. Because I want something to look forward to for chinese new year... (1080Ti)

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

lol ok

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Photo 70 is a friend of mine, playing Rocket League while I work on cable management at his house...

Photo 76 is my son. Can't wait to steal his lunch money to build more PCs.

This PC can play Solitaire, but i don't like card games. bleck

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

too many minecraft mods.

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  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't think of anything smart to say.

Very HQ... Very

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