Description

First time posting a build here! Howdy from /r/buildapc :)

This build was actually an "upgrade" build. I previously had some of these parts inside a Raven RVZ02 with a 980Ti. With the announcement of the 1080, I decided I'd go with a custom watercooling loop in a Define Nano S, to keep the 1080 cool, and to add a little excitement into my life.

Initially, I had planned to use 2x240mm radiators for this build, BUT THE MAXIMUMS VIII'S VRM RISER DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO FIT A 240MM RADIATOR ON THE TOP. With that, I decided to default back to a handy 120mm radiator for added cooling, and mounted it to the rear fan area. It works well.

Other than that, everything JUST fits. The 750W EVGA SuprNova P2 is on the longer side by 5mm, but I found there to be enough clearance with the D5 pump. I tried a number of tubing configurations before landing on this one. If I had unlimited amounts and types of fittings at my disposal I might have done a couple of things differently, but I tried to keep it as clean as possible. The extended fan controller that came with the MAXIMUS VIII mounts perfectly on two screw holes found on the rear 3.5" drive bracket, making for a convenient mounting point.

Overall, this computer runs insanely silent at idle and silent at gaming loads, with my Noctua fans spinning at ~1k RPM and the Prolimatechs around 1100pm for added airflow. My configuration has the front fans pushing air through the rads, the read fan pulling air through the radiator out, and the top fans blowing air in.

So far, I have reached ~2088mhz boost overclock on the 1080, at a stable 46-48 degrees Celsius during load (2 hours of Overwatch, multiple runs of Firestrike) and 28-31 C at idle.

Not sure what else to say, other than I'm happy with how the build turned out. I have historically been against the "red and black" look, but I decided it would be a challenge to make it work in a way that I enjoyed it, and that's what I did here. Feel free to ask any questions below!

Comments

  • 42 months ago
  • 5 points

OK, I'm offically switching to ITX... +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

ITX is the future...... One of us, one of us, one of us.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been contemplating ditching my H440 for Mini-ITX, what do you think about this case.? and also, What fluid are you using?

  • 40 months ago
  • -1 points

This is way too big to be called an ITX case. At this point you aren't going to move it anyway. Go all in with an NCase M1, A4 SFX, or an HTPC, or go ATX.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's a really big case, I've done 2 builds with it for some friends, I ended up ordering a Parvum S2.5, Delivery coming soon :O

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  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

good

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing build and a +1 for the Nano S!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Very tidy loop. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That custom loop is sick. Can you push that gtx 1080 any further.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build :D The proof that soft tubing looks really good too

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I always try to go the extra mile on my builds with soft tubing to make sure it looks good! I think for my next build I'll be ready for hardline+bending.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful rig. You're making me want an iTX. +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

That Build is sick. BTW Your Setup is all over IG

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Whoa, really? Where at? Would love to see it!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I've found it on acconts like trademarkedsetups and dailygametech. So go check them out!

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

is that thing hanging in the back, top-left a fan controller?

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is. It's the ASUS extended fan controller that comes with the Maximus VIII Impact. Uses a 5-pin connector to add 3 independently controllable PWM headers and 3 thermistors.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

What is GPU temp and clock speed(memory,base clock, etc.)

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

From the description:

"So far, I have reached ~2088mhz boost overclock on the 1080, at a stable 46-48 degrees Celsius during load (2 hours of Overwatch, multiple runs of Firestrike) and 28-31 C at idle."

I was only able to get the GDDR5X up to 10800mhz so far :/ just shy of 11k.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanx

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Would you mind posting some firestrike normal/ultra scores?

Good clean build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for R E D

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Turned out really great! Love how clean it is.

And awesome job on the clean setup.

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build, +1.

Did you have any problems with the windowed side panel bending towards the back to fit the 120mm Rad? I had this issue with my build (also a 120mm rad in the back) and I ended up cutting part of the window trim to make it fit flush. Any plans to do the same?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

hello

in your parts list, you do not have your smaller radiator listed and you list EK-Supremacy EVO CPU Water Block (Original CSQ) - Nickel/Acetal twice. just FYI.

your build is beautiful and it's inspiring me in my own design decisions.

thank you

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you had any issues getting Overwatch to run on max settings with 144+ fps at 2k resolution?

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build! I'm slowly build up parts to build my own watercooled nano s.

I was wondering how much space there is between the bottom face of the gpu block ports and the top face of the PSU.

I'm looking to get an ekwb block for my gpu as well, and would like to stick 90 degree fittings there but i don't know if i would have enough clearance.

cheers.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm doing a system build very similar to yours, with a 240 and 120 in the nano S. How is your filling/draining system set up?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had this build!

  • 32 months ago
  • 1 point

What mouse pad is that?

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you know that power supply would fit? I'm trying to see if the evga supernova 750 g2 will fit. I know pcpp says it's not compatitable.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I might just be converted to ITX now.

Major props for having a radiator in between CPU and GPU, people not having one triggers me so much. As a side, I would have probably put CPU first in the flow, so it's CPU > small radiator > GPU > big radiator. Then again maybe in this config the GPU temps are lower. Would have loved to see each config benchmarked!

Overall, good job and enjoy!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice one... Currently planning a custom loop in the same case. Just commenting to save this build...

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks sick! +1 Recommended to put an 1 in led strip under power button to match your color scheme better (:

  • 42 months ago
  • 0 points

That loop is so fresh and so clean Andre 3000 would be proud.

The muted red colouring of the liquid looks excellent.

Great build +1

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks bruh. I was trying to go for muted with the red, instead of EXXXTREME GAMERZ RED. Glad it came through!

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  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

on par? what?

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