Description

This was a build employing a hardline custom liquid cooling loop. It was based on the aesthetics of the NZXT Noctis 450. The cooling layout was carefully planned to be as minimalist and efficient as possible given the moderate space requirements of the case. Also placement of the core cooling parts were chosen as to provide prominence to the most visually appeal parts while at the same keeping in mind for practicality.

The size of the components worked out optimally given the stock layout of the case .

The computer will be used for Pentesting, Gaming, and Productivity.

The Cooling components are as follows:

CPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition CPU Waterblock GPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-FC970 GTX Strix-Nickel for ASUS GTX970 Strix Series Pump: Swiftech MCP655TM 12 VDC Laing D5 Vario Pump Pump Top: Alphacool HF D5 TOP - Black Acetal (MCP655) V.2 Reservoir: XSPC Photon 170 Glass Tube Cylinder Reservoir Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Radiator Tubing: EKWB EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12mm 500mm/19.5" Fittings: 8 x EKWB EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Nickel and 2 x EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting – Nickel

Comments

  • 46 months ago
  • 7 points

Very simple and clean with that liquid cooling. Normally I see them in colors but I like the clearness of it and not seeing the tubes so busy inside makes it lovely. A great build! A lovely PC that you had made for yourself. Plus one!

  • 46 months ago
  • 6 points

Thanks a lot. The one thing I want to say that if you're handy with your hands, or a DIY type of person, then it's a great project to have fun with. This was my first custom loop, I just watched a lot of YouTube and read a lot of forums before I started it.

Have to say, was a lot of fun.

  • 46 months ago
  • 3 points

I also really enjoy the clear lines and clean tubing. Really easy on the eyes, but yet proves its point. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly!

  • 45 months ago
  • 4 points

Core i7-5820k (ᵔ ͜ʖᵔ)

MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX (ᵔ ͜ʖᵔ)

8GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4 (ᵔ ͜ʖᵔ)

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Asus GeForce GTX 970 (ᵔ ͜ʖᵔ)

NZXT Noctis 450 ( ͡° ͟ʖ ͡°)

Cooler Master 850W ATX ( ͡° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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Logitech G502 (ᵔ ͜ʖᵔ)

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

^ Best comment ever xD

  • 45 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks! :D

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I also like the non-color tubing/liquid. Maybe some sleeved cable extensions next? +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment. Yes, Cablemod Black/Red extension, are on my order list. Just getting some breathing room as I have a few other bills to take care of since the holidays.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I hear that.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build! looks good, can definitely use some sleeved cables to neaten it up with some eye candy. ;)

I'm curious about the loop.. does it go pump, GPU, CPU, radiator, pump? I only ask, because I noticed the temperatures.. or is there another radiator at the bottom?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment. The loop (as I would describe it) goes: Reservoir, Pump, Radiator, CPU, GPU, back to Reservoir. There is no 2nd Rad yet, going to add a second 240 rad soon, at that time the loop would be: Reservoir, Pump, Radiator (Front-240mm), Radiator (Top-360mm), CPU, GPU, back to Reservoir.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How much did the entire loop itself cost???

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually you can get a couple rads, res, and pump for ~ $300. The CPU and GPU blocks are upwards of $150 total. Fittings are usually close to $100. Then you have fluids, brackets and other little things. Usually will run you at least $600 for a custom loop like this.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats on being featured! Great build!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. I had no idea that I would make "featured build". Thanks to all who like it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

It seems the blue sticker is still on your CPU block.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, lol. I didn't even notice that. I swear I just thought that was how they wanted it to look.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha you're welcome. Otherwise awesome first rigid tube build. Lines are nice and straight! I'm curious if you're gonna add color to your fluid at some point.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted the liquid to be red. But I heard from various forum posts that red is hardest to remove from your system. Especially, if it stains the tubes - it would be annoying to do the bends again to change color or go back to clear. I may look into red tubing. I'm not sure yet.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What clear agents did you add to your fluid?

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the clear water/coolant and tubing, it really compliments the black. Spec-wise, it is awesome as well. I love it +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

sweet build, i am also curious about your loop details since i plan to do custom watercooling in my H440. is that top 360 rad the only one you use ? or do you have another one in the front ?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it's a 360mm Rad, no rad in front yet, going to add 240mm rad in front. So far temps are good, idle on both gpu and cpu are mid to high 30's C, and under load neither went over 60 C . Here are the loop details:

CPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition CPU Waterblock GPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-FC970 GTX Strix-Nickel for ASUS GTX970 Strix Series Pump: Swiftech MCP655TM 12 VDC Laing D5 Vario Pump Pump Top: Alphacool HF D5 TOP - Black Acetal (MCP655) V.2 Reservoir: XSPC Photon 170 Glass Tube Cylinder Reservoir Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Radiator Tubing: EKWB EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12mm 500mm/19.5" Fittings: EKWB EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Nickel and EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting – Nickel

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you very much, tbh i want watercooling more for the acoustic than temperature benefits. one question though, why don't you go with a 280mm for the front ? would fit nicely and give you a fair bit more surface area and air intake

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, actually that's a good idea. I was originally thinking 360 for the front, but when I realized I would still need at least one drive bay to hold the HDD and Reservior, I immediate thought 240 for the front. You just reminded me that 2x140s also fit the 450 case in front. Makes a lot of sense, just need a change of fans with it, but that's not a big deal. Thanks, really, I will do that!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

oh glad i was of help, yeah a 280 will give you over a third more surface area. and you can go for a nice thick one in the front, a 60mm with push pull fans works easily with the big room in that hard drive area

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah you won't get much temperature benefit. Its still a good project and I can't wait to custom loop mine one day. Its honestly more for show than it is performance unless your running like a 980 TI or TITAN X. Still looks awesome though and looks totally worth, although I'm not a fan of the case.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing missing is some custom cables. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed, I have to order some extensions. I just finished the build a day ago. I have a few things on the to-do list: lighting, sleeving, gpu backplate, and fan upgrades.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're in EU I recommend Coldzero for backplates. I used them when I got my GPU backplate. Lightning fast delivery and awesome backplate.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Superb job on the loop man, and from the other comments it seems like you already have any suggestions I would make under control. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. It was a fun. Would love to do another but my budget doesn't allow it. Maybe in a year or so. Until then I'll upgrade this one here and there.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah finished my Christmas build and am already starting to plan my next one, it's really gratifying to get a build just the way you want it. Sadly my budget doesn't fit my next new toy either. I want to try for the smallest form factor 4K I can get...but it's far in the future.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

top notch bends!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

That is one very tidy loop, great job!

The idle CPU temp looks rather high though, especially at stock clocks?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Likely, there is only one 360mm rad, and it's a thin rad at that: 30mm. I know the general rule of thumb is at least 240mm worth of rad per cooling component but my plan was to get the initial loop completed then add a front radiator. The reason why I don't have 2 rads is because I still have 3 2TB HDDs in front, once I get a single 6TB HDD, I'll get rid of some of the drive bays and add another 280mm rad in front.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah fair play, I don't have experience in watercooling, was just a little taken back your idle temp was 8 degrees hotter than mine with a small Noctua cooler at 4ooRPM..

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I've read as well, temps are also relative to Ambient temps outside the case; like right now, it's at 36 C, but the Ambient temperature is 33C which was a bit cooler than when I first recorded the temps, but yea, the higher temps are most likely due to a lack of radiator and mediocre radiator fans. Still have some TO-DO's on the build.

But thanks for the comments. It's appreciated.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha sorry it's been a long day, I'd overlooked this.. If you ambient is 33° C then you stunning loop is doing a great job!!

Disregard my initial concern, 22° C is usually the baseline ambient for making temperature readings :)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

ok, is this thing for sale? I want to buy this thing for my PC

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing that gets me is that ketchup and mustard behind the res. Otherwise, super slick build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, yea, I know, I didn't get the cablemod extensions yet. I thought the Ugly black and yellow 6-pin connector going to the GPU was worse. I thought the 24-pin was so far in the back that most would pass over it. Good attention to detail.

Thanks for the compliment on the build. It's appreciated.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Long live the king of demons, wait a minute ...

Still, love the build. Would have liked to see a monoblock in the loop to keep the VRM in check. But, since there likely is not one available for this mobo, +111 (666) from me.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Yea, it would have been nice to add a monoblock. However, truthfully, I got one of the cheapest X99 Motherboards available at the time. I wasn't thinking about aesthetics or functionality. I just wanted something that supported LGA 2011-V3 at a "reasonable" price. If I had to do it over again, I would definitely spend a bit more on the MB to get some added features and bling.

But thanks for the comment, and advice. Much appreciated.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, and I name all my PCs/Laptops, etc after Demons from Dungeons and Dragons. I named my girlfriend's laptop "Glasya". Lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Just a simple question how much would a water cooling system like that cost? I am curious as I have a closed loop cooler for my CPU and GPU and they obtain quite cooler temperatures.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The build needs another radiator since both the CPU and GPU are being cooled. Also, temps are affected by the ambient temperature which was somewhere in the 30s at the time I noted the temps. The cost is around $400-$500 depending on number of fittings and brand of accessories you buy.

Congrats on your temps though, sounds like you got a good AIO cooler.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I have a EVGA cooler for my 980, I get like 28C when I play Witcher 3 but anyway very nice build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice and neat build. But do not do lights or anything else buy a second radiator coz water after taking hit from CPU is going right to GPU in your loop (Reservoir, Pump, Radiator, CPU, GPU, back to Reservoir.) Which is really does not make sense. Sorry.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem. Thanks for the criticism. I will take it into account.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1

Just wishing I could give you more :(

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. It's more than enough.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the GTX 970? Not a 980 or 390?

That's my only gripe, besides that it's all cool. =)

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The PC components were actually transferred from a previous build. At the time I was trying to build a "moderate" budget PC, so I skimped on some components. And I believe the 390 wasn't out at the time.

But if I had to do it from the ground up, I'd definitely select some higher end components.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah okay

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the way you mounted the reservoir.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, that looks like Crucial Ballistix sport low profile ddr4 memory rather than sport lt

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You're right, I either didn't see an option for the low profile version, or it wasn't listed. More likely I didn't see it. Thanks for the correction.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-memory-bls2k4g4d240fsa Here you go. I think this is the right model you are looking for.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. I'll see if I can edit it. It's Appreciated.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice cable management and i persoanlly like the way you did the cooling. makes the build look nice and neat. ALso what improvements will u be planning for the future?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Add lighting, another radiator, cable extensions to neaten up the power cables to the MB, GPU and CPU, and adding some better fans. Thanks for the compliment. I have to say this case really made cable management quite easy, even with a non-modular power supply.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done. +1

What rads are you using?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Alphacool ​NexXxoS ST​30 Full Co​pper Radia​tor 360

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

How was it cleaning the radiator?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Not bad, I flushed it with distilled water and a touch of distilled vinegar, then again with just distilled water. It's definitely something that needs to be done. Flux and other elements were flushed out.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I always love a rigid tubing build! But watercooling a 970 is pretty pointless... you can overclock the hell out of it even with an air cooler( plus there's only one gpu so airflow should be good...), but I guess if you like the way a sexy hardline tubing you should. Personally I would have gotten a stronger gpu and just water cooled the cpu. But it's not my build, so I'll stop being a pain in the ***. lol +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

You make a good point. My only excuse is that this wasn't a completely new build from the ground up. The internals (including the 970) came out of an old case with a CPU cooling solution that wouldn't work in Noctis 450 (it used a dual 5.25 drive bay), so I decided to do a custom loop. I put the 970 in the loop, well, mainly for aesthetic reasons (and I did feel the vram did get a little too hot at times). If I was doing it completely from the ground up, there would have definitely been a different choice of components, but honestly, I just don't have the cash to build a high end system with fresh components. Essentially, the case and the loop are what have been added to older components. Lastly, I also just wanted to see how hard it was to do the hard line loop.

Thanks for your comments, everything is taken in good spirits.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

pentesting? Do I smell some Kali Linux here?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I dual boot, and always have a linux partition on all my machines. Not Kali currently, but a version of Kubuntu on this machine. Nevertheless, I keep a fair amount of pentesting tools on that distro, especially those that require GPU acceleration. And in windows, I have Kali as a VM of course.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I see. Yeah, my machine only has virtual machines, and I have this second old Dell as a sort of ground zero for linux things... I think its in a tri boot with Win 10 Pro, Kali, and Ubuntu/Mint... or the MBR could still be borked, no idea.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry if I was unclear, I meant that this build I'm dual booting windows 10 and a version of kUbuntu. The native boot is essential to take advantage of the GPU acceleration using pyrit or oclhashcat or any other accelerated attack. Here is a boring video of me booting into the Linux partition and testing pyrit: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GEsDCUOW1eQ. It's mostly me rambling. The testing starts at 9:10.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I got that. I was talking about my personal setup... I'm stuck with a computer from 2005 and one from 2008 lol.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh sorry I misread your post. I'm at work dozing off, lol. Yea, I hate how windows complicates booting. You have no idea how many times I had to reinstall grub and then use a windows recovery disc and use bootrec to rebuild the bcd or something. It's so much simpler on Linux.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I really like that case. Nice build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, I fell in love with this case when I first saw it. One of the reasons I decided to do a custom liquid cooled loop was because I couldn't find any pictures of this case with one. And thanks.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Should have got a R9 390 /S

Enough joking around, what a lovely build. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks fantastic. What are your opinions on the motherboard so far? +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

First build I've seen with pentesting use in mind.

+1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very High quality Buildd. Congrats on getting on the featured list. +1

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I have to say it was unexpected, especially given how many other great builds there are.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Beautiful

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely beautiful. I enjoy the crispness of it.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot for the compliment.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how clean this build is and how everything fits together so nicely. My hat tips to you sir!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build. I'm surprised I didn't see a 980 in this build.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build m8!

i rate it 3.5/4

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Im so confused. I want to believe the liquid cooling is connected to the gpu but no way thats a 970. I have a 970 and its 5 times fatter than that. So confused, someone explain?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

The GPU has a waterblock on it: EK-FC970. Most of the size of stock video cards is the stock cooling fan and heat sink, once you remove the stock heat sink and fans from the video card. It's just a PCB with the GPU vram and other circuitry. Look at this video of someone installing a waterblock on a GTX 980 and you will see how much room is taken up by the heats ink and fan: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5QU8WiAPTMU

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! COMPLETELLY forgot about how the fans get removed, silly me. Hahaha, thanks man!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Very good build, +1 respect for going with hard line tubing, about to complete my own build with it, having a lot of fun with it. great hardware. my only point is that you really need to thing about those mustard cables but everything else looks fine, if you don't want to replace or add extensions, you could dye the fluid to hide the cables, pastel fluid provides anti corrosive and bio-cide usually and also adds character to your build, a red pastel or transparent fluid would put your build nicely together

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment. I wanted to go with a red dye, but I heard that red was the hardest to remove from the system and would eventually stain the loop. I'm all ears if you have any suggestions on a particular brand. I know Mayhems is one of the most well known. I have extensions in order and some lighting.

  • 46 months ago
  • 2 points

well thanks and your most certainly are correct, red dye is the hardest to remove from a system, honestly i would just recommend you pick an EK Fluid since i know Mayhems have a problem and will corrode if you use their pastel fluid, Watch Jayz2cents on that one. I would recommend using an EK blood red and get some cable extensions, the fluid can be cleaned but your system specs seem great and if you plan on changing your colour scheem i'd also imagine you'd be changing some other things, plus your CPU block isnt acrylic so if it gets dyed no worries, your GPU block might, just might become a tinge of red but i doubt it, you can clean red fluid it is just a bit more of a pain.

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the water cooling components?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

CPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-Supremacy EVO Elite Edition CPU Waterblock GPU WaterBlock:EKWB EK-FC970 GTX Strix-Nickel for ASUS GTX970 Strix Series Pump: Swiftech MCP655TM 12 VDC Laing D5 Vario Pump Pump Top: Alphacool HF D5 TOP - Black Acetal (MCP655) V.2 Reservoir: XSPC Photon 170 Glass Tube Cylinder Reservoir Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Radiator Tubing: EKWB EK-HD PETG Tube 10/12mm 500mm/19.5" Fittings: EKWB EK-HDC Fitting 12mm G1/4 - Nickel and EK-AF Angled 90 G1/4 Fitting – Nickel

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks awesome, never thought that clear tubing and coolant could look so could haha +1 On a side note, how did you mount the reservoir to the case? Did it come with mounting hardware?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. I didn't even know hard line watercooling was a thing, shows how up to date I am.

Top mount radiator?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

WE WANT PICTURES OF THAT MONITOR SETUP!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build!!!! <3 >.< This is not too expensive, but it's a budget hardline, which I like (#I'm terrible at doing a budget hardline build). Great Job!!!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I want to build a custom liquid cooling on n450 too.I want to ask that can Noctis450 top support Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 240 and how many space left if I push a Alphacool NexXxoS UT60 360 on the n450

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be able to just get away with a 60mm 240 rad. However, I'm guessing you're going to be using top mounted fans. You're not going to be able to do a push pull or bottom mount fan setup. You should be able to get away with a 360 rad, again however, no bottom mounted fans. However, you will have to position the rad so that the fitting holes point toward the rear of the case unless you want to mod the case, since the fitting extension piece on the Alphacool rad will run into the tapered front end. Also, if you're going to do top mount fans with a 360, the fan closest to the front will prevent the top panel from fitting flush, you can cut off a corner piece of the fan's screwhole to make it fit. Both of these mods I had to do with a 30mm 360 rad, so be mindful.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey so I'm thinking about doing a custom loop also and was wondering how much it cost you? And this is a beautiful build and I love the set up of the loop, usually I see way to clustered loops and my OCD dies to kick in!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the compliment. I took a decent amount of time planning out the loop and changed my plan several different times. I believe that one of the most overlooked thing in PC watercooling is how to run the loop. I think most guys just get the components and want to start the build. I wanted to simply have the least amount of runs as possible with the least amount of bends, and have them all be 90 degrees.

Anyway, the loop was about $600+. It was the last thing I did with the PC, and I did it for aesthetic reasons, so while it is true I could have allocated that money towards better components, I built the PC with the look that I wanted. Here is a list of prices for the watercooling components:

Cooling Components: EKWB EK-Su​premacy EV​O Elite Ed​ition CPU ​Waterblock - $126.49 EKWB EK-FC​970 GTX St​rix GPU Wa​terblock - $162.07
Swiftech M​CP655TM 12​ VDC Laing​ D5 Vario ​Pump - $94.99 Alphacool HF D5 TOP - Black Acetal G1/4 - (MCP655) V.2 - $29.95
XSPC Photo​n 170 Glas​s Tube Cyl​inder Rese​rvoir - $54.99
Alphacool ​NexXxoS ST​30 Full Co​pper Radia​tor - $75.99
2 x EKWB EK-HD​ PETG Tube​ 10/12mm 5​00mm/19.5" - $5.99 Each
10 x EKWB EK-HD​C Fitting ​12mm G1/4 ​- Nickel - $5.49 Each
4 x EK-AF Angl​ed 90 G1/4​ Fitting - $6.99 Each

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

lol i was litterally going to name my noctis build asmodeus too, then i saw this build. mind if we share names?

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure, no problem. I'm sure our won't be the last to name a build Asmodeus. Good Luck with the build.

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks dude, happy building to your future builds too

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Really like the radiator hideout. Wicked loop.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey !

I'm planning on build a build with the Noctis 450 too and I want a custom water loop also. I was wondering how were you able to stick the reservoir there ?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

It is screwed to the drive caddies, IE drive bays.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

how much are the parts for the loop all together? btw i love this build

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice water Loop! How was it to build one in this case?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. It actually wasn't that bad. Although it's a mid-tower case, you have a decent amount of room, especially if you remove the drive bay retaining wall, but even if you don't you still have a decent placement options.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

very good but!! VIDEO CARD 970 4GB STRIX is low not very but Uprgade to 1070 or 1080 better than 970 very in 45 fps!!!!! And 4k 56-60 fps!!! 1070 and i7 5820K or i7 6800K is very good!!!!! GOOD BYE!!!

  • 45 months ago
  • 0 points

Nice build. You have 13 pictures, but in essence they are all showing the same shot... Upload some other pics...

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot. I had a lot of inspiration on many of the PCs I've seen on overclock forums and reddit.

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  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

In retrospect I could have probably used a smaller ssd however, I do boot multiple Operating systems, and I wanted them to have good drive performance. As far as the 970, I didn't think the performance increase of the 980 was worth the extra cost at the time. But again in retrospect, I could have chose a smaller ssd and with the money got the 980. The components were bought last year and the loop and case built this year, mostly done because I liked the aesthetics and it looked like an enjoyable challenge. Thanks for the criticism and compliment.

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  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

It is. It was also bending before with the stock cooler, and the waterblock doesn't weight too much more than the stock cooler. It's fastened as secure as I could with the stock bracket. I haven't figured out a way to prop it up without putting something in the case that would look out of place. Any suggestions?

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  • 46 months ago
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It was funny. Thanks for the laugh!

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