Description

This project started from my first ever gaming PC, It was a pre-built that I bought at best buy. I didn't know much about building PC's at the time so I ended up with a very generic PC. One day, the motherboard failed (after the warranty period of course) and I was left with either trying to buy a whole new PC or get down and dirty and trying to figure out what was wrong with it. After doing my first ever troubleshooting session I narrowed it down to the motherboard. I ordered a replacement that was an upgrade to the old motherboard. After a ton of youtube videos I finally found the confidence to do the swap myself. When the PC booted correctly I felt proud that I had repaired it myself. Ever since then, I have been making upgrades a little bit at a time and somehow ended up with this baby. Oops.

I use this build for gaming, streaming, recording, and video and photo editing.

Comments

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

Wonderful execution there mate, looks incredible.

+1 enjoy it :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! I appreciate it. I'm enjoying it as we speak. :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 3 points

WOW!! Such a clean build.. +1 for the colour scheme! Perfect.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

I had to incorporate my favorite color.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

SHHHHHHHHHHH

we must bathe in the beauty of beauty itself

+1220334

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That means a lot. I was kind of scared to put it on here.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I smell featured!

Fantastic looking build. Love the neon-ish color.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :) Featured would be awesome! That shade of green has always been my favorite. :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Very clean and well thought of - the color scheme is on point!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It definitely took a while to figure out how I wanted to route everything.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that looks impressive

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Outstanding beast of a build! +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm glad you like it!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Yay!! Reminds me of my build... I have a neochanger, uv green coolant and green led fans!

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/J6pG3C

Looks Great!! +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build man! I had to +1!

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done! Great step up from a pre-built unit :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

btw: which parts are still original? From the pre-built unit I mean...

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely nothing. lol. So I guess this is a different PC entirely from that prebuilt. I still have a lot of those old parts laying around.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

wow, so clean

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

NP

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I see you've chosen to cool your PC with ectoplasm, a fine choice. Great looking build, the white and green aesthetic is crisp +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you just helped name my PC! lol. Thank you!

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm afraid I'll need compensation for the naming rights. You'll hear from my lawyer within the hour.

But in all seriousness, glad I could help name your new baby :P

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks Great! Love the green-on-white. +1

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you fit two 420mm rads with 3x 140mm fans on each?

One 420mm rad on top and 420mm rad on front?

I cannot see where the in and out valves of the top rad is, how did you position the rad valves to get this to work? I cannot fit everything and i got the fans and rads positioned in the same place as you but rotated differently.

I believe my rotation and positioning is maximized for spaciness, still doesn't fit because the valves for the top rad is right above the front rad, so unless i do something crazy and use like 90degrees bend valves and go around the sides avoiding it entirely, it won't fit i think, haaalp :'(

My front rad valves is at the bottom (as far away from the top rad as possible). My top rad valves is above the front rad because the valves cannot go out from reversed rotation, form the rear above the cpu because the design of the top case plate, at the front of the top case, it widens, making space for the valves, but at the rear? no such luck, no widening.

So if i want to rotate the top radiator to have the valves at the back, above the cpu, i have to put the rad inside and put the fans on top of the rad instead in a pull configuration. But that doesn't work because the motherboard gets in the way when i do that i believe.

Problems everywhere, trying to fit two slim 420mm rads and 3x 140mm fans on each!

I might need to drill some screw holes for the top case plate, so i can put it further back, making way for the valves at the front perhaps.

Or use only 2 fans on one of the rads where the rads meet, but there is dangers in doing that i believe, unbalanced cooling etc.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I tried a thick 480mm radiator (RL480 from Thermaltake) but it had some extra material and I did not like the fit. There is only one radiator in this build and it is on the front. The 3 140mm fans up top are just exhaust fans.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

Ah okay thanks, i guess i could always just have it without the top plastic cover on or something, or drill all the holes i need.

I have sent a technical support ticket to them for help but no response as of yet (2 days wait now i think, i sent late in the day though).

I don't like false advertisement, this case is a difficult fit for two 420mm rads with 3x 140mm fans on each, not even doing push pull with fans on each side of the rads, and the rads are slim.

There is no real excuse here for them imo.

I cannot reverse the rotation of the top rad because no widing on the case plate at the back, thats dumb imo.

What seems to be the easiest solution with current hardware is to put the top rad on top of the case and make my own valve widening in the case plate and have the valves connect to tubes and go towards the middle and centerline of the rad, while the fans are below, very close to a plate edge on the motherboard tray test bench thingy (pci-e plate side).

If fans are close to metal doesn't matter, but if valve inputs and outputs is close, that means i cannot put a tube there.

Its dumb that they didn't do the top plate reversible.

even if i invert the motherboard and have it on the other side, upside down, it won't help me with my current setup, the pci-e plate side gets in the way of the valves.

Its clear no valves are supposed to be there with this case design, the valves are supposed to be towards the front of the case it seems.

Well i guess all i need to do is cut through some metal, it isn't even that much, its like 2mm of grinding total (or for each valve) to make space for the valve, then it just depends on the fitting, if the fitting make the valves even wider, i'll just have to make a bigger cut.

I wish i could just send a picture.

  • 19 months ago
  • 2 points

I feel your pain. I spent a couple days putting in hardware, adjusting the motherboard height, deciding which fans to use and where to put them. This was the best I could come up with.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this build so much. It's seriously so cool. I wish I could attempt a custom loop. Built my first ever pc about two and a half weeks ago, and ever since then I have been itching to build another one. My next build will definitely feature a custom waterloop.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I was intimidated at first. But once I decided I was going to do it, it ended up being one of my favorite things about my PC.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Seriously go for soft tubing the first time, i went with hard line tubing but the whole things get so overwhelming because of it, it is bad enough as it is to risk leakage, why increase it with hard line tubing? (even if ultimately it is better and prettier with hard line tubing).

Trying to fit the two 420mm radiators and 3 x 140mm fans on each of them is proving to be a much harder thing to do, than to simply bend some tubes i now i think.

I think.. you should get a huge case if you are to attempt water cooling the first time, or only get one 420mm radiator instead of two if you are attempting it in a full tower case rather than a super tower case.

I could use a 280mm rad + a 420mm rad or even 360mm rad + 420mm rad, without drilling i believe.

But i think 2 x 420mm rads is impossible on this case (be quiet! dark base pro 900 white edition) without cutting&drilling on some metal first, even if it is listed as supported.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

where did u get the dark base pro white edition?

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

It was a limited edition case. I believe there were only 2000 and they came with a number plaque. I believe I ordered mine from Superbiiz.com back in august of last year.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I just checked and they are still available.

https://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=CA-BGW13&c=CJ

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome.

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I appreciate all the love. :)

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautifully done, mate...

Maybe more detailed description of new parts, and who knows... Feature?

+1 for sure

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. :)

Well, it has been a steady upgrade over the last 2 years. so the newest parts would be the water cooling loop and the 8700k.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

I know this was posted almost a year ago now, but great job!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! There has definitely been some changes. I should upload them soon.

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  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm honored! :)

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