Description

at·a·rax·y

noun: ataraxia

a state of serene calmness.

Hello, and thanks for taking your time to view my build.

First off I want to start by saying all of the prices you see represent the cost paid including tax/shipping charges. Second, I had a wall of text I typed out but apparently didn't get saved when I closed out of my web browser to run benchmarks, and I don't feel like typing a bunch of stuff out again.

This build started off when the Meshify C had first been released. I scooped up a GTX 1080 and a Meshify C about a month or so after it was released to upgrade my current computer at the time. This case is so beautifully made it put my old components to shame and urged me to just do a complete new build. With the release of Coffee Lake I figured it was just time to bite the bullet anyway. People had not started doing custom hardline loops just yet in the case due to how new it was. So it was time to start scheming.

The whole build process took roughly about a month, starting with no free time between two jobs to fighting with Paypal over a GTX 1080 refund, delidding and relidding the processor, and of course measuring twice and then cutting and bending the PETG more times than I would have liked to get the perfect look. Overall it was a very simple process with no complications.

The processor was delidded with the Rockit 88 tool, which made the process of delidding and relidding super quick. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut was on back order and I did not want to wait on any more parts, so I decided to go with CLU. Black RTV was used to reseal the processor to OEM spec. NT-H1 was used between the CPU block and the processor, with Thermal Grizzly Krytonaut being used between the GTX 1070 and it's waterblock.

I strongly recommend delidding any unlocked Coffee Lake processor. On air alone I was able to achieve 5 GHz @ 1.27 volts while remaining under 75° C, where before the delid it would hit 95° C and thermal throttle. Under water the processor remains stable at 5 GHz with 1.23 volts and not surpassing 60° C. The graphics card was able to handle a hefty overclock on water of +225 core and +500 on the memory with Micron memory. Temperatures idle at 25° C and max out at 47° C. It was stable a bit above these numbers but for the sake of longevity I dialed it back slightly.

All of the components I decided to use had great performance with flawless aesthetics in tow. The EKWB fittings and waterblocks in nickel match nicely with the silver accents on the Asus Z370-E. The white CableMod extensions complement the Mayhems coolant flawlessly. The EKWB CoolStream radiator leaves millimeters between it and the GTX 1070 not wasting any space. The colors and hues of the Corsair LED strips and HD120 fans match the Trident Z ram and the motherboard with ease. There isn't much I would change with this build minus maybe waiting a bit longer to build it for the Phanteks Glacier reservoirs to be released.

If you've read this far, feel free to let me know what you think.

Cinebench R15: 1220 CB

Firestrike: 17318

Time Spy: 6746

Heaven: 2670

Valley: 4415

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Comments

  • 16 months ago
  • 4 points

This is gorgeous. Love this custom cooling, I've always preferred the white liquid and oh does it look good in your case <3 Calling for a feature!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

This is my first time going with white coolant, and I figured it would reflect whatever lighting color was tossed at it. It does the job really well :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought so as well ;) Plus it's not transparent water-like, but more of like a milky texture... really positive about how it looks!

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Some real nice bends here. Very nice work, +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

alot of people are extremely jealous at this point in time... :p

  • 16 months ago
  • 3 points

Great cable management, sleeved/combed cables, an RGB/color scheme that isn't overkill, CPU delidded and custom hard tube water-cooling; Awesome build!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Cable management was super annoying with all the Corsair proprietary wires. The feedback is appreciated!

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

1+!!! Looks great! i really really like it! amazing bends

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

It looks elegant, great job !

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I was actually checking your build out yesterday in between benchmarking mine. Absolutely love the color scheme and your bends.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Y O U S C O R E D 0 / 1 0 !

+1

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Haha I figured I’d try to throw that in to see if anyone would notice.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow. Good pictures, detailed description... solid build. +1

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Can I be the first to say:

Wow.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm not that good at predicting this, but... feature maybe?

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 Beautiful build! This is the first custom loop I've seen paired with an i5 and a 1070. Also, how did you get a 1070 for less than $400?

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! This i5 is definately no slouch and the temperatures on a beefy air cooler weren’t as low as I’d like. Only other option was to put it under water haha.

Through my place of employment I get electronics at what the company pays cost +10%.

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your perfect 0/10! also i like the build jk But this build is amazing mine sucks i only have a AIO on a r5 1600 and a 1060 but thats besides the point i love the bends and those photos!

+1

  • 16 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks a-*******-mazing. The custom water cooling is some of the best ive ever seen. The components are a great balance. I’d say you don’t need water cooling at all but you pulled it off way too well. You even threw in a blue yeti! Excellent build!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang! I am using this build as inspiration for my Meshify C ( white). Thanks @patricksisto!

BTW, the white version of this case does NOT have tinted glass.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Good luck!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I just got done fighting PayPal (and eBay, and my bank) for a 1080 refund myself, lol. Gorgeous system you've got! Very clean.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel your pain. It was a refund via my place of employment too and took 5 weeks thanks to PayPal.

Thanks for the feedback on the system, it’s much appreciated.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Man that's CLEAN.

btw that loop looks really good, good bends and all

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

np

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build. That 8600K is a beast, especially at 5GHz.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

At first I was second guessing myself for not spending the few extra dollars on a 8700K. Once I started actually using the system after I dialed in the overclock though it definately surprised me.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely gorgeous build in every way! Nice temps, too

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

seems like good temps thats about/better than what i get on my air cooled stock 8600k!

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice, I like it. (Sorry for not much comment, I’m new to computer upgrading/building, and don’t understand everything. I’m upgrading my PC, and really worried if my a few of the current PC parts I think are fine with the upgrade, so yeah. Hopefully it works out!)

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! I just completed a new build (without water cooling in mind) with the same case. I came here looking for ideas to make it my own, and well, I don't want it to be my own. I want it to be yours :) I went with the 8700k/Maximus X Hero, be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Pro, Trident Z non-RBG, be quiet! Silentwings 3 fans (2x140mm high speed up front and 1x120mm in the rear, all non-PWM), a Strix 1080 Ti and a Seasonic Prime Titanium 750w PSU. I'm decently pleased with the noise level, but I like my builds as inaudible as possible. I'm currently at a stable 4.9GHz (max temps 74C with the air cooler running Prime 95 26.6 Small FFTs for 1 hour) non-delidded and just ordered my Rockit 88 and CLU today. I have never delidded nor done a water cooling loop before, so I think I would like to try your setup but with soft tubing. Do you think that would work out in both performance and aesthetics? Same res/pump, angled fittings (non-HDC of course), etc? The configurator on EK's website is recommending the slim 360 for the front and a slim 120 for the rear. I've never heard of a rear rad before :) I haven't checked the dimensions but maybe your 1070 is quite a bit shorter than my 1080 Ti? I'd rather go with the PE 360 over the SE but I figured it's recommending the slim because the PE just won't fit. Thoughts? Also, can you describe how you mounted your res and pump, and provide pictures closer up of the mounting locations? Sorry for writing a wall of text - I just really love the look of this, and though I'm too afraid to try hard tubing for my first go around I hope the soft tubing will look ok and perform well.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I have the 1070 Strix, and between the end of the graphics card and front fans installed, there is only 28mm, so no rad will fit there. I have pictures if you want.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

I saw your build only now, i'm very interested to understanding how you lit the inside of the case, do you have a top led strip, one back, and the other? can you explain to me how you got this result? Your build is the best from the lighting point of view, and with Meshify c dark it's very important because without leds i can not see inside.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Apologies for the late response. I have one ran along the top (facing the motherboard), one ran along the side (facing the front of the case) and one ran in the basement (from psu to front radiator facing motherboard). I chose reflective components knowing that the glass was tinted as well which I think helps in this situation as well.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask what desk you have there?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the Ikea Linnmon desk and I'm using Ikea Adils Legs. I'm also using the Ikea Signum for cable management.

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

disposable? you throw away money? i think you meant expendable... eek, maybe im just poor :(

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  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Honestly if you have overclocked the 7600K, especially in a gaming aspect, I don’t think you’d notice a difference at all. Wouldn’t be worth the investment. A worthwhile purchase would be to wait for whatever card NVidia will be releasing and upgrade to that.

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