Thank you for checking out my build! Reposting this as it got buried when the completed builds weren't showing up last week. I also changed some parts out and added new pictures.
Thanks for the comments already, I realized that I missed out on a Bioschock/Rapture theme here. When I get tired of seeing Poseidon, I'm going to make the switch!
First watercooled rig. Many parts were reused from my previous build and bought on sale. Used for daily work (teleconferencing) and 4k 60hz gaming. I also do some photo editing in Lightroom. Mostly just for me to look at and admire all day while I work!
It was a blast to learn about watercooling and put this together. It all started by seeing the Thermaltake P5 case and the amazing builds people have put together out there.
i7 6700K OC 4.8 Ghz at 1.32 V stable at max 65 C under stress testing
Asus Maximus Hero VIII
G.Skill TridentZ RGB DDR4 3000 Mhz 16gb overclocked to 3200 Mhz
Samsung 950 Pro 512gb Primary
Micron 1TB SSD for Steam/Origin
WD 750GB 7200 HDD Storage
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW
XSPC RX480 Radiator
EVGA G2 1000w PSU
Bitfenix G2 sleeved cables
Barrow pump, fittings, CPU block (Aliexpress)
Aigo RGB fans and LED strips with wifi/app controller (Aliexpress)
Old Android phone using Aida64 Extreme remote monitor
I loved the look of the EVGA FTW and so I wasn't tempted to watercool it. It also runs at a great OC at around 60 C on air.
My pipe runs are not efficient nor direct, but that was not my goal. I planned it to be visually unobstructive of the other components, and pleasing to my eye. I liked the look of the 90 degree fittings in other rigs, and didn't plan to do many bends myself, but in the end I had to put some in, and I am very happy with how they turned out. The pictures make some of the horizontal runs look a bit slanted, but in person it is not apparent.
Currently running distilled water. Plan to drain in a few months and possibly switch to Mayhem's pastel either white or blue.
The android phone is attached with a velcro strip so I can remove it and take it with me for monitoring stress test runs, etc. from other rooms. I can also control the fan speed, RGB lighting, and boot/shutdown from a different app on the phone.
The SSD is vinyl wrapped to keep it a bit stealthed, but still clearly not part of the case.
The drain plug has a wrist watch movement displayed, which ties it into another one of my hobbies; watch collecting.
OC'ing the CPU was alot of fun too, and I'm pleased with the result. I was able to boot to windows at 5 Ghz @ 1.44 V but it crashed on the first test run on Cinebench. I haven't gone back to try higher V Core at 5 GHZ. It passed stress testing at 4.9 @ 1.44 but the temps were 70-75 C max so I decided to drop back to the current OC 4.8 at 1.32 V for daily use.