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I posted a version of this build a weeks ago or so, however, I still had a bunch of modifications to do, the biggest of course being to upgrade to Skylake.

I went with the Asus Maximus VIII Gene Micro ATX. Love these motherboards...I previously had the VII LGA 1150. As for the CPU I went with the i5, because in truth the i7 is just overkill for gaming. Using a little data from overclock.net I've got a nice little 4.6 GHz overclock going and thanks to the custom loop I'm sitting at 27C idel and 59C under full load.

Corsair Dominator Platinum DD4-3000 because why not!?!? :)

And finally my GTX 950 is tiding my over until Pascal. I'm really only playing Dota and WoW at the moment at 1080p and the 950 is surprisingly beefy.

Also thinking about adding another fan or two to the top for a little more positive air pressure but I'm kind of happy with the setup as is.

Anyway, I've added a few new pictures and the white LED strip adds a nice touch I think.

Thanks guys, good luck with the builds!

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

This rig looks amazing! Even your previous edition of this machine looked amazing C:

I'm glad the upgrades went well, +1 And beautiful work man ;p

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man! Next update will be Pascal and eventually incorporating that video card into the loop.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice, that is an interesting way to plug in your gpu lol

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Usually the cables hang down in front of the card.

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yup, for now they are tucked behind the card...not a fan of the huge loop look in front considering where the power plugs in on this card. Hopefully pascal positions the plugs nicely and I can get a clean look plus I have cable combs that I can throw in there too. We'll see!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom loop intensifies

+1 :D

- PS. Yes, I am a fridge filled with leftovers. Why? Don't ask.
  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build, i like even if u can't have too much data with this ^

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you sir! No kidding, I even had to drill those holes myself and mount the ssd like that. The 240 rad in front forces you to remove both drive cages. If you were able to mount the rad on the top you'd have plenty of storage options, however, I couldn't because of the positioning of the cpu power port on the motherboard is blocked by most rad/fan combos with this case . So the rad went in the front!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

GET A BETTER GPU

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Working on it! Waiting for Pascal :) Few more months!

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey I was wondering what fittings your using on your tubing? I love the build going to be doing an all black tubing custom loop myself +1

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome, custom loops are so much fun! The fittings are PrimoChill 1/2" Rigid Revolver Compression Fittings! www.performance-pcs.com has a great selection with really good prices...where I ordered mine :) Good luck with the build, looking forward to seeing it when you get it posted.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

You might have to wait then its going to take me a couple of weeks to get the money considering I'm in highschool! But I'll make sure to send you pictures of it when I get it done.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha yeah, the downside to custom loops is the cost...BUT they sure look sweet. Good luck with the fund raising!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

May I ask what the front panel is on your pc?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey so sorry I didn't see this until now but it's Corsiar's high airflow front panel. You can order directly from Corsairs website!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, nice build.. But someone please explain the fan configuration lol I get SP Static Pressure AF Airflow, but which way round is best to have them. Front mounted / Top mounted? Where are the SP fans in the setup, which side of radiator? lol as you can tell this is doing my head in

  • 45 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey man. I have the SP fans setup in a pull config behind the radiator. The rear 120 is exhausting warm air out the back. I also have two 140s in front pushing air over the 240mm rad and into the case!

There are so many fan configurations and some people will argue until they are blue in the face about which is better but the truth is it doesn't make much of a difference one way or the other. Linus Tech Tips has a great video on YouTube about fan configurations I'd recommend watching.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks, makes more sense. Think i'll do with top-mounted. Cheers

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  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yeah, eventually I'm going to upgrade to a 1440p 144Hz Gsync (probably the dell) and at that point hopefully Pascal will be close to release. I'll upgrade the video card then and when the gpu waterlocks are available I'll be redoing the loop to add the video card. Probably going to stick a 120 rad at the back since the top is basically useless in the 350d because the clearance is soooo small. But we'll see! Looking forward to the new Doom game and getting into some quality FPS.

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