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HoneyBadger3 - Meshify C w/ Custom Loop

by wilson945

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Date Published

Oct. 7, 2017

Date Built

Oct. 1, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3 GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01 GHz

Description

My VR/CAD station...Overkill on rads, but it's quiet.

Loop Details: Pump/Res --> CPU --> 240 Rad --> GPU --> 360 Rad

*This build has been upgraded with Threadripper 1950X & 2080ti SLI. See here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/JrRJ7P

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Pro_Zoom 4 points 18 months ago

WOW! i didnt expect this masterpeice to be in the Meshify C! Good Job :D +1

DubiousDeeds 1 Build 2 points 18 months ago

Very clean, I'm totally diggin it... +1

Stuart_Munto 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Loving the Dan Ricciardo reference!

JheyoDELperu 1 point 18 months ago

Amazing Pc..love it! strong and really nice looking ...

RandyLongpipe 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful

Tech22 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

This is amazing +22

illuzt 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Clean and beautiful PC ❤

jk184 13 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Looks real good!

Wolklung 1 point 18 months ago

That's super tight with the dual rads!

Looks great > well organised layout.

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Very sharp looking build. What’s the back side looking like, could you post some pics ?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

Back needs more work. I may be trying a different layout and parts soon so I'm holding it off.

Azello 1 point 15 months ago

Hi! Love this build. I have been coming back just to admire it and dream about one day building something similar myself. I just registered to ask you 2 questions. 1: what is the metallic piece under the graphics card that says "4th lvl"? Is it part of the graphics-waterblock or a separate piece to prevent gpu sagging? 2: what is the metallic bottom piece of the pump/resorvoir? Is that included when you buy the combo or where could you find/ what do you search for to find that piece?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

1: GPU brace 2: Barrow DDC pump heat sink. Ordered from modmymods.com.

Azello 1 point 15 months ago

Thank you so much!

ThugginMcMuffin 3 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

How is that Pump/Res mounted? I can't really tell. It's something I don't think I've actually seen before. either way excellent build. very well done. you have some really clean tube runs.

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago
Xentry 1 point 17 months ago

And how would I install this bottom plate on the 2 50-70 EK-Uni holders? (I might need to do this in a upcoming NZXT Manta build)

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

The screw holds the EK-uni holders, bottom plate, and the pump feet altogether. You can screw into the bottom of the EK pump feet(you'll know what I mean if you look at the EK pump manual). BTW, In the current photo, I've changed it to the Barrow DDC mounts instead of the EK plate.

Xentry 1 point 17 months ago

Hmm, might just get the Barrow mount from AliExpress, looks way better and way more functional than the EK one

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Get it here if you are in US. Black Friday sale. https://modmymods.com/barrow-ddc-pump-mounting-bracket-tcbj-ddf.html

Eltech 20 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

This is a very clean, custom loop. Well done and thanks for sharing this beautiful computer. Please take my one.

nelson01 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Very nicely done! What kind of temps are you seeing and how fast are your fans running?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 18 months ago

I'm running 3.8GHz normally. 36C in idle silent mode. Tops out a 49C @ 100% fan and water flow running Aida64 full stress test. I've never tested the limits of this chip, but it should hit 4.0+ no problems.

AbsolutPstchio 1 point 18 months ago

I can't stop looking at it. It's perfect.

AbsolutPstchio 1 point 18 months ago

I actually cannot think of a better way to put a custom loop in this case(which I have been trying to plan for a long time), and I'm incredibly jealous.

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Beautiful build! Though I'm curious as to why the rear fan is set to intake.

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Rear fan is on intake to help cool the DDC pump and feed more air to the top radiator. I wish that fan can go lower to get better coverage on the pump.
The pressure is positive in the case and all intakes are filtered.

Alternatively, I guess I can lose the fan and maybe have room for a small D5 pump/res instead. The rads has enough headroom to cool the D5 also.

Caminon 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

Ah, interesting. I wouldn't have guessed!

VeteranJerky 1 point 18 months ago

Super clean build. Definitely, one of my favourite builds.

Chris4daze 1 Build 1 point 18 months ago

How well can do those fans light the interior of the case in normal lighting conditions with the dark tint? Any room for a white led strip up top if there with 120 mm fans installed(no radiator)? Not much build info on such a new case

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Fans are not enough to light up the whole case. It's good ambient light, but I got the RAM and 3/5mm LED on water blocks & res to make it brighter.

You probably can put LED strip w/o the rad. It's pretty tight, but you may end up w/ a slight tilt. I'm not a fan of LED strip so I can't tell you for sure.

Nippynoah 1 point 18 months ago

What are the fans in the front? The 3 next to each other

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

Corsair ML120 white

Absekon 2 Builds 1 point 18 months ago

I'm tempted to throw some dirt on this built because IT'S SO CLEAN!

iPhoneGuru_ 1 point 17 months ago

how much did the custom loop cost in total?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago

Res/Pump $120, CPU WB $80, GPU WB & Backplate :$170, Rad: $140, Fittings/tube/Misc: ~$100

Water Cooling Awesomeness: $Priceless

iamirot 1 point 17 months ago

Awesome build!

I have a similar build in mind and have a couple of quick questions, if you don't mind:

  1. How long is your graphics card and how thick is the front rad? I'm really worried I can't fit my 1080 in (279mm) with a medium-thickness rad + fan

  2. Similarly, how thick is your top rad? I'll be getting the same RAM and have read that the max height for the RAM is 40mm, while the Tridents are 44mm

Thanks!

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 months ago
  1. The 1080ti FE is 270mm out of the case.
  2. 30mm. Check where your ram slots are compared to the Asus Crosshair mobo here. I've upgraded this system to Threadripper and all the mobo ram slots are higher so that was a problem. I had to dremel off a tiny part of the case to make the rad fit.
iamirot 1 point 17 months ago

Good point on the ram slot position. My mobo is a STRIX X370-F Gaming and the slots look quite high up as well, so it doesn't look all that promising at this point.

Guess the best thing to do is wait for my parts to arrive and do some measurements first.

Thanks again.

jjdk 1 point 10 months ago

very late reply but wondering if the strix F gaming worked with the cooler in meshify?

yuchan 1 point 16 months ago

Insane! I have a question if you don't mind. It would be possible to fit the pump in the bottom with the front radiator using the current pump bracket? Thanks in advance.

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 16 months ago

The pump will fit in the shroud hole, but you'll have to think about how to fit the tube in. There very little clearance if you do that. I have a drain valve down there too.

MichealJoeden 1 point 15 months ago

Where did you get those cables from, they look pretty nice

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 15 months ago

Cablemod

NobodyLikesYouEA 1 point 14 months ago

Needed to take my pants to the washing machine... :( +1

Vairfoley 30 Builds 1 point 14 months ago

I think I'm gonna grab my self a Meshify C of my own, now...

Excellent work.

TheSneakinSpider 1 point 14 months ago

This is a beautiful build, I love the meshify C and this has made me want to water cool when I get to build my PC. These pipe runs look so clean and the white glow looks amazing in this case. I am so entranced by this that I am getting those fans you did a great job on this. EDIT: realized you made this for some VR and CAD, those will be what my next pc is for, might just rip all the part off your it and use them because it looks awesome and I assume performs just as well

RickyD96 1 point 12 months ago

really solid water cooling my dude. i may take some inspiration.

meatballsub 1 point 12 months ago

can you fit push pull 360 in there? luv this build

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

No. You cannot push pull like you can with Define C, with this setup. That's a shame because this is the better airflow case.

PrivatePengu 1 point 11 months ago

What is the top radiator? I know this is an old post, but I was just wondering

PrivatePengu 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you! I'm trying to figure out whether or not I can use Trident Z RGB with a top mounted radiator in the Meshify C. I have quite a few builds saying it can, but Fractal Designs website and this one 28mm radiator build saying that it can't.

Yours is 29.6mm in width. I've seen someone fit a Kraken in there, which is 30mm, so I think I can fit an S24 in there while keeping my Trident Z RGB.

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Check your mother board. The crosshair VI is fine. The white meshify C is using a matx board with the ram slots higher up than the crosshair.

PrivatePengu 1 point 11 months ago

Ohh, thank you! I hadn't noticed that... Oops. Thanks alot for the help! I'm certain that there can be an S24 up there now.

PrivatePengu 1 point 11 months ago

Ohh, thank you! I hadn't noticed that... Oops. Thanks alot for the help! I'm certain that there can be an S24 up there now.

bartold3ak 1 point 11 months ago

How did you mounted reservoir to rear fan? Thank you if you reply

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

See my response to ThugginMcMuffin above.

ReidUzumaki 1 point 9 months ago

How's the airflow

Aku0 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

Very good

Aku0 1 Build 1 point 7 months ago

You inspired me , thanks to you i got the My First PC with awesome style

Aku0 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Check my build inspired by you. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PVBbt6#description - Of course I didn’t do the closed water loop i’m not mad yet lol - I well try to lower RGB fan brightness later to get that stealth look!

MathewJLOneT 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

How did you mount the radiator behind the Corsair fans at the front? I am doing a very similar build, except i am using an NZXT kraken AIO cpu cooler(though the radiators appear to be identical). The screws that come with the AIO are only 30mm long, which isnt quite enough to get through the fans and still mount them to the Radiator.

Did you have to get custom screws? or did you come up with a different method for mounting it?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 4 months ago

Nope. I’m using the standard 30mm screws. If you use longer screws, make sure the screws aren’t too long or you may damage radiator fins.

MathewJLOneT 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Thanks for the tip! I just recently finished my build with an AIO cooler and found them to just fit - it simply seemed a bit too short given the Corsair fans are a bit thicker than the cooler's included fans. Used your completed build to inspire my own(a little), please check it out!

wcnoob 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

Amazing job! I think this is the prettiest thing I've seen in a while :)

Complete water cooling noob here so please excuse me if I'm asking something really silly.

Does this loop have 2 pumps? It looks like there's a pump at the bottom right next to the 360mm radiator. And I think the reservoir also has a pump included right? What is that red pump at the bottom?

wilson945 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

That's a PrimoChill flow indicator. EK Res/Combo on top.

wcnoob 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

aaahhh that makes sense! thank you!

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