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Built solely for VR and the Oculus Rift when it's released.

This PC was made using mostly second hand parts - albeit well within warranty and were completely boxed. This was to save on cost in order to build a fantastic rig for little money. Of course, I did have to splash out on all new parts for the custom watercooling loop. The grand total speaks for itself.

Customised the Primo case and other components with a lovely Sunset Yellow. I installed in the top of the case a fillport so I could fill that res easily. Also, from the pump, as pictured, there is a drain port on rotaries so it can swing out to allow me to drain the loop easily. These additions make a custom loop very, very easy to maintain. The Enthoo Primo made this build so easy and a good-looker to boot.

I'm very pleased with it and I'll be overclocking it very soon. Comments welcomed!

Please note: the Mobo, the Ram and the PSU have been zero'd out. This is because I bought these items with the CPU in a bundle deal. Hence why the CPU price is what it is. The drive, monitor and keyboard have been zero'd out because they will be purchased at a later date.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

How are the temps? Nice build Man 1+

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Haven't OC'd yet. Watch this space! Cheers.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice theme man and good wire management! +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I always spend a decent chunk of time on cable management!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build man i wish i could build something like that but my mom said too much money

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What momma don't know, won't hurt

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

This.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice 980 ti snag for that price but jesus did you overpay for that processor imo. Anyways looks a lot better than mine with equivalent parts +1

Edit: my beauty: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/DVzMnQ

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, Sir. Don't be fooled by that CPU price... as per the description: "the Mobo, the Ram and the PSU have been zero'd out. This is because I bought these items with the CPU in a bundle deal. Hence why the CPU price is what it is"

Eve is lovely.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah ok haha I guess I showed my attention span by commenting on something you posted in the description :P . I did read SOME but not all. Anyways though thanks for looking at my build as well. Hope this leads you to some legendary VR playthroughs :D!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build and pretty theme. Bring on the VR. +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't wait. Bring it on. Thanks man.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Stellar build! Custom loop turned out great.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

It did! That 240mm rad was a late addition, but it was part of parcel with something else so thought... why the hell not haha! Thanks

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

If you wanted to use VR and Oculus, you should've gone with an AMD GPU.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The 980Ti stood out for me :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the most annoying thing about watercooling (besides bleeding and building it)?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

The hole it leaves in your wallet?

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess if that's the only downside then I will definitely give it a shot for my first PC, budget is 2000-2500 dollars

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Go for it. I knew that I wanted to push a high-level overclock. And I knew I wanted to be able to add to the loop should I ever want to go SLI with the 980Ti. AIO coolers are really quite something, but if I'm spending serious money on a PC then you sure as hell better believe I want to keep my options open for the future.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Custom work you did is nothing short of Amazing !!

Thanks for Sharing !!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, Sir. Makes me happy!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I know a few of the Fans that you used, from Xigmatek. But I wonder where you got the others/who made them. Great build, hope it gets featured. +1

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice eye! They are indeed the Xigmatek fans, as they were on offer/pretty cheap anyway. All the other fans are the stock 140mm fans that come shipped with the Primo. I've disassembled them and coloured them yellow as per the other components :) Thanks for your words!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

I've used them before, and they work better than they cost. Which is fan-tastic :3

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

All around perfection, i love the color, and the hardware. The fans look awesome.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers for this. So glad you like it :)

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Sooo nice. You made that Phanteks look good! Where did you get that fan grill/cover for the dual 120 rad? Everything is so custom and nice!

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your words, Sir. I knew from the get go that this needed a personal stamp, so I customised it as much as I dare. That fan guard is from Mayhems! Cheers

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

How well does a GPU perform? Would you recommend it? Really been looking into that 980 ti model. +1 btw!

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely love the 980Ti. It's a beast. For the price difference between it and a TITAN X, this wins hands down. Unless of course you have money you just don't need.

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow this is Awsome man wish I could build this but my budget is only around €1,500 Euro Iv done this build if you could take a minute of your time to help me out would be super :)

P.S I'm in Ireland parts with delivery here aren't the cheapest

http://de.pcpartpicker.com/user/Anaf1/saved/

  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

So beautiful. Well done sir ;)

  • 53 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. A decent chunk of money and even more time is what it took :)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

hi cool build. did you paint the case for it is a red case?

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

I half painted it. I bought the all black version and then painted some of the metal grills.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

because the grills had holes did you have and trouble with the holes getting filled with paint. have you yet OC'd anyway what is the cpu temp'

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

plus you should have bought 4x4GB of ram its more efficient. paint paint paint ... good deal on win 7 pro (can cost 170£.)

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

The grills were easy to paint, actually. They required monitoring during painting and drying for this reason, but anytime it happened a sharp blow of air was enough to remedy it. I haven't OC'd just yet as, frankly, I don't need to until the Oculus Rift is released. Cheers.

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

when i have the money would you suggest me making one of these models. what is the advantage of having a SSD and a HDD. cola

[edit] will you get 4x4 GB of ram for it is faster (or so i have been told) Cola

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This build has been very good to me. I would recommend it, absolutely. I put a lot of research into each hardware component. The advantage of having both an SSD and a HDD is that you can use the HDD as a big hearty storage drive (the SSD your boot) all without inducing a financial coma on your account. Thanks for your RAM advice, but I have no intention of switching from my current spec.

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  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you put a fill port on the top of the case

  • 53 months ago
  • 1 point

This was the most tricky part of the build. The Enthoo Primo is great because you can strip any part of it. So, I had to drill a big enough hole in the top section of the case. This consists of a slotted brushed aluminium layer, then the plastic frame. These were drilled separately. Then, I had to drill the steel chassis. Once done, I had a hole through three layers that stretched about an inch or so. G1/4 extender pieces, right angles and other fittings got me from the fillport to the reservoir of the other side of the case. A little tricky, but worth it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

how did you mount the reservoir? Did you use the phanteks included reservoir mount?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I did. Although I had to cut and grind a part of it in order for it to accommodate and not foul the motherboard.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

What can I say, this thing is a beast of a build for that price. Custom paint job looks sexy and clean to boot. Well done, my only slight complaint is you went with soft tubing instead of hard but that's a minor thing and really just preference.

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :) Yellow and black is my favourite combination. I do, however, refuse to call it the other way around. Bloody song...

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  • 54 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! I am pleased with it :)

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  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, thank you so much for adding me to your list! Time and effort is relatively inexpensive when it comes to pricey builds, as far as I'm concerned! Thanks again, Sir.

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