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A six month labour of love. The build log is available here if you want to get into the gory details - http://www.overclock.net/t/1529623/build-log-midnight-express-mercury-s8

https://imgur.com/a/ZLhOD#0

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  • 51 months ago
  • 11 points

Just... Like... Mail this to me.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

xD

  • 51 months ago
  • 5 points

Dmn, this looks professionally done. Your going to tell me this is your first custom water cooled build??!!. (insert applauds*) (You went all out on the pictures +1) It looks amazing. I hope you're are completely healed by now.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you that's kind of you to say.

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

Blood for the Blood God?

+1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Skulls for the Skull throne!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing work,thanks for sharing with us your talents! Did you use soft tube at the bottom radiators ?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it was going to be too fiddly to hardline the pedestal, for maintenance purposes, but that was what I originally wanted to do.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Wise choice, it doesn't look like there was much space to work with at the bottom.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Next to none, had to think on it for quite some time before deciding how to plumb it all up and where to drill the holes for bulkhead passthroughs.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build mate. Looks like hospital equipment or was that the point. I think its awesome what you did. Really creative, just shows how much you can do to a PC. +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the point but quite a few people have said the same thing :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

This case has been on my list for a while, will be grabbing it the same day that I have enough money free to do a full loop. It would just feel wrong to put a single air cooled card and an H100i in this. hopefully the next couple months goes well then I will get one! Only question I have is how is the Res mounted? is it just suspended or is it anchored some where that I just missed?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I highly recommend the case. The build quality is beyond anything I've owned before. The res is 'floating.' It's not using any brackets, it hangs off Monsoon lock collars. It's a risky design choice but the look it provides is unbeatable. More info here - https://youtu.be/tU1MoA3S30s?t=258

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info, when I go all out I may squeeze something like this in :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Whats with the wheels XD do you just sit on top of it parading it round you're house?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Its so heavy and big if he wanted to move it he doesn't want a chance of it falling over

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

77cm tall, about 100lbs when full of water. The wheels are a godsend :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Try a dual system watercooled TX1O with a pedistal - Project Theif probably 200+

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Why is there no SLI connector?

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I was waiting on an Asus ROG bridge to paint white. I've just started using a basic bridge for now, until I can get my hands on a nice looking bridge.

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

love the monsoon fittings. you did all the detail, screws, plates, the whole 9 yards. very nice.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for noticing!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

This just gets my jimmies all rustled...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no need to be upset.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

no 980Ti's?

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Pls read description, took him six months to build it probably bought the 980s even before any rumors for the 980ti.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Exactly that. It would definitely be Ti's if I was buying now, but the GPUs were purchased in January or thereabouts.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

when i first saw this it thought it was a saw trap but its a pc, looks beautiful and is very very neat +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I would love to see a TV show based on high in PC builders building rigs for celebrities and spoiled rotten rich kids.

  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

this...

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I wish. I could do a lot of fun builds. Although I'm sure I'd be forced to build like 10 Call of Duty themed PCs a week.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

That cable management is a nerd's wet dreams.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

TURBZ!!! Made the Top Spot eh??? Congrats mate and Slick Rig :)

TCO

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

TCO!! Heyyyyyy buddy :) Cheers, I am humbled by the feature spot.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be! It feels great Mate! I love the build. What's Next?

TCO

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

OH you guys....

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh HERO, COME AND SAVE US!!! Lol

TCO

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I just finished a HTPC/server build that didn't really warrant a build log (although the case is awesome - Origen S21t), a couple of client builds in the pipeline (one Case Labs), logs to come if I get permission.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Hows your experience with Galax as a whole? Did they ship from Hong Kong? How long did it take for your 980s to arrive? I ask because I just ordered a Galax 980 ti, last card in stock coming from HK supposedly. Didn't get charged sales tax either, you? Did you order from the galax store website?

Beautiful build btw +1

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I purchased via reseller and tax was automatically added by them, so I haven't had the Galax experience, so to speak.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

...I had to read through the build log because of the mentions of blood piquing my curiosity.

I legit thought you were cooling your computer with your own blood......five litres of it, no less. That would have been...weird, to say the least.

But *******. That's a gorgeous build. Congrats, man!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely awesome build!! The cleanliness of it is incredible! +1 Quick question, what are the transparent plastic grips used to keep the cables tidy and in position called? I've been meaning to get some for my build but forgot what they are called.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

They are called cable combs. There are two main types - stealth combs, which have to be threaded onto the wires before the connector goes on and standard combs, which can be clipped on without removing the connectors. Hope that helps.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah yes of course! Thanks alot, that did help :D

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Now that's one sexy beast... Completely over the top and awesome.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Overkill was definitely part of the theme :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

since i am upvote #150, i feel i need to say something. This is stunning. the thought and care that went into this are beyond anything i would have thought logical. it is more than a machine, this beauty is a work of art. it etches perfection into those who witness its glory. if the Midnight Express were a train, it would turn heads like a sports car does. this is probably one of the most stunning builds on this website that i have seen. it puts Cell's perfection to shame.

Congrats, good sir. you have done more than make a featured build. You have created a glorious device for us all to live up to. you are worthy of every upvote you receive

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Very kind of you to say, thank you.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

you are quite welcome. always nice to see amazing computers

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I hope your planning on overclocking. (Sorry if someone else already asked)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

It would be rude not to!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

OK i just saw that the clock rates on the side were still at stock.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the design of having the motherboard horizontal :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

That's what drew me to the case aswell. Something a bit different. Plus, no GPU sag!

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

So uh... You're adding a third 980 right? I mean come on, you can't stop here, that power supply yearns for the absolution of tri-sli. Don't think, just do it. Awesome build, by the way.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Man... don't tempt me...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Wipes tears..... so beautiful

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

cries and whispers one of these days...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so far the most complete and beautiful build I've ever seen. +1! Water cooling seems like rocket science to me _

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol I don't think you're ever going to have to worry about a hot computer! But that's an epic build +1 from me :)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I Cri Evrytiem.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You made it on the first page of the most expensive builds ;)

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it. +1 the second to last picture kind of make it look like blood lol and I love this case.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hope you get a full recovery and get back to doing what you love. Great build and awesome photos.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

much epic. so wheels. too camera. tem specs. many wow.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply Epic! Love the build and the water cooling loop.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to store cokes inside your mini-fridge/computer tower. That thing looks epic! You got my vote bro!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

dude nice thermaltake case

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build +1. I have been considering some similar parts for the LC a couple of them bitspower and aquacompter parts you used. I really like those brands. Unfortunately I can't afford to toss mine together until next year but by then I'll be pushin an upgrade any how so it'll be more relevant.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

dude OMG

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Takes off Glasses Mother of God... +1

So many fans in that box...

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

No words are needed. Just sheer brilliance filled with skill and love.

Thank you for providing us with this magnificent build.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

another freakin Masterpiece. Some of the creations you guys are coming up with are so amazing!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you not like this build?

I love the colours and the sweet pics. 1+

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

0_0 its gorgeous, the color scheme is fantastic and as are the pictures. it looks amazing! beautiful build

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Mind blown into pieces. Gawd!!!

Weeps

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

10/10 - IGN

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

After I die I'm using my life insurance to fund this build... _ sick.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Finally, it is done. A featured build that beats White Metropolis!!! +1 for producing cream in my pants

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

This has to be used in a movie. An uber-hacker's lair. But I think it needs some new wheels. Those wheels look like office furniture. How about these: http://www.rockler.com/translucent-skate-wheel-casters-locking

Nice rig!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

dude... it so clean.. you deserve to get more points man this is glory music

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Neatest build ever!!! love the GPU waterblocks!!!

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That was probably the worst experience in bleeding your loops. I would've probably quit and thrown the whole thing out half way through. Jeezus that must have been a nightmare.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey Turbz where did you find red light bars I noly see light blue

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

And it's got wheels! Can it drive me to work too?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

You are one fancy motherf****r

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

kreygasm

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

He created a monster

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build with unbelievable attention to detail, what a labor of Love! Keep up the great work.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Idc if I'm a year late, this is the only build with the ability to defend itself against a virus (white blood cells in the blood XD) 11/10 would bang

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't have benchmarks but if you want them I can run crystalmark or whatever you would like. If I was buying parts now, I would definitely go with an NVME drive over the PCIe m.2 drive.

  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

that moment when you first turn on your pc ༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つAMENO༼ つ ◕◕ ༽つ

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Will get the numbers for you as soon as I can.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Here's your bench from CDM - https://imgur.com/IbAiRwD

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Fair point - I've added a link to the build log. http://www.overclock.net/t/1529623/build-log-midnight-express-mercury-s8

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  • 51 months ago
  • 4 points

Nothing makes the heart sink to the boots like a waterfall feature on a motherboard!!

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely overkill :P

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  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

As soon as it's in service I surely will! Waiting on a sit/stand motorised desk and custom chair from work before I build the office (read: mancave) of my dreams :)

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  • 51 months ago
  • 3 points

I think there's some sweat and a few tears in there too :)

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  • 51 months ago
  • 2 points

Well that escalated quickly.

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