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Ocean Blue

by Hector1908

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54 Comments

Details

Date Published

Jan. 17, 2018

Date Built

Jan. 15, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.493 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.1 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

27.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

57.0° C

Description

Hey guys , here is another build of mine . I chose blue because it was on my next color list and also my favorite color along with red-black theme . This costume loop is so much fun to do and once you do it you cant stop lol . This time I chose Phanteks fittings , cpu block and gpu block because I want it to try something different from EK . The water pump is from EK cause Phanteks did not have one at the time .
The cpu is delided and OC to 4.5 . I did oc to 5.0 but did not see any improvement in gaming so I set it back to 4.5 just not to push the cpu if there is no need for it .

The build process was easy and fast with no problems at all and it was almost like doing a regular build . Most parts are from Newegg , pump and some fittings from performance pss . Liquid coolant is PrimoChill Vue Powder Blue and it looks amazing . The best part of it is that you can see the movement of the coolant so you know its flowing . The case i chose this time is Be Quiet 700 , because is new and also i always want it to have one . The case is great with some flaws . Love the psu shroud its realy great that you can take it apart and posibility to connect the cables from the front by taking the front plate out . It came with defective fan controler which efect the LEDs to so i called them and they gonna send the new part but i have to wait a while . Al in all it was fun to build in it . I installed Bitspower Flow Indicator in the loop but since the coolant is not clear you cant really see it so its kind of useless . The temperatures for the CPU are between 20-60 C . Gpu between 30-60 , very happy with it . I am really happy how it turned out and i hope you enjoy it too . If you have any questions feel free to ask in the comment .

Comments Sorted by:

iKaramba 2 points 13 months ago

Finally, a PC build that actually makes sense and Isn't some $2,000 build with a 1060.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks .

LatinoHeat 1 point 13 months ago

Wow... this build is absolutely AMAZING... when you want to get rid of it let me know and I’ll buy it!!!!!!

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Already have an offer for $3500 lol . Thanks man .

LatinoHeat 1 point 13 months ago

My offer still stands.. when you decide to sell message me!! I can beat out offers

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

YEEEEEESSSS HARDLINE!!!! If you're looking for a showstopper check out the Vue fluid by Primochill, looks and performs great.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

This is Primochill Vue and i do love it , It doesn't leave any stains on the blocks and comes out of loop 100 percent .

Mason54 25 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Couldnt tell, sorry about that. Being a Vue user myself I always recommend it!

Uniko585 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Looks Great man!!! ...love the card's costume back-plate

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks bro , V1tech gpu back plate .

RollingSushi 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

Sick AF!!!!!!!!!!!! +9000

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks .

Blacksm1le 1 Build 1 point 13 months ago

very clean construction and I really like your watercooling very well done +1

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thank you :)

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

How are your noise levels?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

I don't know but i cant hear the fans running at all lol .

Obamas.mama 3 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Nice! Very nice build

GazaIan 1 point 13 months ago

This looks ******* awesome. I was looking for someone who did a water cooled build in this case, since I'm planning on throwing a Zenith Extreme in the case and build on that. Gonna use a 1920X and that behemoth needs water as far as I'm concerned. Glad to see water cooling is doable, although seemingly at the expense of every single 3.5" bay.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Thanks bro .

WOLVANG 1 point 12 months ago

Have you had any issues with the Be Quiet 700 case? How would you say the air ventilation is?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

I would say the air flow is ok , not great but ok . The fan hub was defective on arrival so i guess that effected the fan controller and front led (couldn't change colors) . Cable management is terrible imo . Lots of room but still not planned for cables routing like example NZXT H700i . Other then that the case is ok . I would go with Fractal Design Define R6 TG if you didn't buy the case yet , i got it already and is much better .

WOLVANG 1 point 12 months ago

Damn, yeah I actually just got the Be Quiet 700 in the mail today. Should I return it or should I just stick with it since I already have it? As long as it’s not a HORRIBLE case, I should be alright?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Well , that's on you lol . You may like it . Its not terrible case of course .

nmopwe 1 point 12 months ago

Fantastic build and colors. Can you help me to choose the case between: 1) Fantech Enthoo evolv TG (or not TG) 2) BeQuiet Dark Base 700 3) Fractal Design Define R6? thank you very much in advance

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 2 points 12 months ago

Thanks bro . Ok , Phanteks is beautiful case but poor air flow . Be quiet 800 is great case with decent air flow which makes it better choice than Phanteks . Not great cable management tho . Now , i dont know how is Fractal r6 but i have build in process and when i finish and test it i will know more about it , probably 2 werks since is costume loop and im working on it few hours a week only . If i have to guess i would say Fractal r6 cause is beautiful , plenty of room , removable panels and great air flow after you open front and top with the dust filters almost all sides and great TG . I hope this helps

Dkulprit 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Great build, I basically have the same exact build, phanteks included, but went with singularity pump and res, even down to the VUE, but in red. How is it going with the VUE? Due to some life events I haven't had the the time to drain and clean. Since then there have been some horror stories of the VUE to the point they put out a warning that it is not to be run 24/7 in a loop. How is that going for you? Any issues, been afraid to do it now.

Also, any issues fitting taller RAM with the rad and fans? Kept me from doing that, but I've been thinking of adding one up top.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Thanks bro . I have no problems yet with any of it but it is only a month old so will see . Also , i don't run it 24 hours (only when im using it) . I checked singularity pumps before and i did not like the reviews on it so i vent with EK . EK have better review`s and more simple to work with .

Dkulprit 1 Build 1 point 12 months ago

Well the warning basically states that it's for showing off and not be used as a day to day is what I mean. I've seen a mix of reviews since people put it in, but the people who have issues seemed to either leave their coil in or did not clean their loop enough.

Did you have issued with your tall RAM? Thinking of getting a second rad so I can lower my fan curves.

Also did you try the vertical GPU at all or did you go with the horizontal because of the custom backplate from the get-go? Getting from the GPU to the CPU was difficult in the vertical config due to how close they have it.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 12 months ago

Ok I understand now , I will try to clean the loop in few months since I have a spare bottle of VUE . Hmm , now you got me curious . No issues with the RAM , plenty of space all around but its 360 rad . Cant go over 360 in length either , do to tube clearance . I barely have space for the fitting cause I have to use 90 angle fitting on 2 spots as you can see in pic . Did not try vertical GPU yet , maybe in the future cause I like the look of the VUE going through the clear block .

mikex999 1 point 11 months ago

great build. I've read that you build a lot of rigs . SO give me and advice. which one do you prefer between fractal define r6 tg and the new cooler master mastercase mc500m and why :)

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Fractal r6 is better in every way , better looking , better airflow , better cable management and goes on ......

But still its what you like more not someone else .

breitseite 1 point 11 months ago

very nice build! which fans did you build in and how much rpm they running

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Thank you , EK Vardar , 2200 rpm .

LukeSMITH989 1 point 9 months ago

I wish i could watercool my build, too expensive though.

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I'm sure you gonna be able to do it soon :)

Skyper 1 point 9 months ago

Hi! :D What bracket did you use to mount the pump?

OttoWerse 1 point 9 months ago

Great build, but I do have one question: how well do the dual-HDD cage beneath the PSU-shroud and the radiator go together? I'm looking into new cases right now that will fit a 360 rad (all in one, nothing super-thicc) but I also need at least two 3-5" drives, preferably hidden beneath a shroud. In the press shots it looks like that would fit, but I can't find any shots from the back with a 360 rad installed, and I don't want to risk it. Hoping you can help me out here!

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 9 months ago

I think youll be able to do 2 HDDs easy even with 360 rad . I`m not sure but I think you can move the cage to the side more . I took mines cause I have ssd M.2 . so cant tell you for sure .

Red4k 1 point 8 months ago

Nice Build, whitch Radiators do you use?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

Thanks , EK 360 slim rads .

Lopata 1 point 8 months ago

Is it possible to fit a thicker rad at the front? Looks like it can be done if front will be installed tube ports down. 2 360mm 45mm thicc will be kinda perfect. Otherwise I am in search for another case...

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 8 months ago

It depend on the case , if you asking about be quiet 700 then its not possible . Due to the parts I have , the pump in the front and also I want it to hide the tubes up there . I tried thicker but after installing and trying to fit other stuff I had to switch . You can go thicker in the front but you have to move the pump below the gpu . That's pretty much it .

Lopata 1 point 8 months ago

Thx for info man.

gomanyemal 1 point 7 months ago

I'm looking to recreate this build with black and yellow, and am completely new to water cooling. Think you could list the tubing fitting, reservoir and pump you used?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 7 months ago

4x 12mm ek petg tubes , 10x Phanteks Glacier Series Fittings PH-RA90_12MM Hard Tube Rotary Fitting 90 - Satin Black https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709099&cm_re=phanteks_Glacier_Series_Hard_Tube_Fittings-_-35-709-099-_-Product 6x 12mm Hard Tube Fitting G1/4 http://phanteks.com/PH-HTC1210.html 2x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-t-splitter-3f-g1-4-black 2x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-angled-90-g1-4-black 1x https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-ball-valve-10mm-g1-4-black 2x ek coolstream se360 rads . 1x https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAC8W6MG2208

You cant go thicker radiators thanthat cause it will be in the way io shield on the left and the front i dont know whats your gpu so mine is 1080ti strix and if i use thicker the pump will hit the gpu so it depends on what u have . Also if u go thicker in the front you have to go down with rad in/out fittings . Buy some extra tubes and fittings in case . You gonna need some rotary extenders but that you have to figoure it out first , depend on the parts you have . I hope this helps .

gomanyemal 1 point 7 months ago

Ya, I had seen the discussion earlier about rad thickness. I was probably gonna go with Gigabyte 1080 ti OC, so actually a little shorter. I'm guessing you cut holes into the shroud pieces for your cable management?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 6 months ago

Yes .

kain70 1 point 6 months ago

how did you connect this to the front radiator at the back? and at the top radiator rear connection

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Thelongcheng 1 point 1 day ago

Did you cut out a hole on the panel at the bottom?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Yes .

Thelongcheng 1 point 1 day ago

How did you get your cable from your gpu to go straight down?

Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Cable combs .

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Hector1908 submitter 9 Builds 1 point 13 months ago

Well , i am constantly building pc`s and selling them . Most locally here in Hawaii . And i also updating mine rigs every two or three months . Trying different parts and companies . Next one on my list is BitsPower . I got all the parts for it and it looks great , quality is a top notch , at least it looks like it so will see in few days when i redo my other build .

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