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I'm a guy who's only owned laptops ever since I was 11 years old... Now, being a working 26-year old manchild who's looking for his own appartment... I'm sure u can guess where I'm going with this. It was time for a real, very first, custom built desktop for in my future study, and being in mood where I felt like taking on a project, I decided to go all out and go for a custom, rigid tube watercooled pc.

I did my research, pumped myself up with music & youtube-tutorials; Creating the thing in my mind... and ordered al my parts from all over Europe!

The build is fairly straightforward, and I did encounter a few hickups, but managed to tackle them one by one in the end. The most major ones were: - knocking off and damaging a capacitor from my GTX1080 while removing the stock cooler (one of the connectors was a humongous pain in the *** to get loose... took me over half an hour of prying, my patience & the life of a capacitor to finally get it... ) - Attempting to get 90 deegree bends on all bends, which turned out ot be impossible with solely bending when there isn't enough space between the bends.

4 little modifications were made by myself: - Milling a hole the plexi from my gpu waterblock so it can fit the new and slightly more reliable capacitor. - Spraypainted the fan-casing of the 2 EK vardar F4 fans black while leaving the fans white. - using a combo of insulating and doublesided tape to strategically place the fansplitter on the side of the bay-drive casing, now on the back-side instead of the front -> no longer visible ;) - using extremely clear and thin doublesided tape to mount the bracket, holding the pump and res-combo into the case.

All in all I'm extremely happy with how things turned out. I did recieve a little disappointment blow however, when booting the system for the first time & watching my monitor not recieve any signals... After wracking my brain for 2 days, it turned out the monitor was trying to find my PC using the DP instead of the HDMI-port that I was using... With the kicker being that I in the end I had to switch ports to get my monitor from an non-overclockable 50Hz to the prommised standard of 60HZ refreshrate & making it overclockable to 100Hz.

Anyway, it was a fun and fresh journey which ended in the birth of my very own little creation: The Blazicken Ghost:

-Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-5960X CPU @ 3.00GHz -Geforce GTX 1080 -32 GB RAM -2x 512GB / 1TB SSD -3TB HDD

peripherals: -Corsair strafe RGB cherry mx silent -Razer Taipan White / Logitec wireless (black/red) -Acer predator X34A -Stax srm-353X & Stax L-700

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Comments

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Epic man child achievement +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Master of man childs... teach me the ways... +1 great build my man child.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Exactly how a loop should look like: simple and clean.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

looks awesome. nice monitor too. +1

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

$1000 just for a CPU......

I wish i could be you :P. Ill get 6950X.......

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it xD live life ;)

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks for the detailed descrip. Really helps those of us who are considering custom loops make decisions and plan. Thanks man. Nice build.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks man :) That's the only advice I can give: plan the shi~t out of it and have an as smooth as possible building experience. :p (bending asside, which you can't really plan and is more like a moment of truth-kind of situation)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. Thanks for the advice

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

Honestly, I love the look of this build, but I think that you could have made it much easier on yourself to go for a full sized tower, rather than a mid sized one. this is my personal opinion but it would make the build look that much cleaner and less cramped, other than that, I love this build.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Thing is, I didn't feel like having this high tower case on my desk... I never built a desktop before this either, so not having the experience I had no reference on how precisely things would turn out. And true' there were a few times where I thought things would be much easier if I went full tower, but in the end I'm very satisfied with the result. If I were to do it again, the only thing I'd concider changing would be the thickness of the rads.

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

It's rare to find a white and red build like yours. I am planning on making one similar but don't you think that a pastel red would strike out better against the white?

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

It probably would. But apart from the white pastel, I'm not really a huge fan of the pastel-looking coolants. I felt the transparant blood-red coolant would make the white/black build more elegant looking than a striking pastel-red one. But it's simply a matter of preference. (Also the picture-quality is slightly low, irl it's slightly less dark than it looks in the pictures.)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

In my head when I see this I can easily see some tweaking to make it striking like Bloodmist or Skunkworks. If you don't know what they are or look like, look up Jayztwocents one YouTube: absolutely sexy.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I knew about skunkworks, lovely build but wasn't a huge fan of the coolant-color. And I heard about red mist. Looking it up, it is absolutely gorgeous. The only thing about my build that turned out differently than I envisioned is the fan-splitter. Realising now that I could just as well have placed it on the other side of the bay-drive casing (in the back). Hiding all the visivle cables from the fans... Come to think of it, I can still easily do that, and i'm gonna :p (I literally just thought of that while writing this lol)

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Sweet man! I'm glad I could help you out! I'll be waiting on an update! Haha I know I've been meaning to update mine for a while now

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just finished with the relocation of the fan-splitter. looks nice and clean now. :) What updates were you thinking of in your system?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

But by god your build is gorgeous

  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

So similar to mine it's scary. +1

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Simple, powerful, and clean; all you can ask for. +1 for R5 like mine

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

your fans are both extaking, so they are working against each other

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  • 40 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you at the time the word exhausting escaped me.

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your setup and i'm considering making my own PC. Would this setup be good? It's for gaming. https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7GNK2R

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like an awesome build ;) I'd love to see it realised

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  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd like to know as well

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

So far it's been a treat, overclocking AP goes smoothly aswell.