Description

So, after months of preparation and 2 months of build time, i present my first attempt at a custom water cooled PC. This PC is for gaming, streaming on twitch and starting some video/photography editing work too.

I decided it was time for an upgrade from my 4 year old system and started looking around at ideas. When coming across the "Tower 900" case, i instantly fell in love, so i embarked on a quest to achieve something far beyond the skills i currently have when it comes to building PCs. There's a few imperfections with the build and i learned loads along the way, but got to say i am extremely happy with how this come out.

One issue i have encountered since, which i would love some input to help me fix if possible is follows - - None of my monitors connect with a Display port cable. I have tried 3 different cables and none of them work, i just get no signal and the screen remains black. - HDMI cables work fine. - The workaround i had to use was using HDMI cables from my 2 main monitors and putting a display port adaptor on the end which plugs in to the graphics card, this works perfectly, but its annoying the hell out of me why the display port cables just wont work. Suggestions welcome.

Need to install a few bits now, including bench marking tools. Will update in the coming weeks.

Feel free to ask any questions and i will answer when i get a chance. Feedback welcome too :)

Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Lovely case choice

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

She’s a beautiful case, for sure.

  • 6 months ago
  • 4 points

Wow, I see another extravagant build from a talented builder. Great Work.

+1 for the 2 colour custom loop.

:D

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the kind comments, really appreciate it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

I definitely smell a feature. :D

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

You're too kind. Would be amazing, but there's some phenomenal builds on here, just nice to be part of the community

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Very cool setup. I've always loved that tower. If I had more desk space it'd be my next build.

What was in the dremel case?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

It’s a dremel kit with a load of attachments, I needed I to the mod the case as I had some bits that needed cutting out and sanding down. It’s a cool bit of kit. Can’t recommend the case enough though, it’s massive, but it’s certainly worth it.

  • 6 months ago
  • 3 points

Wow, idk what to say except wow. it looks amazing, good choice of case. How did you get these great specs for only 3.3k? All you need now is an OP setup to go with the beast. I recommend the LG ultrawide 34" curved monitor, your rRTX 2080ti will easily be able to handel that and keep you at more than 100 fps in 4k at max settings. Good work and I hope to see any upgrades you make and if you make a great setup show us. Also try overclocking, there are tons of guides on how to do that online and a z390 motherboard should allow you to do that and you dont need to worry about overheating due to your loop

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks so much for the kind words. Yeah I’m planning on trying out some overclocking with this build, keen to give it a go.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Feature worthy.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much. Really appreciate it

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh man, this thing is sweet. Have you tried to play any games on the smol boi in the case?

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Not yet, might try some tetris on it haha. Right now I'm just running different screen savers from an app called wallpaper engine. So many possibilities ;)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! Love the color scheme and how clean it is.

What type of photography are you into?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Got hooked on Landscape photography when visiting Iceland a couple years ago, as well as trying my drone out there too. Off on a 3 week road trip in calofornia this year too, so keen to edit my work and document it properly, just so much of it scattered all over the place haha.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice! Iceland is on my bucket list.

You visiting some national parks in California?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, spending a couple days in yosemite and also gonna spend a day at catalina Island, still planning the rest

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The most west I've ever been is Arizona. I couldn't tell you from experience but those two areas to visit are excellent ones from what I've heard or read about, especially Yosemite National Park. A lot of great photography opportunities there.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I like the loops you made above the reservoirs. And I am still debating adding some kind of LCD screen in the front panel on mine.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Can't recommend the screen enough, the case is just made for it. Really fills that space nicely. I found a great company in the UK that cut some acrylic frames for it too. Tried cutting them myself, but they had the equipment to get precision cuts.

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I did a little acrylic work myself. I agree, it's difficult to get the smooth edges that I would desire. I did what small cuts I could, used the break method and jigsaw where needed, sand edges best you can. But am having a trophy shop here locally do the side panels to replace the panels that cover the fans.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely stunning. A true masterpiece all round !

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate the kind words, thank you

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Insane build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, really appreciate it :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I came here regarding the fans r the thermaltake fans nice good in person or should i get the corsair ll120 white cuz my build will be white pls let me know

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, apologies for the late reply. I cant comment on the corsair ones as i haven't owned them. I can however say that the TT fans are such a premium look and feel. The RGB set up is so vibrant and perfect, i would recommend them for any RGB enthusiast.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

aight thnxs for ur reply

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I must say, those tubes are mind-bending! I have yet to do a custom loop, mainly because of cost plus I have no experience in that area. But this! How could this be a first attempt? WOW! Everything about this build screams quality. I just can't stop looking at it. Those bends. Those colors. I wish you had a step by step build video of this. I can't begin to imagine how you did it, but congratulations on doing it. This is a work of art.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Apologies for the delay in responding, but really appreciate the kind words and encouragement, honestly, it really means a lot :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Well. Let me explain it like this: Holy ****. That thing is gorgeous! and the pictures are hardware-**** ;)

On a sidenote: I would consider a led-strip or something to illuminate the bottom of the case and the reservoirs no need to mention the stunnig work of art of tubing. I like the absence of a "clean as possible" mentality up there. For my taste, it would be a shame to let the TG darken the interior.

Great work and an inspiration for my future builds for sure! +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for the very kind words. 100% agree i'm looking at lighting options at the moment. Want to find the right balance though just to give a bit of mood lighting inside the case!

Thanks so much for taking the time to comment though

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Absolutely astonishing build! Amazing cooler work, along with a beautiful case. +1 from me all the way!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Appreciate it, thanks a lot for the kind words :D

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, appreciate the comment :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the synthwave wall paper on the screen inside the case. Can it show CPU temps etc? It looks absolutely sublime. Love it. +99

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it can display anything I want it too. The plan is to have a temp monitoring system, just trying to find the right one that looks good. Any recommendations?

Thanks for the kind comments too, really appreciated :)

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/pjMZxr

There is a similar screen in this guy's watercooled build.

It is a 7 inch Raspberry Pi screen that has HDMI. He used something called "AIDA64" software and the sensor panel built into that software. It is highly modular and you can configure literally hundreds plugin combos and make it look any way you want.

You can go ask him for the link for the sensor panel.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much for this, really appreciated