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After my EVGA GPU caught on fire in my last build while running Chrome (still not sure how), I was forced to create a new PC. I've always wanted to attempt water cooling, but I knew the learning curve was sharp. If I succeeded though, the plan would be to use this for a 3-4 GPU set up in the future (for Octane rendering). So I present to you, my Custom Watercooled PC = GLaDOS 2.0.

Coolant temps on average: 27C GPU temps under load: 35C, Idle: 27C CPU temps under load: 67C, Idle: 35-40C

Timelapse video here: https://youtu.be/-k0sug1gb-o

Check out my work here: www.ninamarievisuals.com @ninamarievisuals

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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 5 points

What an awesome build! Love the part choices except for the Crucial 1TB SSD; QLC is not known for great write speeds, but other than that it is a great build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ah yeah I can see that. It is being used as my ASSETS folder to store things like hdris and textures and such, so it doesn't per say need to be fast, but I do notice the severe drop in speeds after it fills up 70% so that kinda sucks. Thank you so much!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That doesnt have to do with QLC vs TLC. For one the MX500 is TLC. For two when a drive slows down from filling up, that'd be due to the cache setup. For three, the controller is much more important to think about then TLC vs QLC.

Edit: Apparently I cant read model names. Either way, P1 mostly suffers from worse controller

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Damn,

Radiator bigger than the one in my car.

You planning to go hard tube in the future? I used to have ZMT by EK as I was afraid i'd screw the hard stuff and get a leak but I bit the bullet and haven't looked back since.

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/hhWD4D

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Your build is gorgeous!! You know I might, but thats not gona be for another year or so haha. I guess if I am keeping this case for a while, I could settle in and do it since the majority of this is already built. But idk how hard tubing would do under the desk from the case to the mo-ra reservoir is all, you know?

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks :)

I would have thought just go hard tubing internally, and still keep the external from the computer to the rad as soft tubing for flexibility. Unless you went ALL out, and somehow built the radiator into a part of your desk ;)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Ohhh yeah that would be a cool idea! I could do hard tubing in the future, what are the benefits besides looks to hard tubing vs soft tubing? Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hi, and congrats on the feature! About the hard tubing, I guess PETG would cloud up at similar rate as the soft tubing but if you stepped up to acrylic, glass, or brass, those should be more resistant to wear and tear due to coolant and heat.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you thats great to know! I might do hard tubing in the future, who knows.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

What is the bottom case with radiators and cooling? I love the idea of moving the noise and cooling away from the case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

That's called a MO-RA3 420 :) I like it too! This way it can be paired with any case in the future!

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

The build is awesome. In all my years of being on this site and looking into future buids I don't think I've ever seen One with the solution you came up with, for cooling. I love it cuz it would allow a small form factor build and remove heat and noise away from case.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah! I can swap out any case I want if I need to with this MO-RA, its pretty great as long as you have space under the desk for it! Thanks so much for checking it out :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, pics and name. Congratulations!

I find it odd to see it on the left side of your desk. IMO it would look better on the rights side, with the majority of the cables toward the rear.

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Oh I hear you, but thats my husbands side of the desk, and honestly I'm cool with it because I get less glare from the windows behind us this way. I also dont want the cables facing into my livingroom, since you'd be able to see it when you walk in. For now this'll do! Thanks for the idea though!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

very nice i checked your timelaps also very nice

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks so much :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

At first I thought u were running a 240mm rad only. And then I saw the most insane image, the massive car radiator wtf this cooling is next level

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha!!! :D Its a worth-it investment! Thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Mesmerizing build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:) Thank you

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yo, this build is so blowing my mind right now. Incredible go at building a PC that’s stark yet vibrant. I love it. Checked out your website, you’re also an incredibly talented photographer and artist as well, of course the PC turned out so good! Take care and congrats on building such a wonderful thing.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

XD Thank you so so much!! For checking out my work and for the compliment <3

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Your photos of the build are really well done, and the external radiator solution is extremely creative!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!! :) Its a great idea for anyone who needs to cool down a lot of hot components with some under-the-desk space

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Mora and pc o11 xl bro ! Nice build, look stunning

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

*lady, Thank ya!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

nice build! love when i see chicks doing things like this.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:P Thanks for the support!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is a sick build! Props to you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:'] Thank you!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I forgot to mention this earlier, but this is my favorite color scheme of any build I've seen on PCPartpicker.com.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:'D Thank youuu sooo much!!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I took a look at your 1st build. If I could clap my hands here I would. Keep up the great builds!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

hahaha you are making my day literally, thank you very much, it means a lot to me

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I CALLED IT Btw congrats nina!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

:D!! this made me so exited that it is featured right now!!!! How cool is that!! Thank you ShaggyDoo :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The lightning get mesmerizing at some point! It reminds me of 3 color popsicle we would buy at the convenience store when we were kids!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

LOL! Thats a fun memory :P

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

if i were you, i would attach the quick release DIRECTLY to the GPU and then just run a flextube from there. looks cleaner :D

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is a great build, I extremely like it, but I am seeing you missed an oppurtinity to put a case fan on the back of the case, noticing most people don't do it. Otherwise this is a perfectly good build +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I noticed I could do that, perhaps I might, but I've got more case fans than Ive need to cool down the ram/motherboard since the other components are watercooled. More fans = more noise too. Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Np :D

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

If the old system was water cooled, it could have put out the fire for you!

Sick build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

lol if only, thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and great video! Congrats on feature, well deserved +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so so much!!! :))

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wait... caught on fire????

XD

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

YEAH!!! I was on Google Hangouts one night, turned on my computer for 10 minutes, suddenly I hear a crackling I look over and there is SMOKE COMING OUT OF MY PC! I freak out, yell for my husband, and he comes running, now there is a legit FLAME on top of my GPU. I unplug the computer, and the flame subsided. Send that thing back to EVGA. That scared the CRAP out of me, idk what would have happened if I was not home...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

DAAAAAMN lucky you're not hurt. But that poor gpu. terrorized by google hangouts.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

thank you yea Im fortunate to have been home when it happened.

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

all good

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

So, maybe a dumb question, but with that massive radiator outside the case with the Noctua fans on it. Why put any fans in the case, or fully load it out? Is it visual style or did you have concerns about heat that I'm missing?

Edit: I had some part burn out (a loud pop noise) on an EVGA 7800 GTX (Yes 7800, I'm that old), I love their RMA department. Haven't bought from anyone else since. Sad they don't make ThreadRipper motherboards, My X58 board still runs like a trooper after all these years with heavy usage.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Nope the amount of case fans i have inside is not necessary, I had them from my last build and absolutely LOVE the rgbs, so I kept them :) You only need a couple if your gona do a build like this.
YEAH! I wish EVGA made motherboards for what I need!! Their RMA department did work out for me in the end, but I had to complain 3x and had a rude manager explain to me that a fire in the case is not a hazard because it was 'contained' (meanwhile I have curtains inches away from my computer... so not sure how that would have worked had I not been home when the GPU randomly caught fire), finally they worked with me though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry to hear you had a rough go of it. Seems deliberately obtuse of said manager. Gorgeous build anyway! Any reason you chose not to go ThreadRipper? It sounds like your work case would benefit from higher thread count?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I agree, it gave me a bad taste in my mouth with EVGA after that. Thank you!! I want a threadripper badly lol but it was another thousand, and I told myself I could wait until the 4th gen to buy it and sell my cpu/mobo. I do mostly GPU rendering though, so its not so necessary for me.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm really looking forward to GlaDOS 3.0, Hopefully you already have enough cooling!

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 point

Just built in this case too. Love it!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Anything is possible! I'm sorry :(