This is my server/portable pc build. I use/want to use it as a DC and a WDS server as I work on re imaging quite a few laptops. The graphics card, APU and the ram were from my first pc build.
Yep that wasn't a typo, it's an APU! I always been a fan of AMD, hence why I chose to get a APU for my first pc build and I felt that it was only right to water cool it :-).
Well, I'm originally from Jamaica and I wanted to do this color scheme as soon as got my main pc done ( https://pcpartpicker.com/b/3zm8TW ) and I was seriously reconsidering changing the color scheme of my main build to this.
This build was a major PITA all around! This was the first time that I didn't use any 90 or 45 degree fittings and bent all the tubing. Ironically, the shortest run was the hardest for me because the cpu water block is a little lower than the pump so I had to do a little bend to get it connected. I kid you not, it took me a little over 20 tries just for that one run!
The layout that I originally had had for this build didn't work out at all. I originally wanted to mount the reservoir to the radiator but the 970 was a little too long for it to fit there. I also originally had 4 fans but had to remove it because it couldn't fit between the radiator and the reservoir, also , the fans in the front would fit correctly because of the radiator screw holes so I had to drill new holes in the case.
Overall I'm glad I did this build and gained some solid experience on tube bending!
I bought another windowed side panel because the original one was scratched up.
The 970 price is how much I originally bought it for.
The motherboard would not boot the M.2 drive in the M.2 slot so I just bought the adapter so that I could use it.
I included pictures with different led colors because the fluid looks different with each color (fluid looks more cloudier than some).
On my monitor, I have both my server and my main rig hooked up to it. Apparently, the monitor that I bought came with a software that allows you to use the same keyboard and mouse over ip to control two computers and the monitor supports two inputs to be displayed at once.
I wanted to put a water block on the 970 but unfortunately there is no manufacture that makes a water block for the EVGA 970 SSC.
Here is a link to the monitor https://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM68-P-34-Inch-21-UltraWide/dp/B01BMES072
If you have any questions at all, please let me know.
Thanks for looking!