Fantastic job, it's beautiful. No wasted space and those tubing bends couldn't have been easy. I'm really digging the black/white/gold color scheme as well.
Thanks! I like to try to keep the cables clean, at least where they are visible.
I actually sold this to a buddy a while back so I can't get you any pictures. But the hard drives were mounted in the bottom half of the case with the power supply.
I actually saw that video a few days after finishing this build and started to wonder if I made a bad choice on the fluid lol. So far the fluid still looks new and it'll be 2 months old here in a few days. I'm thinking I'll drain it out at 3 months and see what it looks like and check the tubing for discoloration. At 6 months I may just replace all the fluid completely, I'm not really sure what a normal interval for fluid changes is though.
Thanks man! Yeah there were a ton of awesome unique builds, I never really expected a feature lol. This build is nothing that hasn't been done many times before haha.
Thanks! And I don't mind at all if you copy the parts and layout.
For the temps, I have the processor overclocked to 4.7ghz at 1.37v (I didn't get a great chip, the stock voltage alone was 1.31v to hit 4.4ghz in turbo) and it averages in the mid to high 60s under load. The first core is always roughly 10 degrees hotter than the rest though, so I probably need to take the block off and reapply the thermal paste.
I have the Titan overclocked to +225mhz on the core clock and +600mhz on the memory, and it stays in the low 50s under load.
That's really cool man, awesome way to salvage some old hardware.
I was wondering if anyone would notice that lol
Thanks so much! I used EK pastel lime coolant. And for the lighting I used a 16" Logisys corner LED light bar, it fit perfectly behind the radiator and the light isn't too overpowering.
Thanks for the upvote! I checked out your coconut lime build, it looks awesome. You made those 3 colors work together really well!
Thanks! The cables are just a tad lighter shade of green but I'm still happy with them. It's more apparent in person.
Thanks! Green and black is my new favorite. And thanks for the tip, I didn't know it was unsafe to test on the bag, I'll keep that in mind in the future.
Thanks! And if you do make a green and black build, make sure you post it to the site!
Lol thank you!
There should be a back side panel pic towards the end of the picture roll.
Looks good! You don't usually see nice cable management on the backside, but yours is very clean.
Sorry for the late reply! There are four fans total, all on the radiator. They are in a push/pull configuration with the air exhausting out of the case. I figured those fans should be enough to pull in air from the back of the case. I think there's room for an 80mm fan also, and a couple of extra 120s. I didn't have enough room with the radiator hoses to fit the fans in though. And I do believe I used a fan splitter.
Thanks! That's a huge compliment, glad you like the build!
Nice, do you know what color scheme you're gonna go with yet?
Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here much. I hit the mesh with flat white primer first, then painted it green. Without the primer it would have taken a ton of coats to completely block out the black. So far it's held up great! I recommend giving it a shot, it's pretty easy to do and can look great.
The side panels and front piece are plastic, the internals are steel.
You are correct, the MSI gpu does not fit in the case. Unfortunately I didn't know this until I bought everything. I did the rational thing and hacked a hole in the case panel for the heat pipe to stuck out of lol.
Thanks! It took a while to get the hang of it but I liked the way they turned out.
I sleeved them myself using paracord. With the money i spent on paracord and sleeving tools I probably could've just bought a set of pre sleeved cables, but now I can make my own in the future for dirt cheap.
Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on in a while. The gpu temps for the 980s were pretty decent, but I don't have the numbers off the top of my head. I ended up getting a couple 980ti's to replace them with, and those definitely run a lot hotter than the old cards did.
Sorry for the late reply, haven't been on here in a while. The main reason for two SSDs was so I could run them in raid 0. One SSD is fast, but put them in raid 0 and they're insane.
I have buddy that runs two 970s in SLI on a 144hz monitor and it works just fine. One 970 may not be able to without lowering some settings, but the card itself shouldn't cap your refresh rate as far as I know.
They're spray painted. I ended up taking the heatsink/shroud off the card completely to make painting easier. This will void the warranty, but it makes for a much nicer paint job.
All four fans are pointing the same way, it's in push/pull configuration. The fans on one side push air through the radiator, and the fans on the other side pull it out of the case.
Thanks! It required a little bit of disassembly but it wasn't too hard.
I added the LEDs myself. I don't remember the brand but its basically a strip of white LEDs with a bracket that mounts at the back to control them. I thought they looked pretty nice.
It's actually setup to where it's exhausting air out the front. The four radiator fans end up pulling air through the open mesh areas at the sides and back of the case. It didn't seem to affect temperature too much, although it would pull in colder air if the fans were turned around. Probably only a 5 degree difference or so.
That looks freaking amazing man. The Autobot emblems look awesome too, they go so well with the build.
That looks great, can't wait for the description and more pics! I like the stealth fighter look it has going on.
Sweet build! I have the same case and the Z97 Krait mobo, love the colors. An easy mod you can do is paint the water block bracket white, looks great with the white and black scheme.
I believe it's standard spacing. And I've been thinking of repainting the shrouds. I didn't take the heatsinks off the card when I first painted them, I just loosened the shrouds and wrapped the cards in newspaper. I thought I I'd be able to keep the warranty intact this way, but I contacted msi a few weeks ago and they said since I altered them, the warranties are void. So I'm going to completely disassemble them in the near future to get a better paint job.
Looks good! I like your part selections too, been thinking about replacing my 980s with 980ti's. And I love the h440. +1
It actually is kind of sewn, it's a technique called cable lacing. I'm thinking about redoing it with black lacing tape. And the scratch makes me cry too for sure haha.
Oh nice, the new RAM looks even better. It's going to look insane with the sleeved cables and the new card! Looking forward to the new one!
Looks awesome! I like the blue RAM, gives the whole thing a nice accent color.
Two coats did the trick for me, I used semi-gloss white.
Yep, just used white krylon. I'm definitely happy with the results, easy to do and looks good.
I think you have to use the first and third PCI slots on the m5 for sli and the air 240 only has 4 slots on the back. I've seen mods where people have cut out a fifth slot on the case though if that's something you'd want to try.
Oh my... That is beautiful. Nice part selection too, awesome build!
I painted the white rings. I used Liquitex vivid lime green spray paint. Kind of pricey for spray paint but the color matches the video card perfectly.