All Mother Are You Awake?

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Treestump1993
Joshua M Weatherhead
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All Mother Are You Awake?

This is my fourth gaming computer and second using PETG hardline water cooling. My first water cooled computer was a custom hand made desk build, but due to a move I am forced to "downsize" (even though this case is massive). There are a lot of components from the desk build Ive reused such as the waterblocks, pumps, GPU's ect.The MOBO, CPU and RAM are all new additions to this build. I needed to find a case that could house the two separate 480 mm radiators used for the two full loops. Luckly the Tower 900 has plenty of room for all of that.

In vein of doing everything over the top I chose to go with a hardline loop with hand cut and painted acrylic panels to help fill out the case. The panels are made with ⅛ “ and ¼ “ acrylic, but if I had to do it again I would just stick with ⅛” panels. The acrylic is attached to the case using a two sided 3M tape. Everything is painted using Rustolium's "Universal" brand spray paint and the patterns were masked off using painters tape. All of the PETG is hand bent without the use of a bending jig (I tried one once and it was a total nightmare). The loop is colored with Primochill’s TRUE Opaque additive. Only one case mod was made at the top of the case; a cutout for the hard drive bays.

My favorite (and also the hardest) was making the shroud for the center enclosure. At first I tried bending a sheet of acrylic to match it, but I had no luck. I settled with cutting flat pieces of acrylic, bonding them with super glue then sanding the edges to match the angles of the shroud. I am a huge fan of the band Coheed and Cambria which is why I chose to put the logo for “The Afterman” album front and center. The build name “All Mother” is also a direct reference to the band.

It was a very challenging task to take on and if I did it again I would definitely do some things differently. All-and-all I am extremely happy with how this build turned out. I had a lot of fun building this and I hope you guys enjoy the build as much as I do.

P.S. I know a few of the components are little dated (980ti's). But I am currently working on getting a 2080ti and re running the loops.
Color(s): Black Gray White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 250.00
Intel - Core i5-8600K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.99
ASUS - Strix Gaming
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT (3000MHz) (Grey)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 650.00
Gigabyte - GTX 980 Ti 6GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Graphics
$ 650.00
Gigabyte - GTX 980 Ti 6GB G1 GAMING OC EDITION
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Storage
Samsung - 840 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Capacity: 128 GB
Storage
$ 99.00
Samsung - 840 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 256 GB
Storage
Western Digital - WD Black Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 124.00
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop (WD40EZRZ)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 499.99
Corsair - HX1200i
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 269.99
Thermaltake - Tower 900, Black
Type: Super-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
Cooling
$ 175.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 480 mm (4 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 175.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 480 mm (4 x 120 mm)
Cooling
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC980 GTX Ti XG - Nickel
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
Cooling
Primochill - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Fluid
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Reservoir
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Primochill - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Swiftech - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Swiftech - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Accessories
$ 49.00
Accessories
$ 184.95
Monitor
$ 600.00
Acer - Predator X34P
Size: 34 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 72.17
Corsair - K70 Rapid Fire
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Speed
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 59.99
Corsair - Scimitar Pro RGB
Interface: Wired
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