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overdue

just finished this pc on 2/15/2019.

I wanted to do big watercooling in a mid sized case.

I started out wanting to do a build with a Phobya xtreme 400 rad and worked it out from there.

after looking at many, many cases i decided to go with a Themaltake view 31 as from what i could tell from the limited reviews of the case is i could get that rad to fit in the front with some modding. the view 31 has a terrible looking mobo tray and it was not going to give me the clearance i needed for the 400 rad so that was the first to go. see pics. I got a piece of 22 gauge steel and took it to the metal break at work and got to bending. I cut out almost the entire front panel, made a radiator mounting plate and riveted that in place.

Next i spent way to much time on ppcs trying to find a 360 with just the right dimensions to fit in the top. the issue was a serious lack of clearance and i wanted a nice tight fit. The rivets had to be drilled and the top panel removed to get the 360 rad and fittings in the top of the phobya 400. this is of course after i already riveted the top back on to install the new mobo tray.

I went with a 7700k, delidded and replaced IHS with a rockit cool copper one. conductonaut was used above and below the IHS and an ek velocity block. For the motherboard I had to get the Apex board because I just love high end overclocking boards. p.s. I started this build in September of 2017 but a new baby put it on hold for a while.

I was one of the lucky few to buy a 1080 ti f.e. during the drought for msrp. I shunt modded the 8 and 6 pin shunts and the insulated the liquid metal. I went with the Phanteks block because I thought its angular lines maked the build better and it was installed with liquid metal and fujipoly pads.

Next was the fans and since I"ve never used Nidec Servo gentle typhoons I had to give them a try. I added Lux rgb rings to they to give them an updated look. For the front, I went with Coolermaster 200r rgb fans as they are very quiet and the static pressure wasn't have bad. Also at the time they where the only 200mm rgb fans on the market.

The rest of the cooling parts are moonson v2's, xspc 90's and 45's, various bitspower extensions and a singularity d5 res/pump combo.

I had a buddy 3d print me out the panel mount combs and and i started hand sleeving and cutting to fit the wiring to the corsair ax1200i. all wiring was replaced with ancor marine grade 16 awg tinned copper wire and sleeved with Teleios sleeving.

The last thing to do was make and fit the power supply shroud and gpu vertical braket cover, modify the front plexi panel for higher air flow and to show off the fans. then just tuck/hide all the rest of the cables (fan wires and rgb cables were fun).

When all said and done the cpu is at 5 ghz @ 1.345 and maxes out in mid/high 60's during stress testing. gpu is clocked at 2063 @ 1.093 and maxes in low 40"s during stress testing. gpu never throttles.
Color(s): Black Gray Silver White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 355.00
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 1,947.79
ASUS - ROG Maximus IX Apex
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: E-ATX
Memory
$ 114.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,446.00
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 398.68
Intel - 535
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 480 GB
Storage
$ 86.86
Seagate - Barracuda LP
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1.5 TB
PSU
$ 475.01
Corsair - AX1200i
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 145.84
Thermaltake - View 31 RGB
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 22.99
Case Fan
$ 23.99
Scythe - NIDEC GT
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 55.99
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB Intel Nickel/Plexi
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
Monsoon - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Phanteks - Glacier (G1080)
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
Phobya - Xtreme
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Singularity Computers - Reservoir
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 12.76
Cooling
$ 75.00
XSPC - D5 Vario
Type: Pump
Size (WxHxD): 90 mm
Cooling
$ 95.71
XSPC - EX Multiport
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
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