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Fox917
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Project Tachyon

Tachyon: A putative class of particles which able to travel faster than the speed of light. The slowest speed possible for tachyons is the speed of light.

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First attempt at a fully custom water cooling build. Decided I wanted to go all out with custom acrylic tubing and individually sleeved cables. I did not have a proper name for the build until it was already completed, the idea came from a friend and it sort of stuck given the crazy bit of rgb...

About the build
The pump is held in place by a custom 3D printed mount. I am not a fan of how the pump/res combos look, which is why i decided to go with this setup. However mounting the pump above my reservoir means that initially filling the system requires it to be on its side. Lets just say it takes awhile to create an initial suction, but once that happens you can turn it upright and just fill the res as the system fills.
Making the individually sleeved cables was actually alot of fun. I have experience making cables at work, so I had an idea of what I was doing going into it. I went with paracord vs teleios sleeving just for looks and feel. Managed to not have a single issue after a continuity test.
Acrylic tubing... I may have went a little overboard with this choice... It was extremely more difficult than I thought it would be to get nice bends in the way I wanted them. It took many tries with the symmetrical loops going around the top of the reservoir. However even though there are many flaws in my current tubing I am fairly satisfied with the outcome.
I really wanted a liquid that would POP which is why I decided to try primochill's vue. I took all the precautions with the fittings and pieces that would be in contact with vue. Also ran the vue prep for well over 72 hours on and off. So heres to hoping it doesnt degrade and clog my system like alot of people have experienced. :)

Overclocking
CPU: 5.1GHz @ 1.33v
Cache Ratio: 4600MHz
Ram: 3500Mhz 1.35v
GPU: +175 clock +1150 mem

Benchmark
http://www.3dmark.com/spy/6434305

Discord: Fox#9170
So that is about it. If anyone has any questions you can message me. I had a blast building this full blown rig and hopefully you enjoy what I created.
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 507.99
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 1,654.38
ASUS - ROG Maximus XI Formula
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Graphics
$ 642.00
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 147.99
Samsung - 840 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 79.99
Seagate - Barracuda (ST4000DM004)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 329.00
EVGA - SuperNOVA 1200
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 149.99
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 39.61
Corsair - LL120 (RGB) (Black)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 199.00
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 44.99
EKWB - EK-HD Tube 10/12mm
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-HDC Fitting Black 12mm
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 119.00
EKWB - EK-RES X3 250 (RGB)
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 250 mm
Cooling
$ 212.41
Cooling
$ 55.99
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB Intel Nickel/Plexi
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 124.99
EKWB - EK-XTOP Revo D5 RGB PWM Acetal
Type: Custom Loop
Accessories
$ 74.29
Accessories
Monitor
$ 1,375.94
ASUS - PG278QR
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
Monitor
$ 194.94
ASUS - VG248QE
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Monitor
$ 194.94
ASUS - VG248QE
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
Corsair - K70 RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 56.99
Razer - Naga Trinity
Interface: Wired
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