Hello and welcome to the showcase of redneck ingenuity i'll be showcasing my water cooling build from start to finish it's at about 95% right now so there will be some minor updates later on.
This build is a strange mix of practicality and over the top most people are going to find my choice in parts ludicrous (low end meets high end) but it works for me.
Update: Part list is now 100% up to date.
All pictures were taken with my pocket potato you have been warned.
First boot :)
no case or graphics card... for over a month T_T
The Phanteks Luxe was out of stock everywhere for a month so much waiting with this build.
Initial plans were to wait it out without a graphics card till 390x but I couldn't stand it especially with rumors of pushed back release so i picked up a 7950 for $110 when I bought my case
A few paychecks later and the meat of the build had arrived
Plastidipped the mounting bracket for the cpu block it was clear (ew)
My block came with corrosion! OH BOY
and dad decided he wanted to take a dremel to it instead of letting me use a drill and saw -_- (ordered vinyl to cover it for now used some permanent marker)
needed a bracket to support some more weight the clamps on the reservoir couldn't handle it... insert more redneck
Notice how I totally forgot heatsinks for the mofsets? I didn't notice till an hour of Star Citizen. Dr. Fouquin says my card has 3 months to live (we hope). I stole some heatsinks off the vram so the card can at least idle safely waiting for more heatsinks so I can get back to gaming. thank goodness I made this mistake now instead of on a 390x!!!
Starting to look like something
dafuq is a cable management?
F*** drive cages needs moar air flow, I'll put my hdd here! also proved useful to route a molex for lighting.
finally the part i've been waiting for, filling the loop, I actually started shaking a bit... and spilled coolant twice had to remove the headsing on the motherboard both time to dry it up (unrelated to the shakiness i'm just clumsy)
need to adjust pump speed insert pop can tab of unknown age from my desk drawer here
Let's go on a tour shall we?
let's start with the ugly
And now the eye candy
vinyl to cover the panel blemish (though permenant marker looks alright)
get extension for sata power and move ssd more to the left
put proper heatsinks on graphics card so I can game again
Tons of overclocking
installation of 390x
Let me know what you think! also thinking of renaming it to Redneck just because of how it was built.
Vinyl placed onto the small window area
New cpu overclock, 100% stable. it's 1.276 volts according to the bios so idk? either way it's below 1.3 i'm happy
got a sata power extension and moved the ssd from under the tubing
removed part of the front panel and reversed the mesh to improve air flow to help resolve negative pressure (you can see the dust in above picture)also crammed another 140mm into the drive bay and made the covers louvered.
Update time again! 7/3/2015
I did not get a Fury X (at the time of this log was thought to be 390x) I instead got a 980ti due to the Fury x not being Korean monitor friendly. My universal block unfortunately does not fit the 980ti due to the extended pcb it's 1/8 an inch too wide.
I'll be getting a full coverage block when it's released for my card.
Some benchmark scores
Yes i'm using Ram Caching
Also did 5.0ghz at one point