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[Build Log] Project Quicksilver - New Parts, More Case-Mods to come!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

[Update 1/5/2020] - continued

 

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This was about at about 2am this morning. Got the loop completed and water in it for testing. Only one super small leak, which isn't too bad for my first time on water ever, haven't even owned an AIO.

 

And finally......

 

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If you made it this far, congrats!

 

Now... to do it all over again in another year or so...

 


"Quicksilver" Build Thread - Painted InWin303 | i7-6700K | MSI Z170A M-Power Gaming Titanium | MSI GTX 1070 Ti DUKE | 16gb Corsair Vengeance LED Ram 3000mHz| 6x Corsair HD 120mm Fans | Corsair Commander Pro 

Seasonic G-Series 750W Gold PSU | Darkside Carbon Cables | Darkside Slim 360 Rad | Darkside 12mm Fittings | Aquacomputer Aqualis 150 DDC Reservoir | Barrow PWM DDC pump | Barrow CPU Block | Barrow Flow Indicator

 

"Watermelon" (Daughter) Build Thread - Painted Fractal Design Focus G | Gigabyte GA-H85-D3H | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 16gb Crucial DDR3L 1600mHz | 3x Enermax White Twister 120mm fans | 3x Enermax White Cluster 120mm Fans

Enermax ETS-T40-WC Air Cooler | eVGA 750G1 750W Gold PSU | Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller

 

 

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10 hours ago, banana_havoc said:

And finally

Superb looking build, and i like all the custom mods you did to make it stand out from "everyone else" !

 

Thank you for sharing!!

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On 1/5/2020 at 6:38 PM, banana_havoc said:

 

wow, the amount of work you put in this is amazing! love the clean tubing job! and the angled gpu of course ^^


My Rig / Buildlog:  ❄️ SNOWFLAKE ❄️

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro   Graphics Card: MSI RTX 2070 Armor    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 4TB of spinning rust (2TB WD-Blue, 2TB Seagate Baracuda)     Displays: Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440, LG E2340 24" 1080x1920

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 1/11/2020 at 6:30 AM, LauriHimself said:

wow, the amount of work you put in this is amazing! love the clean tubing job! and the angled gpu of course ^^

Thanks, mate. Its been a bit of an ongoing process, I'm hoping to get some more tubing and change a few things in the coming months. Its also my first attempt at watercooling, so there are a few things I'd like to redo.


"Quicksilver" Build Thread - Painted InWin303 | i7-6700K | MSI Z170A M-Power Gaming Titanium | MSI GTX 1070 Ti DUKE | 16gb Corsair Vengeance LED Ram 3000mHz| 6x Corsair HD 120mm Fans | Corsair Commander Pro 

Seasonic G-Series 750W Gold PSU | Darkside Carbon Cables | Darkside Slim 360 Rad | Darkside 12mm Fittings | Aquacomputer Aqualis 150 DDC Reservoir | Barrow PWM DDC pump | Barrow CPU Block | Barrow Flow Indicator

 

"Watermelon" (Daughter) Build Thread - Painted Fractal Design Focus G | Gigabyte GA-H85-D3H | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 16gb Crucial DDR3L 1600mHz | 3x Enermax White Twister 120mm fans | 3x Enermax White Cluster 120mm Fans

Enermax ETS-T40-WC Air Cooler | eVGA 750G1 750W Gold PSU | Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller

 

 

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6 minutes ago, banana_havoc said:

Its been a bit of an ongoing process

when it isn't? ^^

every time i "finish" my build, a already have the next step im mind. be them other mods, upgrades or whatever

anyway, i wish you all the fun building, as that is, for me, the best part

hope to see much more from your build


My Rig / Buildlog:  ❄️ SNOWFLAKE ❄️

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600   Cooler: Corsair H110i GTX   RAM: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 16GB @3200   Mobo: Asus Prime X470 Pro   Graphics Card: MSI RTX 2070 Armor    Case: Corsair 500D   PSU: Corsair HX850i

Storage: 500GB Crucial P1 NVMe SSD, 4TB of spinning rust (2TB WD-Blue, 2TB Seagate Baracuda)     Displays: Acer XB280HK 28.0" 3840x2160 60 Hz, Medion MD20850 24" 2560x1440, LG E2340 24" 1080x1920

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

[Update - 3/27/20] - Beware text update coming...

 

So just before all this COVID-craziness, I purchased a new monitor as I was getting a little over 1080p60, so I picked up an AOC CQ32G1. Very happy with the extra real estate going from a 27" to 32". 1440p and 144Hz with Freesync doesn't hurt either. Though after putting it in I sadly discovered my GPU was pretty much at the end of its life in my system. After the last 5 years its definitely paid its due, I'm still a little attached to that card as its one of the few parts that's still from my original build, and one of the first things I modified, but it was time. It will live on inside my daughter's system for now, and eventually get the shroud paint corrected and find a new home on my shelf once she's ready to upgrade. So anyways, I went on Fl-ebay and picked up a used MSI GTX 1070ti DUKE for a pretty decent price. Immediately after its arrival, I torn it down and cleaned everything with isopropyl, and put in some new thermal paste in. Got a decent OC out of it too, 150mHz core and 575Mhz on the memory. That said, it is only a placeholder for something better hopefully around Black Friday/Boxing Day. Still not sure if it will be Big Navi or whatever nVidia drops, but for now its a great replacement. And for what I paid I'm not complaining. Anyways, now that I have some more spare time, I also ordered some of the new Phanteks RGB strips, and I'll likely finally make the pedestal I've been thinking of for a while. The upside of that will be that I'll eventually be able to add another 360 Rad without crowding the case. So there will be a few more updates coming. Like @LauriHimself said, there's always another step in mind.

 

Anyways, the pedestal will also allow me to rotate the case 90* and cover the I/O for a cleaner look, also I'll probably trim my monitor riser to move it closer to me. I also just ordered some more PETG to route the tubing a little differently so it doesn't hide behind the GPU, as the new card is triple fan and a lot longer than the old one. Also, while I have the loop apart......

 

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So yeah, I'll probably finally delid my 6700k, as I already have the Conductonaut. Temps are still a little higher than I'd like under load, and I can't get any higher than 4.5 gHz without crashing. So hopefully this will help that out. I'm hoping to switch to Ryzen early next year, so It won't be for too long. Then this system will likely be wall mounted to replace my HTPC in the living room.

 

Anyways, the case will be rotated according to the following picture, and a hopefully more updates made in the next couple weeks as I'm bored out of my mind. And it'll give me something to try and do with the kids. Thanks for visiting!

 

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"Quicksilver" Build Thread - Painted InWin303 | i7-6700K | MSI Z170A M-Power Gaming Titanium | MSI GTX 1070 Ti DUKE | 16gb Corsair Vengeance LED Ram 3000mHz| 6x Corsair HD 120mm Fans | Corsair Commander Pro 

Seasonic G-Series 750W Gold PSU | Darkside Carbon Cables | Darkside Slim 360 Rad | Darkside 12mm Fittings | Aquacomputer Aqualis 150 DDC Reservoir | Barrow PWM DDC pump | Barrow CPU Block | Barrow Flow Indicator

 

"Watermelon" (Daughter) Build Thread - Painted Fractal Design Focus G | Gigabyte GA-H85-D3H | MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G | 16gb Crucial DDR3L 1600mHz | 3x Enermax White Twister 120mm fans | 3x Enermax White Cluster 120mm Fans

Enermax ETS-T40-WC Air Cooler | eVGA 750G1 750W Gold PSU | Bitfenix Recon Fan Controller

 

 

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