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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi everyone.

 

So, my friend decided he needs to go overkill for his Flight Simulator. We had build previously a PC with 7700k, 32gb ram, GTX 1080 in a Thermaltake P3 case. He sold that PC as he said he needs more cores for the sim. So off he went and bought an i9-7900x and as it wasn't enough he also bought an ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB ROG POSEIDON Watercooled and some 32gb of Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000mhz of course alongside with a decent motherboard, Asus ROG OC X299 Rampage VI Apex. Everything will be housed in the Thermaltake The Tower 900.

 

It will be a watercooled build, black and white with some orange accents. This would be my first one so expensive and also my first watercooled one.

 

No hard tubing but soft one with 90 and 45 degree elbows in order to look neat.

 

Hopefully we will start this weekend but we'll see. Will post pictures with future components soon.

 

And some pictures (or else it didn't happened - don't mind my nerdy face):

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CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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Dont try watercooling on a PC as expensive as that as your first. Get the cheapest PC you can find, watercool it to make sure you get familiar with the whole thing. Even if things go wrong (usually in the form of water leaking everywhere) you lose a small amount of money per try.


Build reconstruction in progress: CPU: i5 4460 @3.2GHz Motherboard: Asus H81M-PLUS RAM: Kingston 8GB + 4GB DDR3 @1600MHz GPU: Asus GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Case: 2themax ATX case (black and red)Storage: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 500GB HDD, Toshiba 1TB 7.2k RPM HDD, 128GB Transcend SSD PSU: Seasonic X-660 80+ Gold Monitor: LG 22MP55 22" 1080p 60Hz Keyboard: Steelseries Apex M260 Kailh Blue switches

 

Dumped parts:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9400 2.66GHz

Motherboard: MSI G41M-P33 Combo

RAM: Xander 4GB DDR3 1333MHz

Graphics card: Gigabyte GTX 275 896MB, Gigabyte RX 470 4GB G1 Gaming

PSU: Cooler Master Extreme Power Plus 500W rs-500-pcar-a3  <--- how did these old parts survive with this crap

 

Dimensions in millimeters

Wraith Stealth: 102 * 114.5 * 53.4

Wraith Spire: 109 * 103 * ~70

Warith Max: 105 * 108 * 85

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Posted · Original PosterOP
4 minutes ago, ErrantNyles said:

When you have too many money and too few reason in your life to spend them on lol

Not necessarily, as he is really passionate about Flight Simulator and on the other PC it didn't run as he wanted to. True, as I stated in my opening phrase, he did went overkill with that i9, but then again he said that he wants to see something with the money he's got to spend, not just spending a few every day and then not knowing where they gone.


CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Jurrunio said:

Dont try watercooling on a PC as expensive as that as your first. Get the cheapest PC you can find, watercool it to make sure you get familiar with the whole thing. Even if things go wrong (usually in the form of water leaking everywhere) you lose a small amount of money per try.

Pretty confident in my ability to learn fast and in my attention to detail. Don't forget that there will be 2 brains and 2 pair of eyes building it.


CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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7 minutes ago, r3loAded said:

Pretty confident in my ability to learn fast and in my attention to detail. Don't forget that there will be 2 brains and 2 pair of eyes building it.

soft tubing should be no problem

my first loop was on a 2k+ PC

never had any leaks with soft tubing/compression fittings

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Some of the expenses:

 

- graphics card - new - £899

- motherboard - new - £419

- cpu - used (you can call it binned as 4.7GHz stable has been achieved on it and it's on 3 years warranty) - £680

- case - new - £200

- ram - used once at gameshow (what the seller said) - £200

- fittings - new - £170

- cpu block - new - @£60 (not sure about this one - need to double check with my friend)

- 1x240 XSPC rad + 1x360 XSPC rad - used - £80

- corsair RM1000i - used 1 moth - £110

- 960gb Sandisk SSD - used - £150 

- 2xAIGO C3 fans (3per set) - new - £60


CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

That's quite a big case. Banana for scale :))

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CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Build day has arrived. Let's do this bad boy.

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CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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9 hours ago, Nicnac said:

Who buys a used rad?

As long is in very good condition I don't see why not. Half the price, so why not cut a little bit down with some expenses. I know this build wasn't to be cut down to expenses but it was local and just collected.


CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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So, time to add some pictures from the building time. Will add final photos once will be ready for them. 

 

P.S. Don't mind the all over the place colours as nothing was set up. Just quick photos.

 

1st photo: had to fit the display in the 3.5" hard drive bays.

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CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

And some more pictures. 

 

Still work to do with aesthetics. At the moment the overclocking is in progress.

 

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CPU: i5-6600k, MOBO: Asus Z170 Pro Gaming, GPU: EVGA GTX 980Ti Hybrid, RAM: 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000Mhz, PSU: Leadex Super Flower 750W 80+ Gold Fully modular, Storage: 1x240GB SSD+2x500GB HDD, CASE: Game Max Onyx Tempered Glass ----- MONITOR: Asus ROG Swift PG279Q 27" WQHD 1440p IPS 4ms 144Hz (OC to 165)

 

See it in full glory here https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/789481-bad-temper/

 

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