I prefer Mayhems coolant, very good at getting at least a year out of it. The orange will separate slightly if it sits for a couple weeks but quickly falls back into suspension as soon as the system is turned on. No way to get wiring that clean without cutting wires to length. Its a lot of labor but worth it.
No issues to report as of yet. The drive seems solid.
Thanks For the love. Working up another build. Stay tuned!
Thank you guys for pointing that out! Should be fixed. Good looking out ;)
It is written in the description at the very bottom with the date stamp 6/3 on it. Too many of the parts were not coming up in the PC part search so I wrote them into the description.
Great work, Really cool!
I used a 750 watt EVGA with my last build. Which was an 8700k and a 1080TI, 9 fans, etc. It was fine, lots of power to spare. EVGA has a great watt calculator as well!
This one seems to be up to the task with Watts to spare. If you are in doubt try out the wattage calculator on Seasonic's website. Assuming you are looking for a Seasonic.
Hmm I have not had an issue with them yet. I wonder if has anything to do with the fan controller?
Dimensions (H x W x D) 18.31" x 10.63" x 18.74"
Thanks for the tip. Will do!
Speed is around 750 RPMS at idle goes to maybe 1000 under load. The only reason I know that is because the AquaSuite software running the Quadro and NEXT D5 tells me the speed of the fan. But they are setup up on a curve control with a min threshold of 18%. The Fans are great but the real magic is the Quadro as the fan curve controller is so linear its an actual curve, not 5 set points like most fan controllers.
Thanks! I have to give credit to the motherboard, the fact that it has two 8 pins side by side was the motivator there to make that cable look pretty, then when I made the cable i figured I might as well run it as far I could to the PSU. Just incase anyone ever looks back there.
I bought from; PPCS, Amazon (TitanRig), Amazon(Barrow),Dazmod and Watercool.de also direct from aqua computer. I always have a vision for what I want a system to look like and unfortunately its dang near impossible to get all the parts from one spot.
Lian Li lists it as a mid tower case, but it is not small. It makes up for height with width, it is a pretty wide case.
PCpartpicker has the price at 219.00. It seems to move around a bit, I found this kit when it was at around 169.00.
Would you believe me if I told you I am Semi-Pro? :) I actually build these to sell them.
Yes it has a preset for those colors or you can pick the color on a color wheel.
Its not terrible but there is not a lot of control. However it has a lot of features I am not using such as control of RGB strips.
Thats a great question! This is a "Demo" kit which means two sticks of RAM are dummies. So yes its only 2 functioning sticks of ram, 2X8. They are there simply to fill the slots and have no chips on them just the RGB LEDs.
The pump is an Aqua Computer D5 NEXT I purchased from PPCS. The Res is a Heatkiller, you can find its parts on PPCS as well and also on watercool.de.
I dont, but I will say "loud" is a thing of perspective. This pump runs really well and probably never goes beyond 50 or 60%. With as much radiator as is in this build you dont need to move coolant too fast.
This is fantastic.
So operationally its great, no issues. I have used mostly Samsung just to be safe, but it looked like a fast drive. For seat of the pants operation it seemed as fast as the Samsungs. However sadly I never took the time to bench mark it. That system is with its new owner and they love it. I will probably get that system back in a year to clean out the water cooling so I will be interested to see how the drive holds up.
Great build, looks amazing!
Thank you all! I really would love a feature.
60mm think 360 rad on the top and a 25mm slim line 360 in the back. :)
No problem, love to hear how it works out for you. Ill tell you a couple tricks I learned is to use the 4 pin power and stack it with a pass through for clean wiring. Basically you have a +5v a +12v and two grounds which allows you to run two accessories off one molex. Like a RBG header and some other lighting in my case. it makes for one less molex and cleaner wiring. The other thing is that of the four channels, each channel has enough power to run 3 or 4 fans. But more importantly one header can run most DDC pumps. I ran my DDC off one of the four channels and it doesn't come close to pulling the max power output of the quadro.
Yep thats what the client wanted. I prefer the loop config I ran though over a straight GPU to CPU loop. Its a really clean config so why not!
I would recommend the Quadro, it works very well, has alot of power over head and the software is pretty easy to use. The hardest thing for me was getting one in the US. They seemed to be sold out everywhere when I was trying to get one. The hardware and software work very well together. BTW I am running 9 fans and a DDC pump on this device. It does not have a USB header. I hope that helps!
Thats a tough call, they are both really nice products. Also there are no additional usb headers on the Quadro. I find the Aqua suite software more intuitive, but your mileage may vary. I would recommend you review the power stage of either controller. The Quadro is extremely robust in terms of total power output. Not to mention its physically smaller and it can easily run over 9 fans.
Yes, I originally saw the GGF zero RBG build and really liked the concept. I wanted to do some back lighting to bring out the detail in the build as opposed to Zero RGB. Technically it has RGB, its just set to a solid color. When I turn on red it looks like it might belong to Darth Vader :)