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Old July 30, 2017, 04:51 PM
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Default I'm finally satisfied build, ugly soft tube Fractal Define S, Windowless Build

As I am so prone to do, I tend to change ideas, usually go from bad to worse.

After my previous foray into hard tubing. It's definitely not for me. But I can see why so many people love it. I don't hate it at all, but not going into any of my future builds :P

Well so I say.

Component List:

Fractal Design Define S, Windowless version

Ryzen 1800X (39x 101, 1.368V LLC3)
Asrock Taichi X370, 3.0 BIOS
G-Skill Trident Z DDR4-3600 16GB kit @ 3366Mhz at CL14 and tweaked subs.
MSI GTX 1080TI FE with EK block and backplate, 2050Mhz/12Ghz (used to have a hard time maintaining this boost clock, but it seems rock solid so)
Samsung PM961 512GB NVME OEM drive (960 EVO for poor people who gamble on Kijiji, best $150 I ever spent!)
Samsung Evo 850 500GB SATA 6 SSD (UbiSoft drive)
Seagate 4TB, 5900 RPM HDD for storage, recordings etc.
NZXT 1000W gold semi modular PSU, I think this is a pretty old PSU, but still kicking.

WC Highlights:

Darkside Slim LPX 360MM radiator at the top, 6 fans in push/pull, they're 4 SP120's and 2 other fans from Corsair, looking at swapping all 6 for Vardar's or ML's
Swiftech 360MM radiator at the front (not sure which model, seems like it's 30mm thick). 6 fans in push pull, but not matching, push fans are Noisekiller E somethings? Got them from 10e, and the pull fans are 1000rpm Gelid's.
Darkslide Slim LPX 120mm radiator at the bottom, with a single 120MM Corsair ML white LED in pull. Very tight fit. I think a lot of the popular psu's would prevent this from being a possibility.
Barrow AM4 waterblock
EK Titan XP waterblock and backplate
DDC Pump with Bitspower heatsink, Darkside branded tube res, 2 way lid, and Darkside pump top as well.
Corsair ML-140 White LED at the rear. But any quiet 140mm fan would be fine. ie the one that came with the case.
Various 3/8-1/2 fittings and clear soft tube.
Distilled water and Mayhem's white pastel. I would've been fine with just plain distilled and with the anti what not.

Oh and I just noticed, I should've cleaned the whole thing out before taking pictures. Whoops, you can believe me that the actual PC was wiped down :P
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Old July 31, 2017, 03:04 PM
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I like the black/white a lot.
Very sharp !

Looks great , good work !

I'm working with an all white case right now......hehe
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