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I just spent $500 on my puppy deworming lastnight. Say goodbye to my secret GTX 1080 fund...or any additional cooling for that matter...

Build looks great! One suggestion though. You should make a custom bracket to close off the PCIE shield so the only opening is for your card mounted 90*.

Oh man sorry to hear about the pup, you'll manage to find funds for the 1080 some way or another smile.gif...


Yeah I'm not done yet, still gotta fine tune and touch up the little things...pci cover fits back on I just have to put it on, it fits everywhere except where the stinking dvi port is...not sure why we still have dvi these days it's as obsolete as CDs

Haha not a chance. Especially with another $300-500 coming up in 2 weeks. Gonna be dead broke here in a few months if this dog keeps things up...
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At least you had the courage to add it all up! I'm pleading ignorance for now until I at least finish my build smile.gif
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Well, you can go ahead and add $25 to that list, i just bought mayhems white pastel and put it in the loop...


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Do yourself a favor and just not add it up. Before too long you will end up changing out your fans, maybe get a clear plexi CPU block, get tired of your fittings colors and change those out, swap out the reservoir for some cooler looking one....

And by the time you get done with all that, you will want to upgrade to a new platform needing all new blocks, and of course a new case, so new fittings and tubing, the radiators won't be the right size for the new case so new rads etc. etc. etc.

Think of it this way, there are a heck of a lot worse and more expensive hobbies out there. As long as your finances are in order and you enjoy it (looks fantastic btw), nothing to worry about.


edit: Remember all those stupid saying about "if you didn't smoke a pack a day, in 10 years you would have enough to buy a ferrari"? I know lots of folks who quit smoking, and so do you I'm sure and I haven't seen some massive influx of Ferrari's on the road, have you? In other words, if you didn't blow your expendable income on water cooling stuff, you would blow it on something else, so stick with what you enjoy.
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Im building a new desktop and I had pieced together around a $2100 build, which included dual 1440p monitors in the price. (X99, GTX 1080)

I then thought I would do another custom watercooling loop, like my last couple rigs. Total was going to be nearly $3000, so another $900 for just the watercooling mods, and that wasn't buying the best fittings, or fans by anymeans.

In the end I think im going to not do a custom loop this time, spending 1/2 as much on cooling as the entire system cost is to much for me.
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I bought pieces randomly here and there, now i've just counted it up....it's about thousand bucks! This included everything, pump/res, blocks, rads, fans, fittings, adapters..



I've only got 1 GPU and 1 rad...the culprit seems to be these bitspower dual rotaries 90s...just the drain assembly alone cost me $100 in fittings and adapters...



But, this is a hobby, and we often do stuff excessively...she's beautiful to look at, doesn't make a sound, and stays cold no matter what game i throw at her... smile.gif



Beautiful! Pretty sweet how the card lays flat, is that how all mini itx are? I made the decision for the second 1080 myself. I am performance over aesthetics my last was a custom loop though smile.gif I am seriously considering taking the loop out and putting into this one and buying blocks for the 1080's. thumb.gif
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Beautiful! Pretty sweet how the card lays flat, is that how all mini itx are? I made the decision for the second 1080 myself. I am performance over aesthetics my last was a custom loop though smile.gif I am seriously considering taking the loop out and putting into this one and buying blocks for the 1080's. thumb.gif



This is a regular ATX case, not an MITX...i fabricated brackets to have the GPU mounted like that, something different, so i can see the water flowing through it...this is an InWin 303 case, it's nice, and very inexpensive..thumb.gif
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Do yourself a favor and just not add it up. Before too long you will end up changing out your fans, maybe get a clear plexi CPU block, get tired of your fittings colors and change those out, swap out the reservoir for some cooler looking one....

And by the time you get done with all that, you will want to upgrade to a new platform needing all new blocks, and of course a new case, so new fittings and tubing, the radiators won't be the right size for the new case so new rads etc. etc. etc.

Think of it this way, there are a heck of a lot worse and more expensive hobbies out there. As long as your finances are in order and you enjoy it (looks fantastic btw), nothing to worry about.


edit: Remember all those stupid saying about "if you didn't smoke a pack a day, in 10 years you would have enough to buy a ferrari"? I know lots of folks who quit smoking, and so do you I'm sure and I haven't seen some massive influx of Ferrari's on the road, have you? In other words, if you didn't blow your expendable income on water cooling stuff, you would blow it on something else, so stick with what you enjoy.



I agree brother! If i don't spend it on PCs, i'll spend it on food, and i'll get fat, and lazy, so nothing good will come out of that...at least this way i'll be lazy, but not fat...well maybe fat from all the gaming...but yeah, different paths, same destination lol
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Good looking build, and welcome to the club. Several builds and 3-4 loops later, I've given up counting the $$. Hobbies aren't cheap!
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This is a regular ATX case, not an MITX...i fabricated brackets to have the GPU mounted like that, something different, so i can see the water flowing through it...this is an InWin 303 case, it's nice, and very inexpensive..thumb.gif
how is the bottom (or top in your setup) of that case? I'm a sucker for flipping my cases since my pc is stuck on the left of my desk and there is usually something that is a pain to work around and still have it look good. Did you just remove the feet/filter?

I've been thinking about going back to single 980 just to open up that view again. But if I get rid of a card I'll feel empty inside so I'd have to get a 1080 instead, and a new gpu deserves a new loop.... man this gets expensive. Maybe I'll ride this one out thumb.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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