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Hello! Been building xeon workstations for years, just did my first desktop/gamer loop

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What's up y'all. Just finished my first test loop on a 6900k, soft tubing, HWlabs GTR 420, EK monoblock, D5 PWM pump, strix x99 gaming, EVGA DG-87 case with corsair ml140 mag lev fans all around. Getting stable 4.5 on preferred core and 4.4 on the rest at 1.370 Volts. Not too shabby, could be better, once I really sit down and do some more tweaking to the numbers.

Build isn't pretty yet, as I wanted to test myself to see how I do with a simple loop.

Once (if) the 1080 ti comes out, I will replace my two 980ti's with two of them and add them to the loop with a second 420 rad. From what I've read so far, the single D5 pump should be able to handle it all at higher RPMs. Currently, my build is super silent and I love it, but willing to sacrifice it a little bit if I can run it all on one pump. I had a corsair 115i AIO and that thing got super loud the second I would go into any game, at modest overclocks, 4.0 all cores. A great AIO, but I was looking for a more silent situation since my studio is also my bedroom... for now

Also pushing to triple monitors, 7680x1440, maybe triple 4k down the road if two watercooled 1080tis can handle the pixels.

My plan, aesthetically, is to go copper tubing, and either powder coat or nickle-plate it at a friends shop. I'm still sketching my ideas out. This is a fun new venture for me since my workstation builds were always function over form. Being the creative type, this always bugged me when I would look at all of these amazing watercool setups, and I am finally getting my hands dirty.

I come from the 3D animation/vfx and motion graphics world, so all I ever built were locked dual Xeon render beasts, this is my first attempt at an enthusiast class overclocked desktop rig. Having fun so far! My wallet will tell you different, however.

I'd post pics, but I am not happy with its current look, however I will add them to a build log for reference. Happy to be here, this forum has helped me a ton already!
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Hello and welcome to OCN.
Quite the build you have going on right now. That will look awesome if you end getting two watercooled GPUs and the powder coated pipes.
i7 Rig
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New Gaming
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i7 920 D0 @ 3.8GHz (watercooled) Evga x58 e758 (with Enzotech block) 2x EVGA GTX 275 1792mb 6GB Corsair Dominator (1600) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 640GB WD Black 2x Samsungs Windows 7 Home Premium 3x 21.5" ASUS, 1x 19" HP 
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Logitech G19 Corsair HX1000 Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G5 
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i7 Rig
(13 items)
 
New Gaming
(15 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 920 D0 @ 3.8GHz (watercooled) Evga x58 e758 (with Enzotech block) 2x EVGA GTX 275 1792mb 6GB Corsair Dominator (1600) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
3x 640GB WD Black 2x Samsungs Windows 7 Home Premium 3x 21.5" ASUS, 1x 19" HP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G19 Corsair HX1000 Cooler Master HAF 932 Logitech G5 
Mouse Pad
Razer Goliathus Control 
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Hey thanks! I'm taking a little break on spending money on this thing, looking to start the rest around spring time. Also gives me some time to learn the ins and outs with copper tubing in this beast.
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