The life of my PC

Discussion in 'Cases & Case Modding' started by KedsDead, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. KedsDead

    KedsDead Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    128
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2016
    Well.. I thought I would share the life of my PC.. (wow.. am I bored)

    So this is my baby when it was born.. I was so proud.. 5820k, Gigabyte X99 board, Asus 970 Turbo..
    20160602_172244.jpg
    [​IMG]

    And then, I got an itch for a custom loop and I scratched that itch. Oh yeah.. I scratched it..
    Same motherboard and cpu, just added water and the a new Gigabyte 1080 WF WB.
    20170304_175721.jpg
    20170311_143758.jpg

    So then, there was something missing. I had these plans when I first built the water loop and just did not follow through. So, the itch returned and you can bet your ass I scratched that mother again. Oh yes, yes I did. Started first with modifying the chassis. Cut out all the horizontal mounts for the graphics card and removed the lower hot swap trays. Its an Corsair Air 540 Case for those that dont know. Again, I didnt change any of the hardware. I did have to peal the metal cover off the graphics card. It had plugged up a while ago, I did use Mayhems cleaning system on it, ran it backwards for a while. It finally had enough and temps were getting upwards of 70c on water. After pealing the metal off, I had to get the glue off then clean and polish the acrylic.

    20190227_193610.jpg

    20190227_193627.jpg

    After that, I ended up with this....So much for Electric Purple.. Looks more hot pink to me. When the black lights are on, its really really pink. I might change that. I have two other bottles of mix and two different colors of blue dye to choose from.
    20190305_214122.jpg
    new_pc.jpg
    20190305_214748.jpg
    20190305_235957.jpg
    20190306_000128.jpg
     
  2. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    I'm not a big Pepto-Bismol fan, but other than that, nice clean setup and great job!
     
    Deadjasper and SticKx911 like this.
  3. KedsDead

    KedsDead Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    128
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2016
    I was going for UV Purple, but the pepto reference has me rolling. I will be changing it soon though.
     
    Supercharged_Z06 likes this.
  4. Supercharged_Z06

    Supercharged_Z06 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,523
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2006
    Yep, that color really came across as a pepto pink in the photos for me... bad times. :D

    As to aesthetics, it would look awesome as a dark purple... but then again, I'm not a big fan of using color additives in my loops as they tend to eventually break down and gunk up the plumbing. If you are big on color, I'd recommend just going with opaque tubing and throwing in some custom lights within the block and reservoir.
     
  5. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

    Messages:
    48,356
    Joined:
    May 18, 1997
    I kinda like the whole Pepto look. Not sure why though.
     
    KedsDead likes this.
  6. robjordan406

    robjordan406 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    158
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2018
    I like the Pepto Pink too, it looks all slimy and slick. Kinda looks like a modern day Meth Lab setup...
     
    KedsDead likes this.
  7. Niner21

    Niner21 Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    159
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2018
    Nice work...:)
     
    KedsDead likes this.
  8. Spoom

    Spoom n00b

    Messages:
    49
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Nice job! Love the color scheme!
     
  9. Blackstone

    Blackstone 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    3,065
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2007