Description

this is my third hard tube build but the first where I've used a parallel loop! i wanted to try something different and make the aesthetic as clean and minimal as possible. the crossflow radiator means I can avoid the usual long tubing run from the back to the front of the case that would distract from the CPU and RAM that are really the focal point of this build.

one mistake i made was that i purchased the Define S2 Vision Blackout case which has tinted glass windows-- i mistakenly thought that the blackout and RGB cases were exactly the same except for the fans, but i was wrong. i'm trying to see if just adding ambient light inside will make up for the tinted glass but right now i'm just running it with the side panel off. looks great!

for pictures i set the fans to a cool white because i couldn't get the gold to really come out in pictures. on my desk the lights are more of a yellow-orange that brings out the gold really well. i wish i could capture that effect better with my phone camera... maybe it's time to invest in a DSLR just so i can take computer pictures?

Comments

  • 13 days ago
  • 5 points

is the stay gold name a reference to the book the outsiders?????

  • 6 days ago
  • 4 points

That’s what I was gonna comment. “Stay gold, Ponyboy...”

  • 6 days ago
  • 2 points

hell yeah man its such a good book

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 points

That's the cleanest loop I've ever seen. I wish you listed the individuals parts of your water cool loop.

  • 13 days ago
  • 6 points

Thanks for the kind words, here's the water cooling parts list: Barrowch FBFT03-V2 Digital Display Barrowch FBFT02-V3 Barrow 12mm Fitting Barrow gold adapters EK-Res X3 Holder 60mm EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB Stand Alone EK Vector RTX Backplate Black EK Vector RTX 2080 RGB Waterblock EK X3 RES TUBE 250 BARROW CPU Water Block XSPC EX360 Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS XFLOW

  • 8 days ago
  • 1 point

Are there links for websites? if not I understand if you can't find it

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I'd check out performance-pcs.com, they have a pretty wide selection. From memory I know they carry all of those brands and at least some of those parts.

  • 13 days ago
  • 2 points

I can see this getting featured, great build. +1

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

This is a GREAT BUILD if it wasn't for the butterfly one, THIS IS DEFINITELY A FEATURE.

You'll get it eventually. Anyways, enjoy this GREAT build!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

hmmmm...

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

?

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I misread the comment, thought it said that it would be a feature "if it wasn't for the butterfly one" sorry

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Ok, all good.

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

I love the gauges on the vertical gpu +1

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful and classy!

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

Really clean! +1

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

milfiest pc ;)

  • 12 days ago
  • 1 point

This looks great. This is how you tastefully deploy lights in a build I think.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I logged on just to comment on how beautiful this build is. I love the tubing to the CPU. It's flawless, man. Great pictures! I hope you enjoy the computer!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I've never heard of NZXT mobos but damn that one looks clean

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Job excellently done, +1.

Please let me know the temp/flow monitors you used. I am researching into this aspect. One of them looks like it might be a Barrow.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Told ya! You got a feature!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

I really like that CPU block.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Very Nice! I love the whole look of it. The crossflow radiators do make for a cleaner loop. They actually become part of the loop. Love the white and gold. Good job.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Nice

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

bro this thing is hot!!!

keep up the amazing work!!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful loop!!

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

i think a boxfish rez would really tie up the build, otherwise very niec

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

How is the motherboard? Should I ditch ryzen just for the motherboard? IK, intel is better, but is it worth the switch? Also, congrats on the feature!

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Lol, there's one cable sticking out of the cable comb on the 24 pin extension. Otherwise very nice build, I've heard that hard-line is pretty hard +1

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Ghees that cold pc (Cold = So sick I can't believe it)

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

Dude this is beautiful!

  • 4 days ago
  • 1 point

I got to say though, my eyes are fixed on those temp and flow indicators. Very nice touch man!