Chief Broken Rig
- Mar 25, 2009
- 9,077 (2.57/day)
I would like to take a moment and thank EKWB with all the help they have provided in regards to getting this build off the ground by providing fittings, coolant and so much more.
Before I forget a big thank you to my local machinist Tony for his work on custom brackets and any fabrication I needed done.
Also a big shout out to @VSG for answering a metric shit ton of question considering how long I have been out of the loop when it comes to building a custom water.
Now with that out of the way, It has been nearly a decade since I last messed with water cooling. The last time was back when the Phenom II series were still viable options. Suffice to say, its been a long time and now everyone i doing hard tubing and I just don't have the time for that. So the premise of this build was to get a hard tubing look, without the maintenance issues. Keep in mind this is not a full system loop but instead is an over glorified ridiculously expensive CPU loop. Why? Because I can; Do I need more justification than that? Nope I don't think so. Without further delay lets take this adventure together and see where it leads.
The system specifications for this build:
CASE: Thermaltake Core P3 tempered glass
PSU: Zalman 1000w 80 - Plus Gold
CPU: Intel i7 8700k
MOBO: MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon AC
RAM: Crucial Ballistix 3466 MHz 32GB
GPU: MSI GTX 1080 Ti Gaming
SSD: 250 GB 960 EVO M.2
SSD: 512 GB Plextor
SSD: 1 TB Sandisk Extreme
HDD: 3 TB Toshiba x2
Vomit on your screen? Not my problem. Is the planning short sighted and full of holes? You bet. Cheers for just winging it (note to all the boys and girls out there taking a bunch of expensive parts and hoping it all fits together probably not the best idea.
Fittings: Various EKWB ACF fittings in Nickel finish
Radiator: Black Ice Nemesis 360 mm Radiator
Pump/Res: Swiftech Maelstrom D5 x100
Fans: Be Quiet! Silent Wings 3 1450 RPM PWM
CPU Block: Swiftech Apogee XL2