Before the rebuild, Corsair h100i and air cooled 2080ti strix.
Test fit of the GPU and reservoir. It is a tight squeeze, with a few holes drilled into the case should be no sweat.
All assembled and ready to begin bending tubes.
7 hours later. Dear God this last bend is making me wish I had stuck with the AIO.
All bends done, and no immediate leaks.
24 hours of leak testing complete. First system power. So beautiful.
A clean desk always makes for a great photo (and some internet points).
When I began my degree at university, I bought a new desktop PC with the promise to myself that once I graduate, it would be time to upgrade. I first found an interest in custom built PCs and thought liquid cooling would be the coolest thing ever (pardon the pun). However, i could not afford, nor did I have the knowledge of how to, settling for a good old Corsair h100i AIO cooler, paired with the amazing (for its time) GTX 980.
Now, 4 years later, I have graduated, and you know what that means, its upgrade time ladies and gentlemen. About a month ago, my local PC store had a sale, and couldn't help myself. I picked up a 2080 ti and a Corsair 570x, 2 months before I actually finished my degree. However, this time around I pulled the pin, and went on a shopping spree at EK, getting all that I need to complete my dream PC.