During testing and overclocking with the glass off.
The RAID controller tucked snugly in under the graphics card water block, hardly even noticeable.
Overhead shot of my monoblock and weird tubing bends, instead of adding more 90 degree bends to my tubing, I decided to try something different.
Back on the wall where it's going to live for a while.
RTX 2080Ti FTW3 with banana for scale
Prior to unboxing, the Res didn't make it into the build as I found out later that it was damaged in shipping.
Why it would never be a good idea to run two 2080Ti's on a 3slot NVLink bridge and air cooled. Served its purpose for testing the cards before I started tearing them down, however.
This is why you always keep those plastic socket covers that come with your motherboard. Luckily I was able to bend these pins back and everything worked 100% but I would have been under much less stress if I would have had that cover to prevent this.
2080Ti neatly wrapped in the Hydrocopper block.
Using Hydronaut Thermal Grizzly thermal grease here, I was a little nervous that it wasn't enough, but it did the job just fine.
Blocks installed and all parts in the system, ready for tubing.
Pre-fill test with some light air pressure, everything seemed good.
Leak testing, here I would discover that the 90 rotary snake fittings aren't the most reliable. I wanted to adjust that fitting on the monoblock slightly, but putting any pressure at all on it caused a leak. Because of where this fitting was, that made me nervous, so you'll see in later pictures of the build that I replaced it with a standard compression fitting.
Thermaltake Core P5, Custom Loop, Daily Driver 2x RTX 2080Ti - 9900k - 4 2TB M.2 on a RAID controller!?
I built this for school, work, and gaming during my free time, so I wanted an all-purpose machine that could keep my workflow moving but still perform at the top for gaming. This was my first custom water cooling loop and I had to learn quite a bit in order to get it done, but I think I am satisfied with the results. I still haven't decided if I'm going to carry the theme any further, I have considered adding in a generation one Autobots emblem to pay homage to a rig I built over fifteen years ago, I ordered matching cable mod red and white cables if I do decide to go that route. Let me know what you think, or if you have an opinion on how I could improve the aesthetics of the build.
Intel i9 9900k @ 5Ghz 2x Nvidia RTX 2080Ti 32GB 3100 GEIL RGB RAM 2x 960 Evo 500GB M.2 NvME in RAID 0 4x 970 Evo 2TB M.2 NvME in RAID 0 on a dedicated controller Asus ROG Maximus X Hero Mainboard Thermaltake 1200W RGB 80Plus Plat Thermaltake Core P5 Case Custom Water Cooling loop with Res, 480 RAD, Monoblock on CPU and VRMs, blocks on both graphics cards.