Aluminum Falcon

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Sean Kimball
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Aluminum Falcon

The current iteration of my main build, which has slowly evolved over the years. The goal with this build was to create the most over the top water loop I could with my current skills and budget. I think it turned out great, and I'm super happy with it.

I wanted to differentiate my loop from all the other loops by mixing as many watercooling brands as I could, while still keeping a consistent aesthetic. I kept to a general black/silver theme, with any color I wanted being possible through RGB. I like a black/silver theme as I think it looks extremely classy and I love how the silver reflects any lighting in the case, making for great accents. However, I didn't want to overload on RGB (the fans may come close to this), so I tried to keep things simple there. to not bend the tubes in this build for two reasons. First, I bent them for the last version of this build and it did not look nearly as good. Second, I intend to switch from PETG to glass tubing whenever I next upgrade my CPU and GPU. One final interesting thing to note, there is actually one soft tubing run from the top to the back rad. This was necessary since no matter what combination of fittings I used, I could not get a straight run between the two.

Also, note that the build was still bleeding when I took these pictures, which is why there are so many bubbles still present. And I swear the cable management looks far better in person!

As far as component selection goes, most of it is from slowly adding to and changing my build over the years. That's why I still have an mATX board in this huge case, along with an almost 5-year old processor. Trust me, as soon as Intel or AMD release a new CPU at a price I can afford that interests me, those will be replaced. Similarly with my GPU- I wanted to do SLI 2080 Ti's before their price was revealed... Some of my storage was also recently moved to another build, which is why it currently is rather sparse.

I'll probably come back and update these details more as I think of more things to say. Feel free to ask me questions!

Currently waiting on my Ducky Shine 7 Blackout and a second M-Audio BX8 D3 (so I can steal back my BX5s from my TV), so no setup pics yet. Will update when they arrive.
Color(s): Black Carbon Gray Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Technology
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7 5820K
Socket: LGA 2011-3
Cores: 6
Motherboard
$ 280.57
EVGA - Micro2
Chipset: X99
CPU Socket: LGA 2066
Size: Micro-ATX
Memory
$ 263.74
G.Skill - Ripjaws V (3200MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 899.95
EVGA - GeForce FTW3
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 99.99
Crucial - MX500
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 131.88
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 228.84
EVGA - SuperNOVA G3
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
Lian Li - PC-O11 WGX (ROG)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 48.19
Case Fan
$ 48.19
Case Fan
$ 48.19
Case Fan
$ 35.28
Case Fan
$ 35.28
Case Fan
$ 35.28
Cooling
Bitspower - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Bitspower - Tubing
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 15.99
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FC1080 GTX Ti FTW3 RGB - Nickel
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 78.78
Phanteks - Glacier (C350I)
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
Singularity Computers - Protium D5 Reservoir Combo
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Size (WxHxD): 150 mm
Cooling
$ 90.99
XSPC - EX Series
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 90.99
XSPC - EX Series
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 90.99
XSPC - EX Series
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
XSPC - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Accessories
$ 220.00
AKG - K7XX
Accessories
$ 53.00
Accessories
Accessories
$ 199.99
Accessories
$ 14.99
Monitor
$ 599.99
BenQ - BL3200PT
Size: 32 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
Ducky - Shine 7
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Black
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 290.63
Razer - Naga Chroma
Interface: Wired
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