CPU side with OLED flow meter and cylinder D5 Pump/Res Combo
Top I/O of build
L-bracket mounted 240 Fan/Rad combo feeding CPU block
280mm Fan/Rad combo feeding GPU block along with drain port
GPU side with analog flow indicator and flat D5 Pump/Res Combo attached to AIO bracket with EKWB rad bracket
Black Monolith 2.0
In my absolute covid boredom I tore the first go at this down, landed myself a 6800 graphics card and decided to do a full custom loop. Initially I was going to do two separate loops on this thing, one for the CPU and the other for the GPU but I found that it just flowed better if I did one big loop all the way around the Xproto.
Was very pumped when XTIA came out with their Liquid Cooling Module, this opened up a ton of configuration options and allowed me to really pull this off I think. I chose to go with pretty much all EKWB parts for the watercooling loop and am pretty happy with the quality of everything. Initially I was going to take a shot at hardline acrylic tubing, but after much consideration and noticing how short the runs really were from point to point I thought overdoing it with the fittings and using matte black soft tubing would really fit the aesthetic. Blacked out fittings, tubing and plugs!
With strategically placed RGB reserved for the EK reservoir and flow indicator, the mobo and ram, as well as the rgb strip used to backlight the GPU, I went with a matte back aesthetic for the rest of the build which complimented the Xproto color well. This meant doing my best to rid the components of branding etc besides that of the EK components which I embraced. The biggest modification made was the Corsair SF 600, in which I removed the sticker with some patience and some Goo Gone as well as removing the fan grate and replacing the stock fan with a low profile Noctua NF-A9x14.