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Headec01
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blue steel

G'day everyone!

This was my first computer build. I used this system air cooled but as I live in a very hot area (thanks Australia) I decided to take the plunge and go watercooled!

Note for first time watercoolers this was a steep learning curve when building in this case!

Bending Pipes:
I originally bought a pipe bending kit from bitspower (excellent company and an absolute pleasure to deal with, both my orders arrived two days earlier than advertised and the company replied to emails within 24 hours) and the kit gives you everything you need and I highly recommend it. I moved away from using the 90 degree bender pretty quickly when I realized that this was often placing the 90 degree bend in the wrong place. I used a free-hand method instead and this drastically increased my success rate.

Temperatures: (At Load)
Air
CPU: 60 - 75(hot running chip)
Top GPU: 75 - 85
Bottom GPU: 45 - 60

Liquid
CPU: 40 - 55
Top GPU: 40 - 50
Bottom GPU: 35 - 45

Performance: 1440p Max Settings
BF5: 95 - 120 fps
Insugency Sandstorm: 85 - 115 fps
PUBG: 75 - 100 fps
World of Warships: 100 - 120 fps

Want to know anything let me know.
Color(s): Black Blue White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Brand
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
$ 417.99
AMD - Ryzen 7 (2700X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 229.99
ASUS - ROG Crosshair VII Hero (Wi-Fi)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 275.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 699.00
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Graphics
$ 699.00
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 138.14
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 163.00
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST4000LM024)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 207.98
EVGA - SuperNOVA G1+
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 149.99
Lian Li - O11DX Dynamic (Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 45.23
Thermaltake - Riing 12 LED RGB
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
Bitspower - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 365.49
Bitspower - Leviathan SF
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Bitspower - Touchaqua Sedna
Type: Reservoir
Cooling
$ 168.14
CableMod
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Stock
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Color: White
Accessories
$ 99.99
Monitor
$ 839.99
ACER - Predator X34P
Size: 34 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 128.98
Logitech - G512 Carbon (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 85.00
Logitech - G703
Interface: Wireless
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