Clean Quantum Black

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Clean Quantum Black

Up until the start of 2019 i had a custom liquid cooled pc with soft tubing.
The next obvious step was hard tubes.
I fell in love with the clean look of the EKWB Quantum line so i decided to go with that (details below).
I wanted a simple black and white theme with rgb lights on the components so i could switch the color theme any time i like.

My initial plan was to go with a Z360 mainboard and the EKWB Monoblock back in early summer 2018. With the end of 2018 approaching, the time when i wanted to get the new build done, i then wanted to get the newer Z390 chipset for which there was no monoblock available.
I wanted to cool my vrm's though. Not necessarily for performance or anything but for the looks.
So i decided to go with the Maximus XI Formula which has the EKWB Hybrid VRM Cooling and also the pretty cool display below the cpu socket.

As for the watercooling my first plans looked something like this:
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I found some great information about the dimensions of the case here, so i was pretty sure that what i had in mind would fit in the case.

Considering this was my first hard tubing build i am absolutely happy with how it turned out. I managed to get the tubes quite parallel on the 45° ones and everything lined up almost perfectly.
The fluid is Mayhems Pastel White.

I have my CPU overclocked to 5.2 Ghz@1.425v at ~37°C in idle and ~50°C when playing for hours.
The RTX 2080 does not go above 50°C either.
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 346.80
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 1,189.00
ASUS - ROG Maximus XI Formula
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 204.00
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,315.32
ASUS - Dual
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
Storage
$ 389.99
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 105.95
Samsung - 970 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 638.66
Western Digital - WD Black
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
PSU
$ 266.99
Corsair - HX750i
Wattage: 750
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
Fractal Design - Define R6 Blackout TG
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 17.81
Case Fan
$ 55.95
Cooling
$ 144.99
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 69.49
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 92.00
EKWB - EK-RES X3 250
Type: Reservoir
Cooling
$ 144.99
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB - Nickel + Acetal
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 226.21
EKWB - EK-XRES 100 Revo D5 PWM (incl. pump)
Type: Pump/Reservoir Combo
Cooling
EKWB - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - GPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Mayhems - Fluid
Type: Custom Loop
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: White
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