DOG v12

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DOG v12

DOG was the name of my first PC I built in 1996.

A return to custom watercooling after 8 years of AIO CPU and stock GPU cooling, forced by my 2080Ti FE exhausting into the case. First time rigid tubing.

I copied the loop from this build closely - huge props to that team, adding some quality-of-life improvements (drainage & push/pull at top) and I preferred the extension fittings off the CPU rather than two-bend. I went for the Bitspower Sedna distro/waterway as it seemed to give me exactly the config I was after for being able to drain/fill conveniently & stick with the (mostly) horizontal rigid lines.

I wanted 6 fans in (top) & 3 fans out (bottom) to result in a +ve pressure for minimal dust. CPU doesn't break 60 on OC, GPU max so far has been 45 in Star Citizen. The drainage tap right at the bottom has a flex tube that is accessible from the case's rear chamber.

Touchscreens are primarily for spotify, discord/twitch stream chat, and Star Citizen MFD's using the GameGlass app.

Desk:
Monitor: Asus PG348Q monitor w/ ROG terminal backlighting
Surface Book 2 13 i7
iPad pro 9.7
iPad mini 2
Speakers: Kef LSX | Sub/footrest: Kef PSW3500
KB: Asus ROG Claymore
Mouse: Razer Mamba
Sticks: Virpil Constellation Delta w/ Monstertech desk mounts
Throttle: Logi X56
Cans: Astro A50
Logo Brio cam
Senic Nuimo puck

Not shown: 4mx4m VR space in room below w/ Pimax XR & Vive

Floor placement of tower is temporary until I extend the desk!
Color(s): Blue White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sci-Fi
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 175.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 199.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Code
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 64.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (2666Mhz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 976.50
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 155.40
Samsung - 960 PRO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 62.81
SanDisk - Ultra II
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 960 GB
Storage
$ 84.99
Seagate - Barracuda Compute (ST4000DMZ04/DM004)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 436.54
Corsair - AX860i
Wattage: 860
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 193.60
Lian Li - O11 Dynamic
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
Lian Li - Bora (Silver/RGB)
Size: 120 mm
Monitor
$ 699.00
ASUS - PG348Q
Size: 34 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
$ 179.99
ASUS - ROG Claymore
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 99.99
Razer - Mamba Chroma
Interface: Wireless
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