Failed Idea's... But it Still Works

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chopstickninja
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Failed Idea's... But it Still Works

This build has been evolving constantly since I picked up the Fractual Define R6 in Gunmetal. In it's current form it is rocking a Core i9-9900K in a Gigabyte Aorus Master and an ASUS RTX2080ti Dual. Sure it is not the best of the best RTX2080ti but it works just fine, while being loud at times...

Now for cooling the system the original plan was to run a customer liquid loop with both the CPU and GPU using a front and top mounted Alphacool 360mm slim radiators. Sadly I ran into 2 problems during the build... The first problem was that the EKWB RTX2080ti FE block I picked up did not want to mount to the GPU as it seemed to be contacting something and prevented it from mounting correctly. The second issue is that the top mounted radiator with fans would prevent the use on the RAM I planned on using. So I scrapped the GPU water block and top radiator and focused on the CPU cooling. A future update to the build may solve this issue.

For CPU cooling I started with an EKWB EVO Supremacy before eventually using the newer EKWB Velocity, an Alphacool 360mm slim radiator with EK Vardar fans, an EK D5 pump/reservoir, a mix of EK and Bitspower fittings, and lastly a mix of 12mm rigid tubing and some soft tubing. In this build I wanted to try my hand at continuous tube runs without fittings to make bends and generally it worked out fine. Beyond that I know the fittings lack coherent colors, but I was under a time crunch so I worked with what I had there. Since the build was completed I have picked up the necessary fittings but I am waiting until I sort out the GPU water block so I can do everything at once. As for the coolant I started with Primochill Opaque UV Purple before changing to Primochill True UV Purple to minimize the likelihood of clogging the microfins in the CPU block.

Since completing the build I have messed a little with overclocking the 9900K and I can run stable 5GHz all core using Intel's XTU program. I next plan to work within the UEFI bios to see if I can push it higher. Also the Corsair RAM is running at 3600MHz 18-19-19-39.
Color(s): Purple Silver White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Updated Water Loop

Hardware

CPU
$ 403.00
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.00
Gigabyte - Aorus Master
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 143.61
Graphics
$ 460.00
ASUS - Dual
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 197.99
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 111.32
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
$ 259.63
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X (Gray)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 39.61
Corsair - LL120 (RGB) (Black)
Size: 120 mm
Case Fan
$ 49.99
Cooling
$ 70.00
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB Intel Nickel/Plexi
Type: CPU Waterblock
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: ModFlex
Color: White
Monitor
$ 2,700.98
ASUS - PG27UQ
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 139.97
Corsair - K95 Platinum (RGB)
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 45.74
Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum
Interface: Wired
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