Hardline liquid gaming rig

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Justin Pape
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Hardline liquid gaming rig

First time building a custom liquid cooled pc, I jumped in the deep end and emptied my pockets!
It has been around 6 months from the idea through to completion, most of the delay was awaiting for 2080 TI and then the i9 9900k... After initially priming the loop I realised I had a bit of algae that grew in the radiator after I flushed it a month ago, so I spent a day taking it all apart, recleaning everything then making sure it was put back together perfectly, using the opportunity to redo some of the tubing bends - very glad this happened as it allowed me to check everything properly.
It was definitely a fun process and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys building PCs and wants a bit more challenge - there's plenty of help available in discord/forums etc.
Update: 3dmark Timespy results - https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/31440502? after overclocking CPU and 2080 Ti FE
Update: more pictures added after all my peripherals arrived. Seems I've become an Asus fanboy...
Color(s): Black Blue Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Completed build

Hardware

CPU
$ 403.00
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 8
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 549.00
ASUS - ROG Maximus XI Formula
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 152.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 981.96
NVIDIA - Founders Edition
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 Ti
Storage
$ 139.00
Samsung - 860 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 291.00
Samsung - 860 PRO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 199.99
Samsung - 970 PRO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
PSU
$ 395.00
Seasonic - Prime
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 179.99
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X (Black)
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 24.75
Cooling
Barrow - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
Hardware Labs - Black Ice GTS Xflow
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 84.99
Hardware Labs - Black Ice Nemesis GTS (Black)
Type: Radiator
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm
Cooling
Mayhems - Fluid
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 10.94
Cooling
$ 175.50
Singularity Computers - Protium Reservoir Black Polished
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 150 mm
Cooling
CableMod
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: Black
Accessories
$ 23.99
Accessories
$ 226.99
Monitor
$ 1,249.99
ASUS - PG279Q
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
Keyboard
$ 171.27
ASUS - ROG Strix Flare
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 39.98
ASUS - ROG Gladius II
Interface: Wired
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