Laminar Flow

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Laminar Flow

Obligatory "My first time making a custom loop". ;P
Also before I begin I want to give a HUGE thank you to EK Jake on the watercooling subreddit. He helped me and so many others with their custom loops.

So when I was planning on getting the parts I knew I wanted to do a custom loop, have tons of RGB, and have some sick parts. I also LOVE laminar flow! It looks SUPER cool! I took a picture of the C700M case since I was dead set on that being my case and started drawing lines for how I wanted runs to look.

  • The first tube from the pump to the GPU is inspired by laminar flow fountains that Destin showed in this video of the Detroit airport on Smarter Every Day: YouTube. I loved this bend because of how it not only turned out great but also unintentionally filled some empty space with some beautiful color so there is a little less empty space to look at.
  • The bend from the GPU to the top rad was completely on accident because something I didn't plan on with a 2D picture is depth and the rad was about 1in/2.5cm deeper than the GPU so I had to bend the tube in 2 planes of space - height and depth. Ultimately this accident turned out to be SUPER cool and reminds me of this laminar flow video: YouTube.
  • Then the CPU tubes also came about because originally was going to have the tubes go across the RAM but, again, I failed to take depth into account as the RAM comes out a lot further than I anticipated. So I decided to go around the ram on both the enter and exit tubes and it turned out amazing as it resembles a vortex: YouTube.
  • And finally the FrozenQ insert I felt brought the water theme together. When I saw an image of it online I wasn't sure if it would fit the reservoir but it was only like $15 so I figured I would give it a shot. And to my (and EK Jake's) surprise - it fit! I love this insert as it gave the reservoir a double vortex effect: YouTube.

I am so happy with how everything turned out! I am so happy with the theme of it all and how it looks. I learned a lot from this build on how to plan and make adjustments, got more confident in my abilities, and now I have something that I can say without any doubt - I made this.

Thanks for taking a look! Feel free to ask any questions!
Color(s): Black Blue Light Blue Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: Nature
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 629.99
AMD - Threadripper 1950X
Socket: TR4
Cores: 16
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG Zenith Extreme
Chipset: X399
CPU Socket: TR4
Size: E-ATX
Memory
$ 858.39
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 64 GB
Graphics
$ 1,299.99
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Storage
$ 79.66
Samsung - 960 EVO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 250 GB
Storage
$ 83.59
Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
Storage
$ 63.00
Seagate - ST4000DM000
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 4 TB
PSU
$ 175.00
EVGA - SuperNOVA 850 G3
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 436.24
Cooler Master - Cosmos C700M
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fans
$ 34.99
Case Fans
$ 29.89
Cooling
$ 150.39
Cooling
$ 214.99
Cooling
$ 234.99
Cooling
$ 124.99
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 420 mm (3 x 140 mm)
Cooling
$ 109.72
EKWB - CoolStream PE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
Accessories
$ 150.35
Keyboard
$ 183.94
ASUS - ROG Strix Flare CoD: Black Ops 4
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 48.49
Razer - DeathAdder Elite
Interface: Wired
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