My first water-cooled build

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daveycracker80
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My first water-cooled build

This build incorporated my first foray into custom water cooling. I was originally going to go with a 9900k as the CPU, but ultimately stock issues and the extravagant price kept me from going that ambitious, but it's still a gaming powerhouse with an 8700k overclocked to 5ghz and a GTX 1080 Ti that's also overclocked. It was meant to be used as a pure gaming machine while my previous build was relegated to an encoding/rendering machine for video production.

See the build log for my recap on how the build went down.
Color(s): Black Gray White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Cores: 6
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG Maximus XI Code
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z
Capacity: 32 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage
Samsung - 860 EVO
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Samsung - 860 EVO
Capacity: 1 TB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Samsung - 960 EVO
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Storage
Seagate - BarraCuda
Capacity: 2 TB
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Type: HDD
Graphics
ASUS - ROG Strix
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU
Corsair - RM1000x
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv X - RGB BLACK
Motherboard Support: ATX, E-ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Mid-Tower
Case Fans
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Color: Carbon
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Monitor
ASUS - PG348Q
Native Resolution: 3440 x 1440
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Keyboard
Logitech - G910
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Logitech - G502 Hero
Interface: Wired
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Build Updates

Gathering of the parts

The water cooling

Assembling the build

Water cooling and final tweaks