My first water-cooled build

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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.

Now updated with a new log detailing the recent changes I've made as of the beginning of 2020.
Color(s): Black Gray White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Build Updates

Gathering of the parts

The water cooling

Assembling the build

Water cooling and final tweaks

Changes to the build

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 (RGB)
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 (ST2000DM006)
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 Luxe 2 (Black)
Motherboard Support: ATX, E-ATX, EEB, Mini-ITX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Full-Tower
Case Fans
Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM (2x)
Size: 140 mm
Case Fans
PcCooler - Moonlight (3 Pack)
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans
PcCooler - Moonlight (5 Pack)
Size: 120 mm
Case Fans
Phanteks - Halos Lux (2x)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Size (WxHxD): 280 mm (2 x 140 mm)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-CryoFuel (Clear)
Type: Coolant
Cooling
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Color: Carbon
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModMesh
Accessories
Monitor
ASUS - PG348Q
Native Resolution: 3440 x 1440
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 100 Hz
Monitor
Dell - S2716DG
Native Resolution: 2560 x 1440
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Monitor
LG - 27UK650-W
Native Resolution: 3840 x 2160
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
Keyboard
Logitech - G513
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Romer-G
Type: Full Size
Mouse
Logitech - G502 Hero
Interface: Wired
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