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nAVI

Not only was this my first go at water cooling it was my first pc build period. It may have been a little ambitious for a first build but I really enjoyed all the research and planning that I had to do. I like a challenge. I bought one part at a time over the course of about eight months. After eight months of collecting parts and some knowledge I have finally finished it and am very happy with the outcome. The first time I saw a water cooled computer was in the anime 'serial experiments: lain' as a teenager. Because of that, I began referring to it as "nAVI" immediately after deciding to do a loop. I chose the bequiet dark base 700 because I knew that I wanted to do a full loop and it has lots of space without being too big. The fan controller is a plus. Also, I think it is pretty f?)*ing sexy. There is however one issue with this case, the top panel has almost no ventilation. I purchased it being aware of this flaw and with the intent to modify it. The first thing I did was cut a huge hole in the top panel and installed a metal grill. I also made and painted three acrylic panels to hide the hard drive slots and give the interior a cleaner look. The loop is a EK liquid gaming a240g kit. It includes a cpu block, gpu block, res/pump combo, tubing, fittings and a liquid concentrate. With that kit I also purchased a 360 radiator kit, two 90 degree fittings and a larger reservoir tube. I put the 360 radiator in the front and the 240 radiator at the top. I left one of the included bequiet fans (which are really nice btw) at the rear of the case. I also ordered some custom CableMod sleeved cables. I used the configure menu and chose my colors. So far every part i used has worked great. I am very happy with the completed build and have found excuses to do three more builds! :)
Color(s): Black Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: none
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 375.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 379.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC)
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 146.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3600MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 660.00
EVGA - Founders
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080
Storage
$ 217.00
ADATA - XPG SX6000
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 102.15
Intel - 760P
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 128 GB
PSU
be quiet! - Straight Power 11
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 179.99
be quiet! - Dark Base 700
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 24.82
Case Fan
$ 23.44
Cooling
EKWB - EK-FG 360 Expansion Pack
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm
Cooling
EKWB - Fluid Gaming A240G
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: Black
Accessories
$ 199.99
Monitor
AOC - Agon (AG352UCG6)
Size: 35 Inch
Panel: VA
Refresh Rate: 120 Hz
Keyboard
$ 129.99
ASUS - ROG Strix Flare
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Brown
Type: Full Size
Mouse
$ 53.99
ASUS - ROG Gladius II Origin
Interface: Wired
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