Oak Pillar - Custom Built Case

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Jason Romero
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Oak Pillar - Custom Built Case

Hello,

Thank you for taking a look at my build. I hope that you enjoy your time here.
I have been making updates to this build for over a year now and I think I am done for a while, unless of course I win the lotto.

My latest update was the EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming. This is an amazing card and recently, as a holiday gift, my wife got me the Optimus Water Cooling Absolute water block for the GPU.

I couldn't find a case that met all of my requirements, so I decided to build one. It is an open air case, as you can see, that allows me to have 3x 360mm radiator, 2 x D5 pumps, and lots of room for maintenance and draining. I didn't have a lot of wood working skills, so I tried to keep things simple, but I think overall it came out really well.

Thank you to my wife for her support and encouragement.

Thank you and let me know what you think!
Color(s): Brown
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 5 contests.

Build Updates

First post for the upcoming build.

Kind of stuck...

Toughest part finished?

Do I need to "ground" my motherboard on my wooden PC?

Getting close...

Installing new motherboard...

Finally finished

3090 is Under Water!

Ok...I think I'm done....at least for now...

RTX 3090 on the way!

Continuing to make tweaks to the build...

Hardware

CPU
$ 330.00
Intel - Core i7-8700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 6
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 349.99
ASUS - ROG Maximus X Formula
Chipset: Z370
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 209.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 1,092.24
EVGA - GeForce FTW3 Ultra Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 3090
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 355.00
Samsung - 850 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 99.99
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 67.00
Western Digital - WD Blue Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 399.99
Corsair - RM1000i
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 150.00
Custom - Custom (custom)
Case Fan
Cooling
$ 597.00
EKWB - CoolStream PE (3x)
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 29.34
EKWB - EK-CryoFuel (Clear) (100mL) (2x)
Type: Coolant
Cooling
$ 197.98
EKWB - EK-D5 PWM G2 Motor (2x)
Type: Pump
Cooling
$ 85.00
EKWB - EK-Velocity - Nickel + Plexi
Type: Waterblock
Cooling
Optimus - Absolute FTW3 3080/3090
Type: GPU Block
CableMod
$ 124.00
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