Planned Watercooling Loop For My Build

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Planned Watercooling Loop For My Build

Since my build can't compare to all the multi-thousand dollar builds I decided to show off my current build and create a model of the EKWB water cooling setup I'd build if I won the contest. I linked all the parts I would use on and created a model of the custom loop and a brief description of why I choose each part for my loop.

Here are all the parts with links to the PPCs shop and a quick description of why I choose them.
Watercooling Parts:
CPU Block: EK-Quantum Velocity - Copper + Plexi Link To PPCs
I went with the EK-Quantum Velocity because it's a very solid choice for a good price and the Plexi top matches my more monotone black & grey theme with clear accents.

GPU Block: EK-FC1080 GTX TF6 Link To PPCs
I choose the GPU block because I have the MIS GTX 1080TI Gaming X which doesn't use a founders edition PCB, luckily EK makes a block that fits.

Radiators: EK-CoolStream SE 360 & EK-CoolStream SE 240 Link To PPCs Link To PPCs
I choose one 240mm and one 360mm to fit the most amount of radiator I can in the Corsair 275 Airflow which isn't a custom water cooling optimized case. I choose to go with slim radiators so I have a better chance of fitting my pump reservoir combo in front of the case where space is limited.

Pump/Reservoir Combo: EK-Quantum Kinetic TBE 120 Link To PPCs
I went with this pump reservoir combo because it's very compact. My case doesn't have lots of room to mount pumps or reservoirs but due to its small size I should be able to mount it plus it's PWM and has a DDC pump

Tubing: EK-HD PETG Tube 12/16mm Link To PPCs
I decided that if I was going to do a custom loop I might as well go all out and make it hardline.

Fluid: EK-CryoFuel Clear Link To PPCs
Since my color scheme is mainly black/grey I didn't want to throw it off with colored fluid plus EK-CryoFuel seems the be a good longlasting fluid that won't go bad over time.

Fittings: EEK-HDC Fitting 16mm & EK-AF Classic Angled 90° Link To PPCs Link To PPCs
I wanted to keep it simple so I choose compression fittings and a few 90 adaptors to make it easier and avoid having to do some tricky bends.

Fans: If I have enough budget leftover I would replace my current fans with the EK-Vardar EVO 120ER Link To PPCs
I decided it would probably be a good idea to replace my fans since the cheap fans I currently have in my case are noisy and have low static pressure.

*Notes I have a new power suply the EVGA Supernova 650 G+ on the way and plan on getting a Z270 motherboard so I can overclock
Color(s): Black
RGB Lighting? No
Theme: none
Cooling: Air Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build


This build participated in 2 contests.


$ 226.00
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
$ 94.99
Gigabyte - GA-B250-HD3
Chipset: B250
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
$ 51.00
TeamGroup - Elite Plus (2400MHz) (Black/Gold)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
$ 51.00
TeamGroup - Elite Plus (2400MHz) (Black/Gold)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
$ 259.99
MSI - Gaming X
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 1080 Ti
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 77.48
Crucial - P1
Form Factor: PCIe x4
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 500 GB
$ 63.99
Seagate - Barracuda (ST2000DM008)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 74.00
Thermaltake - PS-SPD-0700NPCWUS-W (discontinued)
Wattage: 700
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+
$ 83.59
Corsair - Carbide 275R
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 9.99
upHere - 3-Pack White LED
Size: 120 mm
$ 19.99
Cooler Master - Hyper T4
Type: Air Cooler
Size (WxHxD): 128 mm
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 1,028.16
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