Silent BOS 801

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Silent BOS 801

Started this project in January 2020 so I'm posting updates retroactively. Do check back over the next couple of days as I catch up to March.

This all started out with my tinkering with an Aurora R8 which I bought mid-2019. First, the fans were too loud, then I wanted an unlocked CPU, and the next thing I know, I was cutting the R8 with a Dremel and attempting custom cable sleeving. Then over the year-end holiday, I had a bunch of rewards points to spend and I pulled the trigger on a be Quiet! Silent Base 801. I ordered a silver windowed version but BQ-USA told me they were out of stock so I settled for orange. Hence I named the build BOS for Black-Orange-Silver.

Initially meant for a case swap to bring all my components from the R8 over to this new case but then I spent remaining rewards points on a great motherboard deal. So I told myself, ok, I'll just get a nice NZXT AIO liquid cooler and call it a day. But no... EKWB just had to launch their flat reservoir. I get tempted easily by distro plates so with this looking like a vagrant-case's distro plate (hey, this is no O11D), I bought my first EK part. And like they said, the rest is history.
Color(s): Black Orange Silver
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Build Updates

New Year, New Beginning

1/20 - Early parts and cable planning

1/25 - More parts-fitting

2/2 - Completed 24-pin cable + Fan-tasy

2/17 - Reservoir and radiators placement

3/1 - Crossing the mod chasm

3/2 - Waterblocks and a speedbump

3/7 - More sleeving

3/11 - Installed All Pass Through Fittings

3/14 - Hardline It

3/22 - Completing The Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 229.95
Intel - Core i5-9600K Desktop Processor
Cores: 6
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard
$ 271.96
MSI - Meg Ace
Chipset: Z390
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Interfaces Available: M.2 (M), PCIe x1, PCIe x16, PCIe x4, PCIe x8, SATA 6 Gb/s
Memory
$ 51.99
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Graphics
$ 749.96
EVGA - GeForce XC
Chip: RTX 2080 SUPER
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Interface: PCIe x16
Storage
$ 77.48
Crucial - P1
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: PCIe x4
Interface: PCIe x4
PSU
Seasonic - FOCUS PLUS 850 Gold
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case
$ 121.52
be quiet! - Silent Base 801 Orange
Motherboard Support: ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Mid-Tower
Case Fans
$ 149.94
Cooling
$ 157.98
EKWB - CoolStream SE (2x)
Height in mm: 28
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Quantum Vector RTX RE D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi
Height in mm: 128
Type: GPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 90.60
EKWB - EK-Quantum Volume FLT 120 D-RGB - Plexi
Height in mm: 120
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Type: Reservoir
Cooling
$ 79.99
EKWB - EK-Supremacy EVO RGB
Compatibilty: LGA 1151, LGA 1155, LGA 1156, LGA 2011, LGA 2066
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Torque Angled 90° (Black) (6x)
Type: Fittings
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Torque HTC-16 - Nickel (12x)
Type: Fittings
Cooling
EKWB - EK-Torque HTC-16 (Black) (2x)
Type: Fittings
Cooling
$ 149.99
Cooling
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