Sober, classy and silent.

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Jeewooth
Jonathan
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Sober, classy and silent.

Hello,


While waiting that we clear up the office space that we are using as a storage area as we have a lot of stuff we don't know where to put it yet.
In the meanwhile my gaming rig is in the living room. So i needed something presentable, fitting to the decor of the room which is black and white and also silent so my wife would not complain too much as she watches TV.

So i opted for an NZXT white H700i with 6x ML120 for my 2x360 alphacool x-flow rads and 1 x LL140 for the back just for the style.
Tried to draw everything in AUTODESK FUSION to have an idea on how to make the loop as i had no experience with watercooling before this.
In the end some things on paper or in this case in dwg didn't turn out completely like i wanted to.
I bought a hydro copper in plexi from EVGA and wanted to install it vertically. I ordered a vertical gpu bracket from cablemod, it arrived quite late as it was in backorder. So i went ahead and started anyways, i mounted the pump on the NZXT case white bracket, in the 3d-model it fits, in reality i needed another 8 milimeters as i'm hitting the pump with the gpu waterblock, 10-12mm to be safe.

I will mount the gpu vertically when i will upgrade the CPU if the next Ryzen 3700 series are good enough to warrant an upgrade.

I am pretty satisfied for now.

The x-flow radiators i chose, well i would not recommend them for a mid tower like the H700, although I avoided tubing going back and worth through the case, the inlet and outlet are so close to each other that it is almost impossible to do with rigid tubing, i had to use 30mm length of flex tubing there too. Also they are a bit longer than the double pass regular radiators, i had to use a dremel to cut out some pieces of my case so i could fit them.

Had some leak issue on the lid of the reservoir, contacted EK and after a few emails they sent me a new lid without asking me to send back the old one first, i was pretty much happy with the customer service.

I also chose the ML 120 fans for the static pressure but the LL140 looks so much better, in the end it is almost the center piece of the build.

Jon
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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Hardware

CPU
$ 235.00
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 115.54
ASUS - Prime (Z270-A)
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 24.99
Corsair - Vengeance LPX (3000MHz) (Black)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 786.98
EVGA - XC Gaming
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
Storage
$ 104.00
Western Digital - WD Blue (WDS100T2B0B)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
Western Digital - WD Green Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
Seasonic - Prime Ultra
Wattage: 1000
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Case
$ 382.99
NZXT - H700i, Black/White
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 91.39
Corsair - LL140 (RGB)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
$ 67.25
Alphacool - NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper X-Flow
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 67.25
Alphacool - NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper X-Flow
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 119.00
EKWB - EK-RES X3 250 (RGB)
Type: Reservoir
Size (WxHxD): 250 mm
Cooling
$ 70.00
EKWB - EK-Velocity RGB Intel Nickel/Plexi
Type: CPU Waterblock
Cooling
$ 124.99
EKWB - EK-XTOP Revo D5 RGB PWM Acetal
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - Fluid
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 66.82
EVGA - Hydro Copper (discontinued)
Type: GPU Waterblock
CableMod
CableMod - Sleeved Cables
Mode: Custom
Sleeve: PRO ModFlex
Color: White
Monitor
$ 299.98
ASUS - PG278QR
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
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