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Stef Geukens
Stef Geukens
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Xercium

Finallly finished my build. Hope you guys like it!



Will use it for Gaming and Design. Had to keep it a decent size so I could take it to lan parties.

Temps:
> Room temp: 27°C
> Idle CPU temp: +-35°C
> Idle GPU temp: +-36°C
> Gaming CPU temp: +-60°C
> Gaming GPU temp: +-70°C (100 % load)

With using the i9 I finally see my 1080 doing some work. 100% load during gaming. Temps are fine and everything runs smooth!

Water temp is a lot lower, about 29°C during idle and 39°C during gaming.

Update: Added some pictures with white light for the non-RGB lovers

Used fluid: ekwb cryofuel cloud white solid

Coolpaste: Noctua NT-H1
Also used Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut, nearly same results but the noctua is a lot cheaper.

Customisations:
Referbished EKWB rads [white mate paint] and fittings [metallic black paint]

Custom Plexi cutouts for a cleaner look:
- On the SSD in the front
- Cover the back holes
- Cover the opening in front at the radiator (no fan sides visible)
- Cover for the led display

Added addressable RGB to the plexi covers.
(asus software is a bit of a letdown tbh)

Custom sleeved cables, I used Paracord too sleeve them because you can get those in allot of different colors and patterns and they are easy to handle. Don't think I will switch back to normal sleeves anytime soon.

I bought the cooler master verticale mount, customisation requirements to the case were minimal to make it fit.

The led display is a 5inch touchscreen for raspberry pi. I made a small hole to fit the hdmi and USB out my case.

Components not mentioned in hardware:
- EKWB EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink - Nickel
Bit better temps, so why not right? ;p

- Thermaltake Pacifica 2 flow indicator
Still not enjoying this flow indicator, barely moves if a t all. Tried to loosen it, fasten it, turned it around, tested all the different colours that came with it. Tested it out the loop same result. Does work when I blow on it, but never with water. Another builder mentioned that he also has problems with this :(

- Bitspower touchaque digit thermal sensor
This thing is amazing!

- 2x Cooler Master Addressable RGB Led Small Controller
Works fine if connected to motherboard with a-rgb. Thought to use it stand alone and set the leds over USB, but to this date the drivers for this thing have not been release. Already mailed CM a few times.. Guess this component might die before the drivers get released :p
All other functions on this thing are working as intended.


- NZXT Internal USB Hub
Used this to power my led screen. Also ment to use it with the CM small a-rgb controller, but since the USB drivers are not working I had to use my motherboard to do a-rgb, and the asus aura is a bit of a let down so :(

- 2x Cooler MasterA-RGB 1-to-3 splitter cable
Works as intended, good stuff.

- Cooler Master Vertical GPU Mount Kit
Good price and great quality

- 2x Alphacool Eislicht
This led bar is so pretty! Evenly light the complete area like a cold cathode tube, but has the lifetime and shock resistance of a led light, sweet! Only drawback is the cover plexi. Should be tempered glass so it scratches less easy.

- 5 inch LCD Touch Screen TFT for rpi3/2 B/B +/A
I needed to fill the bottom left hole in my case, what better to use then a screen? Workes like a charm!

Think I covered most of it, let me know what you think!
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 1 contest.

Build Updates

New liquid, some new tubes, a flow indicator and new cables

White Light Pictures

Hardware

CPU
Intel - Core i9-9900K
Cores: 8
Socket: LGA 1151
Motherboard
ASUS - ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO
Chipset: Z390
Memory Support: DDR4
Size: ATX
Memory
G.Skill - Trident Z (RGB)
Capacity: 32 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage
Mushkin - Striker
Capacity: 480 GB
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Type: SSD
Storage
Samsung - 950 Pro
Capacity: 256 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Type: SSD
Graphics
MSI - Sea Hawk EK X
Chip: GTX 1080
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
PSU
Seasonic - PRIME Ultra
Efficiency: 80+ Titanium
Form Factor: ATX
Modularity: Fully-Modular
Case
Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv (Silver)
Motherboard Support: ATX
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Type: Mid-Tower
Case Fans
Case Fans
Cooler Master - MasterFan MF140R (ARGB) (discontinued)
Size: 140 mm
Cooling
Bitspower - Reservoir
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - CPU Blocks (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - Fittings
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
EKWB - Radiators (discontinued)
Type: Custom Loop
Monitor
Alienware - AW2518HF
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 240 Hz
Monitor
BenQ - XL2411P
Native Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
Ducky - One Side Print TKL
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Blue
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
Zowie - FK2
Interface: Wired
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