Toubabo Koomi

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JAY LEE
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ANKENY, United States
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Toubabo Koomi

Toubabo Koomi is an ongoing project, my only pc right now as I have been sinking all my available funds into it rather than buying a laptop or other desktop pc's. Hopefully that will change but for now I just plan on continually upgrading it to feature the best parts I can afford & will most likely keep it in the 2-tone Caselabs Merlin SM8 case for the forseeable future. With each CPU/motherboard upgrade the colors (tubing, fittings, certain components, etc.) change slightly in an attempt to keep the best aesthetics as possible but ususally some variation of black, red & white.

It has actually come a very long way over the past few years. It started out in a vengeance C70 military green case with a standard cpu air cooler & blower GPU card & has turned into a fully watercooled (including motherboard VRM) pc with a great overclock. I may eventually switch to hard tubing but I actually prefer soft tubing in many ways. A very expensive GPU upgrade is first on the list of upgrades (If Nvidia ever decides to sell them again) and when I can afford something significantly better than my current 980ti K|NGP|N.

There isnt much custom work/mods aside from several holes punched in the reservoir panel mount (used greenlee knockout punch's) to allow air flow from my four gentle typhoon AP29pwm fans to blow freely through the case w/out the res panel obstructing airflow from front to back of case.
I also punched a hole in the bottom of the case & used a bitspower pass-thru fitting to make a drain port coming from the bottom port of my previous Alphacool NexXxoS Monsta (junk) Radiator, unfortunately it sprung a leak around one of the top ports so I went with the reliable Hardware Labs SR2 multiport rad instead until I can find another quality radiator that has a bottom G1/4 drain port.
I also have a second drain port (EK ball valve) connected to the front of the D5 pump top for conveniance when it comes time for a flush & refill.

In a few weeks when Rocket lake hits the market I will be upgrading my cpu & motherboard & possibly my ram if I get the Z590 Apex

Thanks for looking! & PLEASE VOTE for my build!
Color(s): Black White
RGB Lighting? Yes
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Theme: none
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 3 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 349.99
Intel - Core i7-7700K
Socket: LGA 1151
Cores: 4
Integrated Graphics: Yes
Motherboard
$ 494.64
ASUS - ROG Maximus IX Formula
Chipset: Z270
CPU Socket: LGA 1151
Size: ATX
Memory
$ 275.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 32 GB
Graphics
$ 999.00
EVGA - GeForce K|NGP|N
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: GTX 980 Ti
Storage
$ 150.00
Samsung - 850 EVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 188.00
Samsung - 850 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 202.72
Samsung - 960 PRO
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 149.90
Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 104.99
Western Digital - WD Black Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 2 TB
PSU
$ 110.00
EVGA - SuperNOVA 1300
Wattage: 1300
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 700.00
CaseLabs - SM8 Merlin (discontinued)
Type: Full-Tower
Side Panel: Window
Case Fan
$ 217.77
Case Fan
$ 104.00
Scythe - GentleTyphoon (discontinued) (4x)
Size: 120 mm
Cooling
$ 100.00
Aquacomputer - Pump
Type: Custom Loop
Cooling
$ 110.00
EKWB - Velocity D-RGB
Type: AIO
Cooling
$ 90.00
Hardware Labs - Black Ice SR2
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 110.00
Hardware Labs - Nemesis GTX
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 31.49
CableMod
$ 50.00
Monitor
$ 899.00
ASUS - ROG Swfit PG279Q
Size: 27 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 165 Hz
Monitor
$ 150.00
BenQ - XL2420TE
Size: 24 Inch
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Keyboard
$ 169.00
Wooting - One
Interface: Wired
Type: Tenkeyless
Mouse
$ 58.99
Razer - Viper
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 4,608.50
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