All the kit, ready to go. (Well, nearly all of it)
Custom loop parts
CPU Waterblock close-up
GPU waterblock (So shiny!)
Anniversary edition processor
The glorious Maximus X Code (Glorious, because of it's low RAM mounting)
First test fit of the radiators & fans. It's a tight fit, but it's a fit!
Test fit of the GPU. That was close, I thought for a moment that my plans were going to derail...
SD card for reference. That's the space between the end of the GPU block and the front fans
With the GPU fitting it was time to press on. Show no mercy and no care for warranties!
Liquid metal applied
I completed my first ever hard tube bend! Also thinking about pump/reservoir placement
All bends completed
Checking tubes for level.
First fill of the loop! This is full of Blitz cleaning solution (although I do quite like the white!)
Refilled with the EKWB Solid green and fired up for the first time
Office Overkill PC Mk2
This is my first custom watercooled pc which has been a slow and steady upgrade from an already overkill Office PC morphing into a seriously Overkill Office PC (Mk2). It started life with a 7700k, 16GB of RAM and a 1050ti. Over the last couple of years I've upgraded everything except the motherboard and processor but the desire to do a custom water loop and keep the Meshify C case meant I had to get a new motherboard with lower positioned RAM slots. So I took the plunge, bought the Maximus X Code, unwrapped the Intel I7-8086k and got to work.
As mentioned, the low RAM slots of the Maximus X Code allowed for fitting a radiator and fans up top without needing low profile RAM, so the Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro were selected for added RGBness. Then in the front, I took a gamble and ordered the EKWB PE360 for the front. It's a tight fit, but the radiator and fans just squeeze in there.
For a first go at a custom loop the choice of case was, honestly, pretty stupid. Not the easiest of builds but the end result is worth it IMO.
I do have one more change to make, and that's make custom cables for it but that can wait for another day. Right now, I'm just enjoying it!