This build has given me many troubles, water leaking, gpu almost breaking, and the list goes on and on
I mainly use this PC for gaming and programming
It seems a bit of overkill for gaming but I use a lot of these components when doing machine learning projects
Building in this case was fun but at sometimes it felt really small and I had trouble fitting some of the parts. Such as the radiators. My original plan was to do one on the side and one on the top. But due to the ports being blocked I could not do that and I had to re plan my loop. Another issue was I had a reservoir from my old loop but it was too big to fit in the spot I wanted it to so I ended up getting another reservoir which costed me an arm and a leg. Not to mention the fans. Great fans but a issue I had was, I had 9 fans and only 3 mobo fan headers, being the smart person I am. I didn’t think about how to power them before hand so I had to prolong the build while waiting for the commander pro and a fan hub for 3 of the fans.
Another problem was trying to find out where to put the drain port, I ended up putting it on the bottom GPU but I will definitely struggle when trying to drain the loop.
I'm glad this build is done and I can definitely recommend this case to anyone watercooling!
Now onto the parts:
The 8700k is an amazing processor and is one of the best I’ve owned in years. Especially from upgrading from an AMD-8350. I am thinking about delidding it because I saw one person get 10 C lower with a different IHS. Still an amazing processor thought
The RAM is amazing but the software side is meh. It’s great ram but when I tried getting everything working it messed up all my rgb for my motherboard and monoblock. The gskill software isn’t good an I’d recommend just using AURA sync.
The 2080ti is an overkill for gaming but when I’m doing machine learning on my gpu it sure does come in handy. Expensive card but for me it was worth every penny, Tempe run cool and In terms of RTX, I can sadly say I don’t play any RTX games so I can’t really use it but whatever I use it for it’s power not for rtx.
Watercooling tools that I used were just a tube cutter and primo chill RFB which is THE MOST USEFUL tool any person can buy, hands down!!!!!! It saved me so many times when I needed to just cut a touch off the tube. Highly recommended.
The case is an amazing case for watercooling but it is a bit limited at some times with space. I couldn’t fit my rad on the side because of the constraints I would have faced with the rad ports so my suggestion for anyone building in this case would be to plan a lot better than I did for the loop. But it’s an amazing case for its price hands down. The tempered glass looks amazing and the build quality is solid.
Also the motherboard, the best I’ve ever had. Only because I spilt liquid In m.2 slot and in the pcie. And you know what? They both still work. Asus really saves me on this one!!
Lastly the fans, one word, AMAZING. RGB is fantastic, fans run quiet but at full speed I have a Supersonic jet on my desk. Only issue or downside I’ll say is that the rings are only on one side so my intake fans rings are not visible :(. But great fans and I got them on sale which was also amazing. Feel free to give any criticism and feedback!