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Project Breakthrough

by k4p741nkrunch


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Date Published

Nov. 13, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

3.6 GHz


Update: I've entered this build into an international PC design contest and would really appreciate your support!
Please follow this link and check the ballot box for "Project Breakthrough" and enter a name and email at the bottom
Thank you for your support!

Project Breakthrough is officially COMPLETE! A dream in the making, I originally came up with this design in May and have been slowly steam-rolling forward to a completed build. During the build the 20 series Nvidia cards and the 9900k were released, so add in a month delay of trying to snag a couple parts from Newegg before they sold out.

I work in IT, and I also run a computer building service. Earlier this year I did my first custom watercooled PC and it went really well. I want to get into doing custom builds for others, but I needed something of my own to show off my capabilities, thus Project Breakthrough was born!

I slaved away for 8 hours Sunday night doing the initial tube bends and component placement. There were a number of obstacles to overcome. It was my first time using passthrough fittings, but I really wanted that hot rod look and this motherboard gave me the perfect opportunity. There was some anxiety leading up to drilling a few holes in my perfectly good case, but it went off without a hitch! Another issue was that I had to pass the loop to the back of the case after exiting the GPU, but didn't have room for another passthrough. I ended up running the loop through the bottom grommet in what can only be described as the most difficult tube run of my life (thus far).

After getting all the tubes in place, filling the res, and padding up the paper towels at 2 AM, I ran the pump only to discover a pretty bad leak coming from the bottom VRM block fitting. It was disheartening after a long day and night of building to leave it at that, but I came back to it the next day and redid all the tubes for the passthrough fittings and they look and work much better!

It came out perfectly as I envisioned way back in May when I bought the first piece. This has been a long time coming and feels like a dream come true! Let this be a lesson, you can make your visions a reality with dedication, self-discipline, and holding on to hope.

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Tisleet 2 Builds 14 points 5 months ago

Bueno. That case is so nice with a custom loop

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 5 points 5 months ago

Thank you! I bought this case so long ago and knew I had to make something really special with it. Definitely my favorite case to work with so far. I did my first custom loop at the start of this year for a client, and figured I'd make something for myself to prove I can do it!

Tisleet 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

I think a custom loop is next on my list, I cant seem to stay away from the EKWB website. I definitely want to try a hard tube build, looks like a fun way to get creative.

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ThriftStoreRaider 9 Builds 9 points 5 months ago

Holy crap... Reported for NSFW.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 21 points 5 months ago

I nicknamed this build Laundry Day because you gotta change your shorts afterwards

ThriftStoreRaider 9 Builds 4 points 5 months ago

You sir, are a genius. I salute to you.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I really like your Pi build, hats off to you on that!

aud10_fr3ak 1 point 5 months ago

no pun intended right?

i just noticed this

congratulations on the feature

Blezys 1 point 5 months ago

I thought it was by your coolest looks like tide

brysonroxcp 1 Build 4 points 5 months ago

This is actually the sexiest PC I've seen in a while. I LOVE the tubes being parallel!!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Thank you!! I wanted it to look like a badass muscle car.. I know nothing about muscle cars except the fat side pipes xD

Demonkiller6811 3 points 5 months ago

wow nice, love the theme and all the colors you used

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thanks! There's some pictures with the rainbow LEDs, but that's before I got the OS loaded. Once I got that Aura software on there it was all blue, all day ;)

SychicMind 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

I'm blue da ba dee ba dee die

Demonkiller6811 0 points 5 months ago

but I checked out your other build as well, you should definitely make a over kill Ryzen threadripper 2990WX build cuz u can get 3ghz 32 cores, 128 gbs of ram , could look more than just cool

Lion_is_balanced 3 points 5 months ago

Those bends tho, nice build, probably one of the best costum loops I’ve ever seen

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Thank you, that is a huge compliment! It's my second time doing a custom loop and I really wanted to show that I've got what it takes to do something special :)

Lion_is_balanced 2 points 5 months ago

I’m glad it’s worth it, have fun with the build

cactusguy 2 points 5 months ago

Although I lean more on the AMD side, this is still one of the best PCs I have seen in a relatively long time. Upvoted! (Also, soft tubing on the backside could help make maintenance easier)

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

Thank you so much! I really appreciate you crossing the divide to say such a wonderful compliment :D I have much respect for AMD, and I look forward to doing a Threadripper 2 build (or even an EPYC) in the future!

Dragonsoul777 2 points 5 months ago

Build looks great, definitely some powerful hardware in there! Also, I noticed your loop has water leaving the gpu, going to the res, then hitting cpu/mobo. Not sure how this affects temps, as I am no watercooling expert, but I've always seen people saying do rad to component to rad to component. Like I said, no expert here, just something I noticed. I'm pretty sure I saw something about an equilibrium temp that occurs so order of loop parts doesnt matter, but idk. Definitely something for me to research further before I babble off like this again, lol. I also noticed those sick parallel tubes, very attractive. Where did you get that reservoir btw? Did you delid the cpu as well?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

First of all, thank you! I wanted to build something really modern because I hate when you buy parts and something new comes out xD I had been saving for a Skylake X series build when the 20 series GPUs dropped and the 9900k, so it was perfect timing and I had a lot left over for other upgrades. People complained a lot about the price of the i9, but I ended up getting similar near-HEDT levels of performance for about $1000 less, so I was really happy with the price!

Yes, the loop order is imperfect. I originally planned the loop to go from top rad to the gpu, then to bottom rad and out, but then I had the idea to integrate a flow meter and I couldn't make it work with that plan. I have seen a video by JayzTwoCents where he tried every combination of orders for rads and components and the difference was maybe 1C max, so I'm content with that. I haven't had time to stress the components yet and see what happens, and I haven't tested anything on the GPU yet. I built it in my workshop and am running a 12 hour leak test right now, but I'm going back tomorrow to do some more testing!

The res is from Radikult Customs. He has an ebay store and I would highly recommend checking it out! They are relatively low cost, but extremely high quality. He will even make custom blocks for you entirely if you can design it for him!

I did not delid the CPU, though I have delidded a 7900X, an 8700K, and a 7700k before. I got great results from those, but with the solder TIM I will at least give it a shot before I see if I have to.

Thanks for commenting :)

Dragonsoul777 2 points 5 months ago

I figured loop order didn't matter too much, so thanks a bunch for confirming that. Also, to hear fisthand that those performance levels come from that chip is reassuring in the value, but not now as the 9900k currently runs for about $800-900!

Thanks a ton for the link to Radikult Customs, will most definitely check that out! A late congrats on your cpu delids, always good when they dont shatter, lol.

Currently, I'm saving up for my first build. It's going to be a mini itx build. I was going to make it a fully custom watercooled build with a case mod to make it console sized but still performance, but realized I don't have enough money in my budget for that. So once again, I am completely reassessing my build. It started out as a $2600 atx full tower build, but is now gravitating towards the cheapest high-performing itx build for 1080p 144hz I can make. Once I finally build it, I'll share it with you if you'd like, whatever it may end up being.

I would also like to ask a few questions in the future about running a custom pc business, as I would love to operate my own one day. That is if you don't mind, of course.

Once again, super awesome build!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

This is the link to the video where Jay tested the loop order. It definitely helps to see the visual proof as opposed to a guy on the internet telling you :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnPB_q51iVk

I didn't realize the 9900k was going for that much! I pre-ordered it within the hour of Intel announcing the chip, unfortunately the supplier I chose was the WORST and didn't ship out a single CPU until November 7th! I ended up cancelling my pre-order and signing up for stock alerts with nowinstock.net. I got really lucky and was checking my email right when it popped up on Newegg and managed to buy one within the two minute window they were in stock. If you're looking for a hot part, check that site out and save yourself a lot of stress!

Radikult is awesome, he's got a very underrated Youtube channel that shows how he makes the blocks. His process is top notch, and he hand polishes every single one!

The delids went great with the rockit88 delid kit. I had to get a separate one for the 7900X, but the client paid for it. I was really nervous delidding that one (a $1200 CPU), but I had done two before and bit the towel and charged on and made the client really happy :)

Basically, that's the theme with high end building, and I say this a lot to the other techs at my job. You are only limiting yourself when you say you can't do something. What sets me about from anyone else? Nothing, apart from the fact that I try. Even when it seems crazy and it's likely to mess up. Just try, and when you do it you learn whether it's what to do right or what not to do wrong.

I love Mini ITX builds, and would LOVE to do one myself, but I keep getting drawn to these mid-towers like a moth to flame xD If you can throw a custom loop in a mini ITX, you can do anything. Make a portable powerhouse and get a USB C monitor and have a mobile workstation for editing/gaming everywhere you go! You could definitely achieve a KILLER build for that budget! And share it up when you do! PC builds are my life :D

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Thanks for your time!

andyshinn 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Fun case! How do you like the Thermaltake fans and software? I ask because I just built a setup around the same 5 pack and I don't really like the software or the automatic PWM control.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Here's a huge tip, the software for these fans IS terrible, as well as the included fan controller. What I always do with these fans is buy the TT Sync module, which allows you to connect up to 9 fans to up to 3 different fan headers on the board and an RGB header. This allows you to control the fan speed with your motherboard software AND control the RGB of all the fans at once with your motherboard software too! I've put that thing in every build I've done since I tried it.

andyshinn 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks, that is helpful. My motherboard RGB software (Gigabyte RGB Fusion) is also crap. However, since this is just splitting out the fans to a normal fan header and LED strip header it means it should work (in theory) with the Aquacomputer Aquaero (which I hear good things about). I might give this a try!

Hotsmithy2016 2 points 5 months ago

How is this not featured yet?

Phildilf 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I mean, it's only been like 8 hours since he posted it ;)

customgtp 24 Builds 2 points 5 months ago
  1. This is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Watercooled i9 9900k and a 2080 ti... Impressive!!

  3. Enjoy your feature soon to be :)

aud10_fr3ak 1 point 5 months ago

its featured now

customgtp 24 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Congrats... It looks awesome!!

aud10_fr3ak 2 points 5 months ago

no problem getting customers with that beast!

nice build, hope it gets featured!

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

What a gorgeous piece of machinery you got there, my friend. Your bends and color coordination are jaw dropping and on top of that, it's an absolute powerhouse. Seriously amazing build.


k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you! I appreciate the kind words :D This is my second time bending, and I learned a lot in the process, but I think I might have a knack for it ;)

daUnitedpotato 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

I would've never guessed this being you second time, man. This is seriously next level. In my lifetime, I would love to create a custom loop build and I can only wish it'll look half as good as this beauty. :D

paintballfan1112233@gmail.com 2 points 5 months ago

thats weird, the i9 box looks like a destiny engram, haha

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I went to open the box and look at the sweet sweet CPU inside, but it was an Edge Transit :/

grantson 2 points 5 months ago

Where did you get that temperature gauge for the loop?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's from Thermaltake, it's called the Thermaltake Pacific Temperature Sensor. It doubles as a flow meter and a temp readout!

grantson 1 point 5 months ago

That's pretty cool. Nice build!

Kachoow 2 points 5 months ago

I love the way you're holding the cpu... I can only imagine the thought going through your head was along the lines of "I am a human who has unlocked the power of a god" LOLOL very sexy pc, this should be apart of the gold standard when it comes to custom builds in my humble opinion

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you, that's a huge compliment! :D

The reason I was really holding it like that was because I had gone through the RINGER trying to get one in hand. I pre-ordered from two different websites and BOTH failed to get their stock. I paid premiums at two other websites to place orders and both of them lied about their stock. I paid overnight shipping charges and rush processing every time, but my orders would never process. All in all, I placed 8 orders over the course of a month before I finally got a single one in my hand. It felt amazing!

Kachoow 2 points 5 months ago

Holy **** and to think that I complain about the week and half shipping on normal parts lol. Well you totally deserve every bit of the feature and I cant wait to see more projects from you in the future! :D

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you Kachoow! It's been quite a ride xD Considering I bought the first part in May, I was willing to wait another month to get all my parts :)

Would you do me a small favor? I entered this build into the Lian Li Thanksgiving build contest and I would really appreciate if you would vote for it :) http://www.lian-li.com/2018/thanksgiving/vote.php If you scroll down and tick the box for "Project Breakthrough" and then enter a name and email at the bottom I would be extremely grateful!

I've got more designs in the works too! This was just my second attempt at watercooling ;)

Kachoow 1 point 5 months ago

Consider it done; and I wish you the best of luck!

ZedSamCat 2 points 5 months ago

The pentagram Box OMG

ericide 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Fantastic bends!

scottishbruceclan@yahoo.com 2 points 5 months ago

Your build is stunning. I'm very picky and have been building computers for twenty years and you have made something truly special here. Thanks for sharing and keep building.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's an honor to receive such a compliment, thank you for your encouragement :) I will try to make every future build a special one :D

SOHEIL_raei 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

A dream Pc that breaks the mind with its beautifull look but money is kinda wasted on 2080 ti a titan xp or 1080 ti SLI would have been better just saying

notquantum 1 point 5 months ago

ardly, ignoring the fact that PC building is largely a hobbyist thing. Price isn't really an issue. Titan XP has MUCH lower clock speeds, not to mention higher memory latency. SLI still has issues with support in many titles.

SOHEIL_raei 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago


xconnor 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

wow those bends are amazing!!! wish i had the talent (and the funds) to replicate something like this. congrats on the feature!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you! I am really happy with how the bends turned out :) It definitely didn't come easy. I sat in my shop with 5 meters of tubing and went through attempt after attempt to get them all correct.

Jpdots 2 points 5 months ago

this build is a monster. damn. salute!

btw how's that lian li pc case? does it have good airflows and temps? been considering this case for my build. and also why did u pick windforce card over the other cards? I have this windforce rtx but the 2080 only. thinking of changing it to other manufacturer. I haven't tried it yet tho

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

The Lian Li case is a dream to build in, really. I LOVE that the PSU is in the back. It makes for a really clean looking build, and they managed to do it in such a way that doesn't add too much thickness to the case. The airflow is surprisingly good, with purely bottom to top intake/exhaust and 6 fans total. I am OC'ed to 5GHz at 1.25 volts and my max temps are about 72 degrees under load. Though I definitely got lucky with a low voltage OC.

As far as the Windforce, it was the cheapest card I could buy at the time, and it was $1400! I had already been in pre-order limbo with the 9900k and the Maximus XI Formula and I didn't want to risk the same for the GPU, so I bought the cheapest 2080Ti on Ebay, which was the Windforce OC. I did also compare the cards on there to the EK-Vector waterblock compatibility list beforehand so I knew I was getting a compatible card.

I will say, the Windforce OC is definitely the weak point of the build. I've got an excellent OC'er for a CPU, but my GPU will only get to about 2025 MHz max, while I've seen others get to 2100MHz with relative ease.

JamesGame45 2 points 5 months ago

Hey man that build looks sick. I cant believe you went all out with the I-9, I always see the I-7. And the 2080 ti, DANG XD. How's it working for you?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

It's working great, apart from ooooone small little thing that is in the process of getting repaired. They sent me a bad pump from EK, but I got with their support team and they are RMA'ing it. Unfortunately, that means I'm going to have to drain the loop, disassemble the GPU and bottom radiator portion of the loop and disconnect it from the board, but it will be worth it! The pump works, but when it's at 100% it sounds like a chainsaw xD.

I managed to get the CPU OC'ed to 5GHz at 1.25 volts and the GPU has a mildly decent OC at 2025 MHz. With the GPU the temps are insanely good, with it maxing out at 45 degrees under load. It just won't push higher on the clocks because of a power limit I suspect.

sergiocrz 2 points 5 months ago

I can't believe people still use paper towels for leak testing! It's not reliable! And all that paper looks bad next to all that new shiny hardware! If you have a smaller leak that only gets noticed after some days or weeks, you are screwed anyway.

Use a proper pressurized leak testing system. https://shop.aquacomputer.de/product_info.php?language=en&products_id=3415

Anyway the build looks cool!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Thank you for the heads up! I have heard of pressure testing the loops, but I didn't know where to begin on the hardware for it. The paper towels are more to show visibly if the water drips anywhere so I know to repair the fitting in that spot. I of course ran the system for 24 hours on just the pump without turning on the PC to give ample time for leaks to show.

Songster 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

People like you good sir, are the reason I built my first pc a few years ago. There is not a feeling like it in the world, when a build is completed and the end results are a absolute success. Building a pc is both a pride and joy to me.

+1 to you. :-)

SilentHitch 1 Build 2 points 4 months ago

What reservoir are you using? Very nice build man.

BrassShot 2 points 2 months ago

How is the RAM, is the high latency noticeable compared to lower latencies, and does it matter?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

With this configuration, everything opens instantaneously to the point where the minor latency increase is negligable. Were I to run some compression and encoding tests, you would see perhaps a 3-4% decrease in job time using RAM with CAS latency of 16-18-18-18. Depending on the length of the job, that decrease equates to nanoseconds to at most a minute or two when doing long 4k encoding or huge compression tasks. Therefore I would say the latency doesn't matter for most use cases.

BrassShot 1 point 1 month ago

Ok thanks because yea I've been a little iffy about my RAM selection.

cvsickle 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Came here to ask you about this very thing. The 19 is WAY cheaper than the 17 on this set of RAM and I'm trying to decide which to go with.

Thanks for your detailed response. Would I notice a difference in gaming? Or would the latency only become apparent in hard-core, full-load use suck as encoding or compression as you mentioned?

Thanks! Beautiful looking PC.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Really the only place that RAM latency and clock speed are going to significantly matter is on compression and encoding tasks. You shouldn't see a difference in game performance unless you are talking sub-2133MHz speed memory. The people who should be purchasing 3600+ MHz memory are doing audio/video compression, 3d modeling and designing, and those running server grade workloads. They increase the price to make it accessible to a more professional audience, but they never count on the desire of the mainstream crowed to want that slightly faster performance. I personally suggest 3600 MHz as a cap and don't worry so much about the CAS latency. It is certainly not worth the hundreds extra people are charging (unless you exist purely to compress everything, in which case GET YO SQUEEZE ON BROTHA)

wknaak21 1 Build 2 points 1 month ago

these bends are insane. I am speechless.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thank you sir! That makes the many tube runs I had to throw away in the name of perfection not wasted xD

Wolf88 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Nice bends ! What’s your oc/temps and fan rpm under full load ?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks! I had to redo the three bends for the CPU block and bottom VRM because they weren't really parallel at first. If you compare the video to some of the other pics you might see the other pics show those three tubes out of line. It took me a couple extra hours, but it was so worth it.

I managed to get 5 GHz on all cores with 1.27 volts, stable enough to run a few benchmarks, but I haven't run the full suite on it yet. Temps are great, stock was maxed out at 42 even with 100% usage, OC'ing did see a jump into the low 80s at full sustained load, but I haven't done fan tuning yet either.

Wolf88 4 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Right on, I’d be interest in your end results. Trying to decide if 2 360 rads will be enough without having loud fans.

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

I'll post some updates once I get the fans tuned and run a real stress test on this beast! I have to run some prime95 to see if it can handle the AVX load with this low of voltage.

Duckynoscope 1 point 5 months ago


jronnie 1 point 5 months ago

What a clean and shiny build! I have yet to get my build completed, and I'll probably go the AIO or air cooler route. Maybe a custom loop will be my second goal!

Therandomguy125 1 point 5 months ago

Wow, cool man. Also, can you add more photos? There is not enough

Phildilf 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Hey, those parts in the back look lonely. I know a guy that might want em ;)

SeaBlazers 1 point 5 months ago

I’m calling the feature right now.

ZedSamCat 1 point 5 months ago

Custom loop is godly

spoirier 1 point 5 months ago

Beautiful!! I am also building a new PC and was looking at the 9900K but I read something that made me consider another CPU. I read that it only has 16 lanes and I am looking to put in 2 GPU's and a couple of M.2 drives and I felt that I would be limited by the lanes on the CPU.

swagdaba123 1 point 5 months ago

what kind of rez is that

splooch 1 point 5 months ago

This looks so good. The parallel tubing looks amazing. I'm thinking of making a custom loop and I was gonna use that same case and res but saw the CoolerMaster H500M which looks so nice. Also You could've used soft tubing in the back to save a lot of time. Probably what I would've done but that's just my 2 cents.

beardedmisfit 5 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Speechless +1

SpinningWorld 1 point 5 months ago

What Waterblock did you use for the motherboard and also what res? Great build it looks amazing!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

For the CPU I used an EKWB Supremacy Edge water block, the VRM block is build in on the Maximus XI Formula. The res is from Radikult Customs :) Thank you for the compliment!

Kurajber 1 point 5 months ago

Oh my lord

Zachfive 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Have you considered a EVGA powerlink to re route those GPU cables to the back of the card? I like the angled route you have as it looks nice with the tubing bends, and maybe the powerlink would be a bit obtuse, but something to consider.

Slingshott 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

This would have broken through my wallet

SerialScaresMe 1 point 5 months ago

If this was designed to show off your capabilities why did you not go with sli?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

2080Ti in SLI was just too much xD Yes, I could have gone for the 1080Ti SLI or a 2080 perhaps, but I'd like to leave potential to add the 2080Ti SLI in the future

SerialScaresMe 1 point 5 months ago

Ah, got it. So you don't literally **** money. btw whats up with your username?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I wish xD

It's a really old username I've kept for a long time, it's like Captain Crunch leetified. It's based on John Draper, the original "Captain Crunch" who was a famous phreaker/hacker back in the day.

SerialScaresMe 1 point 5 months ago

Thats cool, the only captain crunch i know of is on the front of cereal boxes.

AnonymouslyQuacked 1 point 5 months ago

Beut. What major differences do you think there is between the GTX and RTX? (other that ray tracing)(which you can't use in most games)

oldengoldies 1 point 5 months ago

it's gonna be a pain taking this all apart when your gpu dies

rudyamaya28 1 point 5 months ago

Gorgeous build! Absolutely love it! How are you liking your 2080Ti?

TheRealVirez 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Wow, that is all I can say. That custom loop is really nice.

OllieManMan 15 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Very Very nice bends

PierreVisconti 1 point 5 months ago

Hopefully your 2080 ti doesn't die on you.

neo_explorer84 3 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

This is amazing! Well done!

Christianjeon 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

When you think your pc is good and then you see this

RiftParadox 1 point 5 months ago

What reservoir is that?

XO1 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Nifty tubing!

ScallywagSociety 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

This might seem like a sill question, but does the side panel still fit on with that pump? This build is by far THE best I have ever seen. Beautiful lines, and a ton of thought went into this!

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Hey ScallyWag,

Yes the back panel fits on with the pump. I actually just got finished reassembling after putting in the new pump they sent me. The last one worked, but when operating at above 80% it sounded like a chainsaw, it was LOUD. I redid some of the runs, including the one that goes into the res in the back. I used a 90 degree fitting instead to bring the tube closer to the res so the back didn't rub against the tube. I can even fit the cable management cover back on now! Thank you for the compliments! :D

Brandonr757 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Wondering if I should go for this coolant with my loop. Seems to be holding up?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

The coolant is doing great so far, but it hasn't been very long. It's new to the market so it's really hard for anyone to say at this point, but EK is pretty good about these things and I trust their testing division. Looking at what's in the coolant, I'm definitely happy to see growth inhibitors and other anti-corrosion additives to increase the longevity.

iguanasgr 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

nice lil monster!

Shastarocks 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

how are the temperatures with the 2 slims? i was wanting to go with water cooling but i didn't know weather to get 2 slims or one normal and one slim.

JoeSpencer 1 point 4 months ago

This one. This one is the best one.

therealnimo 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Not sure if I keep overlooking it, but what pump/reservoir are you using on this build? This build is freaking beautiful.

HasakiKid 1 point 4 months ago

Did you have any issues with the TT Sync Controller?

rocketracer111 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Top Ten of the Lian-Li contest With eng Subs

I knew I know that build!


footballjstar7 1 point 4 months ago

What res is that?

TheGreatPCBuilder 1 point 4 months ago

I like how you pointed out that guy on instagram and told him to tag the builder, bro that was funny. +1 great build

Bayou_Bengal 1 Build 1 point 4 months ago

Which Radikult Custom res did you use? I love everything he's doing, but for some reason I'm having a tough time finding the specific one you used on his eBay store.

Thanks in advance, and as everyone else has observed: Wow. What a build.

robozeo 1 point 4 months ago

I was asking the same thing.

CHIng_Chong123765 1 point 4 months ago

Wow!! Some very nice bends must've taken some time man good effort!!

PC-Enthusiast 1 point 4 months ago

What pump and reservior are you using?

tiendocali 1 point 4 months ago

Hi, Can you help me by answering the questions?
Do you hear the cpu coin whine when you have your ear close to the back or the front of the cpu when it run?
When you plug in your speaker or headphone, do you hear that coin whine on your speaker?
What is your graphic card? I am having that problem. The coin whine is not loud and unnoticeable if you are not in a quite room, but when you plug in the speaker, it is so loud.
I use Asus z390 E gaming mother board. I am looking for the solution for my issue. I hope it is because of the board that cause the cpu to sound like that so it is cheaper and I have more options to replace it. Any helps from other builder of asus and intel chip are appreciated! I got the same noise like these video below:
https://youtu.be/aXA6r5abybM https://youtu.be/_nb5EBYgTes

nightryder1511 1 point 3 months ago

hey did u use 12mm or 16mm tubing for this build?

k4p741nkrunch submitter 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

This was all 16mm OD tubing. I personally like the thickness and find 12mm doesn't give the tubes a strong definition. I really wanted them to stand out in this build.

Cake-baker 2 Builds 1 point 3 months ago

looks like a true work of art

cosmicstingray 1 Build 1 point 3 months ago

Hey, whats the res that you are using? it looks sick! I didn't see it in the part list :/

lil50caliber 1 point 1 month ago

Did you overclock the 9900k or 2080ti. With that loop you should try for at least 5.2ghz on cpu

Plazmex20 1 point 1 month ago

What reservoir is that?

griffinordonkey 1 point 18 days ago

Me and my friend are doing a custom water cooled pc for his bar mitzvah. I was wondering why u have so many fittings. On my friend's list we only have 16. Is that enough? BTW sick build! Sexy af.

griffinordonkey 1 point 18 days ago

Sorry 12 fittings.

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