Description

This is my updated main gaming PC, now freshly overhauled with a 2080ti and a full custom water cooling loop. I used EK blocks for the CPU and GPU, an EK D5 pump/res combo, 2 EK Slim 240 rads, BitsPower 12/10 acrylic hard tube and a combination of BitsPower and Alphacool fittings. Fans are Silverstone FW124-A RGB 120 x 15mm.

This was my first ever attempt at a custom loop system and I had a lot of fun building it. The small form factor of the Cullinan PX was an added challenge and required a lot of figuring out. I had to use a Phanteks vertical GPU mount because the EK block sticks out past the glass on the Cullinan PX. Ultimately I ended up mounting the pump on the outside of the case to give a cleaner look to the interior. It also required a small sacrifice to radiator and fan capacity to achieve the fit and look I wanted, but it is still much quieter and cooler than air.

The stock 2080ti averages about 110% increased performance over my overclocked 1070ti in every game I have played so far which is awesome. Idle temps with this setup are around 40C on the CPU and GPU, with loaded temps around 65C in games and CPU temps hitting 75C in Prime95.

Part Reviews

CPU

Expensive, but oh so powerful.

Motherboard

Flawless. Excellent VRM thermals and stability, even with 5.0ghz overclock on i9 9900k, at a very good price.

Video Card

Extremely loud and relatively ineffective stock cooler. Good waterblock compatibility since PCB is very close to reference/founders. Samsung memory on my card, works perfectly.

Case

Almost perfect. Very small form for full ATX support. Most 2-fan and blower GPUs should fit easily. Fully modular ATX PSUs fit fine. Water-cooling capable but does present some challenges due to compact size. Excellent quality and appearance.

Mouse

Fantastic mouse, tragically abhorrent software. Seriously, Corsair, you should be ashamed.

Headphones

Great comfort. Beautiful sound. Awesome in every way. Even the mic sounds good according to my friends in Discord.

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Comments

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

just bought the same psu, any problems? Great build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm hoping to do something similar. I just have 2 quick questions:

1) Is there any hope of mounting the gpu normally? Maybe spacing out the main glass panel for a few mm extra space?

2) Is there any hope of mounting the pump/res in the rear chamber? Either beside or above the PSU?

Thanks! Great build

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build!