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I've been slowly replacing all my parts over the past few months. The goal was to get the best 21:9 gaming experience possible with a quiet, clean black/white themed setup. Most of the build is pretty straight forward but I ended up doing some custom work.
I knew that the 1080ti was going to be my best option when I started hearing rumors about its release so I started doing research on how I could get it watercooled with an AIO on day one. I found a few people online that had modded the EVGA hybrid kit to fit the Titan XP so I took a risk in picking one up during a sale and making the same cuts to the baseplate. My assumption that it would fit paid off when I saw EKWB confirm that their Titan XP blocks would be compatible with the 1080ti. Release day came, my card got delivered, and after some testing and slight adjustments to my cuts, it fit perfectly. I also knew that I wanted to have the card match my theme so I picked up some matte white vinyl and wrapped some parts on the hybrid shroud as well as the backplate. With the new cooling setup I was able to overclock the card with +165 core, and +450 memory. Under load my temps haven't passed the high 60's.
My 7700k isn't hitting as high of an overclock as many have been getting but I was able to get it to 4.7 without going over 85C during stress tests. I might delid eventually but I really don't see a need for more performance right now.
Overall I can finally say that i'm happy with the setup and plan on leaving it this way for awhile.