Description

Recently upgraded my PC to PETG Tubing - Originally I was using ZMT from EK which works really well and you can actually stretch it so it makes nice straight lines and its super safe. Decided to give PETG a go - my first attempt turned out okay, though I did mess a few bends so I used all 2 metres of the tubing in the process. Lucky it's relatively cheap.

Highlights are:

  • i9-9900K - clocked to 4.7Ghz (more than enough for me) and Heatkiller IV waterblock
  • RTX 2080 Ti - EK waterblock
  • Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master ATX
  • 32Gb of HyperX Predator DDR4-4000 RAM
  • Samsung 970 Pro M.2 NVMe 1Tb Drive
  • Custom PETG watercooling with 2 x 360mm Radiators from EK and 9 x Noctua NF-F12 fans - Super quiet!

I run a 1440p Monitor, and generally play PUBG the most, I can easily run 120FPS on Ultra settings.

Cost wise I removed the monitor and peripheral devices so the price is really the maximum you can build this for. 20% off eBay deals are your friend etc, as are reusing parts from your previous builds like sleeve kits, water cooling or PSU. Savings of over $1000 (Australian) could be made by swapping the following parts which shouldn't impact performance much at all:

  • 970 Pro SSD for 970 Evo or a 960 Evo (Save $125)
  • 32GB 4000Mhz RAM for 16GB 3200Mhz (Save $200 with 3200Mhz and a further $200 by going 16Gb)
  • Change the Noctua Fans for a cheaper alternative (Can easily save $150 here)
  • Remove the Vision and Fan Controller (Save $230)
  • Swap HX850i for CX850M PSU (Save $90)
  • Use stock cables (Save $79)
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Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 3 points

Wow... $225 on Noctua fans.

I love it +1

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Best build I’ve seen with the new black Noctua fans

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks guys :) Much appreciated!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build. I've got some Noctua fans already and I'm hoping to get a Dynamic soon. Did you consider the distro plate G1 from EK? If so, why didn't you go that route?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I hadn't actually seen the block until the other month. I did consider it when I went with the PETK but I was a little worried TBH going hard tubing initially. I didn't really expect to nail the bends as well as I did for a first attempt so wanted to keep it simple.

I was also wondering if I would fit it in with two 360mm radiators and a rather large pump + res combo.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I'm a little confused at your last comment. I'm reading it as if you are asking if two radiators, pump, reservoir, and distro plate can all fit. However, the distro plate is a reservoir itself and has a pump. Most of the images for setting it up, shows the distro with two 360 radiators. You don't need an additional pump or reservoir. Does this make sense?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

AHH... no way! I looked into it but not that much, I didn't actually know it had a pump inbuilt otherwise perhaps I would have considered it even more. I thought it was just a piece of acrylic that a) looked cool and b) made distribution easier!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very clean. That RGB temp display at the front is a nice touch.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I also run AIDA64 and have a custom secondary 5" monitor for the temps and such with an overlay. You can see it in the main photos

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! That must be real quiet! I've got the same case and mobo and was wondering what connector you're using for the front case USBs to connect to the mobo. Looks so much cleaner with the right angle versus sticking straight up

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry i read your question wrong, i thought for a second you meant where to plug the connectors for the front ports (which I checked your build and they looked empty) but NOW i see you meant what brand connector I used for the right angles!

Just google USB 3 90 degree header or buy something like this:

https://store.cablemod.com/product/cablemod-modflex-right-angle-internal-usb-3-0-extension-50cm/

Mine is just an adapter but it's from an older build and can't for the life of me remember where it came from.

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