Description

Following up on my previous build I wanted to see what could be done with some simple mods and to see how clean I could keep the aesthetic of the system. I used zero symmetry in the tubes which is usually a bad formula as the human eye is drawn to symmetry and in water cooled PCs the easiest thing to do to make a system look good is run perfectly symmetrical tubes. So in light of no symmetry in the tubes I wanted to make short runs and hide the tubes as much as possible. The build started as an Aorus theme which only deviated at the video card due to my curiosity as to what could be done with a 2080 TI non "A" chip GPU while on water. I was greatly pleased to find that water cooling opened up the frequency a good bit to a stable 2065. However the 2080 TI power limit is still a problem no matter how cool the chip is and seems to limit the cards output. I decided to not go silly on the stickers and branding in light of a more understated look with just a couple color ways to set off the Aorus motherboard and RAM. The processor runs at a stable 5.2 Ghz and never hits 70C. As a point of interest I mocked up this system with both a split loop and a single pass loop and as many have reported I found no cooling benefit from running the loop GPU to RAD to CPU to Rad To RES. In the config Pump to GPU to CPU to Rad1 to Rad2 to RES it ran exactly the same in terms of thermals.

Final thoughts on some of the parts in this system; The 9700K overclocks like a dream on this board. I found that XMP profile 1 and sliding the power slider to 5.2Ghz in the Intel Extreme overclocking app was all it took. I set the GPU to +180 and the Memory to +1000, power slider maxed at 112% Everything just worked and i find it refreshing to have overclocking work so simple to get that much of a gain. The Heatkiller GPU and CPU blocks had great fit and finish, the one compliant I would have for the CPU block is that it does not come with a back plate. I really like the reservoir bit it was a bit of a pain to get all the parts needed for the config. I had to purchase the whole res in a D5 bottom, then I had to buy new struts in silver, a new glass flute to match the length of the struts and a res top and a fan mount kit. I am really happy with the outcome but dang was it hard to wrangle all the parts for this layout. Aqua computer Quadro and NEXT D5 pump round out the cooling with the Quadro handling the fan controls and the NEXT D5 running the pump and most of the RGB.

Please stand by and I will get all the custom parts listed to get a more accurate cost.

5/7/2019 Update. I ran Cinebench and CPU-Z bench marks last night at 5.3 and both passed no problem. Pic attached.

Thank you for stopping by!

5/10/2019 Update Super grateful for all the kind words and getting featured! Such a great community here at PCpartpicker, it makes me excited to get another build out ASAP! I have to give a huge credit to the photographer Ryan at Mihalyi photo who took these amazing shots.

6/2/2019 Sorry for the delay, all in custom parts, labor, etc the total for this build 4974.94.

6/3/2019 Parts list: I7 9700K@5.2Ghz Samsung 970 Evo plus 500GB NVMe Samsung 860 Evo 1T Aorus Z390 Master Mobo LIAN Li PC-011 AIR Black SECC Mid Tower LIAN Li 90degree card mount Seasonic Prime Ultra 750 Aorus Demo kit 16GB (2x8gb) DDR4 3200 9 Be Quiet! Silent wings 3 AQUACOMPUTER RGBPX LIGHTING SET FOR PC CASE, 60 ADDRESSABLE LEDS PETG tubing Barrow fittings various Custom 24Pin Mod-One HeatKiller Reservoir D5 150mm Aqua Computer NEXT D5 pump Power connectors, Wire, terminals, heat shrink, Sleeve Aquacomputer QUADRO fan controller Custom wiring from Phobya, Cable mod, and EK-Cable Y splitters and adapters. HEATKILLER CPU BLOCK PRO BARROW DABEL-A SERIES RADIATOR 45MM THICK - 360MM BARROW DABEL-A SERIES RADIATOR 34MM THICK - 360MM HEATKILLER GPU 2080 TI EVGA 2080-TI Black@ 2065Mhz Sundry (Supplies and labor, Thermal Grizzly,Packaging)

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

PC looks amazing man! I love the orange theme.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Anything that's orange gets a vote from me. Love this one, great work!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

VERY CLEAN AND GREAT BUILD. I'd say feature.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, here is the next feature.

I never trust those apps or any auto kind of setting to OC though. Most times, the voltage is too high.

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Agreed. Youtube is your best friend when it comes to OC'ing.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

The Gigabyte Master of VRMs with a Silicon Lottery winner! Excellent build and cable management.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy f**k that cable management is actually amazing

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nobody commenting on the near perfect cable management? Its amazing!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

If you haven't posted the back pic to r/cablemanagement you need to. That is glorious!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the tip. Will do!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Cable management level: BOSS

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

She's Beautiful

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I love this build. The colour theme is perfect but most importantly the shapes, textures, AND colours all work together really really well. Awesome, build. Oh, and the cable management is incredible. Beautiful work.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I like it. Great photos.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

THE BAR HAS BEEN RAISED!!! +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This looks so good it looks like you didn't make it and a professional did. Lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Would you believe me if I told you I am Semi-Pro? :) I actually build these to sell them.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How do you control yourself? Even if I had a 5k gross off a build, I would still want to keep it ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep i would believe you. This looks like something i want to buy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The standard for features has been raised. (I smell a feature +1)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I get that pump and res?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

The pump is an Aqua Computer D5 NEXT I purchased from PPCS. The Res is a Heatkiller, you can find its parts on PPCS as well and also on watercool.de.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the gigabyte software for mobo and ram

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Its not terrible but there is not a lot of control. However it has a lot of features I am not using such as control of RGB strips.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

But can it do like simple cyan or orange rgb?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it has a preset for those colors or you can pick the color on a color wheel.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

5.2 ghz? Bloody hell I love it

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Great PC! In your part description, it says you have a 2x8GB kit, but all 4 dimm-slots are filled. I'm assuming that you have 4x8?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats a great question! This is a "Demo" kit which means two sticks of RAM are dummies. So yes its only 2 functioning sticks of ram, 2X8. They are there simply to fill the slots and have no chips on them just the RGB LEDs.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for telling me! I never knew these existed! I will be definitely be looking into a "demo" kit for my future pc.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you know how much the demo sticks cost on average?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

PCpartpicker has the price at 219.00. It seems to move around a bit, I found this kit when it was at around 169.00.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I've seen the demo sticks go for $40. Crazy thing is, that could pay 25-75% of the actual cost of real ram. However, demo ram is a nice touch and if you want to save money upfront, it's a smart move.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

For the ones that I looked into, Corsair Vengeance RGB, its $45 for two sticks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I love how you routed the water-cooling tube from the CPU under the CPU power cable. Looks really clean and really helps show off those awesome custom cables.

Really good job and congratulations on the feature. :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have to give credit to the motherboard, the fact that it has two 8 pins side by side was the motivator there to make that cable look pretty, then when I made the cable i figured I might as well run it as far I could to the PSU. Just incase anyone ever looks back there.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get your custom water loop components

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I bought from; PPCS, Amazon (TitanRig), Amazon(Barrow),Dazmod and Watercool.de also direct from aqua computer. I always have a vision for what I want a system to look like and unfortunately its dang near impossible to get all the parts from one spot.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, this is a perfect PC! Cable management is flawless on both sides of the rig, and the tubing bends are great. Congrats on the feature!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

this is just too clean!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I know right?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Man I love the Lian-LI O11AIR. The black theme looks great. I love the Heatkiller water blocks. You did a fantastic job there.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That cable management tho

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This one is one of the few custom water cooled pcs that really are raising the bar for everyone.... Nicely done.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Noticed that you are running a full set of be quiet! fans. How have they been working out for you so far? I'm on my third set (returned two previous sets of 3 of the 120mm Silent Wings 3 High Speed PWM fans) and I'm about to return these too. After three weeks, I'm hearing clicking noises from the fans and they randomly spin up to full RPMs for a second or two. I have them set on my motherboard to run at a fixed 50%. They were perfect until just a couple days ago. This will be 9 fans total returned to Amazon in about 5 weeks and I've just about had it with be quiet! products. Have yours fared better?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm I have not had an issue with them yet. I wonder if has anything to do with the fan controller?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

wow!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

750 watt psu is good for this kind of build?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This one seems to be up to the task with Watts to spare. If you are in doubt try out the wattage calculator on Seasonic's website. Assuming you are looking for a Seasonic.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I was looking at an EVGA psu, would that be any major difference? I was thinking of doing a build with a 9700k and a 2080 so it would use a bit less then yours

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I used a 750 watt EVGA with my last build. Which was an 8700k and a 1080TI, 9 fans, etc. It was fine, lots of power to spare. EVGA has a great watt calculator as well!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

YESSS ITS BACK!!!! amazing build dude also sry for late reply

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks For the love. Working up another build. Stay tuned!

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Speed is around 750 RPMS at idle goes to maybe 1000 under load. The only reason I know that is because the AquaSuite software running the Quadro and NEXT D5 tells me the speed of the fan. But they are setup up on a curve control with a min threshold of 18%. The Fans are great but the real magic is the Quadro as the fan curve controller is so linear its an actual curve, not 5 set points like most fan controllers.

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