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    Quote Originally Posted by j-d0gg View Post
    Holy crap! That is so freakin cool! I always wanted to build something like this, how good are those RGB 120's? Do they move a lot of air?
    Thanks for the comment man!
    So have I, that's why I just started to do it haha. We'll see where it ends!
    Haven't tried the RGB 120's yet, but I've definitely heard good things about them. 1 thing is for sure: they look amazing.

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    The motherboard of choice for this build: Asus Z370-E Strix Gaming
    Love the aluminium look of the heatsinks on this board, they’ll go perfectly with the aluminium plates.
    Enjoy some tech porn!















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    Great to have you join our forum, the concept looks like it can handle some heavy use. Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ASUS View Post
    Great to have you join our forum, the concept looks like it can handle some heavy use. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
    Thank you very much, it's a nice forum to be on. Finally a place to post my Fanboy pictures haha

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    And now the GPU of choice: the Asus Strix 1080 Ti!
    This beast of a card will pair nicely with the 8700k that’ll go in the system. Although it will be watercooled in this build, I have the possibility to use it air-cooled in another build if I wanted to.

    Took some pictures of the card, enjoy!













    Also got the memory for the build, here’s some shots of the awesome TeamGroup Delta RGB!
    Hope you enjoy, I’m loving the looks of this RAM.







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    It’s been quite a while, mostly because I’ve been really busy with graduating from college.
    Now I’ll present to you the progress of the last 3 weeks. As mentioned earlier the plan was to totally change the frame design, which is visible in the upcoming pictures.

    The frame is finished already. I made the aluminium plates as well and made holes for the screws and side panel plates.
    Enjoy the pictures!







    After the frame was put together, I installed the I/O panel from Mountain Mods.




    In the meantime I installed all the hardware with a temporary cooler.
    Everything works fine! Some nice RGB effects for ya.








    Watercooling reservoirs: installed.


    Because the frame looked really bad after the prickling, I sanded the whole frame once more to get a nice brushed look.




    En alles past!


    Started with the cable management, first: fans on the radiator!


    Looking good imo, only some cable ties left.


    The radiators will be rotated to 45 degrees in the bottom part of the frame, however: the phobya radiator stands were quite big. Made them a “bit” smaller.



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    That's hardcore! Might need a mate help you move that beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MasterC@ASUS View Post
    That's hardcore! Might need a mate help you move that beast.
    Thanks for the comment man!
    Yeah, when everything's in I might need some help moving it...
    Good thing it'll be sitting on my desk most of the time.

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    Next update!
    Delidded the 8700k with Rockitcool’s delidding kit. Even though it was the first time, it was an absolute breeze!
    Used the replacement IHS while I was at it. Realised a 17 degree drop under load, which is awesome!






    Also shot some more pics of the Alphacool tubes and fittings, this time too with the modding nuts on them. Loving the look of these!!












    Next, I scrubbed all the paint off the waterblock!
    I used sodium hydroxide as the active component (drain cleaner) which got it off quite easily. The remaining bit was sanded off






    Then I tested the fountain effect with some blue dye.
    The effect looks truly amazing if the pump speed is turned down a bit.













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    Onto the next quick update.

    First I’d like to welcome Apacer as a sponsor to this project.
    They provided the two SSD’s that will go on the side of the project. These are their ARMOR SSD’s with a capacity of 240gb and they look awesome to be honest!
    They look so good I’m doubting if I’m even going to put a sticker over them or just leave them as is. Feedback is welcome!




    Furthermore, let’s have a closer look at the CPU block with the matching colors of the color scheme.




    I also thought it would be cool to just add some simple and elegant accents to the motherboard heatsinks. Let me know what you think!




    After doing the motherboard I couldn’t resist to paint the covers of the CPU block screws orange as well, accents complete!




    Now onto the first big test fit to see how everything looks. Enjoy!


    The pressure gauge will be hooked up to the loop, just a simple but nice touch imo.
    The temperature gauge won’t be hooked up to the loop but will read the ambient temperature instead. I’ll have a temperature probe inside the loop that’s hooked up to the Aquaero.

    Oh, and the cables on the rad aren’t finished yet. They still need to be tidied.








    Drop a comment to let me know how you like it!

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