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    Project Log: Gears of War

    *UPDATE 5/1/19* Alright so I thought I'd give an update as to what is going on with this project... I am honestly starting to get impatient on building, but the wait with be worth the while. I promise the actual build will begin soonish! New Hardware: ASUS ROG Strix RTX 2080 OC Final...
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    *UPDATE* Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few months, winter got to me and I just sat on Hulu for 3 months or gamed... LOL I just ordered the remainder of the hardware for this build, here is the completely list of hardware for this build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by...
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    So far I too really am a fan of their cases, this is my second one from them. Yea those 60mm thick rads look like monsters, but it's a BIG case (to me at least) so might as well fill it out.
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    *UPDATE 12/27/18* I didn't specify this in my previous update, my parents graciously purchased the EK-XRES Revo 140 D5 RGB Pump/Res Combo as a gift for me for Christmas. Additionally I ordered 90% of the fittings I am expecting to need for the build and those have also arrived, unfortunately...
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    No Kill Like Overkill

    You'll never know unless you try, this spring is going to be my first attempt at custom liquid cooling and I'm going straight for hard line tubing. There are plenty of experienced people here on the forums and multiple education videos on YouTube to assist you in the process.
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    I hear you man, I remember playing the crap out of the very first Gears of War on Xbox 360... I ended up ranking in the top 10,000 in the world for that one and top 5,000 in the world for the second and then I stop playing them online until 4. So I have very high expectations for myself as...
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    *UPDATE 12/19/18* So I have made this month's purchases and put another decent dent in the hardware list. New Hardware: (1) EK-XRES Revo D5 PMW RGB Res/Pump Combo (1) Fractal Design Define S2 (Black) (6) EK-Vardar EVO 120ER (Black) Comments: I am now past the halfway mark on the...
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    No Kill Like Overkill

    Nice build, just needs about $3K in custom liquid cooling to truly make it overkill, LMFAO....
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    Project Log: Gears of War

    Introduction: So I decided I should start a work log for my upcoming build this Spring. I just built my first custom gaming PC in over a decade Spring of this year and have fallen back in love with pc gaming all over again after over a solid decade of console gaming. My current build is...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    And so the Amazon deliveries begin... A couple more still to come...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    So I took advantage of some extra spending money this month and purchased some goodies to get started and I will be make another bulk purchase next month. Here's what I ordered: (1) EKWB EK-Velocity AMD Nickel (2) EKWB EK-Coolstream XE 360mm (1) EKWB EK-FC1080 Strix - Nickel (1) EKWB...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    First off thank you for all of your input, this is really what this thread is about for, to give me idea to different concepts to think about as a newb to custom liquid cooling. To your first point, this is really good information and may cause me to rethink loop order. Res=>Front Rad is the...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    Thanks for the input, I am still working it out in my head. I do know: 1. The I will be mounting the res to the optional mounting points on the inner wall of the case opposite of the rear HHD storage cages that are behind the rear panel. 2. The top rad will have ports to the rear of the...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    So after a little further research I have altered and finalized my list for the build: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant Thermal Compound: Thermal Grizzly - Hydronaut 3.9 g Thermal Paste ($14.29 @ Amazon) Case: Fractal Design - Define S2 Blackout – TG ATX Mid Tower Case...
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    Custom Loop Spring '19

    Hi Guys, First off I'm brand new to this forum, so formalities first... Hello and nice to meet you all, now that that is out of the way. So I'm planning my first Custom Loop for tax season 2019 and just trying to make sure that I've got all of my bases covered. Goals: Overclocking/Quiet...
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