9900k/2080ti - First Custom Loop - Let's Gooooooooo

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  1. TahoeDust

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    I have been wanting to do a full custom loop for a long time and have decided to take the leap with this update/upgrade. The EVGA 2080 ti FTW3 is on order, and the foundation is being laid. Here is the parts list and progress thus far...


    This parts list will be continually updated as the build continues:
    Be Quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev. 2
    HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis 420GTX
    HWLabs Black Ice Nemesis 280GTX
    EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM Pump
    5 x Noctua NF-A14 PWN chromax
    Bitspower Silver Shining Fittings
    Bitspower PETG 16mm OD Tube
    EK-UNI Pump Bracke
    XSPC LCD Temperature Display
    Aquacomputer G1/4" Inline Temperature Sensor, Female to Male
    Monsoon Hardline All Pro Deluxe Bender Kit 16mm

    Pre-ordered:
    EVGA 2080ti FTW3

    Planned:
    Asus Maximus XI (Extreme, Code, Hero?)
    Intel i9-9900k


    Moving from 7820x rig:
    4x8gb g.Skill TridentZ 3600MHz CL16
    2 x Samsung 960 evo m.2 500gb Raid 0
    2 x Samsung 860 evo 1tb Raid 0
    EVGA Supernova G2 850w
    Bitfinex White sleeved cables


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  2. KazeoHin

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    Spacing looks good, but you may need to take the top rad out when installing a mainboard due to the tight squeeze...
     
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    Most likely...but the case does have a removable motherboard tray, so maybe not?
     
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    Doing some more test fitting while I wait on parts. I still need to pull the rads back out and flush them.


    I think this is going to be the pump location....

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    Bitspower sure makes some pretty fittings...

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    WOW so Cool. Drool..Drool...Drip ....
    I am just getting into water cooling...But this seems way out of my league and price range for that matter.
    What kind of budget are you looking at..if you do not mined me asking.

    Keep posting those PIC's
     
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    Thanks! Budget for the loop originally was around $1k...but I'm pretty sure that is blown and I have not even bought water blocks yet.

    Things have gotten a little out of control.
     
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    I went ahead and ordered a EK Velocity RGB Nickle/Plexi water block. They are on back order, but should be here next week.

    Other than that I am kind of at a standstill. The GPU is ordered, but the blocks are not available for them yet. The CPU/MOBO are not available to order. Rumor has it via Silicon Lottery that CPU's will be available to the public the week of 10/22 and I would assume motherboards at the same time. Until then...Hrmmmm.
     
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    thanks for the update....
     
  11. TahoeDust

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    Productive morning...

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    I got shipping notifications for the CPU block and motherboard tonight. EK Velocity block will be here Wednesday and the MOBO Thursday. Looks like the 2080ti FTW3 and 9900k are still a week or more out.

    If I get the CPU and GPU earlyish and get stuck waiting for the GPU waterblock I may run soft lines to the CPU block and run the FTW3 on air to get the system running. Any reason not to temporarily mix soft and hard?
     
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    Looks great. I've never built a custom loop but I'm sure I could. I never have my systems long enough so the thought of spending the extra time and money on a system I might only have 2 or 3 months seems pointless. Granted, a part of me wishes I would just do it already.

    I just dropped $3,000 in parts on a new build and absolutely love it.
     
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    Thanks man. it is just something I have always wanted to do. I am hoping I can use the guts (rads, pump, fittings,etc) on future setups. I built my 7820x rig last year, but I almoast only game, and it was not ideal.

    However, I am interested to see what I can get out of the 9900k in cinebench compared to the best my 7820x did...

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    Mobo already got delivered. Block hardware has been installed. No CPU but with the block on there fit loosely I should be able to start bending tube.



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    We in there boys. Looks like everything should clear. The rear input/out of the top radiator may get a little tricky. Another "S" dual radial 90 may be needed...

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  18. hititnquitit

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    i would go with a 45 rotary on both inlet and out and swap your fans to the other side. looking sharp!
     
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    I am attempting to run push pull on the top radiator. If I can not make it work I could run just the top fans, but I would prefer not.
     
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    Haha...Do it!
     
  22. hititnquitit

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    you could always slide the rad towards the front. it may require drilling new mounting holes.
     
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    I have a little bit of room to move forward, but then I will run into clearance issues with the pump and front rad in/out. I am out of town for the weekend, but will try to play with time some when I get back.
     
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    I had time to attempt one run tonight...and I will be doing it again tomorrow...lol. It would be functional, but I need a a couple mm longer lower straight and couple mm shorter upper straight. I am using a 45* fitting at the radiator inlet to get it to clear between the lower 280mm radiator fans and the pump reservoir.

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    i would pull the extension off of the front rad, right side and use the 45 by itself. that should shorten it enough to allow you to move the top rad back juuuuust enough. it should still allow you to pass by your reservoir and get to the cpu. the shitty part is youll have to bend a new tube to replace the one you have already finished. another drawback is it will look like your top fan is right up against your res...hmmmm. is there anyway to lower your pump? say a half inch or so? if so betwen removing the extender and lowering the res you should be gtg!
     
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    Tube will not clear res without the extension. I can not lower the pump without making a custom bracket or butchering top of the PSU shroud. I will be bending another tube. No big deal. I have plenty of time waiting for my CPU/GPU and tube is cheap.
     
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    i hear ya but im vested now man! i have to help you find a way to get that rad moved forward!!! hahaha if you rotate your 45 to the right (looking at it from the last pics view) will that allow it to clear?
     
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    I am pretty certain I can get the top rad connections to clear with som 45s. They'll be delivered tomorrow...we'll se.
     
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    LOOKING GOOD..More pic's when you can :)
     
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    I think I figured out the rear outlet on the upper radiator...Only about $50 worth of fittings (rotary extension, dual rotary 90*, rotary 45*, rotary 90*)...lol...

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    I finished the other CPU run. Now I wait on parts. CPU/GPU should be here next week.

    Good progress today. Time for a drink.

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