I7 8700k delided with Rocket copper IHS
Aorus 1080 Ti Xtreme WB
16GB 3200 gskill trident RGB
All water cooled with 2 ek slim 360 rads 9 120mm fans with 1 140mm fan
I wanted to build a computer to say i could and this is it. Watched a few youtubes for some ideas and how to do it while on the graveyard shift and stared ordering bits.
I've always thought my system had an issue with cooling the 8700k even tho i had more than enough cooling, until i came across another youtubes regarding deliding the chip. As soon as i pulled off the IHS i noticed there looked to be a hot spot and some thermal paste that must of leaked into the chip. It did cool it down a good 15-20c on stock settings to 70c on small fft but nothing like some peoples reported temps. Next step in to play around in the bois. Any tips? Ive tried a 5Ghz OC with someones numbers and it cools to 80c at 1.35v on small fft so idk.
I filled it with thermal take c1000 opaque and it looked sweet untill i pulled it apart to delid the CPU! the system was starting to gunk up in only 3 months. So now i've drained it and filled with distilled water until my clear cryoFuel comes.
The build went pretty well even tho i had a corrupt genuine windows 10 usb which gave me a few headaches. The auros 1080 ti xtream seems to be a pretty good card giving 2025Ghz, 5616Ghz.