here is a link to my current build.
Sorry but i don't have this build anymore, i moved to a strix 2080, and a r5 3600X then to custom loop watercooling, and just this last week moved to a lian li v3000 case with the same hardware. I also moved the drives to a NAS and did some other home server stuff.
temps on the cpu at the time were acceptable, but not great (below 70C under load)
temps on the GPU were just bad. i'm sad to say that the radeon VII was a total flop for me and i hated using it. performance was good, but the stock cooler was just unbearably loud and deficient for the card.
Their only source is nvidia good amd bad lol
either way for the tubing/fittings, just make sure the sizes match and they are hard tube fittings. (i like primochill fittings so i went with their tubing and fittings)
As for the t splitter, i'd recommend placing it as low as possible in the loop, just make sure you have male to male rotary fittings in it so you can rotate it to swing the valve out when you need to drain it. (like this) https://imgur.com/a/O4po1rh <- I'm actually kicking myself for not doing this exact drain setup.
as to actual position in the loop order it doesn't really matter as far as i know (it might, not really sure)
OK, a couple things. I wouldn't recommend going with that EK kit if you wanted to do hardline tubing. The fittings in the kit may not be compatible with the rigid tubing you chose.
another thing to keep in mind is what case you are using, the strix 2080 is HUGE. i was barely able to fit my pump/res in the o11 dynamic. (had to drill holes and move the radiator forward 2 cm to get it to fit) so you may run into issues there.
another possible issue would be the radiator size, now i'm sure a 240mm radiator is enough for a 9900k, but i also know they tend to run hot. you may want to see if you can fit a 360 rad (preferrably a PE like mine)
A BIG thing to look out for would be adding a method to easily drain your loop. custom watercooling maintenance is very important for longevity of your parts (which cost a ton). so adding a y splitter, and a ball valve would really make things easier for you.
So, without going for a kit i know it can be overwhelming to gather a list of things you need (i know, i did it.) here is a basic list of things i would say are necessary.
360mm radiator (EKWB PE) - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-coolstream-pe-360-triple -$87.99
pump/res combo (EK) https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-xres-100-glass-revo-d5-pwm-incl-pump ($159.99)
fittings (brand and size should match for leak safety)
distilled water (few gallons to flush system and leak test before draining and switching to premix)
fill bottle (you'll need one)
pipe cutting tool (you'll need one)
deburring tool ()
Tubing bending insert (to keep the tubing from collapsing when bending)
rotary Y splitter
G1/4 plugs (4 should do it)
a cheap barb fitting and some soft tube of the same size (to screw into your ball valve when draining)
now with this whole list there is an easier alternative, EK has a hardline series of kits that include most of what you would need.
just add the recommended tools (their DIY kit : https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-hd-tube-d-i-y-kit-10and12mm)
a tube reamer (to remove sharp edges that can cause leaks)
and some extra tubing (i went through 4.5 meters of it for my build... made a few mistakes. you will too)
and some stuff to place a drain somewhere
y-splitter or T splitter of some sort - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-y-splitter-rotary-2f-1m-g1-4-nickel
a male to male spacer (to mount ball valve to the y splitter) https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-extender-6mm-m-m-black
and a ball valve - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-af-ball-valve-10mm-g1-4-black
I'd also add a plug to put in the ball valve when you aren't using it, just in case. - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-csq-plug-g1-4-for-ek-badge-black
another gotcha is pump/res mounting hardware, it looks like the kit comes with some, but not all kits do. It also looks like the kit is a DDC pump not a D5. DDC's tend to be louder than D5's and can't push as much water. Just something to be aware of.
sorry i know this reads like a train wreck. hopefully i helped more than i confused haha.
So you're just looking to watercool your CPU?
I'm not an expert, but i'd be glad to provide any input i can if you send me the link.
I actually don't have it plugged in :/ I have usb pass- through on my keyboard that i use if i ever need to put anything in.
It's the cooler master vertical GPU mount holder. (yes that's what they call it) you can find it on amazon for like $40 and i'm very happy with it.
I used a simple 8 to 1 silverstone pwm hub i found for $10 for the case fans, and the h150 has y splitters for push/pull
Oof yeah, it's hit or miss with different vertical gpu mounts. The one i have is the cooler master vertical GPU mount here : https://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Accessory-MasterBox-MasterCase/dp/B071P862G1/ref=sr_1_1?crid=254QYBPDG9PB9&keywords=cooler+master+vertical+gpu+mount&qid=1553923695&s=gateway&sprefix=cooler+master+verti%2Caps%2C169&sr=8-1
using that allows me to barely fit the fans underneath it.
3 bottom intake
3 top exhaust
6 side exhaust (push/pull on cpu rad)
My airflow scheme is kind of extreme, so my temps are actually really good.
this keeps cool air coming to my gpu and cpu and blows hot air right out the top from the gpu.
Yes. The noise from the radoen VII was just too much for me
Unfortunately i have to use icue for the fans, AIO, and my keyboard (not pictured). those fans don't work with Aura sync AFAIK.
it's the cooler master vertical bracket. Fits perfectly in this case, no modification needed.
I have an airgoo addressable rgb kit tucked up behind the black borders on the glass.
so honestly, i just switched to a strix 2080 because the noise was unbearable for me. but i'm extremely sensitive to noise so take it with a grain of salt. if you want a radeon VII then go for it, it's a great card, just a tad too noisy if you don't undervolt it.
I do use android studio, though i have never used the emulator. I prefer to use a physical device for development/testing.
so for ryzen having issues with the emulator, i'm not sure.
With my machine i get similar framerates +-5fps to the founders rtx 2080 i replaced with it. (in metro exodus, and DOOM 2016 at 1440p) the only difference being much higher 1% lows so i never notice stuttering. The radeon VII absolutely competes with other cards at it's price-point.
Ask and you shall receive.
i believe that is the Bykski RBW acrylic waterway board for the LAN-011 (it's on amazon)
It's case specific though. (i only know because i have the same case.)