Thanks for the kind words, here's the water cooling parts list:
* Barrowch FBFT03-V2 Digital Display
* Barrowch FBFT02-V3
* Barrow 12mm Fitting
* Barrow gold adapters
* EK-Res X3 Holder 60mm
* EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB Stand Alone
* EK Vector RTX Backplate Black
* EK Vector RTX 2080 RGB Waterblock
* EK X3 RES TUBE 250
* BARROW CPU Water Block
* XSPC EX360
* Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS XFLOW
I went with what I could pick up at Micro Center!
Haha I took your advice and got featured! Thanks for the help my friend.
The custom loop cost about $1100. I stress this to anyone that is looking to get in to custom loops though-- custom loops are generally more about aesthetics than performance since you can get good-enough performance from using an AIO CPU cooler and even a hybrid cooled GPU. But if you really want a unique, beautiful PC then absolutely go for it!
Bending the tubes wasn't actually that difficult, it's just intimidating and takes some patience. It was fun!
Both the top and front radiator are 30mm so I couldn't do any thinner here unfortunately. I would probably look for a motherboard where the RAM slots were slightly lower on the board.
The RAM is too high up on this motherboard so it interferes with where the middle fan would be on the top radiator.
GPU Waterblock: EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Classic RGB
GPU Backplate: EK-FC RTX 2080 +Ti Backplate Classic Black
CPU Waterblock: EK-Supremacy Classic RGB Nickel/Plexi
Pump/Res: EK-XRes 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM (with 250 tube)
Radiators: 2x Black Ice Nemesis 360GTS White
Fittings: Barrow hard tube fittings
Adapters: Alphacool adapters
Tubing: Barrow 12/8mm PETG Rigid HardTube
Temperature Monitor: Barrow Black Water Temperature Digital Display
Labor of love, my friend.
Some cable combs and some gold sleeved cables could definitely help! Thanks!
Thanks! Hopefully the next iteration of this build can include a bit more gold, maybe a gold CPU waterblock as a focal point?
Honestly I picked it purely for aesthetic reasons! It gets the job done including some mild overclocking but it's not the best BIOS I've ever used.
There are actually 2 other ports at the top of the reservoir so filling it through one of those was easy.
Thanks for the kind words!