New gaming/workstation build. I will be running multiple VM's and gaming alongside this build. I have built many systems in the past but this is my first attempt on building a custom loop. My overall experience was good. No major setbacks or anything!
PETG tube bending is not as hard as I expected but I guess I did not do any crazy bends on this build. The case I used was such a good experience to build on. I had plenty of space to work around and it was very flexible with any configuration.
I decided to put the new RTX card on water and it is running great only hitting a max of 50 degrees on full load! All blocks and radiators were from EKWB.
Reservoir/pump combo was from XSPC. I chose that because the reservoir is made out of real glass instead of acrylic and I think the taller reservoir looks better on this case.
Fittings were from Barrow. I was pleased with how high quality they were. Each fitting comes with 3 o-rings and comes with an extra one! I also prefer my fittings with no branding on them so it worked out pretty well!
Gaming on the Dell ultrawide with GSYNC on 120hz is a dream! Buttery smooth while playing Battlefield, Far Cry 5 and PUBG.
Overall, I am very excited about how it turned out. I can't wait to put this computer to work!