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NVIDIA on team RED?

by Raphaeldr03


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Date Published

Oct. 1, 2018

Date Built

Sept. 30, 2018

CPU Clock Rate

4.2 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

65.0° C


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!

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SeaBlazers 13 points 5 months ago

I’m calling the feature with the first comment.

AmazinBuilds 7 points 5 months ago

I need that kitchen

Knissel 1 Build 4 points 5 months ago

Wow nice work! This is the first 2080 I've seen watercooled!

WPK_Tater 2 points 5 months ago

Cluck..... noice

HellRaizrRod 2 Builds 2 points 5 months ago

Looks dope love it. You don't see many actually watercooling ryzen cpus I guess since they don't overclock well. Color scheme is nice too. I'm glad you went the monoblock route instead of just cpu block

havertysfurniture 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Looks fantastic!

Memo1010 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Wow. I cannot properly describe how much I love this amazing build + 1 (plus 20 if I could)

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago


IndigoWaves 2 points 4 months ago

Love it! Looking at doing a similar build without the watercooling (for now) with the same ram kit. What did you manage to OC your to ram for speeds/timing?

ryansmission 5 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Great job! I'm sure you'll get plenty of worthy attention here on PCPP. Maybe even a feature?!

lipan02 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

Congratz on the feature and great choice on the color scheme. Wow, gorgeous!

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thanks guys! :)

Javaan 1 point 5 months ago

Nice build! You wrote you are running multiple VMs on it, on what platform are you running those? Hyper-V in Windows 2016 Server? unRaid?

Also, is this your first watercooling build?

three8one 4 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Which RTX did you get?

Edit: Never mind, I just found it...

PCPP needs to start adding them to their database...

bach99 1 point 5 months ago

Why did you go with 2080 and not 2080 Ti?

Potatogamer1230 1 point 5 months ago

i believe the 2080ti delivery kept getting delayed so that might be why

temperedglass 1 point 5 months ago

Wow! Really nice water cooling loops, awesome RGB integration! Congratulations on being featured - I think this rig deserves it!

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Thank you!

SwiftSeb 6 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

I guess you bought this before the Define S2 was released, as that might be a tad more fitting. Love the job overall, so clean and reflective. +2080

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Yeah, I was collecting parts so I bought the case early.. lol Thanks!

Aidenosoarus 1 point 5 months ago


yiyojavi 1 point 4 months ago

Is your wateecooled monoblock the one for the x370 chipset for the asus crosshair

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 months ago

Yes but it works with X470

PrimalPhantom 0 points 5 months ago

Very nice build. Simple and clean looking. +1 How hard was it to do your custom loop? I'm planning on building a new pc and was just going to use the H100i Pro for the CPU, but this got me thinking.

Raphaeldr03 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 5 months ago

Honestly, it's not that bad. I didn't do any crazy bends so it was pretty easy. As long as you do your research and watch enough videos on how to do it, you should be good! Good luck with your build!

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