The Green Machine - Tier 5 Custom Water Cooled Gaming Rig

by MC-Columbus Posted on: 2/11/2020

Build Description

The build was initially completed a year ago. This is a top of the line Intel based gaming behemoth. All of the components were chosen because they were, and still are, top of the line for a gaming rig. The customer brought the machine in this year for a water cooling upgrade. Planning for the custom loop was rather difficult, as the open air design of the case does not leave very many mounting options. The final result was well worth the effort. The case used for this build is the InWin D-Frame 2.0, which comes equipped with a built in 1065w power supply.

Favorite Feature

This rig is a gaming beast with an equally stunning appearance - definitely a rig to be proud of!

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Intel CPU Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $449.99
ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Formula Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Motherboard Z390 ROG Maximus XI Formula Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $499.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 11GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card
EVGA Video Card GeForce RTX 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 11GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card
Qty: 1 $1,349.99
Intel 760p 1TB SSD 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Intel M.2 SSD 760p 1TB SSD 3D TLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $169.99
Samsung 970 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Samsung M.2 SSD 970 EVO 1TB SSD 3-bit MLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive
Qty: 1 $169.99
Bitspower G 1/4" 20 mm Male to Female Straight Extender - Black
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" 20 mm Male to Female Straight Extender - Black
Qty: 4 $5.49
Bitspower G 1/4" 90° Dual Rotary Extender - Black
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" 90° Dual Rotary Extender - Black
Qty: 4 $15.99
Bitspower G 1/4" 90° Dual Rotary Adapter - Black Sparkle
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" 90° Dual Rotary Adapter - Black Sparkle
Qty: 4 $11.99
Bitspower G 1/4" Plug Fitting with O-Ring - Black
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" Plug Fitting with O-Ring - Black
Qty: 2 $4.99
EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM Reservoir with Pump
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM Reservoir with Pump
Qty: 1 $179.99
EKWB EK-UNI Pump Mounting Bracket Vertical
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories EK-UNI Pump Mounting Bracket Vertical
Qty: 1 $14.99
EKWB 360 mm High-Performance Computer Water-Cooling Radiator
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories 360 mm High-Performance Computer Water-Cooling Radiator
Qty: 1 $87.99
EKWB EK-RES X3 Liquid Cooling Reservoir
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories EK-RES X3 Liquid Cooling Reservoir
Qty: 1 $65.99
EKWB EK-Velocity RGB Water Block - Nickel/Plexi
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories EK-Velocity RGB Water Block - Nickel/Plexi
Qty: 1 $109.99
EKWB EK-CryoFuel Pre-mixed Coolant 1000ml - Acid Green
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories EK-CryoFuel Pre-mixed Coolant 1000ml - Acid Green
Qty: 2 $19.99
Thermaltake V-Tubler PETG 1/2" (13 mm) x 5/8" (16 mm) Rigid Tubing 1000 mm - Clear
Thermaltake Water Cooling Accessories V-Tubler PETG 1/2" (13 mm) x 5/8" (16 mm) Rigid Tubing 1000 mm - Clear
Qty: 1 $19.99
Bitspower G 1/4" Enhanced Straight Compression Fitting - Black Sparkle
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" Enhanced Straight Compression Fitting - Black Sparkle
Qty: 6 $7.99
EKWB G 1/4" EK-AF Ball Valve Black - Black Nickel
EKWB Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" EK-AF Ball Valve Black - Black Nickel
Qty: 2 $16.99
Bitspower G 1/4" Enhanced Straight Compression Fitting - Black Sparkle
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" Enhanced Straight Compression Fitting - Black Sparkle
Qty: 6 $6.99
Bitspower G 1/4" T-Rotary Swivel Adapter Fitting - Black
Bitspower Water Cooling Accessories G 1/4" T-Rotary Swivel Adapter Fitting - Black
Qty: 2 $12.99
Corsair ML120 Pro RGB Magnetic Bearing 120mm Case Fan with Lighting Node Pro - Triple Pack
Corsair Case Fans ML120 Pro RGB Magnetic Bearing 120mm Case Fan with Lighting Node Pro - Triple Pack
Qty: 1 $129.99
Micro Connectors 19.70" 1-to-4 RGB Splitter Cable
Micro Connectors Case Lighting 19.70" 1-to-4 RGB Splitter Cable
Qty: 1 $9.99
Micro Connectors 1 to 3 PWM Sleeved Fan Splitter Cable 30cm (11.81 inches) - Black
Micro Connectors Cables and Adapters 1 to 3 PWM Sleeved Fan Splitter Cable 30cm (11.81 inches) - Black
Qty: 1 $5.99
Inland PSU Sleeved Cable Extension Kit - Black/ Green
Inland Cables and Adapters PSU Sleeved Cable Extension Kit - Black/ Green
Qty: 1 $29.99
Evercool Molex to SATA Power Adapter
Evercool Cables and Adapters Molex to SATA Power Adapter
Qty: 1 $4.99
 D-Frame 2.0 Open-Air Chassis
D-Frame 2.0 Open-Air Chassis
Qty: 1 $1,199.00
Customer previously sorced this part from the manufacturer
 Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3000 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3000 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit
Qty: 1 $107.99