The Server

by Connectrac IT Posted on: 9/16/2020

Build Description

I work for my father at a manufacturing company where we are the only IT employees. We needed new desktops so we decided to personally build one that fit our unique tastes. I had wanted to dive into full custom water loops, so I went all out with this build. This being my first ever water cooled PC, I wish I'd have taken my time in modifying the case to accept an additional radiator. Lots of custom work had to be done to this computer for cable management and water tube paths. It's used as a work computer but also served the purpose of occasional fun after hours. We call it, "The Server."

Favorite Feature

I really like the was the front fans look. I had to modify the spacing due to the radiator size.

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i9-9900K Coffee Lake 3.6GHz Eight-Core LGA 1151 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $379.99
 ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z390 ROG Maximus XI Hero WiFi Intel LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $285.00
 ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Overclocked 8G GDDR6
ASUS GeForce RTX 2070 Overclocked 8G GDDR6
Qty: 1 $550.00
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-320016D-16GTZR - Black
Qty: 2 $82.99
 Azza Cube 802
Azza Cube 802
Qty: 1 $270.00
ASUS Republic of Gamers Thor 850 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
ASUS Republic of Gamers Thor 850 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $219.99
 EKWB EK-CoolStream PE 240 Radiator
EKWB EK-CoolStream PE 240 Radiator
Qty: 2 $70.00
 EKWB EK-Momentum ROG Maximus XI Hero Monoblock
EKWB EK-Momentum ROG Maximus XI Hero Monoblock
Qty: 1 $155.00
 EKWB EK-UNI Pump Bracket
EKWB EK-UNI Pump Bracket
Qty: 1 $15.00
 EKWB EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 Backplate
EKWB EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 Backplate
Qty: 1 $45.00
 EKWB EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 RGB GPU Waterblock
EKWB EK-Vector Strix RTX 2070 RGB GPU Waterblock
Qty: 1 $175.00
 EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM
EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM
Qty: 1 $180.00
 SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4
SAMSUNG 970 EVO PLUS M.2 2280 1TB PCIe Gen 3.0 x4
Qty: 1 $250.00