Build Description

After building a custom loop for the first time with my son I decided I wanted to give it try myself. I wanted the challenge of building powerful ITX computer, I like the smaller form because it can fit neatly on my desk like a piece of art. The open air cases are always interesting because it leaves everything exposed which makes it a challenge to make everything look nice as well fully open to your imagination. The main components went in easy however this definitely wasn't an easy build with the long tube runs and trying to fit the water pump and reservoir in a tight space. I definitely had to go back to MicroCenter for more tubing and keep telling myself I should try again but I'm please with how it turned out. I tried to stick majority Corsair for this build, really like their leds and software. I choose a founders card because I felt it was a good fit and I like them visually. In the end I finished a build I'm really proud to display.

Favorite Feature

Routing of the tubes across the top and the GPU mounted across the front.

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 ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming Motherboard LGA1151
ASUS ROG Strix Z390-I Gaming Motherboard LGA1151
Qty: 1 $300.00
 NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition 8GB
NVIDIA - GeForce RTX 2070 Founders Edition 8GB
Qty: 1 $700.00
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMT32GX4M2C3200 - Black
Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMT32GX4M2C3200 - Black
Qty: 1 $229.99
 Antec STRIKER Aluminum and Steel ITX Computer Case
Antec STRIKER Aluminum and Steel ITX Computer Case
Qty: 1 $250.00
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
 CORSAIR Hydro X Series XC7 RGB CPU Water Block (115X/AM4)
CORSAIR Hydro X Series XC7 RGB CPU Water Block (115X/AM4)
Qty: 1 $75.00
 CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 20-SERIES GPU Water Block (2070 FE)
CORSAIR Hydro X Series XG7 RGB 20-SERIES GPU Water Block (2070 FE)
Qty: 1 $145.00
 Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 240mm Water Cooling Radiator
Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 240mm Water Cooling Radiator
Qty: 2 $60.00
 Corsair LL120 RGB Single Pack, White
Corsair LL120 RGB Single Pack, White
Qty: 1 $35.00
 Corsair LL120 RGB, 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO
Corsair LL120 RGB, 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO
Qty: 1 $120.00
 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
 Corsair CL-9011110-WW Digital Fan and RGB Lighting Controller
Corsair CL-9011110-WW Digital Fan and RGB Lighting Controller
Qty: 1 $70.00