1st Water Cooling Build

by Kyle R Posted on: 11/2/2020

Build Description

This is my general purpose computer, for gaming it is mainly FPS and sports games. Primarily Madden, COD for those styles in addition to Civ VI, Rome II and other games in that style. In addition its used for my school work and overall day to day computing needs. I do need to add some RGB strips to the bottom of the case to illuminate the after market PSU shroud I got from ColdZero. I also put in CableMod cables to match the coloring of the build. As an alumni of Ohio State University I did make the Ram into a crude block O with the RGB, may not keep it that way but was fun to do.

Favorite Feature

I like the after market PSU Shroud I was able to order that got rid of the dead space at the bottom of the case and gave me more room for excess cables to be stored in with the PSU as well as the CableMod cables to match. Also does not show in the photos but the RAM is in a Block O as an Ohio State fan

Parts contained in build

Intel Core i5-10600K Comet Lake 4.1GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Intel Core i5-10600K Comet Lake 4.1GHz Six-Core LGA 1200 Boxed Processor
Qty: 1 $269.99
ASUS Z490-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
ASUS Z490-E ROG Strix Gaming Intel LGA 1200 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $299.99
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $809.99
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit CMW32GX4M2E3200C16 - Black
Qty: 1 $142.99
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Corsair Obsidian 500D RGB SE Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $279.99
Corsair HXi Series HX 1200i 1200 Watt 80 Plus Platinum ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $319.99
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Seagate BarraCuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Qty: 1 $89.99
WD Blue 2TB 3D NAND SATA 3.0 6GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD
WD Blue 2TB 3D NAND SATA 3.0 6GB/s 2.5" Internal SSD
Qty: 1 $229.99
Corsair Hydro X Custom Water Loop with 360 and 240 mm Radiators and 3 additional LL120 fans, CPU Block and Pump/Res Combo
Qty: 1 $600.00