First Custom Loop

by asimcoe Posted on: 1/4/2021

Build Description

This is my latest gaming PC. I am strictly an Enthusiast/Hobbyist and self taught mostly. Lots of Google, FB Groups and Forums and YouTube videos of course. This is my first custom loop and it was hard tubing. My Thermaltake Pacific C360 kit was a great starting point but even the kits lack some important features, such as drainage options and additional fittings to make a solid attempt at a well thought out loop. I was lucky enough come by some parts GPU/CPU during a difficult time right here at MC. It was a beast and took me several weeks to assemble. The problem with not doing this all the time is you do one every few years and then technology goes nuts and you have to re-learn 18 things. LOL. Anyway hope you enjoy and it provides you some inspiration to do your own. I find when I get the opportunity to build it's very therapeutic for me. Sometimes I wonder if I enjoy the building more than the gaming. Well, maybe sometimes. Good Luck to everyone.

Favorite Feature

Full custom loop/Hard Tubing. Well and the GeForce 3060ti, that's pretty cool also.

Parts contained in build

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Vermeer 3.7GHz 6-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Stealth Cooler
Qty: 1 $299.99
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
ASUS B550-F ROG Strix Gaming (WiFi) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard
Qty: 1 $209.99
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
MSI GeForce RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio Triple-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card
Qty: 1 $504.99
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GTRS - Silver
G.Skill Trident Z Royal RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GTRS - Silver
Qty: 1 $114.99
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL ROG Tempered Glass eATX Full Tower Computer Case - Black
Qty: 1 $199.99
G.Skill 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
G.Skill 750 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply
Qty: 1 $109.99
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
Western Digital NvMe
Qty: 1 $100.00
Windows boot drive/1TB