Chrome Dome #bitwit

by Stoph C Posted on: 7/30/2021

Build Description

3 years and 4 iterations later (as seen in the last few photos). I don't plan on changing anything for a while after this. I chose this case because I liked the unique layout and I knew the watercooling obsession would eventually lead to hardline tubing. So I wanted a cheap case that would force me to be creative with the design and whip out the Dremel for a custom fit. It did not disappoint. I also purchased some cut glass from the hardware store, painted the edge, and mount it using magenetic strips to use as my side panel. The decision to finally go hardline was a used Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master for $180 and EK's FLT reservoir/pump combo. Everything was bought used or very discounted, except for CPU, fans, and anything regarding watercooling. It was a fun challenge that I am glad is over and thankfully, stayed dry. 3D modeling prior was critical and thanks to every gamer/enthusiast for inspiration! Hope you guys like it and feel free to ask any questions!

Primarily used for gaming, general purpose, engineering, and 3D modeling.

Specs:
Case: Thermaltake Core G3
CPU: Intel i5 9900k 5.1Ghz @ 1.3v delidded w/ liquid metal & copper IHS
GPU: MSI RTX 2080 Ventus OC 2.010Ghz @ 1.0V
MOBO: Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Master
RAM: Team Group Vulcan 4x8gb 3000Mhz
PSU: Corsair SF750 Platinum w/ Noctua NF-A9x14 fan swap
OS: Samsung 960 Evo 250gb M.2 NVME
Games: Silicon Powered 1TB M.2 NVME
External: Seagate Backup Plus Hub 8TB
Monitor: Pixo PX275h 1440p @ 95hz

Cooling:
CPU: EK-FB Gigabyte Z270/Z370 Monoblock
GPU: EK-FC 2080 Classic Waterblock
Rads: EK-CoolStream SE 360 & XSPC TX240
Pump/Res: EK-Quantum FLT 240 DDC PWM
Water Temp: Phobya Inline Temp Sensor
Intake Fans: 5x Arctic P12 PWM PST w/ Phanteks Lux Halo RGB
Exhaust Fans: Noctua NF-A12x15 & 2x Arctic P8 PWM PST
EK Fittings w/ 14mm Bitspower Chrome Tubing

Temps:
Low fan curve for silence.
Prime95 & Heaven 4.0 for 60min: CPU 72C | GPU 51C | Water 50C
Red Dead Redemption for 60 min: CPU 61C | GPU 48C | Water 43C

Favorite Feature

The routing of the hardline chrome tubes and the custom glass side panel!

Parts contained in build