Description

Used primarily for gaming. Overall, the install went smooth. Took a little over a month to compile all the parts, test fit, mock up, and assemble. Parts list below:

  • CASE: Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Black Edition
  • CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K
  • HD: Samsung SSD 860 EVO 2TB
  • MOBO: GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS Ultra
  • RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800)
  • GPU: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Ventus GP
  • PSU: CORSAIR RMx Series RM850x
  • FANS: (4) Thermaltake Riing 12 Series Case Fan
  • RAD: EK-CoolStream XE 480 (Quad)
  • PUMP: EKWB EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM
  • PUMP BRACKET: EKWB EK-UNI Pump Bracket
  • CPU BLOCK: EK-Momentum Aorus Z390 Master D-RGB
  • GPU BLOCK: EK-Vector RTX 2080 Ti RGB - Nickel + Plexi
  • GPU BACKPLATE: K-Vector Strix RTX 2080 Ti Backplate - Black
  • FITTINGS: EKWB EK-HTC Classic Compression Fitting
  • COOLANT: Koolance LIQ-702BU-B 702 Liquid Coolant UV Blue
  • TUBING: EK-HD PETG Tube 12/16mm

EDIT 1: HUGE THANK YOU for the feature, and to everyone for the kind words! You are all awesome! Please forgive me for the delayed response, I didn't realize there were all these comments! Have a great weekend, everyone! :)

EDIT 2: Some early temps:

  • CPU 25C at idle, maxed at 57C when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
  • GPU 26C at idle, maxed at 37C when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
  • GPU 43C playing Gears 5 completely maxed 4k resolution
  • Flow rate is between 210-215 L/H with coolant temps around 25C

EDIT 3: Pics with the case glass installed: https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 20 points

when I saw this, I just took a deep breath, and clicked. And then, you know what? Nobody needs to know what happened. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

kinda wanna know lmao

  • 2 months ago
  • 6 points

n u t

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yes same thing happened to me

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

lol xd

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

:p

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

C: drive

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

!+!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

lol

  • 2 months ago
  • 15 points

Well done, that thing looks like an absolute powerhouse! +1

Jeeze, I'd love to get to a point in my life where I could drop 5 grand on a PC. That'll be the day! Ha ha ha... ha... ha...cries in poor college student

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I honestly saved for years. This is my third rig. The only way I could afford the first two was to finance through Newegg's Preferred Financing (now the Newegg Card, I think). I built the last rig in 2011 and knew I wanted to go big "next time". I just put a little away each month and when my old rig was no longer able to run the current games up to my standards, I upgraded! You can do it too!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the words of encouragement. Luckily, this should be my last semester before graduation, so come May, I'll have more disposable income to throw in savings for things other than tuition.

  • 3 months ago
  • 5 points

Jealous of the open concept build. Been noticing that ThermalTake makes some interesting ones. Nice work solid build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I ended up putting the glass on the case. It looks great with the glass, too. Kinda like something that would be displayed in a museum. Here are some pics: https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

This is so nice 🖒🖒🖒

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 3 months ago
  • 3 points

I like the way you left that open. Nice.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! I did end up putting the glass on it. It still looks pretty sick with it. Here are some pics: https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0 (it's hard to get good pics due to the glare and lights).

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Nice Build. Feature? +10

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

wish has been granted

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow! Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

This is nice but how much did the water loop cost? i want to do one myself but want to know would you personally do it again? was it worth it? What was one mistake you made? any tips?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think the water loop ended up costing close to $1k. Way over budget. I didn't realize how much the fittings, elbows, pipe end up costing. I also went through three different pump/reservoirs. At first, I had a pump/res combo, but it looked lost in this massive case. Then I went with the EK-RES X3 400 reservoir (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-400) and that was too big. I finally landed on the EK-RES X3 250 (https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-res-x3-250). So, I'm not sure if that was a mistake or more guidance to be ready for some trial and error. Also, when buying from any retailer that's not Amazon, be prepared to eat the return shipping cost and budget for that. If you can, try to see the components in person before you buy them.

One other mistake I made was I bought a coolant based on how it looked. I originally went with the Primchill Vue, but after doing more research, I found that it's an incredibly high maintenance coolant (has to be changed every 6 months, requires deep cleaning of the blocks when changing). Thankfully, I found this out before I put it in the system and ordered some Koolance UV Blue coolant, which apparently has a life of up to three years -- I'll still probably change it more frequently than that though. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004WSBQTU/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

I definitely think it was worth it. There's a lot of pride in building your own loop. The problem is you're never satisfied (or maybe that's just me). When I come on this site, I see so many other cool loops and it makes me want to switch it up!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That's sadly how i am with my entire PC, i feel like custom loop is a next step. Thanks for the info it looks great and i personally can't tell it's your first loop!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! And good luck with your build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

very impressive first custom loop

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You did a great job on this one! Nice work.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Congrats! Good job on the bends :) +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome build, Question what is the flow indicator/fluid temp meter brand/type?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I would also like to know.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The flow indicator is the Thermaltake Pacific TF1 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KR8VQQL/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice!! Wish I had $5500 to put towards a pc. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I mentioned in a comment above that I saved for this PC for literally 8 years. Just put a little away at a time. It's doable!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build, hope it works and stays clean.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nicely done! This rig should be at CES next year!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! I wish! Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

The p5 looks interesting just curious does it get dirty being a open case? I assume if you have that wall mounted it might be a real issue.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I've only had it running for a couple of weeks now and it's stayed pretty clean. I also did end up putting the glass panels on it, so I imagine that'll help with dust (https://imgur.com/a/42H2zS0).

I REALLY wanted to wall mount it, but my gf vetoed that idea real quick :(

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice one!

Nice one!

Nice one!

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I have always admired the skill required to build a custom loop. +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

You can do it. It wasn't as hard as I thought it'd be. If you are a generally handy person, you should have no issue. Do a lot of research, watch a lot of YouTube videos. That's what I did.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice, any video's that you would recommend?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

How are you gonna have a massive radiator like that and not include temps?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

My bad! At the time I posted this, I hadn't actually fired her up yet. Here are some temps:

  • CPU 25C at idle, maxed at 57C when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra
  • GPU 26C at idle, maxed at 37C - when running 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, Playing Gears 5 completely maxed out and the GPU is at 43C
  • Flow rate is between 210-215 L/H with coolant temps around 25C

I haven't done extensive temp testing yet. I've been swamped at work. :(

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh my.... This needs to be marked NSFW. Absolutely beautiful!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha! Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

wow. I want this. btw congrats on the feature, you deserve it for spending 5,000 dollars on a pc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much! I'm honored. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Super beautiful dude, would make any computer geek jealous (myself included).

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful build man, great job!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

i got 2 words holy fuc

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol! Thank you! That's what I was saying the first time I fired it up, hoping it wouldn't leak... except probably in a different tone.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build looks good

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

NICE!!!!!! !+1

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

$5,000 and only 8 cores? Yikes.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Brutal... I know :(

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

EK fanboy I see... Very very nice build nonetheless.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I really liked the ease of the EK configurator, especially for my first build. I know there are some way cooler blocks and if I ever do this again, I'll definitely do more research!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Congratulations on the feature!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I have this case and have been waiting the longest time to build a custom loop. Any ideas where to start with? Im fine with soft-tubing but I need help with selecting parts, installing them etc.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This case, because it's so huge, is probably going to be one of the easiest cases to build a loop in. To start, I would use EKWB's Custom Cooling Configurator (https://www.ekwb.com/custom-loop-configurator/). That'll give you a sense of what parts you need. From there, you can do research on each component (e.g., hard vs soft tubing, different types of fittings, all the different coolant options, etc.). You can also research other brands besides EKWB, I just liked using the configurator because it gives you an idea of what you need.

Also, here are some other resources I used:

Hope that helps!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Awesome! Than you so much! Great build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I love everything but the Razer viper wired. I would put instead the model 0 or 0-.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Model 0 is cool, but I've had Razer mice for over 10 years and I love them -- gotta stay loyal! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 0 points

If you want to make this build better all you need to do is get a better gpu that only costs 200 dollars morehttps://pcpartpicker.com/product/4xQG3C/asus-geforce-rtx-2080-ti-11gb-rog-strix-gaming-oc-video-card-rog-strix-rtx2080ti-o11g-gaming

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