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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-29-2019, 02:28 PM - Thread Starter
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[Build Log] Maingear F131 with Apex Distribution Block DIY + Hardline H20

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I was impressed with how cleaned the Maingear F131 Superstock custom builds were when i first laid eyes on it (CES 2018). I've always built computers myself but I said if I ever were to buy a pre-built, the F131 would be it! Well, fast forward a few years and I'm due for an upgrade. With 2 young kids, I don't have much time and considered a pre-built. After configuring my ideal parts on the Maingear website, the total came out to a little over $7K... (eek). I estimate this is about a 80-100% premium if I were to do it myself. While I appreciated the craftmanship and engineering that went into the case and H20 system, I couldn't get myself to pay that much when I could possibly do it myself. Fortunately Maingear sells the case and Apex system separately (about $1K). It finally arrived today and so starts my journey. I'm going to wait a week or so to determine if this will be a Ryzen or Intel build (based on performance and Intels price drop). Parts list below.

Proc: 9900K
Mobo: MSI Z390m Gaming Edge MATX
Ram: 32mb Dominator Platinum ROG, 4x8mb 3200
PSU: Corsair AX1200
Video: EVGA 2080TI Hydrocopper
SSD: WD Black 1tb SN750
Cooling: Custom Hardline with barrow fittings
Case: Maingear F131 + Apex Distribution Block

The case is nice. Sturdy and even comes with double riser cables (wasn't expecting this to be included). Pix below. Double pumps already installed.
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Now to buy the fittings, tubes, and VC...
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Slow and steady. Getting the lines to align the way I like is much more than a PITA than I thought!
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Gorgeous build,

I have something very similar to this planned. Sending you a PM
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