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I7 5820k now a i7 6850k overclocked to 4.6ghz
Asus x99 deluxe
Rtx 3080 gigabyte never buy gigabyte
Corsair vengeance white RGB 32gb 4X8GB
Hard Drive
Samsung evo 960 m.2500gb
Samsung evo 840 ssd 500gb Originally had my os
Operating System
Windows 11
Acer Predator X34
Logitech G915
Razer Naga V2
Razer RGB white mouse pad
Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2
Asus GT501
Hardline water cooling
Power Supply
Corsair h1000i

yes I have my gpu and cpu on separate runs don't judge nor my wirering I promise Its not done.

This is my first time ever doing a Hardline water cooling build. This is my system that I built in college and slowly have been upgrading sense. Started out with a phanteks enthoo primo and an x99 platform. The case I'm currently using the Asus GT501 doesn't support three 140mm fans on top or bottom but before I Hardline it I had three on top and bottom but I currently only have two 140mm fans on top. I was so close to fitting 3 but it didn't work out. As you can see I had to cut holes for the top radiator inlets. I also decided to put the drain at the very very bottom of the case and have it just drained through the holes already there. I used hot glue to make sure it doesn't drain anywhere else. Anyone else that has this case that wants to put a front radiator in be very very warned about fitment and not being able to use the hard drive mounts in front after words. 1 out of 200 tries I can get the white cover for the psu to actually fit on properly it seems to not work ever if anyone can help please. Right now it's sitting on there with only the front fully clipped in. The cover that my pump and Reservoir sit on I thought was supposed to be able to mount below, in a hard drive cage or something but nothing I tried worked and ended up just hot gluing it to the top which I think it looks better anyways. The last thing I'll be doing is adding primochill vue blue very very soon. It does not mix with aluminum and I found out the only aluminum part in my build is my gigabyte rtx 3080. God I really dislike gigabyte I will never buy another product from them nothing but problems with their motherboards and anything else I've bought from them. I was inspired by a builder I saw on here I can't find anymore that had a phanteks enthoo primo with two gpus and only two white tubes to connect the whole thing using all four gpu inlets and basically running straight through in front and hiding everything else in the back of the case. My original plan has changed a lot but I do still find some similarities to his.
10/10 would never Hardline water cool again lol.
Also inspiration from this build that I can't find either

My original plan was to have my bottom gpu go straight down and having the top gpu bend over and go straight down with two 90 rotary fittings. My CPU and RAM was going to be cooled so that way it would make a w shape

Part list

EK-Classic Pump Reservoir 260 SPC PWM D-RGB
Corsair Hydro X Series XR5 420mm Water Cooling Radiator
Black Ice Nemesis 420GTX® Dual-Core Xtreme Profile Radiator - Primer
Bitspower G1/4" Silver Shining Enhance Multi-Link For OD 14MM

Intel i7 5820k
Asus x99 deluxe
32gb Corsair Vengeance RGB White (four are just dummy lighting sticks the other four are 8gb sticks)
Gigabyte RTX 3080
Corsair h1000i psu
Samsung m.2
Acer predator X34 100hz
Logitech g915
Razer Naga
Razer Tiamat 7.1 V2

Finally got primochill vue blue

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I know the fan isn't spinning. I'm not sure what's going on. it randomly started saying cpu fan not connected.