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Here is the 2018 upgrade:







*New 2018 Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z370 AORUS Gaming 5
*New 2018 Video Cards: 2 X EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW HYDRO COPPER GAMING
*New 2018 CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Processor 6 Cores up to 4.6GHz Turbo
*New 2018 Memory: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200
Power Supply: SeaSonic X-SERIES 1050W



Water Cooling:
Reservoir: Koolance RP-452X2 Dual 5.25in
Pums: 2 Koolance PMP-450/S Rev.2.0
Front radiator: Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator
Front Fan: BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan - White (BFF-SPRO-20025WW-RP)
Top Radiator: Alphacool NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper Slim Profile Dual 120mm
Top / Rear fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition High Airflow 120mm
*New 2018 NZXT Kraken X52 All-in-One 240mm CPU Liquid Cooling System

Drives:
Panasonic UJ240 6x Blu-ray Burner BD-RE/8x DVD±RW DL SATA Drive
2 X WD Black 1TB Performance Mobile Hard Disk Drive - 7200 RPM SATA 6 (Raid Zero)
2 X Samsung 850 PRO - 512GB - 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (Raid Mirror)
2 X Samsung 850 EVO 500GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (Raid Zero)
Icy Dock MB994IPO-3SB 2 x 2.5” SATA HDD + 1x Slim ODD Rack
Icy Dock MB994SP-4S 4 x 2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap

Blue Ray burner and 6 hard drives on 2 regular drive bays:
ToughArmor MB994IPO-3SB 2x2.5” SAS/SATA HDD + 1x Slim ODD Rack
ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 4x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack

2013 Pictures:

Blue Ray burner and 6 hard drives on 2 regular drive bays:
ToughArmor MB994IPO-3SB 2x2.5” SAS/SATA HDD + 1x Slim ODD Rack
ToughArmor MB994SP-4SB-1 4x2.5" SATA HDD Hot Swap Mobile Rack




Radiator set up:
Phobya Xtreme 200mm Radiator
BitFenix Spectre Pro 200mm Fan - White (BFF-SPRO-20025WW-RP)



Added filter element to the front radiator:




2013 [ build log ] My 600T watercool rig
 

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Wow, this takes me back. One of my first WC systems was very very similar with same case, MB and pumps.

The 452x2 rev2.0 pump system was a big improvement on the rev 1.3 and dual pumps was overkill for the smallish loop but it did mean I could run them very low for very low noise for a bay pump/res system. It could still be tricky to bleed the pumps fully but not to the ludicrous extent of the rev 1.3 with its fluid paths going every which way and seeming perfect design for running pumps dry inadvertently.

Still stands up as a good looking, practical and effective system after all these years which can't be said for some of its contemporaries.

Is there a particular reason you decided to switch to an AIO for the CPU though?
 

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Is there a particular reason you decided to switch to an AIO for the CPU though?
Price and Convenience + RGB effect:

Price: when you compare the price of a CPU water block ( EK Monoblock = $149) and then you realize you can get a complete AIO cooler set up for $130... I wasn't planing to over clock the CPU and the processor, the Intel I am using rated to 65W.

Convenience: In the future I can replace AIO cooler if it goes bad, or I can run the PC without video cards while servicing the custom loop. AIO cooler offers a better monitor system in one package (RPM / Temperature).

And the RGB effect of the Nzxt CPU block looks cool.
 
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