I finally pulled the trigger and decided to do a custom loop build! They've always caught my eye and to me felt like the culmination of all the PC building knowledge I've gained over the last couple years. I had to have my own piece of eye candy.
The case made things as easy as it could, but I have to say this was more of a headache than I anticipated! Some of the fittings didn't go together easily and draining this thing is a little difficult as well. After some cursing and a bit of wasted tubing, I managed to get everything functional and performing as expected. There is a little kink in one of the final tube sections before the reservoir that I need to fix, but other than that it works great!
Right now I have my Ryzen 5 1600 running at 3.9 GHz, and debating whether I want to upgrade to Ryzen 3000 series and an X570 board when it comes out, or wait even longer to see what Intel fires back with. I mainly did the custom loop to cool my 2080 and for the fun of it! Happy with the results.
Future plans include hard tubing, M.2 NVME drive, and maybe some matching Noctua Chromax 140mm for the front of the case. It never ends :).
P.S. apologies that my photos were taken on a potato phone...