Check out my last system build for the computer that this one replaced.
This build was my new idea of what I "needed". I am a PC gamer although I don't spend as much gaming as I'd like. Also there are a lot of days where I work from home, and I wanted something that could run VM's for the applications I use at work. This told me to get more cores, more threads, and more overall power. So I decided to go with Ryzen.
First thing, when I built the system, I used the standard air cooler that came with my GTX 1080 Ti FE, a Corsair H100i for the CPU. If you look at my old builds you know I have said like "I will never build a PC without a custom water cooling loop again". So obviously this setup wasn't going to cut it. I used the system in this configuration for about 2 weeks before I couldn't take it anymore.
Thats when I purchased all the water cooling parts you see on this list and built it up. The only thing is that the first Pump I ordered (an XSPC Photon D4 170) failed. I couldn't wait for the RMA process because I am impatient, so thats when I decided to order the EK-XRES Revo D5. and had to rerun my loop (which I was fine with because it was my first time using hard tubing and I wasn't very happy with it). Also I was originally using a pastel Green coolant but switched it out due to the fact that it wasn't EXACTLY what I wanted...
Fast forward after the new pump was installed. Something happened to my GPU. It wouldn't output to my monitor at all. Another 2 week RMA time period later, I get my replacement GPU and get it installed. Have been running the system for a few days now and I can say that I am still not 100% satisfied with my tubing runs, but I am completely fed up with taking it apart, so It is complete... For now.