No tacky RGB
BIILT has always believed in breaking the mold and going against convention. So we were very excited when a graphic designer approached us for a custom water-cooled PC that is sleek and industrial with as little RGB as possible.
Our discussions started with picking out some Alphacool parts to go into the Fractal Design Define S2 case that he had already purchased. In addition to the Alphacool Eisblock liquid coolers for his AMD Ryzen 5800X CPU and Nvidia GEFORCE 3080 GPU, we definitely had to go with the full copper Alphacool NexXxos radiators. These have earned a reputation for being one of the best radiators available, as copper has the highest thermal conductivity of any metal. Unlike radiators from other brands that only have copper fins, the entire NexXxos radiator including the housing and tubes are made of copper as well.
We also picked out fans by Noctua from their new Chromax line that comes in a subdued black and are dead silent even at high speed.
Minimalist, but more
We had wanted to keep the loop design simple and organic, so that there is some form of visual flow when viewed through the tempered glass. Usually, only transparent tubes were used in water loop systems complimented with dyed coolants. To keep things interesting, we used a mixture of transparent tubes, matte black tubes, and a singular chrome tube. Again, keeping up with the monochromatic theme, we custom made a set of cable extensions for the GPU using the special transparent cable sleeves from MDPC-X.