One of the latest builds we've done is the build in our Hydra Desk MY 2021, and it's one of our best builds yet! We had planned this build for the 2021 Milan Games Week, where we'd be showing it off at the Intel Game Arena as the "PC of the Present/Future".
As you may guess, the hardest part of the build was actually getting all the components, especially the GPU, which only arrived about 8 days before the event.
EKWB sent us two huge boxes of parts, Intel gave us a CPU (the 11700K) and Asus ROG provided the motherboard, a pretty amazing Z590 board; PSU and RAM were provided by our partners from OCPC.
Despite all their best efforts, we got the parts barely a week before the event itself, which only left us one weekend to do all the work!We started working on the desk on Saturday at 8 am and didn't stop (well, we did have Chinese takeaway food in a 25 minute lunch break) until 11 pm: that first day we got all the basics down, with most cables and tubes routed, small mods here and there for cleanliness and a lot of fine tuning and "tube slicing".
The second day was devoted to actually filling the loop with water, some additional fine tuning, turning on the PC (which as any of you knows is easier to say than to do) and cleaning the entire thing so that it looks like a sweet composition of lights rather than a dust carpet...All this only took from 7 am to 7 pm! :D
End of the day, it was a great success and we loved working and showcasing this build, despite the crunch to have it finished!