Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB Watercooled Gaming PC Build Mod "Project Penta B"



Z370E ASUS ROG motherboard arrives! Check out the billet machined aluminum heatsinks!


MB Asus ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming


MB Asus ASUS ROG Strix Z370-E Gaming


We'll be using the EK-FB ASUS Z270E Strix RGB Monoblock - Nickel on this ROG Motherboard.


Parts List for Mnpctech Corsair Crystal Series 570X RGB Watercooled Gaming PC Build Case Mod "Project Penta B"


I used SEM Self Etching Primer for Semi-Gloss ColorMaster Cover Max White paint by Krylon. I painted the Thermaltake Pacific 16mm OD PETG Fittings, EK 1080Ti Strix, and Corsair Power Supply.

GFX Back Block EK EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix Backplate - Nickel

GFX Block Ek EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix - Nickel

GFX Card Asus ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING


GFX Card Asus ASUS ROG GeForce GTX 1080 Ti DirectX 12 STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING with ports painted Semi-Gloss White paint by KRYLON.


GPU Water block ports painted Semi-Gloss White paint by KRYLON.


Thermaltake Pacific RGB Fittings painted Semi-Gloss White paint by KRYLON.

RAM Option 1 G.Skill G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000) Desktop Memory Model F4-3000C15D-16GTZR

RAM Option 2 Corsair CORSAIR Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3600C18W

RAM Option 3 Corsair CORSAIR Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model CMR16GX4M2C3200C16

PSU Corsair CORSAIR RM850x CP-9020156-NA 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply

SSD - Data Drive Corsair Corsair Neutron XT 2.5" 960GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) CSSDN960GBXT/RF2

Mouse Corsair Scimitar PRO RGB Optical MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse — Yellow

Keyboard Corsair K70 LUX RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — Cherry MX SILENT RGB

Case Corsair CORSAIR Crystal 570X RGB Tempered Glass, Premium ATX Mid Tower Case, WHITE

CPU Intel Intel Core i7-8700K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.7 GHz (4.7 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W BX80684I78700K

SSD Main Samsung SAMSUNG 960 EVO M.2 2280 1TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-V6E1T0BW

Fans Corsair Corsair LL Series CO-9050072-WW LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan, 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO

120 Fans 2 Corsair Corsair LL Series CO-9050072-WW LL120 RGB, 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan, 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node PRO

Fan Controller Corsair CORSAIR Commander PRO


The first thing on our "PC Mod Menu" is adding HDMI for VR Goggle port for Brittany, (Mod performed by Jacques)


Jacques starts 1st cut to replace the Headphone / Mic ports in the Corsair 570x with HDMI port.


HDMi port added to the Corsair 570x, now Brittany can use her VR Goggles for new Fallout game release.


The Corsair 570x Crystal doesn't come with vertical GPU mounting option. Bill has installed Mnpctech NCASE Vertical GPU Mounting bracket You can drill four mounting holes in the rear ATX PCI slots. Make sure the motherboard is installed before determining the location the NCASE GPU Mounting Bracket, so you clear it.


Removing the PCI vertical slots in the Corsair 570x after determining mounting location for vertical GPU bracket.

580RX card installed with Mnpctech NCASE vertical bracket to demonstrate look of the vertical GPU orientation in the Corsair 570x Crystal. This will be replaced with ASUS STRIX 1080Ti with EK waterblock.


Cutting Access hole in Corsair 570X Crystal Case.