So this has been an interesting journey, was a simple upgrade of my old simple 4670k and AMD RX480 to handle better VR, I went with a Ryzen CPU and a GTX1080, but with an upgrade to the Vive Pro necessitated a new CPU to handle multiplayer online racing,
I decided to bite the bullet and just go for broke. I never had an intention to watercool but once I got the 9900k and RTX 2080Ti the heat was too much and I was hitting thermal limits with the cooling solutions I had.
Finally I ended up with what you see here, and its an absolute beast! Lets me play what ever I want with a constant 90FPS in the Vive Pro and should be future proofed to run higher resolution headsets into the future (Such as the pi max).
Longest wait was for the CableMod custom cables, took months to arrive, but really finished the build!
Super happy with the end results, this site was an absolute resource in seeing what I wanted and what fitted and looked good. Would not have been possible without this site. So thanks to the community!!!
Just finishing off - Have managed to get the GPU overclocked to 2100mhz, memory to 8000mhz (16000) and the CPU to 5.0ghz at 1.3v (bit higher than I would like), temps are being managed to around 45-50 for the GPU under load and 85 for the CPU under a blender load, but around 56 when gaming.
Cinebench R20 result: 4919 CB (-2 AVX Offset)
3D Mark Time Spy - 14,601
Probably not the best bang for buck CPU available, but single thread performance is awesome.
also runs extremely hot, AIO coolers cannot handle this cpu with an overclock, and some CPU waterblocks cannot disperse the heat generated by this fast enough.... cooling is difficult.
Super expensive motherboard, with a limited feature set. HOWEVER build quality is amazing and really is great for those with a beefy CPU like the 9900k
Do not love the GSKILL RGB program.... However works well with other RGB programs and the ram itself is faultless
For the price, this was the best bang for buck 2080Ti available in Australia. It was on special brand new for around $800 AUD less than other 2080 Ti's that were available at the time, yet overclocks really well with 8000mhz on the memory and 2080hz on the GPU. Highly rated
most versatile case you would ever find, super flexible for cooling, distribution blocks and cable management. best case for a home computer!!!