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Hey PCPP, I posted version 1.0 of this build about a month ago and I was overwhelmed by how many comments/likes it received and I was surprised that it even got featured on the site. I was already working on upgrading the pc when I posted it and I finished building it about 3 weeks ago and have been using it since then and I love every second of it.

Main component changes from ver. 1.0 to 2.0 are ATX system: - CPU i7-8086k -> i9-9900k - GPU 1080ti sli -> 1080ti - RAM G.skill RGB 3000mhz -> G.skill Royal RGB silver 3200mhz CL16

ITX system: - CPU 2700x -> i7-8086k - MB Strix B450i -> Strix z370i - RAM G.skill RGB 3000mhz -> G.skill Royal RGB silver 3200mhz CL14 B-die

I thought about upgrading to z390 Maximus extreme or Godlike MB but since I've already bought all of water cooling parts including 2 monoblocks back in October I decided to stick with Maximus X Hero MB and Z370i MB. I thought it would be cool to have 2 monoblocks in a single system for both looks and VRM cooling performance. I also went with all EK water cooling parts such as fittings,pump, tubes, fluids, and radiators.

AFAIK, Bykski is the only company that makes 2080ti Trio waterblock and I was a bit skeptical but their products turned out to be pretty decent for the price.

Because I wanted to water cool both systems' gpu's as well I had to ditch 1080ti SLI setup on the main system and go with a single 1080ti and mount it vertically alongside the ITX's 2080ti because there is just no way of mounting one horizontally and other one vertically because they will interfere.

Loop order is Pump->T. Sensor->1080ti->2080ti->BP flow meter->rear rad->atx monoblock->itx monoblock->Bykski T.S->T.Sensor->Top rad->Front rad->Pump

At ambient temp. of 23c, 9900k hit max temp of 67c at 5.0ghz 1.28v and 1080ti never sees over 42c. Water temp stays around 32c. When I play some racing games such as AC or F1 2018 on ITX system while have youtube or twitch videos running on ATX system the 8086k reaches about 55c and 2080ti goes up to 48~49c.

Before I started building this water cooled pc, I was a bit skeptical about cooling 2 VERY HOT cpu's, 2 vrm's, and 2 also hot gpu's with just 5x120mm radiators but after testing/using it for 3 weeks I think the temps are really good and well within my comfort zone.

I'm currently using ITX system dedicated to my racing simulator setup that I upgraded last May. I used to have Thrustmaster TX wheel + Playseat setup but the new Fanatec CSW v2.5 + Rseat RS1 Setup with Alienware AW3418DW monitor is such a huge upgrade over the old setup.

Here are some short clips I took yesterday. My desk setup

Tandem on Assetto Corsa

F1 2018

I haven't been driving on my sim for a while but now the new setup is completed, I just need to put more time into driving. haha

Some might think a dual system is not practical or cost effective and they would rather build two separate pc's and I understand and do agree with them to some degree. After spending about 4.5 months from picturing the system in my head to building two version of it I found both pros and cons of a dual system. But overall, I'm very happy how it turned out. I just wanted to have fun building pc's and that's exactly what I got.

Thanks for looking!

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

people with airpods are nothing compared to people with trident z royal. also i have the same wheel but no seat or handbrake.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Royal rams are so best looking rams period. I just wish they were a bit cheaper. Haha

Fanatec is the way to go. I wish I got it in the first place instead of thrustmasters.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup. I used to only have thrustmaster. But that was also when I played on console so...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think both thrustmaster and logitech are good wheels to start with, I just wish I had chance to try fanatec before I made my decision. haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy cow! This is NUTS!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

XD

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

hey , can you explain me how you solve the problem, that if i want only use one PC, the cooling runs ? so if both PC starts it is easy but if I want use maybe the upper pc for work and the other for gaming how I can cool it with yopur configuration? Sry for my english xD

Greetz NePhiliod

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

If you use Phanteks revolt X power supply, it has two sets of 24pin and 4+4pin connectors for 2 systems which can be turned on and off separately. But everything else such as pci-e, sata, and molex cables are shared meaning even if one system is on, everything that's powered by pci-e, sata, and molex cables (even if it's connected to the other system) will turn on too.

In my case, I hooked up all of my case fans to my corsair commander pro (powered by sata) so all case fans as well as pump will turn on and run no matter which system is turned on. One thing to note is because commander pro is connected to my main atx motherboard, I won't be able to control fan speed if only itx system is turned on, fans will run at default speed. But I usually have my main system and corsair icue program idling so fans get PWM signal.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is an amazing build. I'm interested in doing this for myself but I have a couple of questions tho. How do you mount itx motherboard to the top of the case? Does it just bolt right up? Also is it possible to run each system separately or do they always have to be on/off together?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

You need to purchase Phanteks I​TX Upgrade​ Kit which costs about $15 if you want to mount the second system on top of the case.

Yes, each system can be turned on and off separately no problem.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Thanks man!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is down right badass lol!

Mad props to you sir

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks man. I appreciate it!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Talk to us about the mITX build...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you want to know about it? :)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey whenever I put the Royal ram into my part list it always says "the voltage is too high"... What do I do?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a weird error message but I didn't have an issue adding to my list.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the unicorn barf. xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Unicorn barf. HAHA xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

And I though your version 1.0 was crazy. Sheesh this thing is a beast and looks amazing.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks man!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

WHAT???? two computers in one case???? that's pretty crazy....

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

There are plenty of crazier builds on PCPP. xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I showed this to a kid at school and he took my phone and starred at the specs for around 30min and said that some people are just crazy. I don't think your crazy i just think that you are a serious gamer! Congrats to you for creating a PC over 13,000 dollars!!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha. It's actually a $7500 PC and $4800 racing sim. But yeah things got expensive pretty fast... xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This person uses air pods as chandeliers. +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, that's a pretty good idea. xD

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I have the same case and I'm part way through my build. My GPU won't sit horizontal on the Phanteks riser mount (it slopes down to the right). Did you have this problem and, if so, how did you fix it?

Amazing build BTW.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I think someone mentioned this before but I didn't have any problems with my riser mount. Have you tried to contact phanteks? In my experience with their customer service my first revolt x psu was faulty and they sent me a new one pretty quick with a return label to return the old unit.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

OK mate, thanks. I'll see what I can do to it and if not, it will be RMA (if I can bear to tear the build down lol).

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I am torn between colors for this case. Do you think the gray or silver matches better with the Alienware monitor?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Anthracite Gray on evolv x matches almost perfectly with my alienware aw3418dw monitor. If you wanna color match with your monitor I'd definitely go with AG.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

That's all I needed to know. Just bought the case in Anthracite Gray, Thanks! :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey there! I've been searching hard for people who have the hero 10 with the 9900k. I also have the hero 10. I'm running the 8700k (delidded) @ 5.1 gig @ 1.35 volts. I really want to put in the 9900k but I've been reading vrm temps could be an issue with the hero 10. Have you had any temp issues with your hero 10 and 9900k? Thx for your time and btw, NICE set-up dood! ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

SInce maximus x board doesn't have a vrm temp sensor I can't tell you the exact temperature I'm getting but I haven't had any issues overclocking my 9900k at 5.0ghz 1.28v and zero throttling whatsoever but keep in mind that I'm running a monoblock which probably helps a lot with vrm cooling.

I've seen people running 9900k at 5.0ghz on maximus x on a good air flow setup. I think you will be fine as long as there's a decent airflow inside the case. In worst case scenario you can add a 92mm fan to cool your vrm. :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That's awesome! I'm using the corsair air 540 case with AIO's on the GPU (1080 TI HYBRID) and CPU (H115 360 MM ) with 3 120 mm intake fans on the front. I've got really good airflow, and after some reading and your opinion too, I'm gonna go for it and drop the 9900k in there! I appreciate your quick reply! Thx! ;)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that mini case called?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Inwin A1 itx case

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Absolutely amazing.

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