Description

I primarily use this for gaming and extreme overclocking.

This is the first build that I've done in about a decade, my last build was an AMD Athlon 64 X2 with 4GB of RAM and a 1GB ATI 5770. It lasted me about seven years before it opted out of life.

I went through some growing pains with this build however everything turned out perfectly in the end. I'd first started this system out with an AMD 2700X that tir Ed out to be problematic from the start. After three motherboard changeouts, four sets of RAM and finally a second processor, through my frustrations and RMAs I decided that AMD was not a good choice for my application. I was faced with constant application crashes, BSODs, and poor performance across the board which was a surprise to many as everyone else I know with a 2700X has absolutely no problems. I'd concluded that it was a matter of supremely bad luck with parts.

This is my first water cooled PC that I have ever done and decided to straight for rigid tubing as I find soft tubing unpleasant to look at.

I currently have my CPU overclocked to 5.2GHz and it's thermals are 27C idle and high 40's to low 50's under load.

My GPUs also rarely reach 50C under load and are in the ballpark of 2,100MHz on the core.

Sorry about the blue light in some of my photos, my other hobby is a coral reef tank.

Part Reviews

CPU

This CPU is absolutely amazing. I got lucky with my chip and managed a good low temperature with reasonable voltage at 5.2GHz.

Motherboard

This boars not only performs beautifully, but is in itself absolutely gorgeous. It makes for easy stable overclocking with the use of the training AI and overall broad range of control options.

Memory

This is some of the best RAM I've used, it's currently overclocked to 3,466MHz with 4 DIMMs on my Maximus XI Formula and holding stable.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 9 points

Nice!

STRANGE Fans!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

They’re deepcool mf series fans

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Those fans look kinda **** from one angle.

No offence, just a personal opinion.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I know.

  • 5 months ago
  • 7 points

Dammmmn

  • 5 months ago
  • 7 points

This is so clean i'm crying tears of joy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 5 points

Nice job for your first time w hard tubing, that’s really impressive

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you, I surprised myself with how well it turned out.

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the motherboard performance so far? is it smooth?

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

What in tarnation

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

o my gad

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Lol besides the color scheme this is my dream pc

  • 5 months ago
  • 9 points

That's what I love about RGB, I can make it whatever color I want

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  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Holy hell... absolutely insane build.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Jesus...

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

B-E-A-UTIFUL, I love clear liquid loops, classy AF

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

My favorite is clear, just something about the way the light shines through it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

MOTHER OF GOD!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

DAM SON looks amazing if this doesn't get someone going in pc **** then idk what will. A +1 from me and everyone that looks at this i'm sure! too bad those fans def break the bank more so than the power supply or the ssd haha.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I got the fans while they were on sale lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

A gorgeous build. Also sorry to hear about what happen to your AMD experiences. I'm certain your new gaming computer will last you a long time until the next 7~10 years. You have my one.

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

I'll be going with AMD for my girlfriends PC soo, so hopefully everything g goes smoothly.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool. May your next AMD build be a successful process!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

Very nice work, looks great. That must have been a serious upgrade from the 64 X2 _ ATI 5770 if that is what you have been using to now :OOOO

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I built an FX 8320 for about two weeks which doesn't really count, I didn't put much meaningful use into it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

this is honestly one of my favorite water cooled builds so far. all the others look nice and beautiful, but this one looks aggressive, and it's really nice.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! A lot of thought was put into thewayi wanted everything to look. I must've torn it apart six or seven times just to put it together the way I wanted it. The case looks like Swiss cheese with all the extra holes.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn that's beautiful! Well done!

I am also surprised you had so much issues with AMD. I went the other way, I went from Intel to AMD, and haven't looked back.

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

I have to build my girlfriend a PC soon and will be using a 2700X and a micro ATX a P1 so hopefully everything goes smoothly. I'm sure it will though as it'll be with 2x8GB of RAM and a single RX580.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Shiny.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

in my dreams

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow! Never seen a P5 case decked out like this!

  • 5 months ago
  • 3 points

It took a lot of work to get it like this. I had to relocate a lot of components and brackets. The GPUs are 3" lower than they're supposed to be and the PSU bracket was rotated 90° from its original fan out configuration. I also had to drill a lot of holes to mount the fan receivers and the waterway.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks great, but I'm a little confused about the orientation of the fans at the front of the case. I'd love to see a pick in clear lighting with the LEDs off.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I'll add more pictures soon.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a pretty damn sexy rig dude. Excellent work.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy ****, this build is one of the best looking if not the best looking PC I have ever seen. I'd rate this 17/10 well done my dude !

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Amazing!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

bababababababababababahwwwwwhaaaaaaaattttt

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I wonder what its like to ascend to godhood

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Balls to the walls! Go big or go home! Killer build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

love the build very nice

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

First off, +9001 for that build! it's absolutely stunning!

Also, are those fans compatible with Aura Sync and how loud are they on max settings?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

There are two different models of the fans. One is the standard MF120 with WiFi controllers, the others are MF120S that are PWM and Aura controllable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Man you put your foot in that ****!!!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I bring word from Lord Gaben.

HE APPROVES

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Well...if one has money...one can build whatever tf they want. Nice build my good sir!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Layaway or rent weekly ??? Lmao jk that a beast tho I like your style ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool, I like those fans!

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

you can also call this, the "Asus Blowjob"

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is sick

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

damn, this is a beautiful pc

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

This is beautiful, but two 2080 Tis seems like overkill, no? What can you do with two that you couldn't do with one?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I can hit a solid 120 FPS with raytracing in every game at 1440p. My 4K performance is also very good.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

And here I am on GTA Online at 34fps. lmfao

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

One of those GPUs cost more than my whole gaming PC (which is $1295)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

could you do/post some benchmarks/game benchmarks? Lovely build, this should last you until we get them commercial quantum computers

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I certainly can. I'm away on vacation right now but when I get home I'll tune everything up and run some benches on everything I can and post up the results.

With no tuneup I had a 37,200 Firestrike and a 22,500 in Timespy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

this is not a station, this is a MACHINE

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

first time ive seen an orange theme build that turns out so well +1

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I primarily use this for gaming and extreme overclocking.

Extreme overclocking indeed!!

Beautiful build bro

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

good lord. 5.2??? this puppy is a fricking BEAST im loving the colors too. no wonder they gave you a feature. noice job

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

This has got the be the craziest build I've ever seen. And jesus that price point... does your mouse pad have RGB's too?? lol. Awesome job.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

It does lol. I'd saved up for a very long time to get this this done.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I had no idea this was even a thing! Glad to know when I finally get around to building my own setup.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

How much better does it feel going from your Athlon 64 build to this behemoth?

  • 5 months ago
  • 6 points

It's like going from a Geo Metro to a Pagani Zonda R. It's an absolute dream.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Love this analogy.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you please upload some more pictures of your pc. It looks very aggressive, gorgeous, unpredictable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll add more soon, I'm just away on vacation for the week.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow....TRULY sexy!!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

SLI with Vertical GPUs. That's new.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I hadnt seen one like it either, so I figured I'd try something new.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey. Great build! How are you liking that monitor though? I have been looking to buy one.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

For the price it's an excellent monitor. It doesn't have anything like HDR but it still puts out a nice image. The ghosting is very, very minimal and the build quality is quite nice.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

O my god! how did you get all of tis?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Hard work my dude... Well, not really. Just work.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Someone's an asus fan lol awesome job on the build tho

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the way their parts look lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

About the DeepCool MF120 fans; 1) how is the general airflow when compared to other fans? Because of the open design, some of the air isn’t directed as efficiently as it could be, but temp-wise you seem to be having no problems whatsoever. 2)(apology for nitpicking) in your list there are only 2 fans instead of the 4 we can see in the 1st photo:)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, they're terrible fans for a radiator application. They're mostly there for the appearance. The air isn't really directed in any one direction, it kind of just blows all over the place. Without the Arctic pullers on the back of the radiator l had fairly poor temperatures when it was a Ryzen system.

The fans come in a package of 3 with the controller. There are currently two fans unused as I had to buy two packages for one extra fan lol.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty concerned. Having a rig built... don't judge, bedridden for the last year. Anyway, asked them to cram a 9900K with two 2080 tis onto a Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Master mobo. GPUs are either Palit (2 fan) or Zotac (3 fan). No idea if there's adequate space between the GPUs... looking at how much you dedicated to cooling your rig. If they run at >70c... what's the point?

Your build is a thing of beauty... and totally overkill. ;)

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

They ran well abover 70° C so much so that it was borderline unusable and threatened damage to the cards.

When I had the air coolers on them with 3 slot spacing I couldn't keep my primary card cool enough to game steady, it would overheat after about an hour of gameplay with an extremely aggressive fan curve. It was then that I decided to liquid cool them both. The strix cards are also said to be one of the cooler running cards on the market.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Seems unrealistic. Called the company and they're using the Palit GPUs with 2 fans... they say it's okay, I'm thinking it's going to be volcanic. After reading your reply (thank you), I think I'll eBay that second GPU.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Just out of curiosity, why did you opt for a p3 water block when using a p5 case? It still looks stunning, but I think a lot of trouble could have been avoided.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I needed the room above the block for the Wi-Fi fan controllers. If I opt for the non wifi fans in the future, I may reorder and buy the P5 block.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Really cool! I like how the color scheme matches my own featured build from almost 2 years ago. Thinking of replacing my 1080 ti Poseidon with a Strix and this block. How do you find the Bykski blocks in terms of installation and quality?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I find the blocks to absolutely stunning. Their quality is top notch and their performance doest trail very far from that of block like EK or Phantechs.

I was a little surprised to see the fins within the block to be slightly thicker than I'd expected and though that it'd be an impact on performance but they perform very well.

They're packaged with some thermal paste, some thermal pads, an RGB controller, the hardware, and a few ROG fan grills.

The blocks installed perfectly, I'd sacraficed an application of thermal paste to see how well the contact was on the die and it was all around covered with a pea sized amount. All of the hardware holes line up perfectly and the spacers for the raised areas were the perfect thickness.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool. I got a strix 11g and this block after your comments... will make a facelift for my Dracarys build involving gold fittings and tubes. Pretty much burning some additional cash but bahhh I've been wanting to build a gold and black pc.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

This is dope

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

1) why didn’t you get a better monitor while you were at it

2) what is your cooler? It sounds really good

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

What do you mean a better monitor? There's nothing wrong with the Viewsonic, it's treated me very well and performs very well.

The cooler is a custom water loop.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the fans? Do they push air well?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you using two pumps in the loop?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

BRO AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVES THOSE FANS

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think its kinda funny you have all of that graphics power and you only put 376 to the monitor... all the other builds around this price mostly put all their money to peripherals, glad to see that you got the better side of that deal congrats.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is what I wanna go with, any suggestions? Why didn't you go with a cpu cooler?

PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor $483.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $274.99 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $273.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Trident Z RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory $273.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama
Storage Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $139.99 @ Adorama
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1199.99 @ Best Buy
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Founders Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1199.99 @ Best Buy
Case NZXT H700i ATX Mid Tower Case $179.99 @ NZXT
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA T2 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply $407.22 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $99.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4814.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-10 04:15 EDT-0400
  • 13 days ago
  • 1 point

brother how did you mount your PSU with the narrow side out like that?

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

dual 2080ti but only 16 lanes of pcie? You're going to bottleneck that very fast. I would have gone with a processor that supports 32lanes+.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

$2,600 vs. $700 for 8 extra real world FPS, no thank you. Also, not to mention the additional $500 for a decent motherboard.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Wait what? i7-9800X is $600, 8 core, 16 threads, 44 lanes, 4 memory channels, and EVGA x299 FTWK is $200, so with $600 + $200 = $800 you could get it done, which is about $100 cheaper than your current set up. The only downside is lower clock rate.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Not to be a snob, but I do top of the line only. I couldn't live with myself buying an i7 when I know the i9 is there. If I were to do it, it'd be ab i9 9980, 9940 at the least and a Rampage VI Extreme Omega.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Just the son of a common folk.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Nope, he's boring and lame. lol xd

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I put it down to very bad luck, I used to be an AMD diehard, but have now been opened up to the other side.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

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