Description

X79 900D-Water Cooled


Part Reviews

CPU

Great CPU! Tons of power and easily scores 1200 running Cinebench R15 after a 4.5GHz overclock. Overclocking ability is pretty limited to the chip.. mine is power hungry so I found the sweet spot at 4.4GHz @ 1.385v. Worth the money in "price > performance" comparison to the 4960x.

Thermal Compound

Been using this stuff for years and will continue to do so in every build to come! This stuff isn't the most expensive, nor the cheapest, but it surely is some of the highest rated thermal compound on the market and for good reason!

Motherboard

Beast of a board. Simply hands down best of the best by Asus for the X79 platform. I do wish they would have made the board more server oriented seeings this was built from the ground up for Ivy Bridge-E processors on the X79 platform.. given 40 pcie lanes you would think they would have designed the board to be compatible 16x in all four slots.

Power Supply

The Corsair AX1200i Digital ATX is highly efficient and uses a Digital Signal Processor (DSP) to provide digitally-controlled power and an interface to Corsair’s Corsair Link software for real-time monitoring and control. With a 10 year warranty makes this easily the best of the best, unless your needing more power than the 1500w version is what you will want..

Operating System

Easily the best OS from Microsoft! I upgraded my system to Windows 10, but I still have to agree with Windows 7 ultimate being the best OS to date!

Comments

  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

very well themed good job man! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Is that an ASUS external dvd drive inside the case?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sure is :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Did you mod the front panel to use that instead of the stupid uneven design corsair made?

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

yep, modded it into the side there using one of the usb headers from the front UI panel, just gotta pop the side of the case off to use the drive if and when needed (don't need it, like ever lol), but I wanted to keep the front of the case clean... its so sharp with nothing obstructing the front bays

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

monitors ???

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Going to take a guess and say they are the 144hz asus monitors. 1080p variant.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Not too bad a guess but the bezels are thinner and matte compared to the glossy ones on their 1080p gaming monitors. Then again, they look like 27 inch so you could be right.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

thx u guys

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

ASUS VG248qe 144hz

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

thx

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

This is absolutely awesome! Well done!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

wow

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

_^

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

That setup is freaking awesome, how is that keyboard ?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

its awesome. I still think the G15 has the most comfortable keys.. but this is undoubtedly a great kb.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow great build loving the red colour scheme! I wish I had the funds to build something like this! I was wondering about your cooling set up.

It seems to go resivoir - gpu - cpu - radiator - radiator - resivoir

But wouldn't resivoir - gpu - radiator- cpu- radiator - resivoir keep everything cooler??

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

it goes pump/res > top rad > cpu > gpu's > bottom rad > pump/res. and my temps are pretty amazing already. I have it this way, to let gravity do the work.. and all the heat will go through the 80mm rad at bottom, collecting fresh water and going through the 60mm rad at top. GPU under full load have never hit past 44c. I do admit CPU could be lower temp under full load, but for Ivy Bridge-E its already going to run warmer, and overclocking 1ghz doesnt help. but, I am very satisfied with the outcome of this build.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair enough those temps are good to be fair. +1 great build

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

sexy! +1

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Brilliant use of putting the temp inside the Case. Did you mount it to the HDD drive?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

yessir

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet rig! Had to laugh when I saw that cheapo F310 game controller sitting buy one of the best gaming keyboards on the market. :D

How are the fans? I'm planning to buy a set of AF120 High performance and SP120 PWM high performance for my rig. Is the quiet editions ok or high performance more worth it?

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

SP on rads or heasink since they are high static. quiet editions throughout the case for a low audible.

And I know I know lol, but the controller works pretty well for the single game its used in, GTA V ;)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

The color coordination and cable management is spot on! Well done!

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It was such a fun project., looking forward to replacing with hard-line this winter when its cold and I'm bored heh. cable management is always a must!!! ;)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated part list and build photos 10/30/15 * next update will include the Intel 750 NVMe SSD *

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You got the poseidon gpus? Then use waterblocks on them.? Nice build

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I wasn't about to mix aluminum in an all copper loop. :). I got the Poseidon's when I was thinking of running a swiftech pump/res for them. As I learned more about water loops (remember this is my first one) I determined going a full custom loop instead of AIO units for each.... that is why they have full water blocks by EK on them.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

i have 2 gtx 780 poseidon can i use waterblocks on them an still have same performance?

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

the performance might increase... but there is more to it than just switching out blocks and expecting better temps. BTW if your already running them as is, why would you now want to switch out the heatsinks for? I started my loop full copper and distilled water only so I did this change from the start.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

might get a pair of gtx 980 ti later on like poseidons or zotac artic

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I would honestly go with Asus or EVGA over zotac. The Poseidon's are nice for people who want to plug and play but for full on custom loops I wouldn't waste the extra money on a Poseidon version, rather go with the strix.. if you replace with EK blocks you will still be able to OC (pending your cooling solution), but if your not worried about mixing metals absolutely go for the Poseidon's!

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! Just wanted to point out though, you mentioned you went with custom blocks on the 980's because you didn't want aluminum in your loop, and neither would I, but the poseidon 980 stock water chamber is actual nickel plated copper.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

right on. another issue with these cards with stock heat sinks was they were much to wide. with all three cards installed the middle cards fan would touch the top card, as well as the bottom card hitting the middle card. This really only became an issue once the fans operated above 50% speed... heat was only an issue when on air only. but I wanted to go a full custom loop, and honestly the EK blocks look much better and keep my cards Chilllllly :)

  • 49 months ago
  • 0 points

Worst mouse you can ever get but the rest of thr build is awesome 1+

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

most utubers use it m8.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

lol, in your opinion.

  • 49 months ago
  • -1 points

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree. one of the Main reasons I decided to go with an LGA 2011 build instead of the LGA 2011v3. I love this mobo, its amazing. and its black! xD

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, the SP120HP PWM's seem to work quite well on the Monsta radiator.

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  • 49 months ago
  • 4 points

Did someone say 3-way?( ͡͡ ° ͜ ʖ ͡ °)

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  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

o_O