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[Build Log] Snow – X299 Build – Full Bitspower Brass Shining Silver Tubing Custom Loop – Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Snow Edition, 7800X, ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE, ASUS Strix RX 580 Top OC Edition

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Hello all! Welcome to my build thread. This is the second high-end build I’m undertaking. My first build has been completed and running great! Although, I did fall short of the logging process on that build, so I never published all the photos (I got lazy). This build though, I will be logging everything for you guys and taking great photos (I do professional wedding photography as my job), so I hope you guys enjoy. The name of this build, literally stemmed from the case itself. I wanted a white themed build, so I opted for the white or 'snow edition' of the Core P5.

My first builds color scheme was red, silver, and black. Those colors reminded me of Marvel's Thor, so I was lame, and named that build after Thor.

If you’re curious about for my first build, here’s a link to the non-completed log:
First Build (Click to show)
Project THOR – A Fully Water Cooled X99 Build - Custom Painted 900D, 5960X, ASUS Rampage V Extreme, 980 Ti K|NGP|N in SLI

I do have plans on finishing that log with final photos of the running machine (which is my main rig and where I do all of my professional work on). The build features metal tubing as well and is more extreme than this build in terms of water cooling components. Stay tune!

Onto the build!



Case: Thermaltake Core P5 Tempered Glass Snow Edition
CPU: Intel Core i7-7800X Skylake-X 6-Core 3.5 GHz
Motherboard: ASUS PRIME X299-DELUXE
GPU: ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 T8G Gaming Top OC Edition 8GB
RAM: Team T-Force Delta II RGB Series 16GB DDR4 3000 (PC4 24000)
SSD: Intel SSD 600p Series 512GB M.2 2280 NVMe 3D1 TLC
PSU: Corsair HX850i Platinum


  • EK-FB ASUS PRIME X299 RGB Monoblock – Nickel
  • x1 EK-CoolStream XE 480 (Quad)
  • Thermaltake Premium Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump Combo
  • x6 Bitspower None Chamfer Brass Hard Tubing OD12MM Shining Silver - Length 300 MM
  • x15 Bitspower Silver Shining Enhance 90-Degree Dual Multi-Link Adapter
  • x15 Bitspower Silver Shining Enhance 90-Degree Dual Multi-Link Adapter
  • x18 Bitspower G1/4" Silver Shining Enhance Multi-Link For Acrylic Tube OD 12MM
  • x3 Bitspower Silver Shiny "T" Fitting - 180 Degree Water Cooling Accessory
  • x4 Thermaltake Riing Plus 12 RGB Premium Edition 120mm Radiator Fans
  • Barrow GPU Water Cooling Block for ASUS ROG Strix RX580/RX480


  • EK-M.2 NVMe Heatsink – Black
  • Thermaltake Sync Controller Premium Edition
  • NZXT HUE+
  • CableMod ModMesh C-Series AXi, HXi & RM Cable Kit (White)
  • Thermaltake Premium PCI-E x16 3.0 Extender Riser Cable 300mm



The loop will be based on all straight cuts and utilizing straight and 90-degree fittings/adapters. I do have the tools to bend metal piping, so if I need to do a slight bend, I can. I do like the look of all straight cuts though, so I'll try to stay with the original design look. The loop design will be what most call a 'passive loop'. The reason for this, is to distribute cooled water into both the CPU and GPU evenly and exit both back into the radiator. Most loops I’ve seen with the Core P5 are all what, I would call, 'circle' based loops, meaning the cool water goes into the GPU first then into the CPU, then back into the radiator, back into the reservoir/pump, and a recurring loop from there. This design keeps the flow directional but the warm water that passed through the GPU, gets dumped into the CPU. I’ve seen some passive loops with the P5 and decided to go that route as I also went that route with my 900D build. Although, that build has 3 large radiators, and two GPU's, I figured, it may benefit temps a slight bit on a single GPU setup. If you have any further suggestions or recommendations, please chime in!



Now, this will explain my hardware selection choices. I actually intend this build to run macOS High Sierra and Windows 10. The X processors and the X299 platform have been tested by the hackintosh community (tonymacx86, insanelymac, etc) to work great on macOS High Sierra. Clover patches have been created for the Skylake-X CPUs. I can dual-boot into either OS via Clover on seperate SSD's. I did my research on X299 and macOS prior and that's how I concluded with my parts list. I chose some of the best components to favor macOS but also components that are great for productivity and modern gaming even on the Windows side. The RX 580 has native support in High Sierra and currently ships in todays Macs. Also, as we know, macOS favors OpenCL, so that's why I went AMD instead of NVIDIA. Yes, NVIDIA cards work, but I wanted something as vanilla as possible. My main system is all NVIDIA, so I wanted a little change, and of course, a little support for team red! It's also good to note, that I've been messing around and hackintosh-ing since the Tiger days. I've kept up and even had macOS running on my X99 build, and older builds. It's fun to mess around with and I do like using Logic Pro and Final Cut. I do plan to overclock everything as much as I can and as stable as I can, so don't worry, there is a purpose for the custom loop, and I will be posting a lot of techy stuff such as base scores, OC scores, stress testing, etc etc.

* MORE TO BE ADDED. Currently working on the thread and will be adding diagrams, blueprints, parts photos and more! *
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  1. CPU! 7800X - Post #7
  2. Picture of most of the parts! Main rig pic - Post #9
  3. Detail shots of the ASUS PRIME X299 DELUXE and EK monoblock installation! - Post #10

Edited by dRoman92 - 12/13/17 at 4:53pm
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That's a lot of fittings smile.gif
White Voodoo
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ThinkPad W520
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i9-7980XE Asus Rampage VI Apex Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce WB 1080 Ti SLI G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB HWLabs Nemesis GTR 420+280 Rads (7) Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM Fans EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC PA271W 2560x1440 Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 EVGA 1600 T2 LD Cooling PC-V7 280/420 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz 48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066 120 GB Samsung 750 Evo SSD 2 TB Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM Ubuntu Server 16.04 650W Delta PSU 1U Rackmount 
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White Voodoo
(12 items)
 
ThinkPad W520
(8 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i9-7980XE Asus Rampage VI Apex Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce WB 1080 Ti SLI G.Skill Trident Z 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4-3200 CL14 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Samsung 960 Evo 1TB HWLabs Nemesis GTR 420+280 Rads (7) Noctua NF-A14 iPPC-3000 PWM Fans EK-XRES 140 Revo D5 RGB PWM 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
NEC PA271W 2560x1440 Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 EVGA 1600 T2 LD Cooling PC-V7 280/420 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Core i7 2720QM @ 2.2 GHz Quadro 1000M 8GB DDR3-1333 500GB 7200RPM 
Optical DriveOSMonitorPower
DVD-RW Windows 7 Professional 64 bit 1920x1080 Matte 15.6" 170W Brick 
CPURAMHard DriveHard Drive
Dual Intel Xeon L5520 2.26 GHz 48 GB Samsung DDR3-1066 120 GB Samsung 750 Evo SSD 2 TB Western Digital Green 
Hard DriveOSPowerCase
2 TB Hitachi 7200 RPM Ubuntu Server 16.04 650W Delta PSU 1U Rackmount 
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That's a lot of fittings smile.gif

Hehe, it is. wink.gif
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Core i? The place I bought the CPU from slapped a big ol' label right on the 7. doh.gif
Anyways, CPU: Check. coolsmiley02.gif



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Currently working but, I do get my Thermaltake Reservoir/Pump and Sync Controller from UPS today!



I’m just waiting on one last part to arrive and that’s the GPU block. It’s an off brand named Barrow and shipped from China so it takes years to get here in the states, lol.

Anyways, going to be posting photos of all the parts today and posting some loop diagrams/blueprints!
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Woo! Okay guys, I managed to shoot a pic of most of the parts. I didn't get the mobo, GPU, PSU, and all the fittings and tubes; but that'll be separate pics! The case will be seperate pics as well, as it's actually pretty big.

Parts in this pic (from left to right, top to bottom) (Click to show)
  1. Intel Core i7 7800X
  2. TT Premium Sync Controller
  3. NZXT HUE+
  4. Team T-Force Delta II RGB 16GB Kit
  5. Intel SSD6 512GB M.2
  6. EK M.2 Heatsink
  7. CableMod Full White Cable Kit
  8. EK XE 480
  9. TT Premium Riser Cable
  10. EK ASUS PRIME Monoblock
  11. Thermaltake Premium Pacific PR22-D5 Plus Reservoir/Pump
  12. Single TT Riing 12 Plus
  13. 3-pack TT Riing 12 Plus



Oh... and I managed to get a quick pic of my main rig. Here's a peak.

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Time to install the monoblock onto the mobo. Here's some detail shots prior.

Love this mobo! Definitely looks premium and will go with the white scheme.






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