Table of Contents
- INTRO [06/04]
- UPDATE #1 [06/07]
- UPDATE #2 [12/30]
Asus ROG Rampage VI Apex
Intel i9-9940X (@ 4.7GHz, 1.28V)
64GB (4x16GB) TridentZ RGB 3200CL14 (@ 3800CL16, 1.42V)
Nvidia RTX 2070 SUPER + XFX Vega 56 + Zotac GT1030
WD Black 1TB, Samsung 960 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB, Intel 960p M.2 NVMe 256GB, Samsung 860 EVO SSD 4TB, Samsung 850 EVO SSD 1TB
EKWB ROG VI Monoblock
TBD (for 2070S)
Watercool Heatkiller IV Acrylic Ni-Bl (for Vega 56/64)
Hardware Labs Black Ice SR2 480mm
Hardware Labs Black Ice Nemesis GTX 480mm
Watercool Heatkiller Tube 200
EK-XTOP Revo Dual D5 PWM Serial
12x Corsair ML120 PRO RGB + 3x Splitty4 (modded in serial) + QUADRO
Barrow… lots (list when build is over)
Barrow 16mm PETG + Mayhems soft
Hey everyone! Long time lurker, first time modder.
After a long period of research, purchases, research, sales, repurchases, and more purchases, I'm ready to start digging into this case and building my system.
First of all, don't let the RGB fool you: I'm going for a quiet and low-key build! But it's a sleeper
build: more than enough cooling capability to push CPU and GPUS to pretty high overclocks when benchmarking or gaming (if needed), and enough RGB to light the house if the power goes out (while the UPS lasts). That's where the name came from, to be honest. If you haven't played Portal (2), I won't spoil you, but Wheatley was by far my favorite character and one that had a pretty significant "split personality". This "duality" is what informed my hardware purchases. I wanted gear that could run silent while idling/chilling, and could power through benchmarks like butter.
For those interested, the final goal is to be running Linux has a hypervisor, and Windows + macOS **simultaneously** in VMs with hardware passthrough. That was the reason why I went from a 7820X to a 7900X just a few weeks ago (and a 9940X later on), to get those extra sweet CPU lanes–screw you Intel for capping them on a $600 MSRP CPU…
Anyway, plenty of updates and photos will be coming VERY soon. I have most of the gear, just waiting to measure everything, mod the case where needed, and decide on fittings and tubing so I can order those.
Pretty stoked to finally be modding a case and doing a custom loop. I've been around building computers and overclocking since the late 90s (e.g. my first overclock was a Pentium 166Mhz MMX, where to overclock it, you had to figure out the combination of three 3-position dip switches for the frequency AND three others for the multiplier… no info on the manual either. Got it running at 225MHz, 24/7… for almost 8 years!
Hope I can tickle your interest and you become part of the "group" here, making suggestions and helping out where needed.
Have a fantastic day, and see you around!
PS: I hang out at a bunch of hardware-related Discord servers (including OCN) and sub-reddits. Feel free to hit me up any time.