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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-29-2020, 03:01 PM
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4x8GB GSkill TridentZ DDR4 3600
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2 x 1 TB Samsung EVO 970 Raid 0
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EVGA 1000w G+
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EK CPU/GPU/RES
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2x aCool UT60 RADs
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-01-2020, 02:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Latest component haul and why.

Asus STRIX X570-I Gaming motherboard. Originally thought to buy a B550 board but got tired of waiting. When they were finally released, they became a rare creature. The small difference in price wasn't too far of a reach either. Also X570 boards were in stock. Regular retail at $239.00. No deals there.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. Nabbed this for $368.00 paid in full. I just couldn't pass that up.
G.Skill Neo 3600 RAM with Samsung B die chips, 32 GB. Saw this kit for $194.00 delivered and bought it. I overclock. This is overclock.net. Is there anything else to say about that? The box may be upside down, but I promise to install them correct side up.
Sabrent PCI-e 4.0 1TB M.2 SSD. All the rage these days. Seriously, Sabrent has come on strong with great performing and lasting SDDs. Still need to land a new PCI-e 3.0 for the other socket.
Silverstone 700W SFX PSU was a steal of a deal. I paid zero dollars and zero cents for this. It is a positively reviewed PSU, costs less than competitors (at the time - if I had paid for it), gives me some headroom and cost me nothing. I will happily explain to anyone how it was free to me if they desire.

EKWB Quantum Velocity POM/Copper CPU water block was my fourth choice. Third would be this same block in POM/Nickel. My first choice was POM/Nickel from Optimus. Second choice was POM/Nickel from Heatkiller. No stock. I have nothing against EKWB. I use their gear. I do get tired of seeing build after build being EK-everything. There are many other top quality water cooling gear makers, who make great looking and performing products. Many don't seem to know exist. That is too bad. It's the same with Corsair. If I see another Corsair-centric build, I may puke.

EVGA K|NGP|N GTX 980, will be removed from my current build and used here temporarily. When both AMD and Nvidia release BIG Navi and the 3000 series respectively, there will be a new GPU added to the system. Useless RTX premium and water block availability will also play a part in my decision. Hoping (again) for AMD to come through this time, finally. We need the competition. Pardon the fine dust in photo, having our floors redone.

Cooling fluid - Not sure if I am sticking with Mayhems X1 Clear this go-round or maybe try EK-Cryo. Possibly another brand. Maybe. Possibly. The Mayhems has served me well and every block tear-down for cleaning has resulted in no need for cleaning. They have been flawless. Hard to argue with that.

Fittings and tube? At least I have narrowed the tube down to hard line or EK-ZMT. For the fittings, black? Maybe blue?
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Latest component haul and why.

Asus STRIX X570-I Gaming motherboard. Originally thought to buy a B550 board but got tired of waiting. When they were finally released, they became a rare creature. The small difference in price wasn't too far of a reach either. Also X570 boards were in stock. Regular retail at $239.00. No deals there.
AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU. Nabbed this for $368.00 paid in full. I just couldn't pass that up.
G.Skill Neo 3600 RAM with Samsung B die chips, 32 GB. Saw this kit for $194.00 delivered and bought it. I overclock. This is overclock.net. Is there anything else to say about that? The box may be upside down, but I promise to install them correct side up.
Sabrent PCI-e 4.0 1TB M.2 SSD. All the rage these days. Seriously, Sabrent has come on strong with great performing and lasting SDDs. Still need to land a new PCI-e 3.0 for the other socket.
Silverstone 700W SFX PSU was a steal of a deal. I paid zero dollars and zero cents for this. It is a positively reviewed PSU, costs less than competitors (at the time - if I had paid for it), gives me some headroom and cost me nothing. I will happily explain to anyone how it was free to me if they desire.

EKWB Quantum Velocity POM/Copper CPU water block was my fourth choice. Third would be this same block in POM/Nickel. My first choice was POM/Nickel from Optimus. Second choice was POM/Nickel from Heatkiller. No stock. I have nothing against EKWB. I use their gear. I do get tired of seeing build after build being EK-everything. There are many other top quality water cooling gear makers, who make great looking and performing products. Many don't seem to know exist. That is too bad. It's the same with Corsair. If I see another Corsair-centric build, I may puke.

EVGA K|NGP|N GTX 980, will be removed from my current build and used here temporarily. When both AMD and Nvidia release BIG Navi and the 3000 series respectively, there will be a new GPU added to the system. Useless RTX premium and water block availability will also play a part in my decision. Hoping (again) for AMD to come through this time, finally. We need the competition. Pardon the fine dust in photo, having our floors redone.

Cooling fluid - Not sure if I am sticking with Mayhems X1 Clear this go-round or maybe try EK-Cryo. Possibly another brand. Maybe. Possibly. The Mayhems has served me well and every block tear-down for cleaning has resulted in no need for cleaning. They have been flawless. Hard to argue with that.

Fittings and tube? At least I have narrowed the tube down to hard line or EK-ZMT. For the fittings, black? Maybe blue?
Red fittings would look good, and please don't go with EK fluid.

23664 Time Spy https://www.3dmark.com/spy/13047865
[email protected] Stats https://folding.extremeoverclocking....e.php?u=207393
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i9 9900k @5.1GHz 1.34v
Motherboard
ASUS Prime Z390-A 1504 BIOS
GPU
Evga 2080 Ti Black Gamer +220 Core
GPU
Evga 2080 Ti Black Gamer +150 Core
RAM
4x8GB GSkill TridentZ DDR4 3600
Hard Drive
2 x 1 TB Samsung EVO 970 Raid 0
Power Supply
EVGA 1000w G+
Cooling
EK CPU/GPU/RES
Cooling
2x aCool UT60 RADs
Case
Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL (White)
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-04-2020, 02:36 PM - Thread Starter
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ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro 1TB SSD PCI-e Gen3x4 - Price was right, $129.99. I have good experience with ADATA RAM and another SDD they make. Both M.2 sockets are now filled.

Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut - I dare anyone to find a test/comparison (with integrity) of TIM where Kryonaut isn't right below the liquid metal on the list and right on its heels. There is liquid metal, Kryonaut, Gelid GC Extreme and the rest.
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G.Skill Trident Z
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Western Digital Black 4TB
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Pioneer BDXL Blu-Ray
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Seasonic X1250W
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Custom Liquid Cooling System
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CaseLabs Merlin ST10
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+1 to staying away from the EK-Cryo coolant. It may have at one point been rebranded Mayhems, but it is now just sewer water.

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[Intel] Core i7-4790k
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[ASUS] Z97-DELUXE
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[ASUS] GTX 980 Strix
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[Corsair] Vengance Pro Series 16GB DDR3-2400
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[Crucial] M550 512GB
Hard Drive
[WD] Black 3TB x 2
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[Corsair] AX750
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[EK] Supremacy EVO - Gold
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[EK] GTX 980 Strix - Fullcover w/ Backplate
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[Monsoon] 3/8" ID 5/8" OD Compressions - Gold
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[XSPC] EX240 x 2
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[Intel] Core i7-960
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[ASUS] Rampage III Formula
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[EVGA] GTX 670 FTW 2GB
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[Corsair] Dominator-GT 6GB DDR3-1866
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[Crucial] M4 128GB
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[Samsung] Spinpoint F3 1TB x2
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[WD] Caviar Black 750GB
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[XSPC] Raystorm
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[XSPC] EX360 and EX240
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Holy Smokes! Almost forgot the single most important part of the entire build.

For this, I went to MNPC-Tech. Love that company for modding supplies. These feet are made for the NCase but I have the audacity to mate them to a Ghost S1 Mk II.

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Intel Core i7 5930K
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EVGA X99 FTW K
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 K|NGP|N
RAM
G.Skill Trident Z
Hard Drive
Western Digital Black 4TB
Hard Drive
Samsung 950 Pro NVMe SSD
Optical Drive
Pioneer BDXL Blu-Ray
Power Supply
Seasonic X1250W
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Custom Liquid Cooling System
Case
CaseLabs Merlin ST10
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