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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-03-2020, 09:06 PM - Thread Starter
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Threadripper 3970x build

First I want to say thanks to all the helpful people here, without all the information I digested here and the people willing to answer questions I wouldn't of built a loop.

The plan was originally to build in the 680x case with a 360 slim and 2x 240 slims but things change after I had joked with my dad about wanting the 1000d as a birthday gift and it ended up showing up at the house a week later and damn it is large and heavy as hell. My back hurts like crazy from lifting it and moving it.

Parts:
Case: Corsair 1000d
MB: Asus Zenith II Extreme Alpha
CPU: Threadripper 3970x
RAM: 64gb Corsair Vengence 3600
Video: Geforce RTX 2080 Super (waiting for 3080ti before adding to loop)
Storage: 2xSamsung 970 evo m2 1TB
1xInland sata 1tb ssd
Cooling:
4x Corsair ML RGB (have 4 more for 2nd 480)
4x Noctura NF-A12x25
2x Corsair LL 120
2x Corsair commander pro (1 came with case)
1x Corsair rgb fan hub
2x EK Coolstream XE 480 (1 installed for cpu loop)
1x Corsair XD5 RGB White res/pump


The loop is running distilled with Mayhems Biocide+ and Inhibitor+ currently.


Added the fans and radiator to the removable front tray.


Checking clearance of the push/pull setup with the 480


Mounted the pump/res to the removable reservoir tray


Checking how the reservoir looks in the case


Moved the motherboard (its heavy) from the 680x into the 1000d and cleaned up the old thermal paste


Such a beautiful block (waiting on Optimus block)


Block mounted and so much room up front, same can't be said for the back.


Fittings added and getting ready to start cable cable management and plumbing


The EK Radiators were nasty dirty and never seemed to stop spewing crap so thanks to @ThrashZone I got a filter from autozone and added it in


The case is so large trying to manage the cables from the front to the mounted commander pro SUCKED. I ended up giving up at the end on fan cables, everything else was routed nicely though


Plumbing completed with high flow usb, going to move it later but its ok for now


Leak test, checking the filter and sure enough more EK radiator crap


24 hours later no leaks


Just setting up some software still so will get around to stressing her out this week :-D

CPU
Ryzen Thredripper 3970x
Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo m2
Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
Corsair HX850i Platinum
Case
White Corsair 680x
Operating System
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
Monitor
Samsung 32" 4k
Monitor
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Was going to wait for my Optimus block before messing around some but since they can't respond to any forms of communication I gave up and added the vertical gpu riser cable.



Cleaning out another 480mm and a 240mm radiator to add to the loop. Also got bit by the bug and purchased a Heatkiller IV gpu block which should arrive next week.

CPU
Ryzen Thredripper 3970x
Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo m2
Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
Corsair HX850i Platinum
Case
White Corsair 680x
Operating System
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So I broke things down and got my new Optimus TR block and absolute reservoir installed as well as a new Heatkiller IV 2080 GPU block. I wanted to do a seperate loop but didn't have enough fittings to do two drains and wanted to know the flow of both so just did a single loop. While in there I also added in the 2nd Coolstream XE 480 and a 240mm Corsair XR5 radiator I already had. So far I'm not impressed with the Optimus block, running a full load on the GPU/CPU I'm seeing temps higher than my Heatkiller IV TR Pro. Going to Let it run 24 hours and then turn off and check the thermal footprint. (To be fair this time I am using Noctura paste and before I had some Thermal Grizzl, so will have to try that paste as well). I also didn't have enough Noctura fans to do push/pull on the 2nd 480 so had to order some.

2080 Super Naked


2080 Super Reclothed


Optimus parts and new rads in the case


Running the leak test


Up and running


Really wish the Optimus reservoir had an inlet on the side so now I want to figure out how to do hard tube bc I HATE the tube going back to the reservoir.

CPU
Ryzen Thredripper 3970x
Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo m2
Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
Corsair HX850i Platinum
Case
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Monitor
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So if you have been reading the Optimus thread you will know that two cpu mounting nuts popped off my Asus Zenith II Extreme Alpha and I had to take it back to Microcenter, thankfully I had an extended warranty and was able to exchange it. The bad news is they didn't have the same board and the choices were the MSI TRX40 Creator, Asus TRX40-PRO, Gigabyte TRX40 AORUS Master and ASRock TRX40 Taichi. Having no experience with ASRock I skipped it, also it had the least amount of usb headers. I didn't want the Gigabyte as that was the first board I purchased and it would not post. The ASUS like the ASRock had limited connectivity options so I went with the MSI. I have things up and running, temps are great but I'm honestly not digging this board. The bios while nice and graphical is hard to navigate and just doesn't feel intuitive. The board also doesn't feel as heavy duty and tough as the Zenith and has less usb 3.2 headers. On the other hand its usb 2 headers are both 2 way while the Zenith had one 2 way and a 1 way which was odd for such a $$$ board. Another issues is MSI's Creator Centor software is a joke. It currently has a nice bug that doesn't let you get to tweak any performance settings of the board or monitor any of the fans/pumps connected to the board, want to see, tweak that? Have to go into the bios. Its been documented on their forums for quite a while and is a huge negative that its not fixed, really thinking about ordering a new Zenith II Extreme Alpha online and returning this board when it gets here. Anyone have any experience with this board or other MSI boards and been able to get past this issue with their crap software?

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Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
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Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
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I noticed you have a couple of the black Corsair LL 120. I purchased the 3 pack white LL 120 because that's all they had at the time. I wanted to take these back and order the black ones, but I noticed none of the black LL 120 matches the white models specs. The white ones have 3.0 static pressure, 63 CFM at 2200 RPM. Do you happen to know the specs on the LL 120 you have? I really want to find the black ones with the specs of the white ones.
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I noticed you have a couple of the black Corsair LL 120. I purchased the 3 pack white LL 120 because that's all they had at the time. I wanted to take these back and order the black ones, but I noticed none of the black LL 120 matches the white models specs. The white ones have 3.0 static pressure, 63 CFM at 2200 RPM. Do you happen to know the specs on the LL 120 you have? I really want to find the black ones with the specs of the white ones.
I purchased https://www.microcenter.com/product/...---triple-pack previously so just reused them. All the noctura and ml120s have cost so much I’m waiting to replace those two.
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Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo m2
Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
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Case
White Corsair 680x
Operating System
Windows 10 Enterprise Edition
Monitor
Samsung 32" 4k
Monitor
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I ended up going with near the same colors. Whatever default orange aorus had, I ended programming that into the commander pro as hardware default. I did the same for the mouse and keyboard. I try not to run the icue software, it knocks a couple percentage off the benchmarks. It doesn't seem to affect the CPU much on the surface but it does. It took my few hours to track down what was slowing the threads.
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Cablemod cables showed up today :-D



Will get them installed sometime this week don't feel like ripping things apart again right now.

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Motherboard
Asus ROG Zenith ii Extreme Alpha
GPU
EVGA Geforece RTX 2080 Super Black Gaming Edition
RAM
Corsair Vengence
Hard Drive
Samsung 970 Evo m2
Hard Drive
Inland sata 3 ssd
Power Supply
Corsair HX850i Platinum
Case
White Corsair 680x
Operating System
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