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Water Beast

by cgarray17



Date Published

Feb. 8, 2019

CPU Clock Rate

3.7 GHz

CPU Temperature While Idle

28.0° C

CPU Temperature Under Load

60.0° C

GPU Core Clock Rate

2.065 GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.5 GHz

GPU Temperature While Idle

22.0° C

GPU Temperature Under Load

42.0° C


Some of the parts from this build came over from my last 1800X build, including the water-cooled Asus Strix 1080 Ti, EK PE 360 Radiator, EK XRES 140 Pump Res Combo, Gskill Flair X Ram, Samsung 960 Evo SSD, EVGA G2 1000W PSU. I gave my father in law the rest of my 1800x build for his new gaming PC so he could get a nice new RTX 2080 for his build. I will start by saying I love this new Fractal Design R6, it has been the best case to work with and the best layout I have used with fantastic dust filtration. With a decent amount of fittings, I think I made the soft tubing look as best as I could as I was not ready to try bending hard tubing for the first time yet. The loop goes out of the res and into the GPU, then to the top 360 radiator, then into the CPU block, on to the front 360 radiator and then back into the top of the Res. By having the two 360 radiators and the FANTASTIC Noctua NF-A12x25 fans I am able to keep the OC 2700X and OC 1080 Ti running cool and almost silent.

As For temps, I got the Ryzen 7 2700X running at 4.2 Gh at 1.35 volts with Turbo LLC on and running at 28-32c Idle and 50-60c under gaming load, MAX during stress testing was 72c after 8 hours of Prime95 small FFT. The 1080 Ti is Running at 2065 Core and 11.5GH ram with idle temps in the low 20c range and 38-42c during gaming sessions. I also have a water temp readout in the case to keep an eye on that and again system idle water temps are 24c and during gaming sessions, it can range between 35-38c with my custom fan curve. The fan curve iv setup over the past few months of using is controlled by Gigabyte SIV and runs off CPU VRM temps as they were the most gradual increase during gaming vs web browsing, this curve has the fans all at about 900rpm when idle and about 1400rpm after a decent gaming session. Due to the fantastic design of the Noctua fans, they are almost completely silent at 900rpm and still almost inaudible at 1400rpm, I can not stress enough how much quality these fans have and it made me a clear Noctua (fan) from here on out.

Overall this is my 4th build and second time at water cooling and I really enjoyed the full process and have not had any issues with any of my parts in the build. I'm planning on keeping this together until next year sometime when a new 3080 ti or something that's more than 30% faster than my 1080 Ti...Looking at you 2080 Ti haha. Also when I put a new GPU in I will also be dropping in a new Zen 2 CPU like an R7 3700X

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diypartsjoy 1 Build 3 points 2 months ago

Insano! +1

cgarray17 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Thank you

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 2 months ago

First pic = looks like the DEVILS KITCHEN (flame'ishly spectacular)

The irony = it's idling at 22.7c

For me that's enough for a +1

cgarray17 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago


OccamAsylum 15 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

The eff is that game?

cgarray17 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

Haha its Ark, one of many games I play.

PersonPerson 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

How much total including the gpu

cgarray17 submitter 2 Builds 1 point 2 months ago

Im not really sure as some things i brought over from my last build, and somethings I got on sale and I also used Bitcoin for most of the EKWB parts.

maddog62 1 Build 1 point 2 months ago

You should be able to run the CPU at 4.5 or higher. Have you tried?

cgarray17 submitter 2 Builds 2 points 2 months ago

From everything I have read, 4.3GH is about the max for most people with good binned chips. I tried 4.3 with mine and got it mostly stable but it wanted 1.42 volts and It was not worth the extra heat or strain for 100mh. It is running strong and stable at 1.35 which is AMD recommended 24/7 voltage.