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Built this, wanted to have maximum cooling. The cooling really doesn't overheat no matter what I throw at it.

I put the second reservoir in there only to fill up space in the case.

Is really a great system.

Comments

  • 9 months ago
  • 6 points

My puny mortal mind is struggling to comprehend this.

+1

  • 9 months ago
  • 4 points

Nice (expensive) build ;-)

What do you plan on doing with this system to take full advantage of the components that you built it with?

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Write software, I love fast I/o so got the 905p, and 2080 to just because

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

hey whats your boot times with the optane

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

lol funny thing is, the build is almost instant, faster i get past the POST and boot loader. So there is basically a floor on how fast your system can boot because of the bios. But once i get to windows or ubuntu boot stage its probably 2 sec. And after logging in, its really fast because ur apps just fire up immediately, and there is zero process starvation with 32 cores with 64 threads.

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

holy ****

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you for telling me about this ssd

  • 9 months ago
  • 3 points

Absolutely insane build. +1

  • 8 months ago
  • 3 points

This build needs more views!

Kudos!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

that is one beast of the build

what do you plan to do with 32 cores? and why the intel ssd?

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Optane 90P is the fastest SSD in the ~1TB market, but definitely not worth the input for average consumer and 32 cores come in handy for many workstation purposes, especially for deep AI learning.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

You are right sir, I do plan to do AI at some point. May have to get another GPU though

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

What made you choose the ASUS ROG Zenith over the ASUS Strix or MSI Meg or other board? Also can you post a pic of how the inside looks on the other side of those fans so we can see the cable routing and all?

Here's my build of the same case. https://pcpartpicker.com/b/7f8Ycf

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Well partly quality and partly brand-loyalty. Never used an MSI board and I hear their BIOS isn't quite as good as ASUS'.

Also, the Zenith Extreme Alpha has better VRMs than the Strix, and I have a 32-core processor, so power delivery is very important, especially since I'm seeking max overclock capability. I have screenshots of my CPU drawing over 900W of power during a Cinebench run.

Also, I wanted to have a matching ASUS GPU and Motherboard.

The cable routing as it is called, there is no true routing. Everything is bunched at the bottom of the case under the bottom set of fans. There are some of the cables smushed behind those fans (with fan grilles) since those six fans make it hard to properly manage the cables, especially since many of the fans have cable extensions.

By the way your build looks great. I think, you have the right amount of cooling and fans. By forgoing those backside fans, you really have control over the routing.

But the one thing I'm glad I did was upgrade the reservoirs as you can see how much empty space in yours versus mine there is.

But I really like your dual GPU cooling. It's really good. Maybe you can upgrade to the Threadripper one day!? You probably can find some great deals.

I have a little buyers' remorse with all those fans. I'm not sure the performance for dollar is there. I know that the push/pull definitely helps, but those 6 fans, I'm not sure they are doing anything at all. Or the fans at the bottom, who knows if they are really helping.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

oh ok, yea i've always done Asus myself. Last time i used MSI was when the first AMD's came out that were able to do dual CPUs on the mobo. I just see alot of people using the MSI Meg more than anything and im just curious as to why. I know on newegg i can get the combos at the links below but they dont have the zenith version as a combo. so im wandering if my 1200w psu will be enough with you saying it got up to 900w with what i got currently. i plan on using everything i currently have minus the mobo, cpu and waterblock. RAM i currently have will be on amd system. Looking at buying it over the next couple months max i think. I was gonna do separate CPU and GPU loops but decided to do on reservoir. Top rad cools after my gpus and then goes to cpu then res then to front rad. not sure if im gonna do side fans. Not sure if it will help my system much. was thinking of doing push pull on both rads but not sure if that would do much to accommodate the price of 7 more fans. Thats one reason why i didnt do the side fans so i can have better cable management. Plus wanted the system as light as i can. One thing i like about the MSI is it has the 4 slot m.2 expansion board so i can fill it up and have less other drives. Most the time and ill do some testing and post screenshots of the temps etc soon but dont think my gpus get above 50-55c at hard gaming but cant remember and my cpu is close to the same maybe less but ill do some testing and see maybe with prime95 or heaven benchmark or something. hopefully i dont have to upgrade the psu to 1600w with what i have and want with the threadripper 2990wx.

Atleast i hope the ram i currently have will work ont he AMD threadripper system build.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3855779&Description=threadripper 2990

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.3886027&Description=threadripper 2990

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow, all that sounds good. But right now, it might be the worst time to buy Threadripper if you care about the latest generation. AMD is going to be releasing there 3rd gen Threadripper in August with the Rome architecture which is far superior to the Zen architecture (link for details). I think I may upgrade to that when it comes.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/amd/amd-zen-2-release-date-specs-performance

Oh and you should be fine with your ram. I could run 3200 with 4 sticks but with 8 sticks the fastest i could run is 2933 with errors once in a blue. 2866 absolutely no errors. but i just opted for the 2933 since id rather have the faster speed.

You really don't need the 1600 unless you go the 2990wx route. On load, I think the CPU alone is drawing at most 500W. But I guess maybe the motherboard is pulling more power than it needs at the moment.

  • 8 months ago
  • 2 points

oh ok ill have to check that link out. is the new one gonna have the same power consumption and need a 1600w psu or no? if i wait till august then ill have enough saved to get it all i ith new ram wnd psu and waterblock etc. maybe. Just wandering how much that cpu is gonna be and how it will have atleast 32 cores and 64 threads.

if i can afford to max out the ram at that time i will but im content with the 64gb i have if it works in the new system. 2866 or 2933 either one would be good for me. thats ine thing i read is 8 sticks you could onoy do 2933 max. Just trying to fogure out what board. asus zenith or the asus alpha or msi meg or what. theres like 3 asus and one msi board to choose from. always been an msi fane but like the m.2 exactly ansion board on msi meg.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Imagine that with more RGB and that's my dream build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, RGB took a while to grow on me. I wish I didn't wire everything up to the same RGB header, because I can't get more color separation.

The lights on the top, CPU block, and reservoirs are all linked to the same color. I didn't realize I was doing that when I was building it.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

You can use a Node Pro from Corsair to sync and control RGB of fans, CPU coolers, RAM and other products compatible with iCUE software.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Holy Hell that's the cost of my car.

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the build

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

LOVE IT

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

hey buddy amazing build I'm planning to build with TR 2990wx and SLI 2080 ti

but a lot of guys saying 2990wx not good for gaming ,so I'm unsure for now, how would it be with 4k gaming

how is it performing on 4k The Division 2 temps and fps ,I would appreciate it if you kindly post some screenshots

thank you

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't really game, but if I really wanted to game, I wouldn't get a 2990WX. Due to the number of cores, the max frequency is capped about 4.2 GHz, and that's with excellent cooling -- and with an all-core situation you're looking at 3.8 GHz on Custom Loop, maybe 3-3.4GHz with air. Also, the memory controller can't push memory as fast as an Intel chip, and you're going to want fast memory if you want to get the most FPS.

In that case, you'd really just want to get a 9900K. Or maybe wait for the Ryzen 3700, or Ryzen 3900 -- I hear those are going to have 8 and 16 core offerings with higher boost speeds (i.e., 5GHz) -- but I'm skeptical of the boosted frequency claims.

But Intel is what you want if you want to game. If you need the cores, the 9980XE will probably be your best bet, but you're going to need superior cooling to get the frequency up to 4.5 or higher. So that's why I say the 9900k because with a delid and/or a nice cooler you can easily get 5GHz all-core. Then you can get memory up to 4 GHz.

If you have virtually an unlimited budget, you can go with a W-3175X. That's probably the best of both worlds, but you'll pay a pretty penny for those 28 cores.

I know how it feels to want the fastest and most powerful chip, how I ended up with a 2990WX Linux system and a 9900K Windows system. But the truth is, there are real trade-offs. The amount of power and cooling required for these high-core count CPUs puts them at a disadvantage when it comes to clock speed. And with gaming, the demands for threads are meager, an 8-core chip will do just fine. You might want to take a look at Silicon Lottery for a pre-binned and delidded chip.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you very much it really helped me a lot

I think I will go for 9900k

thanks

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Love your build. I plan on building a similar system at some point. After college fingers crossed

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey thanks for the love. Man you'll love it! I think I spent too much money but no way you could convince me beforehand

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This thing is unbelievable! Nice work

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! I tried! I'm going to do a refit -- put it in a smaller case and change out the theme to NO RGB soon. Will post pics once it's done.

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