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NeZz_DK

3950x build with the ASRock X570 AQUA in O11 XL

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi Guys

 

I wanted to share my new build with you guys, as I think it turned out great ?

I have been waiting to replace my old 3770k with something that acually gave a decent performance boost,

I decided to go AMD this time as I mostly do software development and the extra cores come in handy for docker containers and compiling code.

 

My old builds have been styled as a utility,

no lights just black/brown fans and black water cooling from OCOOL,

so this time I wanted to go full on RGB as we all know that RGB does make a computer about 10% faster ?


This was my first custom water cooling build so I went with EKWB parts, as they are know to be good quality and I wanted something that just works

I went with solid tubing as I like the aesthetics better than soft tubing.

Parts currently in the system:

  • CPU: Ryzen 9 3950x.
  • Motherboard: ASRock X570 Aqua.
  • GPU: Nvidia FE 1080ti (waiting for the next generation to arrive before upgrading)
  • Memory: My old TridentZ 3200Mhz 14:14:14:34 32GB kit (I have been thinking of upgrading, but getting timings close to those on 3600Mhz kits is expensive).
  • Case: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL Silver Editon as I thought it goes well into the color scheme of the motherboard.
  • Powersupply: My old Corsair RM850 with a Cablemod kit I think the color is carbon.
  • Harddrives/SSD's: Samsung NVMe 960 Evo 500GB , Samsung sata 860 Evo 1TB, Samsung sata 840 Evo 500GB

Cooling:

  • Distro plate: EK-Classic DP Side PC-O11D G1 D-RGB + DDC 3.2 PWM
  • Fittings: EK-Torque 12mm HTC with black rings
  • Fans: 6x Lian Li BR Digital Aluminum, controlled via the motherboard
  • GPU Block: EK-FC GeForce GTX FE RGB - Nickel + EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Backplate - Nickel + EK-FC1080 GTX Ti I/O Single Slot Bracket
  • Radiators: 2x EK-CoolStream Classic PE 360

Lighting Extras:

  • Cheep splitter board for 5v adressable RGB bought on AliExpress, the lighting is controlled via the motherboard.

 

Things I would like to change:

  • There are a few bends in the pipes I would like to redo at some point, It was a learning process, and I ended up figuring out that I like the extra bends to go towards the motherboard.
  • I would like to inject light into the main CPU cover, as it doesn't have any light out of the box, but shining light into the plexiglass from the top of the motherboard does seem to make it light up

Things I would like to upgrade:

  • I would like to get some 3600mhz RGB memory at some point with a aluminum colored head-spreader to match the build.
  • The GPU will be upgraded when the next gen arrives.
  • I would also like to get another NVMe drive at some point

 

Give me your honest opinions and tell me what I could improve.

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My loins... are so moist..

 

 

I'm personally not a giant fan of horizontal runs, or distro plates, but those bends are fucking sweet. And I actually love that distro plate. That white lighting is purely why I like the O11, and one of the main reasons I bought it.


Gaming Build:

CPU: Ryzen 7 3800x (4.35GHz)  |  GPU: Asus ROG STRIX 2080 SUPER Advanced (2115Mhz Core | 9251Mhz Memory) |  Motherboard: Asus X570 TUF GAMING-PLUS  |  RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws DDR4 3600MHz 16GB  |  PSU: Corsair RM850x  |  Storage: 1TB ADATA XPG SX8200 Pro, 250GB Samsung 840 Evo, 500GB Samsung 840 Evo  |  Cooler: CM ML240R  |  Case: Lian Li PC-O11

 

Peripherals:

Monitor: LG 34GK950F  |  Sound: Sennheiser HD 598  |  Mic: Blue Yeti  |  Keyboard: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum  |  Mouse: Logitech G502

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

the most annoying parts it the hole alignment in the distro plate doesn't match the motherboard

so making level pipes is really hard especially for a noob like me,

 

I might try going bend crazy at some point, but I really think the motherboard deserves clean straight runs.

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4 hours ago, NeZz_DK said:

the most annoying parts it the hole alignment in the distro plate doesn't match the motherboard

so making level pipes is really hard especially for a noob like me,

 

I might try going bend crazy at some point, but I really think the motherboard deserves clean straight runs.

You could try offset fittings from barrow or bitspower. 


Also the shorter bend for the bottom rad is quite bad, would definitley rebend.

 

Also the GPU runs are not optimal, maybe a offset adapter can help here aswell.


 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, IrishJ said:

You could try offset fittings from barrow or bitspower. 


Also the shorter bend for the bottom rad is quite bad, would definitley rebend.

 

Also the GPU runs are not optimal, maybe a offset adapter can help here aswell.

 Thanks for the suggestions, I think I will try some of the offset fittings for the top CPU connection, and maybe on the GPU.

 

The rad bend looks flat on the image, but it's isn't when seen from other angles, it looks as flat as all the other bends.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

A small update to my system.

 

The original Lian Li BR Digital Aluminum fans had to go,

as their reliability was lagging to say the least,

two of them broke after a few months, within a couple of days of each other.

 

so I can't recommend buying Lian Li BR Digital Aluminum fans!

 

It's a bit of a bummer as I really liked the look of the aluminum on the fans.

 

But I switched them out with Corsair QL120 fans and added a Commander Pro and a partial RGB strip to light up the CPU cover.

I have used a bit of black foam to hide the strip on the top of the motherboard,
I will have to create a more permanent way to hide the strip at some point but it works for now.



 

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