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SUPER MEGA 3970x Build - My First PC Build w/Custom Loop

Planning my first PC build with a custom loop. My current 10-core 6950x overclocked to 4.3GHz isn't cutting it anymore and I keep finding myself under 100% load while I'm working so it's time for an upgrade.

 

Below is my parts wishlist. I can't find a Strix 3090 so I'm probably going to be stuck with a 2080 Ti for now until those become available. We will see if a steady stock of 3090's becomes available soon but I'm not getting my hopes up.

 

Wish me luck! I'll be updating my progress here as I go. I might need tips along the way. As of right now, I don't even know what headers the pump and fans go to.

 

-PC Specs-

Case: Lian-Li PC-011DW

Motherboard: ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme Alpha TRX40

CPU: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core

GPU: ROG Strix RTX 3090

Memory: 256GB G.SKILL Trident Z Neo DDR4 3600

PSU: Corsair HX1000i

 

-Storage-

1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe (Operating System)

8TB Sabrent Rocket Q M.2 NVMe (Current Project Footage)

4TB Corsair MP510 M.2 NVMe (Project & Personal Files)

2TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe (Scratch Drive)

 

-Cooling-

CPU block: EK-Quantum Momentum ROG Zenith II Extreme D-RGB - Plexi Monoblock

GPU block: EK-Quantum Vector Strix RTX 3080/3090 D-RGB - Nickel + Plexi

Reservoir/Pump: EK-Quantum Reflection PC-O11D D5 PWM D-RGB - Plexi Distro Plate

Radiators: EK-CoolStream PE 240mm & 360mm

Fans: Noctua Chromax (3x NF-S12A PWM, 6x NF-F12 PWM)

Tubing: EK-HD 10/12 Acrylic

Fittings: EK-Quantum Torque HDC

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Wait do you need some advise on the stuff here or is it all ready and set to go?

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3 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Wait do you need some advise on the stuff here or is it all ready and set to go?

This is the build log subforum so he probably has everything layed out :)

 

Gaming HTPC:

R7 1700X - Scythe Big Shuriken 3 - Asus ROG B350-i - Asus GTX 1080 Strix - 16gb G.Skill Ripjaws V 3333mhz - Silverstone SX500-LG - 500gb 960 EVO - Fractal Design Node 202 - Samsung 60KS7090 - Logitech G502 - Thrustmaster T500RS - Noblechairs Icon


Desktop PC:
R9 3900X - H100i GTX - Asus Prime X570 Pro - EVGA RTX2060KO - 32gb LPX 3200mhz - EVGA 750G2 - 250gb 970 Evo - 6TB WD My Book Duo (Reds) - Inwin 103 White - Dell U3415W - Qpad MK-85 Brown - Logitech MX518 Legendary - Blue Yeti Platinum - Noblechairs Icon 


Boss-NAS [Build Log]:
R5 2400G - Noctua NH-D14 - Asus Prime X370-Pro - 16gb G.Skill Aegis 3000mhz - Seasonic Focus Platinum 550W - Fractal Design R5 - 
250gb 970 Evo (OS) - 2x500gb 860 Evo (Raid0) - 6x4TB WD Red (RaidZ2)

 

Audio Gear:

Hifiman HE-400i - Kennerton Magister - Beyerdynamic DT880 250Ohm - AKG K7XX - Fostex TH-X00 - O2 Amp/DAC Combo - 
Klipsch RP280F - Klipsch RP160M - Klipsch RP440C - Yamaha RX-V479

 

Reviews and Stuff:

GTX 780 DCU2 // 8600GTS // Hifiman HE-400i // Kennerton Magister
Folding all the Proteins! // Boincerino

Useful Links:
Do you need an AMP/DAC? // Recommended Audio Gear // PSU Tier List 

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1 minute ago, FloRolf said:

This is the build log subforum so he probably has everything layed out :)

 

Oh my bad I didn't notice woops.

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29 minutes ago, jaslion said:

Wait do you need some advise on the stuff here or is it all ready and set to go?

My parts list is set. Now it's just a matter of executing the build.

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Not off to the greatest start. Just got my CPU in the mail, opened the box, and there was a 3970x box with two broken seals and no CPU inside.

IMG_5826 no cpu.jpg

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2 hours ago, Sam I Am Not said:

Just got my CPU in the mail, opened the box, and there was a 3970x box with two broken seals and no CPU inside.

Ouch. Hopefully you get sent another one soon!

Current System: Ryzen 7 3700X, 32GB DDR4 @ 3000MHz, MAG B550 Tomahawk, 1TB WD SN550 NVME, be quiet! Straight Power 11 850W, RTX 3080 Founders Edition, NZXT H510

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6 hours ago, Sam I Am Not said:

Not off to the greatest start. Just got my CPU in the mail, opened the box, and there was a 3970x box with two broken seals and no CPU inside.

That's shitty. I hope you get a replacement soon!

Check out 

PRISON STRIPES!

R5 2600x - 2070S - X570 - H210

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I should still be writing papers...

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6 hours ago, Hymenopus_Coronatus said:

Ouch. Hopefully you get sent another one soon!

Another is being sent out and is supposed to arrive in 3 days. I think there must be a thief in the Amazon shipping department. That seems more likely than somebody buying and returning it with the CPU removed and the empty packaging getting resold. Somebody must inspect returns on items of this price. I highly doubt a CPU ever comes from the AMD factory like this which Amazon seemed to suggest when they asked if I wanted to sort it out with AMD directly.

 

Thankfully the replacement is getting delivered soon. I'd be very upset if I had to deal with starting a claim and waiting for days or weeks of investigating before I could get a refund or replacement.

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CPU and monoblock installed. That probably should've taken 20 minutes instead of two hours but I really didn't want to screw up that part.

mobo_and_block.jpg

CPU_inserted.JPG

block installed 2.JPG

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