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The Black and Purple Goliath ft. Ryzen 3900X, Crosshair VI Extreme, RTX 3080, OCZ memory and EK custom cooling

It has been a long time since the last time I have showed off a build log and in the meantime my rig has been upgraded several times. Still, as it is now in a state that I am quite satisfied with and am not planning on upgrading anything else in the immediate future, I have decided to finally share it with you, the members of the forum. 

 

As I am certain there might be questions why I have purchased a particular part over another, please do keep in mind the build actually started this time last year, meaning February 2020 and was completed in early November 2020 when I finally managed to get an RTX 3080. This is the reason why I don't have a Ryzen 5000 processor. 

 

Latest specs: 

- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3GHz 

- Cooling: 1x EK 360mm radiator, 1x EK 120mm radiator, EK Velocity CPU block, XSPC Photon 270 V2 pump/res combo unit, various EK fittings and 13mm flexible tubing

- Graphics Card: EVGA RTX 3080 XC3

- Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Extreme X370

- RAM: 16GB (4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz) overclocked to 3933MHz CL20 and cooler with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks

- Power Supply: Corsair RM1000i

- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P Black Edition

 

 

February 2020, the motherboard in my last rig (ASRock X99m) stopped recognizing all of the memory dimm slots. Instead of buying another X99 board, I decided to simply build a new rig and sell off whatever parts I got left from the old one. Orders were made and parts started to arrive a week later and the assembly begins. 

 

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By the end of February all parts had arrived, including the vertical GPU bracket from Phanteks and at that point the rig was complete and functional. Yet, the case was so big and with so much potential that I wasn't completely happy with the end result. Even with the E-ATX Crosshair VI Extreme it still looked quite empty and sad. At that point I was thinking of swapping the small 120mm Arctic Liquid Freezer, which I had leftover from my previous build for a 360mm AIO. Not only would that have looked a ton better, but it would allow me to overclock the 3900X to the fullest. I was looking at the Arctic Liquid Freezer 360mm, but as at that time the human malware had proliferated all over the place and shipments were halted it was out of stock. The prices of other components were also getting higher, due to the rising demand and at the same time scarcity. At that point I was doing some math and thought it was no longer going to be that much cheaper getting and AIO instead of a customer loop, which turned out not to be the case...

 

July 2020, decided to go ahead and get liquid cooling gear, but again, due to the human malware even that was easier said than done. None of my local retailers had what I wanted / needed in stock. Therefore, I decided to purchase everything from the manufacturer directly, in this case I ended up going with EK. They had free shipping on orders over a certain amount, had what I needed and were guaranteeing delivery in less than 5 business days. The pump/res combo from XSPC I got from a local classifieds site, was never used, still in original packaging and was dirt cheap. While browsing in that site, I also found new in box steering wheel  and pedal set from Logitech and got that as well. I was stuck working from home anyway so wanted to have something to keep me busy and entertained. 

 

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November 2020, I finally managed to get an RTX 3080. The EVGA XC3 wasn't my first choice but was very close to MSRP and I got the new Call of Duty game as a bundle. That was also the month I got interested in memory overclocking so I got some cheap Apacer sticks 4x4GB with standard 2666MHz and also bough some cheap used OCZ DDR2 RAM with the nice Reaper HPC heatsinks, which were designed to handle about 2.1V. I harvested the heatsinks from the DDR2 and put them on the new memory which was a bare pcb only. 

 

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This is how my rig looks now. I don't have nay plans for immediate improvements on it. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! :) 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 - 3900x @ 4.4GHz with a Custom Loop | MBO: ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme | RAM: 4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz overclocked to 3933MHz with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks | GPU: PowerColor Red Devil 6900XT | SSDs: Intel 660P 512GB SSD and Intel 660P 1TB SSD | HDD: 2x WD Black 6TB and Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External Drive | PSU: Corsair RM1000i | Case: Cooler Master C700P Black Edition | Build Log: here

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Wow, just wow! I love this build.

Intel i9 9900kf - Gigabyte Aorus Z390 Pro - Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB (4x16 GB) DDR4 3200MHz C16 - Gigabyte Aorus GeForce RTX 2080 ti Xtreme 11G - Corsair 275R Airflow - Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe / Samsung 860 EVO 1TB SATA - Corsair RM750x 80 PLUS Gold 750W - Aorus FI27Q-P - Noctua NH-D15 (CPU) - 4 x NF-S12A PWM (3 intake, 1 exhaust) - Aorus K1 - Aorus M3 - Aorus AMP500 - Aorus H5 - Win 10 Pro

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Had some free time yesterday and managed to tidy up the office space I have at home. I am posting a couple more pictures of the entire setup. 

 

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CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 - 3900x @ 4.4GHz with a Custom Loop | MBO: ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme | RAM: 4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz overclocked to 3933MHz with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks | GPU: PowerColor Red Devil 6900XT | SSDs: Intel 660P 512GB SSD and Intel 660P 1TB SSD | HDD: 2x WD Black 6TB and Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External Drive | PSU: Corsair RM1000i | Case: Cooler Master C700P Black Edition | Build Log: here

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On 1/5/2021 at 8:44 AM, Analog said:

It has been a long time since the last time I have showed off a build log and in the meantime my rig has been upgraded several times. Still, as it is now in a state that I am quite satisfied with and am not planning on upgrading anything else in the immediate future, I have decided to finally share it with you, the members of the forum. 

 

As I am certain there might be questions why I have purchased a particular part over another, please do keep in mind the build actually started this time last year, meaning February 2020 and was completed in early November 2020 when I finally managed to get an RTX 3080. This is the reason why I don't have a Ryzen 5000 processor. 

 

Latest specs: 

- Processor: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X overclocked to 4.3GHz 

- Cooling: 1x EK 360mm radiator, 1x EK 120mm radiator, EK Velocity CPU block, XSPC Photon 270 V2 pump/res combo unit, various EK fittings and 13mm flexible tubing

- Graphics Card: EVGA RTX 3080 XC3

- Motherboard: Asus Crosshair VI Extreme X370

- RAM: 16GB (4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz) overclocked to 3933MHz CL20 and cooler with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks

- Power Supply: Corsair RM1000i

- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos C700P Black Edition

 

 

February 2020, the motherboard in my last rig (ASRock X99m) stopped recognizing all of the memory dimm slots. Instead of buying another X99 board, I decided to simply build a new rig and sell off whatever parts I got left from the old one. Orders were made and parts started to arrive a week later and the assembly begins. 

 

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By the end of February all parts had arrived, including the vertical GPU bracket from Phanteks and at that point the rig was complete and functional. Yet, the case was so big and with so much potential that I wasn't completely happy with the end result. Even with the E-ATX Crosshair VI Extreme it still looked quite empty and sad. At that point I was thinking of swapping the small 120mm Arctic Liquid Freezer, which I had leftover from my previous build for a 360mm AIO. Not only would that have looked a ton better, but it would allow me to overclock the 3900X to the fullest. I was looking at the Arctic Liquid Freezer 360mm, but as at that time the human malware had proliferated all over the place and shipments were halted it was out of stock. The prices of other components were also getting higher, due to the rising demand and at the same time scarcity. At that point I was doing some math and thought it was no longer going to be that much cheaper getting and AIO instead of a customer loop, which turned out not to be the case...

 

July 2020, decided to go ahead and get liquid cooling gear, but again, due to the human malware even that was easier said than done. None of my local retailers had what I wanted / needed in stock. Therefore, I decided to purchase everything from the manufacturer directly, in this case I ended up going with EK. They had free shipping on orders over a certain amount, had what I needed and were guaranteeing delivery in less than 5 business days. The pump/res combo from XSPC I got from a local classifieds site, was never used, still in original packaging and was dirt cheap. While browsing in that site, I also found new in box steering wheel  and pedal set from Logitech and got that as well. I was stuck working from home anyway so wanted to have something to keep me busy and entertained. 

 

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November 2020, I finally managed to get an RTX 3080. The EVGA XC3 wasn't my first choice but was very close to MSRP and I got the new Call of Duty game as a bundle. That was also the month I got interested in memory overclocking so I got some cheap Apacer sticks 4x4GB with standard 2666MHz and also bough some cheap used OCZ DDR2 RAM with the nice Reaper HPC heatsinks, which were designed to handle about 2.1V. I harvested the heatsinks from the DDR2 and put them on the new memory which was a bare pcb only. 

 

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This is how my rig looks now. I don't have nay plans for immediate improvements on it. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! :) 

There seems to be so much more room inside of the black edition C700P than on the regular version. Cooler Master definitely got it right by getting rid of the two inside panels in favor of just a bigger one at the bottom. That's a superb rig, mate. Congrats!

Monitor: ROG Swift PG278Q GSync 144Hz 27' 1440p

CPU: i7 9700K @5.0GHz 1.288V

GPU: ROG STRIX RTX 3080

Cooler: Corsair H115i

MDB: ROG STRIX Z390-E

RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32GB DDR4 @3400MHz

Case: Cooler Master C700P

Storage: 2x WD BLACK SN750 500GB | 1x OCZ Vertex 4 256 GB | 1x Samsung EVO 256 GB

Mouse: Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

Headset: Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum

Keyboard: Corsair K70 RGB Speed

PSU: Corsair RM850i 850W

 

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1 minute ago, AlexandreNegrao said:

There seems to be so much more room inside of the black edition C700P than on the regular version. Cooler Master definitely got it right by getting rid of the two inside panels in favor of just a bigger one at the bottom. That's a superb rig, mate. Congrats!

 

Yup, it is certainly roomier. It's so big I felt the need to go custom water cooling just to fill up the empty space. 😄 

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 - 3900x @ 4.4GHz with a Custom Loop | MBO: ASUS Crosshair VI Extreme | RAM: 4x4GB Apacer 2666MHz overclocked to 3933MHz with OCZ Reaper HPC Heatsinks | GPU: PowerColor Red Devil 6900XT | SSDs: Intel 660P 512GB SSD and Intel 660P 1TB SSD | HDD: 2x WD Black 6TB and Seagate Backup Plus 8TB External Drive | PSU: Corsair RM1000i | Case: Cooler Master C700P Black Edition | Build Log: here

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