Description

I built this for gaming and video recording/editing, and it handles every task I've thrown at it wonderfully! I overclocked the Ryzen processor to 3.9, and intend to go further with future bios updates. This systems most recent Firestrike score puts it ahead of 91% of all results.

The watercooling on this system is a beast with 3 radiators and a D5 PWM controlled pump. Even after running the fuzzy doughnut of death for 3 hours, my GPU's temperature topped out at 42c with short spikes to 43c. I easily hit power draw limits LONG before thermal throttling even considers becoming a concern. I use blue UV dye in the distilled water as well as liquid utopia to prevent growth/corrosion. I'm a little dissatisfied with how fast the UV effect has faded, so I'll be trying UV White pastel fluid with some blue dye from Mayhem's next.

Storage is handled primarily by my 1TB Western Digital M.2 drive, though I do have a spare SSD and HDD mounted in the back to store my media on. I only use the M.2 for applications.

The ram is currently clocked at 2400 stable. I will have to wait for more bios updates before I can clock it further, and eventually reach the 3000 rating.

Comments

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Noice! obvs need better and more picts

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Added some more

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

1200mm of radiators is quite overkill for your current setup but I guess why not if its within your budget. I just built in this case as well. Will like to see more pics

  • 30 months ago
  • 2 points

Added more pictures. I wanted to go overkill building this. I'm also looking at going multi-GPU once we get more information on Vega.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

1+! amazing build! please add more photos!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

More photos added :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

awesome! looks great! wow! the only thing left is to clean up the front panel connector cables and this build is a solid 9.5/10

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

One of the best builds i have ever seen

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely more pics, sir!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ask and you shall receive :D

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude thats blue looks damn good with the black and great parts in there too. Did you do those pipes yourself? If so you did an amazing job at that!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, I used the toolkit from Thermaltake and a heat gun to bend them. The hardest one to get right was actually the one leading from the out take on the bottom rad to the intake on the front rad because at the top I had to do a 90 degree bend and add a twist so that it would line up properly. I ended up cutting that pipe and putting my flow meter there because it was a pain in the butt to try and maneuver it around.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I wish I had that kind of budget for my build....

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I built this over a period of a few months, and maxed out a few credit cards doing it lol.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably 2/3 of the budget is in the custom watercooling though. You could build a working PC with these core components on air MUCH cheaper.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Still, it would be nice to have a budget like this.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea, if I had about another grand I would have went with a SMAU8 Magnum case and fit in 4 quad rads and a double pump setup. Just because I could.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, always gotta love a loop, more so if it's AM4. +1 :)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

cathodes!

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I see that nice #fu*kyoubend in your loop (from salzar studios on youtube). Very nice build! I had a question though, the cpu block that you have, was it specifically for am4 or is it one of those am3 blocks that also fits am4? I'm patiently waiting for a mini itx am4 board and I already have a am3 cpu block.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

This block is designed for AM4.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing build.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats on the build it looks awesome! Just a quick question if you don't mind.. I'm using the Riing fans with my Ryzen build also and am unable to control the fans due to a software conflict between Riing and Ryzen. Thermaltake have informed me that they are working on a fix (been a month), and still nothing. Are you able to control your fans via the software? (colour and speed)

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tried through software, I let the controllers the riing fans plug into do that, which I didn't even have to mess with since they defaulted where I wanted them. That being said, I do have one of the controllers plugged into the CPU Fan slot on the motherboard, and I can control the speed of its fans through software. I haven't tried changing the lights since they defaulted to blue, which is what I want them to be.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply! I just realised the version you have isn't the same as mine. The one I have is the new Riing plus version, which unfortunately has a software conflict with ryzen atm. :/

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah. I went with the Riing 12's because they were available locally when I got them, plus they got me a bunch of points on one of my rewards apps that I then cashed in to pay for the case lol. I haven't used the plus version yet.

  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I didn't see your reply! Glad your luck has been better than mine because after almost 2 months there's still no fix..

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the boot times on your computer and can it handle 3000 mhz yet?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Boot times have always been great with it. Haven't tried pushing the ram in a while, been too busy using it to take the time to update the bios again and mess with the ram.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

My bios is 1.2 at the moment. I've heard that they've been focusing on the B350 boards mostly because they had more issues to deal with. Lol, I made the mistake of trying to clock straight to 3000 the first time and had to clear CMOS. One guy on youtube has somehow managed to get 3600 though. I'm guessing he shot his voltages through the roof.

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  • 30 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, let me know how it goes

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