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Thanks Boss - I was given a $2500 budget to build my new workstation and here it is. I wanted the Ryzen 2700X, but was told "We are an Intel shop". Never mind, Intel still fits in the budget.

Used 8 hours / day for software development, SQL Server and IIS. Also, many video conference calls while collaborating with colleagues / clients.

This is version 0.5 of the build because I will be adding a graphics card etc. when I decide what to get. That will complete the BI-Polar nature of the machine. Work during the day and play during the night :).

Clocked the CPU to 5.2GHz fine, but was getting slightly noisy and hot at that level. Quite happy with the 5.0GHz overclock I have settled on because the temps are low and rig is silent. Cinebench CPU score is 1600

Only slight issue is the Kraken AIO mounting to the Asus ITX motherboard was a bit fiddly with the tall RAM I bought. Had one orientation of the pump that worked without the tubes hitting something. I bought a right angle USB cable to plug into the pump so the cable routing was a bit cleaner.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

More pics?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

ys pls

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Did you have to disassemble the Kraken to fit it in?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem fitting the X62 following these steps 1. Install the radiator with fans and bracket attached from the inside. Do this first and there's plenty of room. 2. Attach the pump to the CPU socket while the motherboard is still outside the case - hoses are long enough if you lay the case on it's side. 3. Install the motherboard. 4. Reinstall the central case bracket so that the hoses go over the top part. 5. Adjust the pump hose connectors so the hoses are out of the way.

easy

  • 7 months ago
  • -2 points

850W PSU is not needed here even if you add 2080ti later. 8700k and 2080ti and 550w is more than enough. You could have saved the money for something else but okay.