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Hey guys!

I just built this PC after coming from a 7700k with a Palit 1080 ti FE. Since building the "Money Maker" in my list of completed builds, my interest in building PC's has been growing rapidly. Since then, I've built 3 systems for a few friends and have finally gotten interested in learning custom cooling.

With the release of the Threadripper, I found that it would be a perfect avenue to collaborate with one of the more popular modders here in the Philippines and make my first custom loop. Also, I felt that it would be a perfect time to own my first high end desktop on a brand new chipset, even if I may not take full advantage of the power my system has. Some parts included in this build are a rehash of the previous, while some are acquisitions I've made since.

I chose the ROG Zenith because of how premium the ROG line looks and feels. The board is beautiful and the accent lights really caught my eye. It was time that I owned an ASUS Aura compatible board because their RGB software integrates very well with a lot of other things. I used an Aorus board and had to wait so long until the bugs were ironed out with Trident Z RGBs.

I chose the Poseidon for the beautiful shroud and of course, the integrated water block. The infinity mirror is really nice as well.

What better way to take advantage of my new Aura sync board than to use the really cool-looking Team Night Hawk RGBs. They're only controllable with Aura, as opposed to the TridentZ's. My build will also be "dragon" themed so the agressive shape will go perfectly with that.

The result is a molten-hot looking PC that packs a lot of punch and runs pretty cool. Even more so when we're done with the custom loop hopefully by October.

EDIT: I'm still waiting for the case, CPU block and res. I'll repost when the build with the loop is finally done!

EDIT 2: Holy Crap thanks for the feature!! Just in time for the Game of Thrones Season finale! DRACARYS!!!!

Comments

  • 27 months ago
  • 17 points

That chip is bigger than my future

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Funny!

  • 27 months ago
  • 7 points

Love the color theme and rgb choices to top off this stellar build. Also, way to be bold and go with that ram, been eyeing that stuff for a while.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

They're pretty good! If you own an Aura mobo go for it!

  • 27 months ago
  • 5 points

A car? pff hahahaha, who needs that? better have a 12 core 24 thread pc with a gtx 1080Ti smh

THREADRIPPAH build +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

This build is THE definition of awesome!

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

RESPECT! keep it up bro!

  • 27 months ago
  • 4 points

Awwwww SNAP!

IT'S THREADRIPPER!!!

+1

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

Damn!! nice build

  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

<3 Orange themes are the best.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

My dream build in a nutshell (even tho I woulda gotten an x62 and Gigabyte 1080 ti)
Hope youre happy with TR4, Im happy with my r5 1600

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Yup! Cant wait to have a loop done so I can start playing with the clocks with more freedom!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Sick build!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for pictures 10 and 11.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

THREAD RIPPPEEEERRRRRRR

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey grats on the featured spot.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

i think 10 and 11 are the best pictures!!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build! I would feel so nervous putting this together xD

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I put in the motherboard after coming in from a night out of drinking. shhh! HAHA!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I need a hug!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build, first time I've seen that ram. take this +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

nice build! kabayan! wow

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This looks majestic

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a monster build. very impressed. Keep it up! +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

So original going with a orange theme

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

dude dude DUDE!

loving the implementatio of the RGB and also love daenerys what else could i say

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the name and how well it matches everything going on in that case. Well done!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

thank you thanks you! means a lot!! :D

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I will say the first time I saw that picture I thought "Collectors from Mass Effect" because that is what I personally saw. Now looking at your 'Dracarys' I do see where you got that from. Let's just say you inspired the title of my own personal build...

Great parts list by the way.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice...but where is that custom watercooled build you're talking about? °_o

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a temporary house for the build. Parts are coming still, including a new case. Hence the name Prologue

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh. I thought that would be a different project you did with that other guy. I think this one is perfect as it its.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! But I want to use the Poseidon block, and have an all nickel block coming from EK.

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Eager to see it.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

What case is everything going into?

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Lian Li PC-O11, lotsa space for my loop!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

omg, JP Modified????

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Not JP. Tantric. He's part of the Thermaltake invitational

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool, I'll check him out

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Pics 10 and 11 are an awesome representation of that feeling when new parts arrive.

Thumbs up.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup!! And given that I'm from the Philippines, my Amazon and Newegg orders passed through customes and took a bit longer. Only amplifies the feeling when you finally have them with you!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

My build is almost the same as yours lol. And how did you get a motherboard that doesn't fit in are cases to fit?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I just didnt force the last row of screws to come in. The mobo's seated pretty well in there regardless. :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

i was going to go with that motherboard but i had to return it because i didnt think it would fit

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the specs sheet would lead you to believe so. I pretty much had no choice since I owned the 570x already from a previous build. I was a bit worried because the 570x curves inward at the grommets but luckily it ended up fitting anyway.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I well I'm glade it all fit!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

ah.. I just saw this comment after I ordered my 570x :(

So you screwed all the screws in but just not tightly? Have you had any issues with your mobo since? Do you have any tips on the install (also doing a threadripper build with the zenith extreme)?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, just not tightly :) no issues whatsoever, except on 1st boot, it wouldnt post with 4 RAM sticks. It worked with 2 sticks and I flashed the BIOS. Worked afterwards. The most common issue with TR is getting the screws to lock in when seating the processor. I found that the included torx screwdriver makes it hard to have the screw latch on since the force you apply can be all over the place due to its "brass knucle" design. I used an i-Fixit screw driver and getting the screws to lock only took me 3-5 mins. Other than that, no issues with the board whatsoever! Good luck!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I have a quick question on the fans. Where did you plug the kraken fan and the 3 corsair fan plugs? I haven't been able to figure out the optimum location for them. Also have an aer 120 in the rear, where did you plug in that cable and mount your hue +?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair fan headers went into a fan hub. Either with the Kraken fan splitter or my pwm fan hub. I didnt use a hue+ for this though. Only a single internal usb 2.0 from the Kraken.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

@pcgoldenbear hi, have your 570x arrived yet ? have you tested the zenith to fit inside then? How is it going. Because i like this case and want to use for my zenith extreme. Thanks.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup it fits. I could not get two of the screws into the case but the mb is solid. One thing is because of its size the board does cover a bit of the openings for the cable pass through

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

will i get enough room if i put liquid cooling such as corsair h115i on top ? how many cm is the clearance from top to the motherboard?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh my God. That looks so good. All of those orange lights and simply just the specs of this nearly leave me speechless. And when do you plan on adding the custom loop? I'd really like to see that. And why did you use the X52 instead of an X62 Rev. 2? I think that at this price and performance, that would be a better CPU cooler.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I've owned the X52 since February, when I was using a different case and the 140's wouldnt fit. The loop's coming soon. EK's shipping the block soon and hopefully my case would arrive by mid September.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, the X52 is still a good cooler and will still do just fine. And anyways, The custom loop will be a great replacement.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

an amazing build but why doesn't the keyboard match the colours

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It's been my Razer Synapse profile since I could remember.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

jelly but hats off for the first few guys who have the treadripper build

what was your average power draw for the system?

average temps?

stock voltages it is running

whats was the RAM speed which was stable? I know 3200MHz is not possible ATM only at best i heard its only 2933MHz

any complains about the board?

will we see OC results?

i saw the other Treadripper builds and most complain the CPU install was the hardest to install

was that really hard?

Congrats on getting featured

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Holy cow, I just saw the feature. Awesome! Anyway, I'll get to your questions as soon as I can. So far I've run the RAM on 3200mhz in BIOS but havent confirmed with CPU-Z. I'll check the rest later.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

gotcha

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Heya dragoon!

165w power draw, and low 30's Celsius at idle. 325-330w running Cinebench and CPU temps peak at around 70 degrees. I'm running everything at stock at the moment. I'm really just waiting for the custom loop with a proper sized headspreader before I start overclocking. As of now Vcore goes to about 1.25

Playing PUBG, my system draws about 370w

The Team RAM sticks are indeed running at 3200mhz quad channel, according to CPU-Z. I'm running the latest BIOS, perhaps that may be why it works? Never really noticed a problem there.

As for the board itself, no complaints at all. It is huge, but everything about it I like. The m.2 runs relatively cool on the Dimm, and the lighting and brushed aluminum look is really nice.

As for the installation of the CPU, I found that using the included screw driver was difficult. Luckily I have an iFixit kit and having a linear screwdriver allowed me to exert downward force more accurately. The orange brass knuckle type screw driver kinda sucked.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

ah i see why ppl are having trouble

i need to get a iFixit kit as well

nice that the RAM are fully running at 3200MHz

The reason why i still holding off my Treadripper buy is because of the stupid price of GPUs now because of coin mining and also the air coolers which support only TR4 sockets.

I not a fan of AIO cooler after my experience with the H100i that died and leaked on me and killed my Core i7 4770K, GPU and PSU and now i am only stuck with my older Core 2 Quad PCs. That 4770K was a birthday present and was ruined :(

I am sticking with air coolers for now and waiting for the CoolerMaster offerings

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

im planning on using the same case for my build and also want the hd120 fans, my only question is, how is the air flow in the case and how many fans are intake, how many exhaust?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

3 intake from the front and 2 exhaust on top. I used to have 3 exhaust but with this board I removed the 3rd so I could see the OLED a d the I/o area. Oh, and my case is modded a bit. I had a hole made for the pcie power extension and holes in the bottom portion of the mobo to accomodate hd audio and usb 2.0 internal headers. Also, it's powder coated white on the inside

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks great, I plan on 3D printing a power supply shroud so the cables are tucked away well and cant see them, it'd probably bother me more than anything. were the fans easy to calibrate and get synced?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Good built mate! But question, does the 570X fit EATX mobos? I swear it only does ATX or lower.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I owned the 570x prior to acquiring this board, had an Z270x Aorus Gaming 7. I didn't screw all of the screws on the final row. This is as EATX as EATX can get, and it still fit. You won't have problems with other EATX boards for sure. :)

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you make it turn blue?...

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

It's actually blue and white right now :) I changed the OLED graphics as well and it says "Winter Is Coming" :D

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

omg you make the zenith fit into 570x , how is it possible ? I love this case and i wanted to buy the zenith , but then planned to move to asrock x399 as i think the zenith won't fit inside the 570x. Did you do some modification to the case ? how is it so far? after everything setup inside , does it become 'too tight' inside and make your pc hard to breath and affect the overall temp ?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Heya! No mods to the case. Just didnt screw the last row. Since then, have moved to a bigger case, the Lian Li PC-O11wx. Currently building the full custom loop system. Temps were fine before moving the system. Didnt try OC's with the Threadripper on the X52 though.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

how is this x34 monitor so far ? is it perfect for you ? or did you find something you don't like ?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

It's good! Nothing bad to say about it really.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Congrats buddy! Question: How the Team - Night Hawk RGB memory is coming along for you?

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty good! I think they've finally released the software to control em recently, however I've been able to control em for a while with Aura sync. Does well as advertised, running at 3200mhz xmp.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

I was also looking at doing a build with the Zenith Extreme along with the Corsair Crystal 570x and was wondering if the motherboard fitted nicely into the case?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

hey, the fit won't be perfect. You'll have to screw just 6 instead of all 9 holes in the mobo, with the row nearest to the grommets having no screws.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! Quite jealous need to say ;)

I wanted to ask you though, have you had any problems regarding cpu temperatures? Because of the kraken being smaller than the chip size. Or is everything working fine as stated in many places online?

Thanks and enjoy ;)

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

It's good, stock clocks won't give you a problem. Staytined for my updated build, transferred everything to a new case with brass tubing that I did myself!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Good to know! Thanks

Do you only have the radiator in "push mode" with the HD120 fans in the front? Couldn't fit it on top?

I'll be attentive ;)

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

nope, won't fit on top coz of my RAM. They're one of the widest in the market, but they do look cool. A 30mm rad and fan would probably fit with TridentZ's. Don't take my word for it tho!

And yes, HD120's pushing into the rad.

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

does the case support eatx?

  • 22 months ago
  • 1 point

supposedly not, but it fits, just be careful not to over tighten the screws nearest to the grommet.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How did the E-ATX mobo fit into the ATX case?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

You have to leave out the final column of screws, or at least not tighten them fully :) twas a temporary build tho. :) my final iteration is on my page!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on using this over the STRIX 1080 TI. How cool does it stay before you watercooled it?

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty hot! Like any dual fan on load, a bit lower than FE, but still hot. :)

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

What's the point of using a Poseiden graphics card if you're not watercooling?

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

please check the final build here

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/DM3bt6

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Amazing!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey man i was wondering how you got the motherboard to fit in the case being a EATX motherboard?

I have a Corsair 460x and i just noticed that the motherboard will not fit.

Sick build bro

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  • 27 months ago
  • 3 points

A hugger indeed

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Tantric! He's in the Casemod invitational of Thermaltake right now.

I chose to build with a TR4 because it's a new socket and I'm really riding on the AMD wave right now because Intel keeps changing sockets like socks on a rainy day. Also, really just wanted to tick off the High end desktop off my bucket list. I have a friend who does Architectural renders and I usually lend him my main rig whenever he needs to render something big. This will help him much more. I also make videos and edit photos, trade stocks and game a lot. These things, a lower spec'd PC can do, but why not right?

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Check out some vids by GamersNexus about the thermal paste application on the chip for a better visual representation. Temps aren't bad actually, but I'm getting my EK waterblock pretty soon!

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  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I did, for the moment, especially after the season finale of Game of Thrones. I even made a gif for the OLED feature that says "Winter is Coming!"

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