Description

THIS BUILD WAS UPGRADED FROM GTX 1080 Ti SLi to RTX 2080 Ti SLi

Welcome to the Full EKWB aftermarket build.

The goal of this build was to try to fit the most hardware in to an mATX case, whilst maintaining its practicality and function at full load.

Triple Radiator for maximum cooling. Please be aware that my RAMs do not work at specified speed on this motherboard I am not too sure why, maybe I forgot to get a matched set.. I really don't remember.

Otherwise everything is working ok. The heat dissipation is not the best as the top and rear radiator is being cooled with warm air from the front radiator. I have tuned the top and rear fans to work harder to try to achieve negative pressure inside that case so cooler air can be drawn in from excess vents.

IDLE - I am getting about 44c CPU and 38c/32c for GPU1/GPU2 respectively (ambient temp. approx. 28c)

GAMING - I am getting about 60c CPU with 50-55c GPU during gaming (ambient temp. approx. 28c)

I have NVMe raid on for the Samsung 960 Pros and SATA raid for the SanDisks. The GTX 1080 Ti in SLi working fine with this configuration.

GPUs have been conservatively overclocked with Afterburner 120% power/+150 Core/+200Mem

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme result for this build - https://www.3dmark.com/fs/17614237

3DMark Time Spy Extreme result for this build - https://www.3dmark.com/spy/5560738

UPDATED BENCHMARK WITH 2x RTX 2080 Ti UPGRADE

3DMark Fire Strike Extreme result for this updated build - https://www.3dmark.com/fs/18339637

NOTE - The coolant was originally going to be light grey but I had bad white coolant so I threw it away and as you can see I couldn't completely drain out the white from the coolant as there are traces left. The last photo you can see the drain pipe filled with white coolant.

Pulled the mesh off from the top cover ventilation holes to maximize exhaust flow. Also added some custom LED strips on the top radiator, front panel and the corsair power supply area with additional on/off switch located at the back near psu switch.

RTX 2080 Ti UPGRADE -

2x Galax RTX 2080 Ti SG with EKWB RTX Nickel RGB Waterblock

2-slot RTX NV Link from NVidia RTX Quadro range.

Custom machined vents on the top cover to help maximize the air flow.

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Comments

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah man, you gotta love these no nonsense, take no prisoners power builds. And make it look this good too! Easy plus 1 from me. Great build.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Any issues with the fans making whining noises? It's what they are known to have a problem with.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

i haven't had noise issues with these fans, but if they are fastened too tight the fan chassis may come into contact with the blades as their tolerance are tighter than other brands.