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Welcome to my X299 refresh from the original Project Water X99 build. It's running a mild overclock of 4.7 Ghz on all cores at the moment but as I have delidded the CPU its capable of running at 5Ghz on all 10 cores and the temps stay in check,

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  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

I also use Cow Juice to keep my PC cool. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build. You got the best of the best parts in the gaming market!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE!!!!

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

why not the 7980XE? doesn't matter. this build is ******* awesome. +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you. I may upgrade further down the line but the 7900X is a awesome CPU for gaming and streaming plus my other requirements. Also cooling a 7980XE at 5GHz is a challenge.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great! Am I blind or is the PCI SSD not installed for any of the pics?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I took the pictures when I still had the 850 EVO's installed, so i'll update the pictures shortly with them installed on the DIMM.2

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build, I rarely see an i9 ever used.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

great job and you have a war machine +1

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

I like your salt rock in the background! I have a 13lb one, they are very nice and ambient! Also love your build! I wish I could be as blessed as you!

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

They are pretty cool. Thank you.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I would like to build a similar PC except that I need a 7980XE. Are two 360 radiators really needed or would I be able to cool everything with just one 360 radiator + fans and two additional case fans?

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, I'd assume that a single 360 should be enough but I normally work on the bases that each component has 240mm rad space so my setup would give over head to overclock. I wouldn't recommend the EK SE series of rads as I've found them pretty poor and you also need to consider you case air flow. Also the 7980XE will produce a huge amount of heat as you are looking upwards of 500W+ when overclocked, so you need to take that into account.

  • 27 months ago
  • 1 point

Never been a big fan of lights and glow from my computer but I very much like the white cooling tubs. I am not certain I have the skill set to build a liquid cooling system but I would like to have it. Also the cable management is awesome. Is that, in part, due to special case functions?

Thank you for posting the build. Would like to know how it cools under heavy game usage. I see you have multiple monitors. Does it run well with two games at the same time?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Just beautiful, just save me some time and let me hand you my cash now lol! Just WOW!

Was setting the XMP 2.0 any trouble? I never built a pc, I'm told when you first boot up its as easy as changing one setting, the xmp 2.0?

Lastly, does gskills work well with aura, I'm assuming you're using aura for the ram?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

No, the RAM was completely plug and play @ 3600 which I really wasn't expecting as my X99 build struggled on anything above 3400.

Yes, Aura and G.Skill integration works well. However, the Aura software itself is buggy AF so I have removed it for the moment after having to do a full reset on my MB. Therefore, the RGB is not set to a single static colour. So, I am waiting on ASUS to update a few more times before I reinstall it.

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Water enough! Although you cant drink it...

  • 27 months ago
  • -2 points

Why Intel over Threadripper? Could have gotten a 1950x for a similar price and you would have gotten more cores

  • 27 months ago
  • 2 points

In my use case, which is gaming, streaming, media work the Intel is the faster option not to say the TR is bad as it really it's quiet impressive. However, I need the clock speed as well as the core count and that's the reason I've gone with the i9 over TR.

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