For a long time i had a build like this one in mind, wanted to assemble a full amd sistem, build my first watercooled pc and make it stand out a little. It took me about 2 months to pick and buy all the parts and then, in a full weekend, it ryyyyysed (no pun intended).
About the components:
CPU - Since my work revolves in 3D modelling the Ryzen 2700x was a must, i wanted the most powerfull AM4 cpu so it had to be this one
Mobo - My previous case was a Dan A4, this board migrated to this build. It was one of the cheapeast itx mobo's and had all the features i needed. I don't know if is something about this board or not but when overclocking it won't surpass 4.125GHz and only work if i give it 1.45v of juice. Any other value below it simply crashes.
RAM - Just like the motherboard this kit was used in my previous setup. My intension was to get a kit with 32Gb running 3200Mhz out of the box but the only kit listed on the QVL at the time wasn't sold in my country and i wanted a kit listed in the QVL (had some problems in the past so didnt want to take the risk again). Then i bought this one and oc'ed it. Simple.
SSD - Fast with enough space, also coming from previous builds. Not much to say about this one.
HDD - I like to have space in addition to the ssd so a simple 1tb hdd is enough for now.
GPU - The center piece. This was the last piece aquired, it was the only one sold here that had a reference pcb and was on promo so you know the drill. Suetable enough for a 3D moddling/gaming combo, running in 4k.
Case - The end point for me to build a watercooled pc. I was tired of the usual pc cases and wanted something out of the ordinary. Once in stock it was a sure deal.
PSU - A bit over the top but i wanted some room and, i donno, i might get a bit crazy and get a second gpu, and change the mobo, and update the cpu, and do a more agressive oc or blablabla... better plan for the future craziness...
Cooling - Well... This is the tricky part. I knew that this cpu+gpu bundle needed a good heat dissipassion but i had decided to use this case and also wanted a silent config........ Yes this was one of those crazy moods (i have some of those) and i'm not dissapoint with the decision. The first thing was, go Al or Cu, money took the decision here. Then the 120 rad in front of the 240 rad, i tought "well in some cases the car intercooler is in front of the radiator whats the harm" (yes i know, different fluids) but i went ahead with the ideia and tested it.
Using a fan profile with 10%;20ºC, 25%;70ºC, 100%;80ºC the 120+240 rad grants me less 8-10ºC compared to the 240 rad alone when idle and 1-3ºC at most when in load. No, the cooling/cost racio don't justify a sistem like this but, in a way, i keep an unique build. The pc was planned to work laid down so the fans pull from the back of the case thus the hot air can go up. I had no space due to the reservoir so i had to make small cuts in the fans to fit them in the back due to the front I/O cables.
The Witcher 3 - 4k, Ultra preset - 55 fps
Forza Horizon 4 - 4k, Ultra preset - 70 fps
Guild Wars 2 - 4k, Best Appearance - 45 fps
Counter Strike GO - 4k High Preset - 196 fps