Description

Click the link below to see the flush test and fill

https://youtu.be/Ayhh9MYGjjI


Current specs and final OK my goal to get 5.2 did not go as I wished. I did get it stable but the PC just ran a little hotter then I would like. I will be keeping it at 5.1 gzh

Clock 5.1gzh
Idle: 36c
Load: 64c
Cinebench: 2118
3D Mark Time Spy: 8746 Benchmark Link: https://www.3dmark.com/3dm/30655213?#


This PC was built to be a powerhouse able to do anything you can trow at it. Right now I am still using a old ASUS VG278Q but plan to replace this with ROG SWIFT PG35VQ if it ever comes out.

The goal is to get a stable 5.2gzh clock, what is not asking allot if ya compare this to my old i7 980x what went from 3.33gzh to 5gzh stable.

Right now it is stable at 5gzh at idle 32c and under load 67c.

The ram was not on part pickers list, so it listed at the bottom under custom parts.

Zigma is what I named my computer.

This is the first build I have done with rigged tubes and a valve. A few things I taken away from this build is this. The system does not drain well with the valve since there is no opening at the top to let air in and drain smoothly. It does drain but it takes time and effort to get it to fully drain well. If this is your first time doing a rigged build I would make sure you buy lots of extra tubes. In this build I ended up using 3 packs 6 tubes total. What is twice as much as I should have needed.
If ya want a bend right at a fitting make sure you make room for the fitting to slide and screw on. The first 3 tubes I made for the top tube was a 90 degree out, then it had to bend back in a little then 90 degree up to the rad. This worked and took 3 tubes before I got it right. Then i did not like how it looked and changed it out for a straight tube with two 45 degree to 90 degree fittings. This was way easier and I feel looks better. It also does not get in the way of my ram, if I ever need to remove that later...

The EKWB pump/tanks look like they are easy to configure, but they are not. I broke a $200 tank/pump setup trying to remove the logo and turn the tank 90 degrees to the left. I did not want a tube to go right in front of my tank, so I just ended up getting a 2end one and used two 90 degree fittings to move the pipe to the right. Also remember all the fittings in this build are metal to metal so no need to worry about over tighten, but the pump is plastic, It not hard to over tighten a fitting to the pump and break the treads in the port. What sucks when ya need a 1/8 more turn to get things to line up right. The 1/8 turn will risk breaking the treads on your pump. A fix for this is using a male to female fitting and tighten them together to the get things to line up right. This case does have holes to mount a rad up top, but not where I wanted my rad. I had to drill new holes to mount my rad closer to the front, to get that straight tube down to my pump.

Anyway I hope you enjoy the build, it not fully done yet since I am still waiting on a monitor and there still a few things I like to change in this case. I also want a TI video card, but I am waiting for the next gen after the 2080.

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 4 points

Not zigma...

LIGMA

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

What do ya mean not Zigma :p Zigma use to be my main handle way back in the day when I had Zigma@aol Now the name gotten more popular it harder to get on sites and in games. I still use it where I can and my pc is named Zigma.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Did you have zigma?

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

WhAtS ZiGmA? +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

That what I named my computer :p

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build. And those apparatuses you have used, you are smart to use them. And temps are nice too. One thing, i9 9900k can get really hot even with custom watercooling loop, i heard u need to delid plus u need to use sand paper to reduce the height of cpu die,cuz its too thick.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

and you might screw it up and void warranty of a 550$ cpu. To your build: looks great! Was wondering baout the non-RGB Trident Zs (you didnt list them) :D and is that temperature LCD on the Maximus XI an M.2 Shield? If it is, probably the coolest thing ive seen until now, looks sick

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes you are right.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I did list it under custom part since this site did not have it listed for memory, not sure why it not showing up. I will see if I can fix that. here the ram G.SKILL TridentZ Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3733 (PC4 29800) Intel Z370 Desktop Memory Model F4-3733C17Q-64GTZKK

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

No warranty has been voided yet. I do not plan on doing a delid or anything like that. True the water block on the video card might have voided that warranty, but it my older 1080 GTX. I am going to wait for the next gen RTX TI cards before I upgrade that.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

My goal is 5.3gzh. At 5gzh OC clock to all cores It will idle at 32 and under load go up to about 65. Some of this temp I feel is from my 4 phase VRM. Over all I am happy with how the 9900k is running and with the temps I have seen so far. I did have my I7 9800x at 5gzh from it stock 3.33gzh. I do not expect to get as much of a increase from the 9900k. I am not going to delid this lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I would delid and send paper the die. Temps would drop 10degree easily. I would take the risk. I mean having a warranty is an advantage i can understand that. Cheers

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build! Not just the rig, but the 3 monitor setup as well. Like how it is not asemetrical which gives it the feel that you actually use it and it is not just there for show.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

NGL when i first saw the parts, I thought that a soccer ball was part of the build.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol, ya it a weird box.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

eventually they're gonna pack the intel core i78 78400k into a box shaped like the infinity symbol