Description

I put this together to add to my Folding@Home power for LTT's Folding Month. It consists of a CPU and GPUs I already had. After I posted some early photos on Reddit, someone contacted me wanting to trade my 2x GTX 1080s for an unopened 2080. This was ideal since it's more PPD than both cards while drawing less power. In the dual 1080 form, GPU temps were around 79 and 83 degrees for the hotter card. This is fine since all it does it sit there and run Folding@Home.

Things I loved about the build:

  1. Dual chamber cases are just a joy to build in. There are SO MANY tie down points in the back and room to run everything. Makes the fact that the board is larger than most mATX boards not really a big deal.
  2. This board really makes use of the extra space. Plenty of fan headers in convenient spots.
  3. No RGB light show to upstage the components. I like a good RGB build, but sometimes you just want to admire the components. Really enjoyed focusing more on the aesthetics of the components than lights.

Challenges:

  1. This board is big! It covers almost all of the grommet holes. This made it so that I needed to be very careful when running things. A lot of cables needed to be run underneath the board, so it wasn't screwed in until I was confident about the position of everything. All in all, it was pretty easy, but still a fun challenge to route everything.
  2. I had to order a whole bunch of fans to get them all the same color. Didn't realize there was so much variation among the Noctua Redux fans. Some were REALLY dark and almost green.

All in all this build was a breeze. Really like the Asus OC card. No LEDs at all and it's got an interesting pattern on the backplate. It's odd that it's so thick, but skinnier width wise than the STRIX cards. Guess it made sense tooling wise.

This PC generates almost 2 Million PPD in folding GPU+CPU. I'll let it fold through the winter, then repurposed it. Plenty of power to do anything else I may need later on.

Comments

  • 12 months ago
  • 17 points

There's legit not one thing I don't like about this build. So well done.

I hope this gets featured because this build deserves it. :D

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Ayyyyyeeee, you got the feature! Congratulations, my friend. :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 8 points

Screw performance. The pictures are incredible. Literally every single one of these photos could be used as a wallpaper. Should've watermarked them ;)

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Thanks!

I used to watermark, but I hate the way they look. Doesn't do much to deter theft these days anyway. I've had someone use my photos and just content aware fill the logo out.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Nonetheless, you're talented! Thanks for sharing with us.

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

It is really nice to see a build that doesnt go overboard with rgb, I love how it looks. +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

No rgb - yes ,YES,OU-YES! LOVE it!

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Next featured build 1-2 days max

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Very, very classy. I'm really starting to lean towards simplistic builds.

Props for proper photos as well.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Than you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

This is a super sexy and super clean build. Very nice work mate.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Well this'll sure be a feature

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

Ah, there it is

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

how are the thermals with that cooler? It doesn't look very big.

sniff sniff

Is that a feature I smell?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's at 62C folding on 28 threads.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

greatness achieved!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Damn. This is really slick, and clean. Plus the photography is great.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thansk so much for the inspiration, made more of a budget pc build, following along these lines. I love this build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Let me know when you build it. Def want to check it out! Thanks.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure bro, appreciate it

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

So ready for RGB to fade out.. Well done..

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

very nice! +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 11 months ago
  • 2 points

Very slick build! Would love to see the rear side cable management.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

I have to say this is easy my favourite builds EVER! I love the no rgb and how clean it is. If I ever build a threadripper system than I'll definitely do something very close to this.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

I only commenting to echo how amazing this photography is. wow! will you take pics of my builds for me?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I remember your twin builds from a previous feature. Those would have been awesome to shoot.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Beautiful!!!

For the CPU cooler, which model did you use for the fans, the P14s redux or B9 redux?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build. Love the colour coordination with supreme cable management. Of course, very nice photography too.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That is an insanely clean build. Props

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting choice in cable routing. Is there a reason why one EPS cable is routed behind the MB while the other is stretched over to the top grommet? It would seem like the left EPS would look more natural coming down from the top grommet while the right one goes behind the MB or through the other grommet (if room).

Outside of that, I do appreciate clean black/white builds without RGB. Simple and understated while looking classy.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

2x 1080 for 1x 2080, am I wrong to say that for gaming thats a bad trade. I love the colour scheme, beautiful build dude. +1 :)

  • 12 months ago
  • 3 points

I mean, he's probably gonna get about the same performance out of that one 2080, plus it saves the hassle considering most games don't support SLI and most likely choked thermals of the top Asus 1080.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! If I was gaming on it, maybe. SLI scaling isn't exactly good so it would be outpaced by a 2080 in most titles. For folding though, it's a good trade. Less heat, less power draw, and a bit more performance out of the 1 card.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

FEATURED, YES!!!!!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Not wrong at all, good trade! I mean the other guy could of got two 1080 for $350 each (used), the 2080 cost $800. Its a WIN in my book!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Noob question here just complete my first build and love how you made the Noctua cooler look grayed/blacked out. What fans did you use to swap the ugly brown ones out? Thanks so much love your build!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I used the Noctua Redux fans. Those are gray. You can also use Noctua Chromax fans which are black, but don't come smaller than 120mm.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks for the quick reply!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! did u name the little amazon box dude?

  • 12 months ago
  • 4 points

Yes, his name is Boximus Prime. A play on Amazon and Prime shipping lol.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Mr. Poet. Any reason why you didn’t use higher SP fans like the iPPC 2000s for the bottom. Or would that have spoiled the colour theme? :-)

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Form over function. I would have used all industrial, but they don't make 92mm. Doubt it would have made a huge difference either way.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a thicc card you got there.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What a beastly build this is! I'm digging those pictures and that box man FTW!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

You get 1000 times my ppd. And thats not a typo.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

My total PPD across all active folding systems is 11Mil now.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

*Faints Also why do have 1950x. since your running only 1 card wouldnt you save some electricity buying a cheap cpu and board?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I fold on the CPU as well. I already had it, so it would have been more expensive to buy a new CPU. Got the board for an excellent price, so that just made sense. Was going to get 9900k and do this build w/ my 8700K, but when the 9900K came out, I was rather underwhelmed.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you get the little box dude? +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's the Revoltech Danboard. I got mine on amazon (ironically through a 3rd party seller). There are lots of different ones now.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's so monochrome it lovely. The box figure sort of looks like it was spot colored.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow the jokes tho

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

AWESOME mATX build bro! That is the same mobo I will be getting in a few days to power my 2920X =) The case I will be using is the Lian Li PC-011 Dynamic in White!!!

TAKE MY +1!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome! That is an excellent case. My 2950X build is in one and it is fantastic.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I had a question. I am starting a build, and don know what to choose for my Video Card. Can anyone help me? Should I go with 2 dual cards or one single overkill card?

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Always get the single most powerful card you can fit into your budget. Multi-GPU does not always scale well.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

The build is gorgeous. Nice to see a great one with no lights for once. But what i'm really jealous of is that vortex vibe ;_;

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! And yes, love this keyboard.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build and awesome being a part of one in a million. Didn't know about this, will be setting my computer at home to run it as soon as I get home

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yep, great cause to donate spare power to.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

you've just grabbed the build by the balls. +1

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is what I call a photoshoot Flagged for nsfw

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

This is the First build i've seen someone else make with the same gpu as mine which is the Asus Dual RTX 2080 and I've gotta say youve done a great job.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Hello, I love the look of this build. Most of the time I like well thought out RGB lighting, but this one is outstanding without it. Such a clean build. Can I please have permission to use the pictures as my wallpaper?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Sure thing!

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

replacing those noctua fans with grey ones honestly makes this build SUPER SEXY because the light on the noctua heatsink is not as stupid looking with the ugly *** fans lmao.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but would have gone for a water cooler for more oc head room

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Not necessary for this build. My 2950X is liquid cooled though.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I love the overall simplisticness of this build and the pictures are amazing, great job!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Simply amazing. I bought this because of you. +1.. none of that RGB lightshow nonsense

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a big fan of RGB, so this build was really appealing to me. I really liked the theme of the gray Noctua fans throughout the case, as well as the custom cables. I really love everything about this build. +1

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much!

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I am considering purchasing the same RAM, any comments on it?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Works well. I run it at 3466 quad channel with no issues.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks :)

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, dream build for me, i want to know how many fan do you buy to get them all the same color, and do toi think i can fit à 1080ti strix with 2x 140 in the bottom ? Thank you very much.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

These are the Redux fans. There's 6. I don't know that a 240 and fans would fit. The STRIX 1080 Ti is pretty thick. I'll check when I get to my office tomorrow.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you very much !

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you like the TR4 U9? For my Sliger Cerberus it is the only air cooler that will fit. I currently have a NZXT Kraken X52 and it works fine but I wanted to have something that is maintenance free and buy no means did I want to gamble with the Enermax Liqtech II

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, even my newest LiqTech II RMA is giving me trouble. The TR4 U9 has been great! I don't push this particular machine to the limits, but it does hold a respectable OC and good temps.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you mean maintenance free? Does the cooling liquid have to be changed after awhile of usage?

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

So eventually liquid in a radiator will evaporate slightly due to heat and also corrosion can happen, thus in theory all AIOs have a shelf life while an air cooler could chug along for a lot longer with maybe only needing to change a fan every 5-10 years...

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

TR4 Monochromatic Beauty. Perfectly executed! Props

It's so beautiful, my browser refuses to close the tab.

  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah! Thank you!

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I love your build and plan on using it in inspiriation for my build. The issue I am trying to solve is... How did you connect all the fans to the Motherboard? 8 fans (2 for the cooler, 6 case) but only 2 fan headers? If you can give me advice on this, that would be great.

Also I saw this and I drooled a little. Love the aesthetics you went for and I love how you solved the card sagging problem with bigger cards on your last picture. I'm planning on using a Radeon VII in mine. Overall, I love the build.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I just use PWN splitters, but you could also use a PWN fan hub.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

So 3-way PWN Splitters? That Motherboard only has 2 Case Fan Headers on it is why I'm asking. They able to monitor fan speed so that your fans are going at max speed all the time?

Also I noticed you were using a case fan and the GPU power cables to counter card sagging, Was that intentional?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I would find a fan power calculator to make sure the header can handle the load of 3 fans. That's going to be mobo dependent. Two fans is fine, 3 fans might push it depending on the board.

The GPU actually doesn't say much. The fans and cables don't make contact with it. Might just look like it from the angles.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

My motherboard is the same Taichi motherboard as yours... soooooooooo...

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Ohhhhhhhh. You'll be fine then. There are 5 headers on this mobo. CHA_Fan 2 at the bottom, CHA_Fan 1 in the center, CHA_Fan 3 in the top right, and CPU_1, CPU_OPT at the top right.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent built. Possible to use a CORSAIR Hydro Series, H100i RGB PLATINUM, 240mm, 2 X ML PRO 120mm RGB PWM Fans, Advanced RGB Lighting & Fan Control w/ Software, Liquid CPU Cooler. CW-9060039-WW in this case? Planning on using a Threadripper 2950X. Will need sufficient cooling.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, definitely. The Noctua cooler does a nice job though. No need to fear air cooling.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay. Will consider it. What you think of the ASRock Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII for FAH? Will the RTX 2080 Ti produce more PPD?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I haven't tried folding w/ my Radeon VII yet. I'll be installing one of those in my all AMD build this weekend. It's doubtful though as my 2080 Tis produce 2.7M PPD w/ the beta WUs.

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess since I'm building a system with a 2950x, might as well go with a premium card. Thanks again for your input.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Love this build,i am glad that is well done without RGB. I am thinking of making a new build with this case, tell me, did u encounter any problem in terms of spacing with the bottom 140mm fans? cable managing in the bottom part of the motherboard or so? thanks

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! Nope, it was great! Esp since this board is extended mATX.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

If only PCPP had a subscribe button, I'll subscribe to your account, all your builds are so awesome looking and your photography is simply wallpaper standards.

REALLY well done on that

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much!

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey! Im doing this build pcpartpicker, and I just want to ask you about the noctua cooler, how it performs? Do you think will keep cool the 2920x? Thanks!

  • 3 days ago
  • 2 points

It keeps my 1950X a more than reasonable temps. I don't overclock it, but it boosts nicely on its own. I'd imagine with its lower core count, the 2920X would do just fine.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!!

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this are not appropriate for this site.

  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Didn't realize this was the Disney channel, I'll gladly see myself out!

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  • 12 months ago
  • 2 points

Keep it polite or don't comment on this site.

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Im only joking

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

The cable management is probably emaculate

  • 12 months ago
  • 0 points

Immaculate even...

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

No, they're just the 140mm Redux fans.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

These cables are from Cablemod.