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Erebus

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My main focus with this build was to be clean, and neutrally themed - with the possibility of RGB. This being an upgrade build from X99 to X299 - some components have been reused to minimize costs.

Build specifications-
CPU:
Intel Core i9-10900X

  • With intentions to remain on Intel's HEDT and reading an article on Intel's 10th generation Cascade Lake-X processors, I decided on the entry level i9-10900X due to its higher base clocks and matching amount of cache. After initial setup; enabling XMP, I overclocked all cores to 5GHz @ 1.372v. Although, after countless stress testing and benchmarking I found 4.9GHz @ 1.359v to be my chips sweet spot (full stability running aida64extreme/ while avoiding TjMax).


MOTHERBOARD:
Asus ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore

  • I have become accustomed to building on ASUS boards/ BIOS etc over the years, so I was deciding between the OMEGA or ENCORE but with the Encore being released - designed for Intel's 10th generation processors it made the decision easier. First impressions, this board is amazing.. and heavy! After updating BIOS to 0505, I experienced issues and with some further testing on different BIOS versions I found 0401 to offer the most performance (Cinebench R15/ R20) while remaining stable. I look forward to seeing how much further I can push my chip after a better BIOS offering Intel's new microcode is released.


MEMORY:
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 32GB

  • After finding this 32GB kit of G.SKILL Trident Z Royal 32GB (4 x 8GB) 3600 [16-16-16-36] on Newegg I really didn't think twice about ordering them. I had intended on getting the Trident Z RGB 32GB kit, with cl14 timings, but something about this kit screamed premium and tbh the polished aluminum heatspreaders is what sold me.


STORAGE:

  • (2) Corsair Force series GT 120GB SSD's operating in RAID0 as the OS.
  • Intel 750 Series 400GB NVME PCIe SSD as application/ primary storage.
  • Samsung 850 pro series 512GB SSD as my dedicated game drive.
  • Western Digital SN750 1TB M.2-2280 NVME SSD as my secondary dedicated game drive.
  • WDB WD3003FZEX 3TB HDD for backup storage (rendered game clips etc.).


GPU:
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 Hydro Copper

  • I chose EVGA for their **Hydro Copper** version of the RTX 2080 SUPER. Right out of the box this card clocked to 2010MHz with a cool temp of 42°c (load). After some quick stress testing/ benchmarking I found a stable overclock of 2115MHz (GPU clock +105), 44°c (load), 25°c (idle) respectively!


POWER SUPPLY:
Corsair AX1200i

  • I chose the AX1200i by Corsair for its fully modular design and Platinum efficiency rating. The 10 year warranty and digital (DSP) control through Corsair Link allows real-time monitoring making this a solid investment in my build for the years to come!


CASE:
Lian Li 011 Dynamic XL-X

  • With this being an upgrade build and wanting to build in something more compact than the 900D, I chose the Dynamic XL for its modular - clean minimalist look! The case also met my criteria needing 4+ storage mounting locations (hot swap was a bonus), room to accommodate (2) 360mm radiators, easily removable dust filters and an open tempered glass design to showcase the hardware. The case was smaller than I expected causing some issues with radiator spacing which forced me to purchase new, thinner profiled radiators. Lastly, to make this build look and feel more premium I ordered a custom cable kit from CableMod.


WATERCOOLING:

The custom loop is in serial and consisted of clean short runs for optimal flow/ performance!
PUMP > BOTTOM RAD > GPU > CPU > TOP RAD > RESERVOIR >

  • Swiftech MCP655 Variable Speed pump
  • Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Pump Mod Kit - Matte Black
  • Bitspower D5 / MCP655 Pump Mod Top S Model - Acetal
  • Bitspower Water Tank Z-Multi 200 V2 - Clear Body & POM Version
  • Hardware L​abs Black ​Ice® SR2™ ​360 MP - B​lack Carbo​n
  • Hardware L​abs Black ​Ice® Nemes​is® 360GTS​ XFlow - B​lack Carbo​n
  • EK-Quantum Momentum ROG Rampage VI Encore D-RGB - Plexi
  • Bitspower Premium G1/4" Compression Fitting Ultimate for ID 1/2" OD 3/4" - Matte Black
  • EK-AF Angled 2×45° G1/4" Fitting
  • EK-AF Classic Angled 90° G1/4" Fitting
  • EK-AF Classic Angled 45° G1/4" Fitting
  • EK-AF Ball Valve (10mm) G1/4 - Black
  • Bitspower Mini Dual G1/4" High Flow Fitting
  • Barrow Stop Plug Fitting With Coin Slot
  • EK-Tube ZMT Rubber 19.4/12.5mm (3/4" x 1/2") Tubing - Matte Black
  • PrimoChill Liquid Utopia
Color(s): Aluminum Black Carbon
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Color
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: E-ATX
Type: General Build

Hardware

CPU
$ 615.00
Intel - i9-10900x
Socket: LGA 2066
Cores: 10
Motherboard
$ 494.88
ASUS - ROG Rampage VI Extreme Encore
Chipset: X299
CPU Socket: LGA 2066
Size: E-ATX
Memory
$ 91.32
G.Skill - Trident Z Royal (3600MHz) (Silver)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 8 GB
Graphics
$ 1,099.99
EVGA - GeForce FTW3 Hydro Copper
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080 SUPER
Interface: PCIe x8
Storage
$ 259.98
Corsair - Force GT (2x)
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Capacity: 120 GB
Storage
$ 249.99
Intel - 750 Series
Form Factor: PCIe x4
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 400 GB
Storage
$ 56.80
Samsung - 850 Pro
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 512 GB
Storage
$ 76.99
Western Digital - BLACK SN750 Internal Gaming
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 1 TB
Storage
$ 164.99
Western Digital - WD Black Desktop
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 3 TB
PSU
$ 578.02
Corsair - AX1200i
Wattage: 1200
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
Case
$ 189.20
Lian Li - 011D XL
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 167.70
Cooling
$ 59.97
Cooling
$ 37.09
Cooling
$ 133.16
EKWB - EK-AF Angled 90° G1/4 Black (4x)
Type: Fittings
Cooling
$ 29.95
Cooling
$ 34.29
EKWB - EK-Tube ZMT
Type: Tubing
Cooling
$ 84.99
Hardware Labs - Black Ice Nemesis GTS (Black)
Type: Radiator
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm
Cooling
$ 124.95
Hardware Labs - Black Ice SR2
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 360 mm (3 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 99.99
Swiftech - MCP655
Type: Pump
CableMod
$ 36.75
CableMod - WideBeam Magnetic LED Strip RGB Kit (60cm)
Mode: Stock
Color: Blue, Green, Red
Accessories
$ 13.95
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 5,089.40
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