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Christofer Magne Lindgren
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Just EK thangs

3800x 4.5 GHZ all core (1.31V) or 4.6/4.575 GHz ccx1/ccx2 with SMT off (works great in many games)
RAM: 3800 MHz 16-16-17-16-32, ~63 ns AIDA latency
5700 xt mostly running stock or slight undervolt with vmem @ 1820 MHz

So yeah, super tall ITX with pretty messy thermals in stock config. With modded front panel by a good friend and an pretty aggressive fan curve, liquid temp stays below 37°C with fans at 1600 rpm. This keeps CPU and GPU core temps at ~60°C with system being inaudible when gaming with headphones.

Being my first proper custom open loop I'm very happy with the outcome. This has been a long-running project of mine while fighting through depression and a generally dark time in life. It used to have dual AIO's modded together in one loop which worked fine but was always a hassle to bleed air and get properly sealed. Now everything's looking up and the PC has followed the phases nicely. It's looking as neat (imo) as I feel.

It's a polarizing case, some find it stupidly large for an ITX, while others love the form factor. Fits perfectly in my living room between desk and TV bench.

The build started out as a mess I bought off a guy who couldn't really handle building in this case and had massacred it a little bit. Nothing that couldn't be fixed or worked around though. Cable management is obviously a challenge, simply getting the front and back panels to fit with all cables in place without them hindering airflow too much takes some tinkering. In this case a sleeved cable-kit from Be Quiet! sorted it out.

Loop layout is heavily inspired by this excellent build: https://builds.gg/builds/the-gentleman-25183
Color(s): Black Blue Gray Orange
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Case Mod
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: Mini-ITX
Type: General Build

Contests

This build participated in 2 contests.

Hardware

CPU
$ 295.00
AMD - Ryzen 7 (3800X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 8
Motherboard
$ 256.45
ASUS - ROG Strix Gaming (X470-I)
Chipset: X470
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: Mini-ITX
Memory
$ 79.99
G.Skill - Trident Z (3200MHz) (Black/RGB)
Type: DDR4
Capacity: 16 GB
Graphics
$ 499.00
ASUS - Radeon
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: 5700 XT
Storage
$ 89.99
Samsung - 970 EVO 500 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 500 GB
PSU
$ 130.00
be quiet! - SFX L Power
Wattage: 600
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Gold
Case
$ 180.00
Phanteks - Evolv Shift X (Black)
Type: Mini-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 39.48
Case Fan
$ 78.71
Cooling
$ 85.80
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 120 mm
Cooling
$ 114.00
EKWB - CoolStream SE
Type: Custom Loop
Size (WxHxD): 240 mm (2 x 120 mm)
Cooling
$ 21.67
EKWB - EK-CryoFuel (Clear)
Type: Coolant
Cooling
$ 229.58
Cooling
$ 230.00
Cooling
$ 189.00
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 2,494.30
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