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Raid Red RTX WS

EVGA X99 FTW Motherboard
EVGA RTX 2080 XC2 Ultra 2010MHZ
EVGA 850 GQ Power Supply
Intel Core i7 5930K Processor ( 4.2GHZ)
Creative Soundblaster Z PCIe Audio
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 4x4GB DDR4/2666 Quad Channel Ram
Corsair Carbide 760T Case
Corsair H110 CPU Cooler
Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD via RIITOP PCIe3.0x4 card w/ heatsink
Samsung 850 PRO SSD = 256GB
Western Digital Black SN750 w/ stock EK heatsink 1TB SSD via RIITOP PCIe3.0x4 card
Western Digital Black WD2003FZEX 2TB HDD
Western Digital Black 500GB HDD x1
Western Digital Red 4TB HDD x1
Western Digital Blue 640GB HDD x1

5 Western Digital Black 1TB SATA3/6G/32MB
4GB Ram cache DDR4/2666MHZ Quad Channel
Intel Rapid Storage Technology - Write Back ON

Logitech G700S Gaming Mouse
Corsair Mouse Mat
Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 Keyboard
Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset

Blue Yeti Pro XLR/USB Microphone
Audio-Technica ATHM40X Studio Headphones
Focusrite Saffire Pro 14 IEEE 1394a Interface
Yamaha MG10/2 Mixing Board
M-Audio AV 40 Studio Monitors
Digitech GNX4 Guitar Workstation USB
Digitech GNX3000 Guitar Workstation USB
Digitech JML2 JamMan Stereo Looper
Digitech GNXFC Midi Foot Controler
Yamaha MM6 Motif Keyboard Synthesizer WorkStation
Yamaha Sustain Pedal, (modded into a kill switch)
Dunlop 95Q Wah Pedal
Shure PG48 XLR mic
EV Cobalt Co9 premium XLR mic
Crate GLX1200H 120 Watt Head
Crate G412SL Slant 4×12 cabinet
MCS Digital 5000 Stereo EQ
Ibanez GEI 5000 Dual 2/3 Octave EQ
ART SGE Digital Super Effector / Pitch Transposer

Network | Internet:
Netgear CM1000 DOCSIS3.1 32x8 Gigabit Cable Modem
Netgear AC1750 Smart WiFi Gigabit Router
Southwire Blue 23/4 Solid CU CAT6 CMR Data Cable
Streaming on wired Gigabit only (NO WI-FI)

Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? No
Cooling: AIO Cooling
Theme: Color
Size: E-ATX


This build participated in 2 contests.

Rank Contest Date
#320 The Stock Cooling Showdown - AIO Cooling Division ended
#2193 The 10K Challenge ended


Category Brand / Part Info 
CPU Intel - Core i7 5930K
Cores: 6
Socket: 2011-3
Motherboard EVGA - X99 FTW
Chipset: X99
Size: E-ATX
Memory Support: DDR4
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX
Capacity: 16 GB
Type: DDR4
Storage Samsung - 850 PRO
Type: SSD
Capacity: 512 GB
Form Factor: 2.5"
Storage Samsung - 970 EVO Plus
Type: SSD
Capacity: 500 GB
Form Factor: M.2
Storage Western Digital - BLACK SN750 Internal Gaming
Type: SSD
Capacity: 1TB
Form Factor: M.2
Storage Western Digital - WD Black Desktop
Type: HDD
Capacity: 1TB
Form Factor: 3.5"
Graphics EVGA - XC2
Chip Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip: RTX 2080
PSU Ultra - X3 1600 Watt
Form Factor: ATX
Wattage: 1600W
Case Corsair - Graphite 760T
Type: Full Tower
Motherboard Support: ATX
Side Panel: Acrylic
Cooling Corsair - H110
Type: AIO
Compatibilty: Intel: 1150/1151/1155/1156/LGA-2011/2066 AMD: AM3/AM2
Accessories Creative - Sound Blaster Z
Monitor ASUS - VG278Q
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Size: 27 inch
Monitor ASUS - VG278Q
Panel: TN
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
Size: 27 inch
Keyboard Microsoft - Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
Interface: Wired
Type: Full Size
Mouse Logitech - G700s
Interface: Wired

Build Updates

NVME Upgrade Western Digital Black SN750 EK Heatsink via PCIe Card

I installed a Western Digital Black SN750 NVME SSD with a factory installed EK Heatsink via PCI Express 3.0 x 4 card

Rebuild, Upgrade, Cleaning.

Tearing down and rebuilding to clean, and replace some fans. Swapping out the PSU for an EVGA 850-GQ I got as a bundle with the RTX 2080. It has a smaller footprint, and more efficient then my 10 year old Ultra X3 1600 Watt.

PSU Up/Downgrade. near silent after

Swapped out the Ultra X3 1600 Watt PSU, and installed an EVGA 850 GQ fan down orientation. Made a lot of extra room to mount the Samsung 850 Pro flat against the motherboard tray, and Corsair 120MM clear red LED exhaust fan in the bottom to show it off. I gain efficiency and lower noise, but lose 750 Watt/ 46 amps. This rig maxes out at around 500 watts measured with a Kill-O-Watt meter. I especially like the Eco switch so the fan only comes on when under load.

Fan Upgrade

Replaced some fans that were making noise. Much quieter now. Nothing fancy just standard cheap fans from corsair parts store get the job done. I will use RGB MagLev fans in my next build. This board has no support for RGB as I built it new in 2014. Also the fact that it is a server Chipset might have something to do with it. I was going to use some blue fans I had, but decided to go with no led in the front.

NVME Upgrade Samsung 970 EVP Plus via PCIe Card w/ Heatsink

I added a Samsung 970 EVO Plus with a RIITOP PCIe 3.0 x 4 card adapter Heatsink.
Some say the heatsink is a bad idea as NVME SSDs need to run hot, not cold.
I have a Western Digital Black SN750 with factory EK heatsink Pre-ordered, So I am currently researching that effect.