Time-lapse of the build process (9hrs of footages): https://youtu.be/a2wakl3WGZA
Hey Everyone, this is my 4th custom loop build and my 2nd sponsored one. First of all, I'm very grateful to: -Watercool (All waterblocks + Reservoir) -Ballistix (32Gb Tracer RGB + Crucial P1) -Lian Li (Cases) -Seasonic (Prime 750W Titanium)
This build was supposed to be ready last Autumn, but after encountering multiples problems (Dead motherboard, dead pump, the first brand of liquid I used gunked up my PC in a week, couldn't control my 2nd motherboard LED at all, etc..). I'm very happy this is done now.
This will be my last build for a while unless something happens, I'm focusing on repaying my student loan. This is why I went full retard on it.
I'm using Threadripper because my girlfriend is doing some rendering, I'm doing Photography and I love being overkill. Why the Aorus more than any other X399 Motherboard? First reason is the aesthetic, to me, it's simply the most beautiful X399 Motherboard and it was fitting my build perfectly, I can't imagine a different motherboard there.
Storage configuration: I actually haven't used the 1Tb MX500, I don't think I'll need it. I'm using the 970 Evo as my main drive and the Crucial P1 500gb + Seagate 6Tb Ironwolf in a StoreMI configuration for storing my games. To my surprise, StoreMI is working as fast as a normal SSD, I cant feel the difference. For the other stuff, I already have a Freenas Server.
For the case, even though I'm sponsored, I would have still bought it. It's simply the most ingenious case I used in a while. It's larger than the usual case, but it has everything: airflow, aesthetic, cable management, the size. Kudos to Lian-Li for making this case.
RAM might not be the fastest for Ryzen, but I have them overclocked to 3000MHz. It's a little bit unstable in 3200Mhz and it was crashing once in a while.
Keyboard: Glorious GMMK Keyboard + Aura Keycaps + Massdrop Halo Clear switches Mousepad:Artisan Shidenkai Mid Mouse: Logitech G Pro Wireless + Hotlines Mouse Skates Speaker: Kanto YU3 Microphone: Yeti Blackout Headphones; Currently Hifiman HE4XX, but Waiting on the Edition XX AMP/DAC: Topping DX3