Drift - Ryzen 5950x Production & Gaming Hybrid Open-Air Custom Loop Distroplate PC.

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Drift - Ryzen 5950x Production & Gaming Hybrid Open-Air Custom Loop Distroplate PC.

Computer Name: Drift

Intent: Make a bleeding-edge Production/Gaming Hybrid PC that is based on the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 9 CPU lending it production-level capabilities to a top tier gaming experience leveraging PCIe Gen4 but doubling it's role with SATA drives for content generation storage and backup purposes, all wrapped up in an aggressive open-air chassis with "No snake" cable management, custom cables from the PSU combined with custom liquid cooling loops from a distro plate. Wish me luck!
Case, Fans and Cooling: Antec Torque Open-Air Gaming Chassis (Antec Torque Open Air Chassis ) with a total of 7 fans running, including the PSU internal fan. Open-Loop Liquid cooling (by EK) support with RGB Pull Configuration Fans and two 360mm radiators, one on top and one in front of the distro plate.
3 x 120mm in Pull Configuration for the Front Radiator LianLi Uni Fans (SL120) with aRGB (Rainbow)
3 x 120mm in Pull Configuration for the Top Radiator LianLi Uni Fans (SL120) with aRGB (Rainbow)
1 x 135 mm ASUS ROG Thor PSU Fan
All fans are running performance mode based on CPU Temp
Mobo: Gigabyte X570 AORUS Master (Rev 1.2)
AMD X570 AORUS Motherboard with Direct 14 Phase Infineon Digital VRM, Fins-Array Heatsink & Direct Touch Heatpipe, Triple PCIe 4.0 M.2 with Thermal Guards, Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax, ESS SABRE HiFi 9118, 2.5GbE+1GbE LAN, USB Type-C, RGB Fusion 2.0
  • Supports AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series/ Ryzen™ 5000 G-Series/ Ryzen™ 4000 G-Series/ 3rd Gen Ryzen™/ 2nd Gen Ryzen™/ 2nd Gen Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics/ Ryzen™ with Radeon™ Vega Graphics Processors
    Dual Channel ECC/ Non-ECC Unbuffered DDR4, 4 DIMMs
    Direct 14 Phases Infineon Digital VRM Solution with PowIRstage
    Advanced Thermal Design with Fins-Array Heatsink and Direct Touch Heatpipe
    Triple Ultra-Fast NVMe PCIe 4.0/3.0 x4 M.2 with Triple Thermal Guards
    Intel® WiFi 6 802.11ax 2T2R & BT 5
    Rear 125dB SNR AMP-UP Audio with ALC1220-VB & ESS SABRE 9118 DAC with WIMA Audio Capacitors
    Realtek® 2.5GbE + Intel® Gigabit LAN with cFosSpeed
    USB TurboCharger for Mobile Device Fast Charge Support
    RGB FUSION 2.0 with Multi-Zone Addressable LED Light Show Design, Supports Addressable LED & RGB LED Strips
    Smart Fan 5 Features Multiple Temperature Sensors, Hybrid Fan Headers with FAN STOP and Noise Detection
    Front & Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C™ Headers
    Adopts a high-quality ball bearing fan which guarantees 60,000 working hours.
    Integrated Base Plate & I/O Shield Armor
    Q-Flash Plus Update BIOS Without Installing CPU, Memory and Graphics Card

PSU: (PSU mounted behind front foot) ASUS ROG Thor 80+ Platinum 1200 Watt Fully Modular RGB Power Supply with LiveDash OLED and 10 year warranty
80+ Platinum certification for energy efficiency, built with 100% Japanese capacitors for stability and durability
0db cooling with dustproof IP5X wing-blade fans and integrated ROG heatsinks for cooler operation
OLED Power Display: Real-time power draw monitoring with OLED Power Display
Aura Sync addressable RGB lighting features a nearly endless spectrum of colors with the ability to synchronize effects across an ever-expanding ecosystem of Aura Sync-enabled products
10-year warranty for core product operation

Cable Mods: Custom 24-pin ATX, 8-pin ESP, 4-pin ATX, and 26-pin PCI-E (8-pin x 3 Bridged) Custom length Paracord Pro cables with Aluminum Black Cable Combs, Cables: Black with Red Highlights in color ( Description For Your Link )

CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16-core/32-thread) Desktop Processor:
Not Overclocked at this time

CPU/GPU Cooler: (Front Mounted) EK- Quantum Kinetic FLT 360 D5/DDC Body D-RGB - Plexi- DistroPlate/Pump (Description For Your Link)

Mobo/CPU Monoblock: EK-Quantum Momentum Aorus X570 Master D-RGB - Plexi - Monoblock (Description For Your Link)

RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo (For AMD Ryzen) Series 64GB (4 x 16GB) 288-Pin RGB DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C16Q-64GTZNC

GPU: XFX Radeon RX 6900 XT Merc Open-loop liquid cooled block attached.

Boot Drive: Samsung 980 PRO M.2 2 TB NVMe PCI-Express 4.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Star Citizen Drive: Intel Optane SSD 905P Series (960GB, 1/2 Height PCIe x4, 3D XPoint)

Gaming Drive: Samsung 980 PRO M.2 2 TB NVMe PCI-Express 4.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Media Drive: Samsung 980 PRO M.2 2 TB NVMe PCI-Express 4.0 x4 Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Content Drive: Samsung 870 QVO SATA 2.5inch 8 TB Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Storage Drive: Western Digital Red SATA 3.5 14 TB Internal Hard Drive (HDD)

Primary Monitor: LG UltraGear 32GQ950-B 32" (31.5" Viewable) UHD 3840 x 2160 (4K) 144 Hz FreeSync Premium Pro & G-Sync Compatible Flat Panel Nano IPS Gaming Monitor

Secondary Monitor: LG UltraGear 27GN950-B 27" UHD 3840 x 2160 (4K) 1ms (GTG at Faster) 144 Hz 2xHDMI, DisplayPort, USB AMD FreeSync Premium

Third Monitor: Samsung 44 inch 4k TV (Wall Mounted above workstation) (HDMI to DisplayPort used)

Headset: Steelseries Siberia 800 Optical Out from Mobo to DAC, DAC to Soundbar and Headset (Wireless)

Keyboard: Corsair K68 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard — CHERRY® MX Red

Mouse: Corsair Scimitar Pro RGB Gaming MMO Mouse

Network: Wired from LAN port direct to Google Wifi Router + Mesh Network System
Connectivity: 1 Gigabit downlink/ 30 Megabit Uplink Cable Internet 15 ms or less latency to speedtest

Audio: SoundBlasterX Katana Soundbar: Soundbar: 60.0 x 600.0 x 79.0 mm (2.4 x 23.6 x 3.1 inches), Subwoofer: 333 x 130 x 299 mm (5.1 x 11.8 x 13.1 inches) 2.1 system

Streaming/Recording Software:
Nvidia Experience
Adobe After Effects and Premier Pro CC (Latest build)

Pictures: (See below)
Color(s): Black Red
RGB Lighting? Yes
Theme: Sci-Fi
Cooling: Custom Liquid Cooling
Size: ATX
Type: General Build

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$ 800.00
AMD - Ryzen 9 (5950X)
Socket: AM4
Cores: 16
$ 370.00
Gigabyte - Aorus Master (X570S)
Chipset: X570
CPU Socket: AM4
Size: ATX
$ 234.99
$ 799.99
XFX - Radeon Speedster Merc 319
Chip Manufacturer: AMD
Chip: RX 6900 XT
Interface: PCIe x16
$ 1,980.00
Intel - Optane 905P
Form Factor: PCIe x4
Interface: PCIe x4
Capacity: 960 GB
$ 450.13
Samsung - 870 QVO
Form Factor: 2.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 8 TB
$ 417.84
Samsung - 980 Pro (3x)
Form Factor: M.2
Interface: M.2 (M)
Capacity: 2 TB
$ 324.00
Western Digital - WD Red Plus NAS (7200 RPM)
Form Factor: 3.5 Inch
Interface: SATA 6 Gb/s
Capacity: 14 TB
$ 254.99
Wattage: 850
Form Factor: ATX
Efficiency: 80+ Platinum
$ 370.00
Antec - Torque
Type: Mid-Tower
Side Panel: Tempered Glass
Case Fan
$ 659.94
Lian Li - Uni Fan SL120 (6x)
Size: 120 mm
$ 170.00
EKWB - EK-CoolStream Classic SE 360 (2x)
Type: Radiator
$ 286.00
$ 204.35
$ 240.00
$ 696.00
LG - Ultragear (27GN950-B)
Size: 24 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
$ 1,153.82
LG - UltraGear (32GQ950-B)
Size: 32 Inch
Panel: IPS
Refresh Rate: 144 Hz
$ 82.44
Corsair - K68 RGB
Interface: Wired
Key Switch Type: Cherry MX Red
Type: Full Size
$ 85.86
Corsair - Scimitar Pro RGB
Interface: Wired
Estimated total value of this build:
$ 7,706.23
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