Description

This was my first custom loop build and my first upgrade in a few years. I watched the release of the 9900K and 2080Ti's last year and decided it was time for the upgrade but not just any upgrade, the most ridiculous overpowered gaming rig I could conjure up, here it is! The only regret I have right now is not going with the MSI Meg Godlike Z390 but that will be an upgrade in the future when needed, for now the board I have does all the OC'ing I could want.

I welcome any feedback, positive or negative (and yes, I know about the one pipe that's not at a proper 90 degrees and it kills my OCD).

Comments

  • 10 months ago
  • 12 points

Sorry I don’t speak rich lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 3 points

We need more pictures! Great build btw! +1

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

This is going to get featured tomorrow isn't it? =D I like how you have green and blue coolant, and how one side is illuminated by the light in the room, and the other is a blue glow.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! The left side is actually illuminated by the green/yellow LED strip and the board LED has been colored a similar green to match the liquid.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Ohhh, well cool build anyways!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

looks like the blue is overpowering the green though lol

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Agreed, I believe it's just because the GPU's block the green light from going further over inside the case.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

More pictures please! I love this build, color choices, and the super tower. I'm looking to do a dual loop as well in this case sometime. I'm curious on your choice of radiator selections. What made you pick a 360 & 480 instead of dual 480s or 560s this case can support. Just wondering.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I did the thicker 360 instead of another 480 because through reading and watching reviews, it seemed a 480 may be overkill for just the CPU loop. The only reason I didn't do 2x 60mm thick RADs is because of availability of EK's products at the time of ordering.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hey, you saved on an extra fan as well!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Also, any reason you didn't opt for a monoblock over cpu block for this top of the line system?

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a good reason to be honest - just didn't know enough about blocks at the time I ordered it. I'll likely go that route when I upgrade the mobo to the MSI Godlike.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Everythings so GREEN man

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

uhh...feature?

great build, love the dual custom loops. always like builds in the tower 900!

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Hot dame, thats a nice pc, i wish i had that type of money.

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

(replies in broke)

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow, very nice! Classy looking.

  • 9 months ago
  • 2 points

Very nice build!

  • 7 months ago
  • 2 points

Have you ran into any issues using all 3 m.2 slots? Which m.2 slot are you using for your boot drive? I am getting the Aorus Master and also plan on using all 3 m.2 slots in my build. I have been reading varying comments about the impact to performance when using all 3 m.2 slots so I would definitely appreciate hearing how it has worked out for you.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the delay, no I haven't had any issues with my M.2 slots at all. Honestly I forget which one I'm using because I had an issue trying to get the Intel Optane to work and was switching my boot drives so many times, I lost track of which I'm using and haven't looked into the BIOS in a while.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

How is the 2080ti SLI setup working for you? I have one, and wanting another, but I don't know if it is worth the cost? I always run SLI, but these cards are getting expensive. Do you see better performance? How about stuttering or any other issues?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I've not had any issues with them but honestly it wasn't a very fruitful investment if I had to reflect back on it. There's only 1 game (Rainbow Six Siege) which actually utilizes the SLI capabilities otherwise having a second card doesn't get a lot of use right now. I did it to future proof myself because I knew I'd want them but if I could go back in time, I'd redo it with just one and wait for prices to come down.

  • 6 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build overall! I don't know if I'm sold on the Meg Godlike, what do you think so far? Also, I see lots of newer cases going towards accomodation for SSD's only. What is your application for all these SSD's? I only ask because they usually don't last as long and don't handle lots of recurring writable data... at least that's been my experience with them...

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I didn't go with the Godlike because a buddy of mine did an almost identical build and he tried that board and had all kinds of issues so I decided to stay away. The Gigabyte Aurous has treated me very well thus far and given the money I saved, I'm very happy. I went with all the SSDs because I am very impatient and wanted to be able to load up and save games quickly, I hate freezing when auto-save is running on very large games. I typically install newer games on the SSDs then once I get tired of them, I'll move them to the HDD's to free up space. I also put 2 in RAID for my OS and base programs. I've been running multiple SSD rigs for about 6-7 years now and I've only had one go bad on me, a cheap SanDisk that crapped out on me about 2 years after I got it but they honored their warranty and took care of it for me. Other than that, no issues.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a lot of ssd storage

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. A little overkill much?

  • 10 months ago
  • 2 points

Overkill is a relative term

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely not overkill - once you get over 100 games, you begin to realize that 2TB of SSD (in my current rig) isn't sufficient anymore and considering many of today's games can be up to 100GB for a single game. It's called future proofing :)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

that is very true

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

How can you afford that?!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of hard work and profits from trading crypto and stocks.

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Checks pockets

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

More Pics!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

So how fast is your car?

+1

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Does the i9 9900k nvlinks well with 2 gpus since it only has 16pcei lanes compare to 32 or 44?

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Works fine for me and my purposes (which is primarily gaming).

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I don't speak broke boi

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

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  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I wanted something with massive storage capabilities which wasn't crazy expensive for pictures, videos and such.

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