This build Is using a lot of the same parts from my previous build such as the cpu, mobo, ram, and ssd. What is new is the case, psu, and gpu's. The reason for me tearing apart my last build to do this one was the fact that the case I really wanted the last time was the 900D, which was sold out, everywhere, leading me to buy the 780T. I found this case one day just browsing craigslist and bought it used of course. Talking about the case, this is my fourth corsair case, and by far, my favorite. My plan is to put three 3.5HD's in here, one a NAS for movies, one for emulation, and another just a backup of everything. The reason for the dual loop is for two reasons, one: its aesthetically pleasing to look at, and two: in the next year i'd like to get a cpu that can handle 144hz all the time. The gpus take a toll on the 1440p, 144hz, g-sync panel, with a 60hz 1080p as a monitoring panel. My thoughts about all the hardware:
Gpu: Two 2080Ti'S is way more than enough gpu power. Even with all setting on ultra including phyzX, both gpus never go above 50% usage. The reason I have two 2080ti's is one: I don't plan on upgrading the gpu’s for at least five years, and two: I like the look of dual gpu's.
CPU: The CPU was good while I was only using two 60hz 1080p monitors but I do not think this is built to put out 144 fps. I have the CPU overclocked to 4Ghz on all cores but anything over that is unstable. Waiting on Zen 2 Threadripper, other than that looking at X299 for higher core clocks.
Mobo: This Mobo was my first msi board, it has a fairly easy bios. My only complaint was I think they tried to make it too easy. I don't know if there is a way to manually put in the frequency you want the CPU at because I couldn't find it. All I could find is the preset hardware and software amounts that are there. Other than that I thought it was a good board, bios flashback and a clear cmos button. My favorite setting had to be the auto clear CMOS in case the PC failed to boot in case of too much overclock.
Ram: Basic ddr4 3400 Corsair led vengeance memory. Started with 8x8 but used 4 of those sticks for other builds. I never see my PC use more than 16G, let alone 32G. Want to upgrade at some point if I get a new Mobo that supports faster ram.
OS: It's windows 10. Not much to say.
SSD: At the time I bought it, the Samsung 960 pro M.2 was the fastest, and it has lived up to that everyday. Big difference between sata, and I can't handle using a PC with it's OS on a HDD.
PSU: Corsair HX1200i, It's more power than I need, the thing I enjoy most is the Corsair link. Only thing I wish it had more 8-pin connections so I wouldn't have to use cable extensions on the gpu's.
Case: The case I've wanted from the beginning. Corsair 900D super tower does not disappoint, and certainly lives up to its name. This case is super. To be able to fit a 280, 360, and a 480mm radiator, and a total of 15 fans, this case has no trouble keeping everything cool.
Custom loop(s): This is my third time doing a custom loop, and I’d have to say this was the easiest of all the loops that I’ve done. Now I definitely had a few problems with this loop. But I also had a few upgrades over my last loop. Starting with the difficulties, even though this case is a super tower, I’ll admit that I did try and succeed in fitting a lot in here. Between three radiators, two fairly large at that, two pump and reservoirs, and a total of 15 fans, I’d say that the loop is overkill but hey so is the hardware. The biggest upgrade I had in this loop over my last one is the drain systems for both loops. I spent over two hours trying to drain my last loop, this one drains in about two seconds. The gpu loop takes a little longer because I have to tilt the case because of the orientation of the rads in the basement.
For anyone wondering what peripherals I'm using:
Monitors: Main one is a dell 1440p,144hz, 1ms response time, g-sync panel. My secondary monitor for monitoring everything is an asus 1080p, 60hz, 5ms response time.
Mouse: Razer Ouroboros
Mouse pad: Razer Vespula
Sound system: Razer Leviathan
Headset: Razer Nari Ultimate
Controller(s): I was using the Razer Wildcat but now I use the Xbox Hyperkin Duke
Feel free to leave any questions about why I did or didn't do something in the comments.