Description

So this machine has been in the months coming (built last year) It is meant to be my dream workstation. It was the first time I did hard tube watercooling.

The Build:

This build has 4 480GTS HWLabs which I had to cut the sides of the radiator frame to fit since HWLabs is much wider. It has 16 fans in the front radiators (Push-Pull) and 8 fans in the top radiator (Pull) and 2 rear exhaust fans, with a total of 26 fans in the main build. I do know this is major overkill but it was something I wanted to do nonetheless.

Cable managing was a pain, with 52 cables from the fans alone(RGB + Power) I ended up using 6 corsair commander pros in the back to manage these, basically one COPRO for each set of 4 fans.

The cables are extension cables from mod-one, in white black and white grey.

As for the loop, it is a dual parallel loop, the top radiators are for the CPU, while the front radiators are used for the GPU( I might add another RTX 2080TI, IDK).

The mini ITX is an 8086k running freeNAS(yes I know, but I already had the parts), used mostly for plex + raddar/sonnar

Issues:

Cable management was a pain. I was not able to get 128gb ram to 3200mhz so I settled for 3000, who knows perhaps in the future. Had to reorder some Commander Pros since some came dead on arrival.

Performance:

I was able to run the 2990WX stable at 4.2ghertz but ended up leaving it at 4.0, idle temps for CPU is in the low 30celsius and while under load I have not seen it over 50celsius, with that many radiators I was able to maintain 60-65 celsius under load with the fans off, basically passive cooling.

I haven't played with OC the GPU yet, but it is the same, very cool however passive cooling is not possible.

All in all, this was a fun build to do, a total overkill and I would most likely never do it again. But one must realize their dreams!

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Comments

  • 13 months ago
  • 8 points

$1,000+ on RGB fans alone lol nice set up.

  • 13 months ago
  • 7 points

Finally, I can play minecraft at a solid 60 fps

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing! Corsair's fans are beautifull!!!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

They truly are!

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Trying to figure out which one is the true overkill - the main TR4 build or the 8086K for FreeNAS :) I was somehow expecting lower temp for your GPU given the dual loop build and massive radiators + fans. Perhaps ambient temp was slightly high as well?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I literally just finished the gpu watercooling yesterday I haven't tested much with it, but partially I believe is the mini itx underneath it blowing hot air in the gpu.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I bet you have overheating issues.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree if you find space in your budget you need to add some fans.

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

This build alone costs more than my mortgage for a year... OOF

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh jeez that's a lot of fans! Awesome build! +1000000000

  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

That should keep it cool enough for a few rounds of minesweeper

  • 13 months ago
  • 3 points

Still has to see if it can run crisis!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build +1

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the eight fans on top the case is only supposed to support 3 fans

  • 13 months ago
  • 4 points

I bought another 8 fan frame from corsair since those are interchangeable

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

That's a feature!

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

This PC needs to be called Tornado with all those fans. And 128GB of ram? Has science gone too far?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you cut the radiators to fit? Anyway to do it without cutting?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

The radiator frames has some curved sides I sawed those off.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Please check my 20000 saved part list .

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

For your res mounts did you have to drill custom mounts? Im planning my build and my D5 pump combos only fits one and to fit another side by side I have to drill mounts for them.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes while they do fit side by side you will need to drill some holes for second. In mine I used singularity computer reservoirs with ek pump they're great!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What Reservoirs are those? I think they look fantastic.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Those are singularity protium they're amazing!

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

What are those pumps you have in there? Did you customize the them yourself or are they parts you can buy and install?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Would i have to cut the 480GTS HWLabs Rads if i just wanted to put two rads up top only like you have and 8 fans in the front? Or would buying thinner sided rads be better. Thanks in advance.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

I like the way you routed the water pipes to get more attention from the fans. Nice!

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

Very sweet! I don't see any other overkill, except for the Corsair fans price, they are truly beautiful though. I've been trying to build an ML, CV, and AI with a touch of photography system for a year and a half. I was originally going with Intel but with the last four exploits (MDS and price differential) now I will mostly go with AMD.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

I must say thread ripper is amazing, had a few issues getting RAM to work at advertised speeds initially but otherwise a smooth ride. I do recommend(Wait to see if TR3 comes out)

  • 10 months ago
  • 1 point

I really appreciate that you did the case justice, and you used the RGB to really nice effect here. Great work on this.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

WOW

  • 13 months ago
  • 0 points

WHAT A BUILD

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  • 13 months ago
  • 2 points

One extra in case one burned out which it did lol

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

If you read the description or looked at the last picture he is using 26 fans. He also bought his fans in packs of 3, 3x9=27.

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