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This is a rebuild of my old P90 system. Old system can be found here: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/PBzYcf

The P90 is a beautiful case but it takes up a lot of desk space. Especially with the glass panels installed. The GPU and Pump mounts also extend too far from the case. So i decided to remove all that extra width and have every on the core case itself. I could've made it even slimmer by moving the PSU but I didn't think it was necessary. The connection to the GPU and CPU is parallel. Flow from the pump is split at the 5 way port. One to the GPU, other to CPU. The outs from the CPU and GPU merge at the top 4 way and flow into the radiator. Goes from the radiator into the res and then into the pump.

The coolant is dyed black. Only slightly to give in that tinted look. I didn't want to go 100% black.

Preparation - Thermaltake Core P90 I stripped everything down, removed all the grommets. Made 20mm passthroughs for the fittings and sprayed the case metallic grey. Mostly to match the color of the motherboard and radiator. Drilled holes to mount the dual D5 pump top and mounted the reservoir directly to the case. I installed the passthroughs with 3,4,5-way fittings.

CPU CPU choice was based purely on the need for more cores. I'm not much of a gamer. Mostly use my PC for 3D simulations. I had an 8700K before but upgraded to the 7920X. Expensive but well worth it. CPU is currently delidded and overclocked to 4.7 Ghz on all cores. Runs at 19C idle and 64C under 100% load (tested with Prime95 small FTTs)

Motherboard Most people on the i9 platform go for the Asus Extreme but I couldn't justify spending that much on a motherboard. Asrock has always provided some solid options. I initially had a Professional Gaming i9 but I swapped it out for the 2 8 pins on the XE model. Exceptional power delivery options. 3 M2 ports. Abundant sata ports, PCIE lanes etc.

EK Monoblock I decided to go with monoblock because of the X299 VRM heating issues. Once overclocked, the VRMs get really hot. Not necessary if you aren't overclocking or have a motherboard with a very good VRM heatsink

GPU I love the looks of the Aorus cards. This WB version is no exception. Very good looking and it runs like a champ too.

RAM Clearly, I don't need 64GB RAM but I got a good deal on this so I swapped out my 32GB for this 64GB kit. I've actually come to like the designed of those heat spreaders a lot. Goes very well with the AsRock clock thingy.

NVME - 960 Evo What more is there to say. King of NVME drives. There's not much to notice in day to day use compared to say a good SSD but for those who value every second of their work, its a good upgrade. Good thing prices are better now than they used to be.

PSU I've had this RM1000 for over a year. Very dependable PSU. That fan never spins too. lol

Watercooling Components Hardware Labs Nemesis 480GTX - My first black ice rad. They come highly recommended and so far, I 've been impressed.

Corsair HD120 - Not really an RGB head but I've had these fans for about a year and thought I'd finally put them to use. They look really good and the metallic color + black coolant really makes the colors pop. Loving them so far

Bitspower Dual D5 - Excellent pump top. Performs greats and I like the looks.

Fittings are mostly bitspower fittings

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Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

It's an amazing build but I'm scared that with one good nudge, the pc will come crashing down. Is there anything holding it down in place so it doesn't fall over?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

its pretty steady.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Unless it’s Hercules’ cat, that case is staying in place

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

Any cat could do some damage though. Even if all the parts are screwed tightly, cats will break your things.

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Resubmit?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

yes. Previous post was mistakenly deleted

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

"I'm not much of a gamer" has a GTX 1080 ti. Nice build.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. GPU's aren't only for gaming :)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I am aware, I just thought it was a little overkill with no gaming.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

The Google Home looks scared. I think you should keep it safe from your beast.... ;)

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

lol

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build!

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

I am not huge fan of the case but whatever. But my biggest problem is the fluid color since its clear why not go with one color instead of making you fans rainbow and water clear and thats it

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Not like he can please everyone.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Didn't even use the ROG Poseidon, come on! it's in the name of the build! but seriously, looks great and I bet it performs just as well. +1

  • 21 months ago
  • 0 points

Name references the Greek god not Asus’ GPU ...which is also based on the god

  • 21 months ago
  • -1 points

resubmit, boi what

  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

YES

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

NO

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

lol. sorry. Didn't realize i was typing in caps :)

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