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Hey PCPP, it's been a while since I posted my pc build and here's the newest addition to my collection.

I started a plan for this build back in July when I was lucky to get my hands on the new Ryzen 9 3900x and Asrock X570 Taichi Motherboard while the CPU was out of stock almost everywhere. Then I went ahead and ordered rest of the parts in the following weeks. Unfortunately, one of watercooling parts package was lost in shipping from overseas and I had to wait for almost 2 months to receive them.

I wanted to keep the theme somewhat simple and elegance this time because I have 5 other builds ranging from a full RGB custom watercooled Dual-system Evolv X PC to zero-RGB Noctua Chromax+Meshify C Air Cooled PC and I thought a black and gold color theme'd PC would look pretty cool.

Most of watercooling parts are from Bykski and Barrow. Bykski makes an awesome distro plate for Lian-Li o11 case and they also make Black Metal Hardline Tubes which go really well with Barrow Gold fittings. One thing I didn't like about the distro plate was its DDC pump which is noticeably louder than D5 pumps that I'm familiar with. I might be swapping it out in the future if it bothers me too much.

There are RGB lightings but I actually like it without any lights on. TBH, RGB kind of kills the theme in this situation.

I haven't played with the system too much since it was completed and I left 3900x at stock settings and just OC'd B-die ram kits to 3600mhz. Temps look very promising RTX 2080 staying in mid 30s while gaming and 3900x not going over 75c max while stress testing. I plan to use this system with my racing simulator and maybe for streaming too.

Thanks for looking hope you guys like it.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 4 points

This is worthy of a feature.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

What an amazing build! Any computer which is very dark and hints with the colours of metallic elements, makes me think instantly of old machinery. A bit of steampunk too. These builds are rare so thank you.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I appreciate it!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

A MSI MEG X570 Ace would've been a better choice as it has gold accents on the VRM Heatsink, Chipset Heatsink and M.2 Heatspreaders

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I didn't plan on building a black/gold theme'd pc when I bought taichi board but that msi x570 ace board sure looks great!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

This is the most cleanest and the most badass build ive seen that black and gold! This proves RGB doesnt really make or break a system

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I totally agree with you on the RGB comment. Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Totally dude for a future build can you link me the gold bearings? I have a build in mind

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice looking build, great job!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

very cool theme and clean build. good pictures too. I like it!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks. I'm glad it came out great.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Style wise. This is about how I dream it. Love the colors and choice of water block over pump/res tube.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It came out better than I thought so I'm really happy with it. Black metal tubing was a bit more time consuming than PETG but in the end it worked out well. Thanks for your comment.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

That machine is a work of art.

I was surprised that the CPU still hits 75 degrees, especially with the GPU so cool.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I didn't have much time to play with fan/pump speed and I had to slow down the pump a bit because DDC pump noise was pretty noticeable. I'm used to D5 pumps and I will try to find the perfect fan speed/pump speed for the best performance/noise level. Currently fans are running at 800~850rpm and all I hear is the pump noise. haha

While playing games I saw CPU temps around mid 60's and a quick cinebench r20 and prime95 showed mid 70s in CPU temp.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow gorgeous build. So clean. Love the gold and black theme.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I appreciate it. Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous. I can't believe this isn't featured. Excellent work!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, man. I appreciate it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is so dope! I just finished my first build, and yours is something I would love to build one day. Amazing work. Kudos!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome to hear about your first build. The parts list looks promising. Got any pictures?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Man, this is super clean. What an elegant and gorgeous build!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks buddy. I appreciate it.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Stunning! Wow! Jaw dropping!+100

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Beautiful build man! I've been slowly building a parts list for a similar build and I'm curious about the DDC vs D5 pump comment you made. Can you run a D5 pump (or other quieter pump) in a distro plate like this? I was looking at the Lian Li/EKWB 011D G1 distro plate that also comes with the DDC pump. If the DDC pump is noisy I'll want to find another solution and avoid that. If it wasn't for the pump noise would you say this build is quieter than your (also gorgeous) Meshify C Air cooled build?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I remember reading about a guy custom 3D-printing a bracket to fit a D5 pump to his distro plate (it wasn't a bykski dstro tho) a while back but I can't seem to find that post anymore. I don't think there is a D5 pump that will bolt right up to the distro plate but that person was able to make a bracket so I think it's possible, too. I just need to find that thread to get more info. haha

If there is no pump noise this build will be quieter my meshify c air cooled build for sure. Even though noctua fans are so quiet the gpu fan noise is still there when playing demanding games meanwhile this watercooled build doesn't suffer from that.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for getting back to me, glad to hear it's quieter. I'd be curious if you happen to find that post. Likely easier to just use a D5 pump/res combo but I doubt it would look as nice.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I wish bykski or other companies made distro plates with different pump options. I love distro plates cuz they give such a unique look to the build.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any plans on OC'ing the CPU? Would love to see how it plays with your loop.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Hopefully I will have time to play with CPU OC soon but from the look of it even just enabling PBO seems to improve this chip's performance without affecting temps too much.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I think there are distro plate front panels for the O11 Dynamic, but was this choice of distro plate because of the frosted look of it?

I can also understand if you wanted to keep all the glass panels and not replace the front glass panel with a distro plate.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I checked all other available distros for this case and thought this version would give the look I wanted. I've seen some front-mounted distros but didn't really like how tubings run all the way across the case which I thought looked too busy. I'm not saying they don't look good but it's just not my cup of tea.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Gorgeous build. Love the simple elegance of it.

What's your overall opinion of the Bykski parts compared to something like EKWB?

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

My main rig is watercooled using all EK parts (except gpu blocks) and to be honest I think bykski's quality is as good as well known brands like EK, Bitspower, alphacool especially if you consider the price difference. I didn't use bykski fittings but I've heard their fittings are very good as well.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build! I like your color scheme. When I get the money, I plan on getting a black 011 case too. However, I'm thinking about going with EK. Thanks for sharing your opinion about the pump. I will be taking the noise in account too.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Can this case support a 420mm radiator? I don’t care where just anywhere?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Unfortunately, this case doesn't support 420mm rads.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Im looking to do a similiar build and looking at memory. Do you have any problems with this memory with the zen 2?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Not at all. They are B-die rams and I have no problems running at 3600mhz cl16.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a really nice build here with the black and gold tubing! This one is really getting my creative juices flowing once again :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

JUST.......BEAUTIFUL

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Really nice build, two thumbs up!!

I'm considering doing a build in the same case and same fashion with top and bottom radiators and distro board on the side. Curious if you could have fit a thicker radiator at the bottom? How thick would u think is the max down there to leave space for gpu tubing run?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Very clean!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I may just build this. Well done.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

This is amazing

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The very pinnacle of elegance.

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

Hey, I'm just curious how you managed to place Corsair MP600 Force Series Gen4 M.2 on ASRock X570 Taichi.

As I understand, Taichi covers all three M.2 slots with one giant heatsink, but MP600 has a heatsink of its own.

From the photos, it can be seen that Taichi heatsink is in place, so I assume you've managed to remove a heatsink from MP600.

Is this a good thing to do? Does MP600 allow the removal of the heatsink or it's kinda breaking the thing?

AFAIK all Gen4 SSDs have a heatsink, so there should be a way to install them on this mobo...

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 point

I simply removed the included heatsink by detaching side clips. I think most NVME's with pre-installed heatsink are not permanently attached so you should be able to remove it.

Also, Sabrent Rocket 4.0 NVME's have no heatsink/heatsink options and you can save $10 if you don't need a heatsink.

The giant shield/cover on taichi board works surprisingly well and I don't think I've ever seen my MP600 temps going above 50c? even under heavy load.

  • 3 days ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, it's good to know those heatsinks are removable.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, sir!

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