Description

ROG Beast

What's the Chat?

What's up! I've been wanting to do a water cooled build for many years now. I finally found enough funds and time to put one together. This is the 2nd gaming PC build I've put together. It's the 1st custom water cooling build though.

I spent around 2-3 weeks researching everything and tossing up between Skylake or X99.

Decided to go with X99.

This was due to the fact that you can run SLI at 16x for both cards, the motherboard I wanted was the Rampage V so another reason right there and because it looks boss af with 8 RAM slots.

My favourite colour is Red so I went with a Black and Red colour theme. This works super well with the ROG components as they have the red accent. Same with the corsair RAM.

What's in it?

Case

I really like the look of the 780T. The shape and the size is just right for what I wanted to achieve. Black with Red, too easy!

Motherboard

The ASUS Rampage V Republic of Gamers pretty much speaks for itself. It's an epic mobo.

CPU

Read some reviews about which 2011-3 cpu to get for gaming. I chose the 5930K for the higher clock speed. Plus it was much cheaper. Only 6 cores but hey.. 6 is heaps!

Memory

I chose this RAM partly due to looks and cost. It's only 2800 but it's enough for what I need. 64GB is the max this mobo can take and it looks sick with the colour theme.

Power Supply

1000W EVGA SuperNOVA 80+ Gold. This is more than enough to run the machine and the 2 cards at full load. It pulls around 600-700W at full load.

Graphics Cards

Dual ASUS Strix 980ti OC editions. The Strix range is my pick at the moment. They have mastered a full automated manufacturing process which makes them extremely efficient power and temperature wise. These can run pretty much anything at Max, Ultra, Epic settings.

Custom Cooling

Being my first water cooled build I went all out on the EKWB website. I got the monoblock for the Rampage V and the 980ti's. 2x 360 Radiators each with 3x 120 fans on. 1x 140 fan for the rear of the case just to expel any excess heat. Soft tubing (for now), a bunch of fittings, pastel red coolant. The pump I got is the Dual D5 PWM so it has 2 pumps in series. This gives a bit of protection if one was to fail. The loop is all in series going Res - Pump - Rad 1 - Rad 2 - Monoblock - GPU - GPU - Res. I read up on this and it doesn't really matter what order, parallel or series your loop is, the results are much the same. Maybe 1-2 degree difference. So I just plummed it the way it looks good. The next thing i want to do it use hard tube and get some super nice bends and lines going.

Storage Space

The Samsung 950 PRO M.2 SSD plugs straight into the mobo and looks really good. It's super fast as well. This has my OS (Win10 Pro 64bit) and all my programs on it. I then got a 1TB SSD for all my games. This is epic for loading times. The additional 512GB SSD's are for media and spare. No optical drive.. Who uses discs these days?

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 7 points

What's up with those curtains?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Asking the real questions here.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

can't unsee

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

literally unlpayable (in that room)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha see my reply above.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 3 points

Amazing build +1 Waiting for raspberry pi fan to ***** about why not 1080's

Regardless love the build good work

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! I would love 1080's! Waiting for ek to bring out water blocks for the strix version and I'll probably go for it!

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

EVERYTHING IS PERFECT.... except for the sli bridge

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yea it does let it down I know. I will fix it!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice Classic Black/Red build! Those curtains doe! lmao

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Haha you like those curtains? I'm in a rental at the moment and this was the kids room previously. Kinda cute though

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

The quality of builds uploaded here compared to just a year ago is off the charts. Just amazing and add this one to the list. Incredible.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build really like your red and black colour theme, and also I'm a big fan of Asus ROG series components:)! Your build is quite similar like mine that I posted couple days ago. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/CwNNnQ

There are definitely some improvements can be done in your build from what I see.

TIPS:

  1. Cables https://www.amazon.com/BitFenix-ALCHEMY-CABLE-SuperNOVA-Supply/dp/B01CSA39TS/ref=pd_sim_sbs_147_5?ie=UTF8&dpID=61z-E1OI1gL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&psc=1&refRID=CJS06AWB6QBTJ4XVDHMB

  2. SLI Bridge https://www.amazon.com/ROG-Enthusiast-4-Way-SLI-Bridge/dp/B01AZ7N9PK/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1466756448&sr=1-2&keywords=asus+4+way+sli

  3. Cable Management

  4. Power Supply Cover I've made a cover for this same case in my build. I've posted pictures with dimensions of it, should go check it out! :) Your set up might need a little adjustment for the cover!

Overall a great build! :) I dig it!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks dude! Yea your post inspired me to post mine. I really like all the suggestions you've made too. I had the sli bridge and cables on the wish list already but the PSU cover is such a nice touch. I will be getting on to those asap! Cheers!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! :) Cheers

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Great Build +1 looks great, maybe a bit too much red but thats just me, i'd say the only way to better this rig is to go with hardline or PETG With tubing

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea I change it up with the rgb case lighting for different effects. I agree with the hard tubing, that's on the wish list!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Excellent work! Congratulations!

With the awesome CPU/GPU power and SSD's, you can use this mean machine for just about anything, not just gaming.

Enjoy!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Yea its a beast alright!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

What do you have your 5930k clocked to?

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I think it's running at 4GHz.. I did an auto overclock in the bios. Haven't actually seen how much I can get out of it yet.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice build man. How are those EK-Furious Vardar fans?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers! The fans are great, pretty quiet but powerful

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for that monoblock on the CPU

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Cheers!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Id change the case fan and sli bridge to something mesn lookin the noctua fans are good also the corsair fans +1

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yea there are a couple of minor tweaks like that I'd like to make. The sli bridge for sure

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Can it run Minesweeper?

That's the real question.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I think so.. Haha!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

i love the build and your setp C: great job man

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Do away with that crusty sli bridge.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

One question, how did you remove the heat pipe that connect the vrm heatsink to the IO cover? I'm worried to just straight up cut it off.

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey dude, sorry for the late reply, I heated the IO cover up and manipulated the heat pipe out of the cover. There is a couple of tutorials on youtube. Unfortunately mine had a lot of glue holding it in as well so I pretty much crushed the pipe until it was small enough to slide out.

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  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha go hard or go home!