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Primary Rig X299 7800K

by ssharp

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35 Comments

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Date Published

July 15, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.5GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.48GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.01GHz

Description

I have not yet started the overclocking process however, the Lian-Li PC-08 was great to build a custom water loop in.

I have built a custom water cool before but I was really interested in doing a setup with PETG tubing.

There was a lot larger of a learning curve, but it turned out. Some of the bends aren't as great as i wanted but a good first round I think.

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INFLCT 2 Builds 7 points 11 months ago

Is it just me, or is that gpu sagging hard

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INFLCT 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

might want to fix that sag, thats the only criticism I have

ssharp submitter 1 Build 2 points 11 months ago

It has a small sag from the PCIE cables is correct, I have since changed the pull on them and its all good ;)

INFLCT 2 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

sounds good, don't want it to fall off those PCIE lanes

Bee66 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

In the earlier pic, the gpu is sagging without the PCIE cables attached. Did you make sure not to overtighten the GPU waterblock? those things are heavy and overtightening causes the pcb to flex causing the sag look.

Otherwise very good work on the loop setup, the Lian Li is definitely a good choice you made, love that case =)

auldae 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

Looks a bit saggy in the first pic without the cables attached tho. Not sure it's worthy of "primary rig" status, lol.

Gaming4life22 3 points 11 months ago

I don't want to be that guy but why not ryzen?

ssharp submitter 1 Build 0 points 11 months ago

I started my building pcs, with a PII and then moved to athlons, since the C2Duos I have never looked at AMD again. Besides i was looking for the extra PCIE channels as i will replace with Core I9 when it releases, be adding another 1080ti and another 1 TB 960 evo

On top of that the 7800x is a place holder until the Core i9s come out, i paid for the microcenter upgrade warranty

Gaming4life22 2 points 11 months ago

What about threadripper? Very cheap compared to core i9 more pcie lanes (64) and coming out soon with more cores than similarly priced intel parts.

ssharp submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I was interested in threadripper, but didn't want to wait for uncertainty of it. Also, I had already order the case and was itching to get started!

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mysticial 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

It's worth mentioning that all the overheating problems with X299 partially stem from the fact that the Skylake X processors are able to overclock 4.5+ GHz.

Nobody complains about Ryzen in this aspect because they simply won't clock above 4.0 GHz - which is what everybody complains about instead.

If Skylake X had a 4.0 GHz wall, people would be complaining about that instead of the heat.

IAstate97 1 point 10 months ago

Clock speeds have nothing to do with Vrm heat. Vrm heat is caused by voltage, overclocking ryzen to 4 ghz is around 1.4 volts for most people, 4.5 ghz for sky lake x takes 1.3 volts in most cases, so theoretically the vrms would have the same heat of not run cooler than ryzen 7 at 4.0, but they don't. A lot of people complain about ryzen ocerclocking (warranted) but Vrms overheating can cause serious issues. I'm surprised with all the heat on them that they didn't put small heat sinks on the Vrms more prone to overheat

mysticial 6 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

I didn't mean to imply that clock speed was the direct cause of the VRM heat. It's the power consumption which is proportional to frequency * voltage^2. And increasing the frequency requires a higher voltage which causes quadratic increases in power consumption. Comparing Ryzen voltages to that of Intel's is actually apples to oranges since you don't know what the other factors are relative to each other (i.e. capacitance) - which also vary depending on the workload.

SirFlamenco -1 points 11 months ago

"It loses to an overclock 1700" Now that's funny. Since when do you compare an overclocked cpu vs a stock one?

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 4 points 11 months ago

Since the bulldozer days.

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Yahtadi 1 point 11 months ago

How does that Speaker sound? any good for studio like its name? how about on gaming?

ssharp submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Speakers sound great, they are good for gaming but I still use my headphones to play FPS games

hi_im_snowman 1 point 11 months ago

Not a judgement, but rather just a curiosity, why the 1000W PSU? It doesn't seem like you'd be going anywhere north of 550W @ wall even under max load.

How was it to build inside of that particular case? Looks like a real beauty tbh!

Great job btw, i love the fittings selected for the loop. looks great!

Franko74SR 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

A lot of the higher watt PSU's have better efficiency ratings, and about %50 load it where a PSU is best on it efficiency curve

ssharp submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

I picked the 1000w for 2 reasons 1. going to add another 1080ti 2. efficiency as mentioned below

DrMAS 1 point 11 months ago

You have been successful in many of your choices

LatamirDigital 3 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

I don't like being that guy, but this was just a bad buy. love the looks, but not the parts.

auldae 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Very nice build, Funny you thought it necessary to term a $6k build as your primary. Nice dry humor there. I'm strangely bothered with the grating element on the rear exhaust tho. Let that ML shine!

ReapMeUpDaddy 1 point 11 months ago

I dont understand all the people b*tching about the CPU. AMD has always been the economical choice, coming within intels 10% margin at sometimes half the price, but what people don't understand is that if you want the BEST CHOICE no matter the money, Intel is the way to go.

sponix 6 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Everything about the system is Very Nice.

Ignore the Trolls.

Corsair ML Fans are a really nice touch for that case. Also like the rear fan grill. Did that come with the Case ?

ssharp submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

This rig is beautiful! :) ( ^ U ^ )

ssharp submitter 1 Build 1 point 11 months ago

Thanks, it was fun experimenting with PETG tubing

MuchLinux6500 2 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Cool. :D

Night2fire 1 point 11 months ago

Nice Build. There is so much hate for the X299 and new chip-set. For me, I went with the X299 and the I7-7800X also. Not really worried about overclocking or gaming for my build. I do mostly photography and videos. But if I want to game I can without issues and there is always room to upgrade now too. Enjoy your build..

Lobsterareawesome 7 Builds 1 point 10 months ago

sexy build :D

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philip staff 10 Builds 2 points 11 months ago

Please keep feedback polite and constructive.

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philip staff 10 Builds 1 point 11 months ago

Please keep it polite.

SirFlamenco 1 point 11 months ago

Why did you delete my comment philip? I was saying they should respect other people choices and choosing this cpu wasn't retarded at all.

philip staff 10 Builds 3 points 11 months ago

Because generally I'll delete an entire comment chain in situations that I expect the discourse to continue. The warning to keep it polite did not apply to your comment.

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