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Onyx - Watercooled R7 1700 / 1080 Ti / Thermaltake Core P90

by asone_

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Date Published

Dec. 29, 2017

CPU Clock Rate

3.0GHz

GPU Core Clock Rate

1.56GHz

GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate

11.0GHz

Description

Thermaltake sent me over their new Core P90, along with a box of watercooling gear that I had absolutely no idea what to do with!

Build video: https://youtu.be/8-8ENaKNONs

A couple weeks later and we have Onyx - a complete custom loop with a Ryzen 7 1700 overclocked to 4.0GHz, and a GTX 1080 Ti barely touching 40C°

Custom watercooling has given me a new appreciation for the desktop gaming PC - Onyx has a living aurora to it. It truly feels like the coolant flowing through those waterblocks gives life to the system.

Temps (ambient: 21.5C)

  • Prime 95: CPU - 66.0C / GPU - 29.5C

  • Heaven 4.0: CPU - 41.1C / GPU - 41.4C

Thank you all for checking this out!

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HONDATUNING776 2 Builds 26 points 1 month ago

I’d like to be the first to comment and say amazing build.

I’d also like to be the first to say “I smell a featured!”

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 7 points 1 month ago

Thanks for the kind words and I'm glad you like the build :)

MK26 1 point 1 month ago

And now it's a feature

4KDream 15 points 1 month ago

This computer looks like it belongs in a billionaires house. Imagine if you could take this thing back in time two hundred years just to show it to someone. Not even what it does. Just show them IT. Feature countdown has already begun.

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

Haha thanks so much!

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Artificialrice 1 Build 6 points 1 month ago

This is one spicy or chill build +1 for everything How does the motherboard so far?

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Thanks! Really enjoying the board so far :)

MightyAlFred 3 Builds 6 points 1 month ago

It's oddly satisfying to look at these perfectly aligned tubes with these regular bends.

+1 for sure!

gh0st 6 points 1 month ago

This makes me want to go set my PC on fire for being so ugly...extremely well done!

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 5 points 1 month ago

I lol'd

RollingSushi 3 points 1 month ago

This is really satisfying to look at! Nice build +1

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks!

Eltech 19 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

What a gorgeous build. Amazing and I wouldn't be surprised if this gets featured. Please take my one.

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 3 points 1 month ago

Thanks Eltech and that would be a perfect way to cap off the year :)

Eltech 19 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Congrats for the feature spotlight! So happy for you! :)

skyrise 2 points 1 month ago

This is both beautiful and innovative! That MSI X370 GAMING M7 board is a great choise, probably even better that the MSI's Titanium one.

What voltage/settings did you use to achieve 4.0GHz? The temps are awesome! That Thermaltake loop seems to be working like a charm.

Great gonfig!

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks! Yeah the X370 Gaming M7 is a very solid board, I wasn't able to achieve 4.0GHz stable on B350 boards but I was here. The R7 1700 is pretty stubborn though and needed 1.46V to achieve that :L

GPU temps are great though!

Gooberdad 7 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Beautiful build and great presentation.

If Thermaltake had ticked you off by callously dropping this task on you, you can have them contact me anytime. I got your back.

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot!

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 2 points 1 month ago

Thanks a lot man, I look forward to working with them in the future!

Battlefield 1 point 1 month ago

I knew I recognized OptimumTech's build. Great channel and awesome case. So damn interesting. What do you think of the TT cpu block?

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks man! I love the TT Pacific W4 CPU block, the lighting on it is perfect and fitting it was easy.

theMFNmaster 1 point 1 month ago

Wow. That's all I can say. I'm at a loss for words... +1

PcBuilderMan123_ 1 point 1 month ago

Looks nice.

iiNNeX 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

This is amazing and damn those temps! I need an open air case in my life...

+1

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks! I'm considering trying some higher speed static pressure fans to see if I can get them a tad lower. These Riing Plus fans only spin @ 1350RPM.

Chapman12 1 point 1 month ago

beautiful build

chieftolly 1 point 1 month ago

Frickin sweet!! Feature in bound!

AnimeGamer 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Im calling feature

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Cherry on top for a build like this :)

Sammy1848 1 point 1 month ago

Ummmm my birthday is in a few days and I really want a PC winkwink

seestone 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

This is an amazing piece of art. Very well done.

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks a lot!

XCMills 1 point 1 month ago

FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL...

MK26 1 point 1 month ago

Wordless...This has to be featured.

CheeseCakes 1 point 1 month ago

This is a rare gem indeed, it is beautiful, period.

Gentleman00 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

An OCZ SSD would fit perfectly here.

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Nice build I love that case! +1

craigjohn 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Egads!

z0ttel89 1 point 1 month ago

I think I just came while watching the build-video.

Just one question: Why did you not use the 1800X, Threadripper or an i9? The 1700 seems a little out of place in this build to me, but maybe I'm wrong!

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Didn't have any HEDT processors on hand but would have loved to put a Threadripper or i9 chip in there for sure!

Timjk10 1 point 1 month ago

I'm lost for words here

Thegreatgnome 1 point 1 month ago

Why oh why the stock cable in picture 4

+1 though great build, and great vids

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Haha sorry about that - that would be the stinkin' molex connector..

DJEvoke 1 point 1 month ago

Amazing, well done.

jorgejoelpr 1 point 1 month ago

Stunning build. Feature well deserved. +1

LULU0630 1 point 1 month ago

It's sooooo cool. I want to have one!

eeem1214 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Can't tell if it was 3D modeled really well or its actually real

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Haha!

TheGreenSpy 1 point 1 month ago

How do you guys manage to make such extravagant and beautiful loops like this.

J_Vilander 1 point 1 month ago

How loud is it?

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Whisper quiet! The Riing Plus RGB fans spin at 1350RPM max but get plenty of air flow at the same time since it's an open case :)

hi_im_snowman 1 point 1 month ago

I usually can't stand white colored tubing/coolant. Just typically looks tacky and cheap, at least imo.

But this is one fantastic exception that truly threw me off and took me by surprise. What an exceptionally well-done build!

A stunning piece of tech if I've ever seen one. Absolutely flawless imo, superb job and the feature is deserved.

Oh and those bends... Crisp, neat and sufficiently complex that they aren't overbearing or too simplistic. Damn pro.

+1

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Wow man thanks so much for those comments :)

Anyansayo 1 point 1 month ago

Wow!

ForsakenRei 1 point 1 month ago

Cool! First time to see someone use the Tt RGB cpu block.

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Lighting is amazing, what you can see here does not do it justice lol.

Mason54 20 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

the p90.... its my bigger brother! (P5 User here) I LOVE IT!!!!

Uni15 1 point 1 month ago

This is the sexiest PC I've ever seen.

Clemeit 2 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Wow OK. That's absolutely gorgeous! Great tubing job! Looks amazing.

Arminecraft 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, this looks magnificent. What you did with this PC is art. And the shots... yeah, it's impossible to compete with such a build. Awesome job asone.

asone_ submitter 5 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

Thanks a lot bud!

BurntSilicon. 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

...wow +1

animatingblue 1 point 1 month ago

Can't say I'm surprised to see this being featured, it looks great, and, is that a liquid-cooled GPU I see? I'm impressed. I like how you went with a Thermaltake-type theme on this build, seeing the parts and the case. Great job, mate!

MaxHunter71 1 point 1 month ago

You have made me completely regret my recent decision to buy Thermaltake's Tower 900. Bravo. It's gorgeous.

04vkrivor 1 point 1 month ago

look at the glass panel G A P xD

JudahRoars 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Really fantastic. Props to you!

CodyJames91 1 point 1 month ago

Very nice rig, my friend. I'm usually not one to have interest in "icy" themed builds but this is just too damn good to dislike. If you don't mind me asking, what's your average on wattage?

Minomir 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Simply amazing!! Great job, and it certainly must be a pleasure to use such a PC :))

dcarroll777 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Ryzen on up! What a fantastic & super clean build. I'm going to throw mine away.

Magik_uwu 1 point 1 month ago

i... uh.... uhm... this is cool and all...

but i bet it cant run minesweeper at 20fps ;)

IDMooseMan 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Gorgeous build. Congratulations on being selected as a "Featured" build.

SirHalpin 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Simple, powerful, and clean; all you can ask for. +1

in pure awe

Essex23 1 point 1 month ago

Brilliant work with the tubing. Truly. I just wonder why if you had so many good bends....why the 90 degree fitting on that one. Just looks out of place.

And I can already picture that loop with Primochill's VUE coolant in white already. :)

essa.ea 1 point 1 month ago

beautiful

ssjg5rlly 1 point 1 month ago

i sense a spaghetti monster behind that power supply :O

NoobCanRage 1 point 1 month ago

Looks pretty cool. Only thing I would change is the motherboard into an ASUS STRIX X370-F and the graphics card into an ASUS ROG Strix 1080ti

BradBlex 1 point 1 month ago

there is nothing overkill when talking about pc's

rcbdakota 1 point 1 month ago

Absolutely love it. Kinda want to copy it lol! Great Build.

squidamint 1 point 1 month ago

All the superlatives showered upon you for this build are deserved. This is the kind of leap that inspires others to leap farther. Thanks for going there.

Now, for my unbidden advice. Run some very powerful HEPA filters 24x7 in the same room as this computer! The thought of dust specks on this beauty makes me shiver...

SeveraltyMane 1 point 1 month ago

Holly molly

skygunner27 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Sweet Build!

AssBeater0923 1 point 1 month ago

the best looking pc I have ever seen in my whole life.

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Hey, I got the official link for the Thermaltake core p90 added here

CRS10114 7 Builds 1 point 1 month ago

This has got to be one of the cleanest open loop rigs I have ever seen. Amazingly well done mate.

iiNNeX 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

Are those custom cables Paracord? If so where did you order them from? I am struggling to find a set in the UK :(

rensham 1 point 1 month ago

Hmmmm... Looks an awful lot like the build Optimal Tech posted on YouTube recently...

sedarko 1 point 1 month ago

What a beautiful thing this is. How is the 1080ti + Ryzen 1700 for gaming?

Human_ 1 point 1 month ago

How in the world is this 1200 The 1080 ti itself is like 800 that leaves 400 for all the other parts Plus water cooling more like 2,000 something

ItsBinary 1 point 14 days ago

I have this case and similar part. But i dont know anything about custom cooling haha. Nice work!

Camo_JG22 1 point 2 days ago

Speechless. Absolutely amazing build. +1 guaranteed

NobleSavage -2 points 1 month ago

First point... Very nice all round build, tubing in particular is exceptional.

Now for the white elephant in the room... That is not a case, it's just some glass panels suspended in front of a naked build.

What is the point of that?

Surely the point of a case is to 'encase' the build, to protect the components from dust, to reduce sound emissions, to channel airflow etc, those glass panels do absolutely none of those things and are accordingly quite literally useless, they serve absolutely no purpose whatsoever, they are the very definition of style over substance.

I get that you want to show off the build and that's fine, wouldn't that be better achieved without the glass panels which can only reflect light and interfere with the view? (As well as requiring regular cleaning and polishing). I guess from the manufacturers perspective there's no way to make a profit without the useless but reassuringly expensive glass panels.

It (the case) reminds me of modern art, and that is not a good thing, or even 'the emperors clothes', I guess I'm cast in the role of the small boy who sees the truth with perfect clarity and feels compelled to point out to the idiot oohing and aahing grown ups 'But he's not wearing any clothes!'

As mentioned above the build itself is fantastic, it's just the non-case that blows my mind.

supermattdab0ss 1 Build 1 point 1 month ago

That is an open air case that is extremely awesome looking and is very easy to do a custom loop in.

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