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16 Year Old Watercooled Mega Build

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Finley Giles, 20 Mar 2020.

  1. Finley Giles

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    Hello all,

    I'm 16 years old and decided I wanted a gaming / work pc.

    So the grueling task of looking at parts and comparing specifications started. I started to look into water cooling, this didn't take my fancy to start with but the more I looked into it the more desiring it became.

    I'm planning to build my PC in a Lian Li O11D XL ROG certified case, I like these cases as they allow for a clean and classy look with enough space to expand if I ever needed to.

    I'll be showcasing all my components and a breakdown of my build, as I am fairly new to watercooling I'm open to any recommendations and tips.

    The parts i'm looking to use are:
    Case: Lian Li O11D XL (ROG certified case) Black
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus XI Hero Z390 Chipset
    RAM: 64GB Corsair DDR4 Vengeance Black 3200Mhz
    Processor: Intel Core I9 9900K Coffe Lake
    PCU: 1200W Corsair HX1200i
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 1080ti Strix 11GB

    Watercooling parts:

    Radiator:
    EK-Coolstream PE 360 Triple Rad
    Fans: 6x EK-Vardar EVO 120ER BB
    Cooling Blocks: EK-Quantum Velocity Nickel + Plexi CPU / EK 1080ti Block and Backplate
    Coolant: EK-CryoFuel Solid Laguna Yellow
    Reservoir: EK O11D G1 Distro Plate


    I'm going for a clean black and yellow theme, all my components will be black but the fluid will be solid yellow giving the case a glow from the coolant.

    I have built a number of air cooled PCs', so I'm going for a quieter build this time as when I'm gaming I wake the neighborhood up with my fans.

    Once again, any recommendations will be much appreciated. I hope you all enjoy my build!
     
  2. orbitalwalsh

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    Z390 master / Xtreme
    .850w will do
     
  3. Mcnumpty2323

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    Personally 3900x and x570 board would be my choice
    And probably 2070 super instead of 1080ti
     
  4. bremen1874

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    And what are you doing that needs 64GB of memory?
     
  5. Mcnumpty2323

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    Whatever he's doing it certainly pays well
    Looking at that list:D
    I couldn't even afford a push bike at 16 lol
     
  6. EllaHughes95

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    Does he even mention he works? Rich parents most likely.
     
  7. Mcnumpty2323

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    He Said pc was for gaming /work pc
    In this day and age its possible for a 16 year old for example to be a you tube star
    So I didn't just assume he has rich parents ~though he might have
     
  8. EllaHughes95

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    Fair point, I reckon he's a famous twitch streamer raking in millions.
     
  9. Mcnumpty2323

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    Could be
    Or one of those that do bug bounty for finding security flaws in Web browsers or other software
    There's probably a good few 16 year old millionaires who made the money themselves by doing any of what we mentioned
    It's got to be the time a young person has the most chance ever to get rich
    As say youtube needs little financial outlay just a camera and some editing software can get you started

    After all those ideas they will probably say their dad is bill Gates or something :D
     
  10. orbitalwalsh

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    Shouldn't matter what his/her age is nor how they have got a certain budget .....

    @Finley Giles

    Do you already have the 1080ti ?

    What is the workload the PC will be doing ?

    Also what's your budget /monitor
     
  11. hlennie

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    fittings and pump?
     
  12. Finley Giles

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    @orbitalwalsh

    Yes I already have the 1080ti, otherwise I probably would've gone with the 5700XT or saved up a bit for the 2080ti because why not.

    I use Photoshop, lightroom, Illustrator and Premier Pro on a regular basis hence the need for the extra RAM...

    I decided to go with the FLT 360 D5 EK Water block as I thought this would look cleaner than the O11D Distro plate, just getting round to taking some photos now.
     
  13. Finley Giles

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    @hlennie

    I have the D5 PWM Pump pre fitted to the 360 FLT EK water block, after looking at some reviews and forum posts, this looked like the best option for my needs.

    As for fittings I went with EK Torque HTC 16mm.
     
  14. Finley Giles

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    I'll be using this PC for editing as part of my work includes video editing and graphics design, I know 64GB is a bit overkill but in my opinion it future proofs me for any software I might need to run.
     
  15. Sam__

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    As someone who's gone from 128GB down to 32GB in the last 2 years I have seen absolutely no advantage in having more than 32.

    This is running VM's, Video editing, Gaming.

    Save the money and spend it on something else is my advice.
     
  16. Finley Giles

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    Ok brilliant thanks, I'll just stick with 32GB then if that's the case.
     
  17. orbitalwalsh

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    Would wait for intel 10th Gen launch very soon, slightly ******* but not long . Better pricing for extra threads
     
  18. hlennie

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    Any updates
     
  19. pugheaven

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    64GB is epic and you can have a 32gb ram drive like me that speeds all sorts up, fine choice.
     
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  20. LePhuronn

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    Then you've never used Adobe Dynamic Link with Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator and Audition running at the same time. Try doing a RAM preview inside AE before committing back to Premiere with only 32GB RAM. And I'm talking only 1080p, not 4K.