Gaming PC - Dream "I've gone insane" machine build
My last gaming PC was 9 years ago. I haven't even turned it on since then.
I want to build a new one but I have very incomplete knowledge on changes since then. Hell, my last PC still was BIOS based.
THREAD UPDATE - Nov 1st: This has turned into a dream machine build. I've gone WAAAAYYYY overboard.
Here's my usage/plans:
- Gaming (Definitely has to be able to handle MS Flight Simulator)
- VR (not right away, still need to decide on a setup)
- Just tinkering for fun.
- Water cool (just because)
CASE: Lian Li O11 Dynamic XL
Monitor: Alienware 34 Monitor - AW3420DW (GSync unfortunately. Bought this long before I thought about building a PC)
CPU: AMD 5900
GPU: Radeon 6800 XT or 6900 XT
MOBO: ASUS Tuff Gaming X570 PRO (WiFi)
PSU: Corsair HX850i High Performance Power Supply
RAM: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600) C16
- XPG GAMMIX 2TB S11 Pro 3D NAND PCIe NVMe Gen3x4 M.2
- Samsung 970 EVO Plus 1TB NVMe M.2
Other Storage: TBD
CPU: EK-Velocity D-RGB – AMD Nickel + Plexi
TIM: Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
Loop: Only CPU planned for now.
Radiator: 2x 360 Heatkiller (new one coming in November?)
Radiator Placement: Bottom and Top
Pump: EK-D5 PWM G2 Motor
Resevoir: HEATKILLER® Tube 150 D5 (Glass Reservoir with D5 Pump Mount) - Multi-Port Top Upgraded
Tubing: 16mm Glass tubes
Fittings: Bought a few different brands to test on the glass tubes
Exhaust Fans (3): EKWB EK-Vardar EVO 120S PWM 120mm (subject to change to Lian Li Unifan)
Intake Fans (6): EKWB EK-Vardar EVO 120S PWM 120mm (subject to change to Lian Li Unifan)
**Style and Colour Scheme (VERY Unfinished)**
Colour Scheme: UV Black/Black, Silver/Grey, Red
Lighting: D-RGB: plan to keep the RGB stuff single colour. One of the colours in the scheme or white.
- D-RGB: Fans, CPU Block, GPU Block, Flow/Temp Sensor, RAM
- TBD: Other UV or white light LEDS
Case: Glass with Black and Silver
Power Wiring: Tentative Cable Mode Cables. Not sure on the colours
Coolant: UV black? or Silver/Grey. Not sure
Pump Cover: Black/Matte Black
Resevoir: Black and Silver/Aluminum OR Black and Blue? Black and Red?
nVME Heatsinks: Blue / Silver / Red
Fittings: Black or Silver or Black Nickel
Fans: Black with D-RGB
360 Radiator gaskets
Control: Aquaero 6 LT USB
Sensors: Aquacomputer high flow NEXT (temp and flow)
Monitoring: Corsair (Power); AquaSuite? (Fans, temp, flow); ?? (D-RGB control, OLED Display control)
Fan & miscellaneous Wiring: TBD. Planning to get a sleeving kit
Small Transparent OLED display for monitoring stats (very long term)
AIDA software to program stats to display on transparent OLED. (very long term)