Building the Perfect Computer
William Yeack

In this series of blogs, I have documented my journey to build my perfect computer – a new workstation that will be used for the heavy programming and graphic design that I do as part of my job at Member.buzz.

Through the process, I did a lot of research and found answers to some obscure problems – I am hoping that some of the information I found can help others as they go through their journey.

My overall goal was to build a top-of-the-line custom computer, while ensuring that it would be reliable enough to use as my every day work computer (although I deviated a bit from the reliability requirement with my custom water-cooling solution).

⁠Articles

I have separated all of my research into the following series of articles:

Components
An overview of how I choose the components for my computer.

Lighting

Overclocking
An overview of maximizing the performance from your computer.

Air Cooling

Water Cooling, Part 1

Water Cooling, Part 2

Cable Management

Modding

Brands and Retailers

Tools

Parts⁠

Here is an overview of my build, you can see details about why I choose each component in each article.

Components

Case

Phanteks EvolvX

CPU

AMD Ryzen 9 3950x

16 Core/32 Threads with 4.0/4.4 Ghz CCX Overclocking
Motherboard

MSI Ace X570

Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB
64 GB at 3600 Mhz
GPU

PNY nVidia Quadro P4000

Sound Card

Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5

Cooling

Fittings PrimoChill UV Blue
Fans Corsair QL120 (6x)
be quiet! Silent Wings 3 BL070 (3x)
Radiator

EKWB CoolStream PE-360

Reservoir

Phanteks R160

Tubing

Chemglass Borosilicate (1/2” OD, 3/32” Wall)

Coolant

Koolance UV Blue

Monitor

Barrowch Temperature Sensor

Valve

Bykski Clover Valve

Pump

Bykski DDC Pump (B-PMD3-COV)

Filter Alphacool Plexi Eiszapfen
Fan Hub

DeepCool Fan Hub

Lighting

RGB Controller Corsair iCue Commander Corsair iCue Lighting Node Pro
UV Lighting LEDdess UV Light Strip

Temperature Sensor

Alphacool Eiszapfen Sensor Plug


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