|Building the Perfect Computer⁠

In this series of blogs, I have documented my journey building 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.  Before we get to far, here is a video showing the result:

Through the process, I did a lot of research and found answers to some obscure problems. I hope 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 everyday 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
A review of the different types of lighting options available.

Overclocking
An overview of maximizing the performance from your computer.

Air Cooling
How to choose the right fans.

Water Cooling, Part 1
Choosing the type of water cooling to use.

Water Cooling, Part 2
Creating a custom water cooling loop.

Cable Management
How to keep your cables out of sight.

Modding
How to bring your computer to the next level through custom modifications.

Tools
Information on various tools used.

Brands and Retailers
A list of the different brands, with reviews on which ones are best.

Parts⁠

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

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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