Build Log: Project Winter Equinox

  • CPU: AMD 3950X
  • Motherboard: Asrock X570 Aqua
  • Ram: G.Skill 64GB 16x4 CL16 3600mhz OC to 3800mhz
  • GPU : MSI Gaming X Trio Nvidia 3090
  • NVME: Sabrent Rocket 1TB x2
  • SSD 1TB Samsung 840 + 500GB
  • HDD: 10+8TB Seagate Barracuda Pro 7200rpm + 4TB WD 5400
  • Case: Modded: Thermaltake View 91
  • Top Radiator: HWLabs GTR in Push
  • Pull Front Radiator: HWLabs GTS in
  • Push Tubing: Alphacool Glass Hard Tubing 16OD
  • Fittings : Bykski Blue
  • Pump: Aquacomputer D5 Next RGB
  • Top: Alphacool Eisdecke D5 Plexi Top V.4
  • Fans: Thermaltake Pure ARGB 12 x 12
  • Coolant: Aquacomputer Blue
  • PSU: Corsair AX1600i (Just Incase)
  • PSU Shroud: Custom Made Plexiglass with name on



Case: Thermaltake View 91 . I fell in love with this the look of the case as ive not had tempered glass before and this case has everything I need in terms of space and hard drive capacity behind the tray. It can also take a distro plate and 2 480 rads with vertical GPU mount. Only downside to the case is a distro plate from Barrow/Bykski has never been made. [​IMG]


Cooling. This was by far the most expensive part not just for parts used in cooling but tools in order to make some parts.

Radiators: Hardware Labs GTR 480 in push pull as top rad and 480 GTS in front rad in push. Problem came out of how much space the distroplate needed to the side so had to buy a thin rad and I ended up mis-measuring it due to measuring it from the bracket holes to the front forgetting the plate is wider. Still fits though JUST![​IMG] [​IMG]

Tubing. Alphacool Hardline Glass. This is my greatest fear as ive never done a custom loop let alone a hardline one. I wasnt about to use soft tubing as it still needs cutting to length to look good in my opinion. Glass looks the best to me but jesus wept its expensive and costly to setup. I ordered a Dremel 4000 with a vice and a diamond cutting tool [​IMG]

Fans. Thermaltake Pure 12 ARGB x12. I was looking for a nice A/RGB fan and just came across these newly released fans and thought I'd keep to the same brand as the case for aesthetic purposes. The RPM is a little low for sheer quick heat extraction in Benchmark mode but Im hoping the sheer number of fans will make up for that [​IMG]

Pump. Aquacomputer D5 Next RGB + Ultilitop. Saw this in a Alphacool build at computex and love the options its provides and information. [​IMG]

Distroplate. This ended up being a problem as they do not make one for this case. I ended up going with a Thermaltake Level20 GT Distroplate made by Barrow as Bykski distroplates only run on their own DDC pumps and look bad with the thing sticking out of it. [​IMG]

Coolant. Aquacomputer DP Ultra blue. A nice colour. I tried dyes with distilled water and couldnt get it looking quite right so happy to just have a spare 5 Litres of premix. [​IMG]

Fittings. Bykski blue. Whilst at computex I was introduced to Bykski as Id never heard of them and they had an amazing array to show off . [​IMG]

RAM Gskill Trident Z Neo 64GB 4x16 3600Mhz CL16. I Had to Import this from the US as no where in the UK is selling ram even cheaply or do they even have any AMD ram in stock.

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