Description

Thanks for checking out my build! This machine evolved from a previous X99 build after my motherboard apparently glitched and took out my CPU (thanks Asus...).

I ended up getting the motherboard and CPU replaced under RMA, and decided to make the move to X299, despite all the Ryzen bandwagoneers. Most of my work on this machine still only utilizes a few cores at a time, and rarely employs more than about 10 cores at once. For this reason, I chose to stick with Intel so I could maintain their clock speed advantage, while benefiting from having more than four cores when needed. From the tests I’ve done so far, this CPU is core-for-core almost exactly like having two 6700K CPUs at 4.8Ghz tied together into one.

I debated for a long time whether to go for a i9-7900X with 10 cores and a lower clock speed, or save a little with an 8-core i7-7820X that was pre-binned and delidded to help with thermals. Well I ended up going with the 7820X, and I'm very happy with it. I can run this chip at 4.8Ghz on all cores, and the EKWB monoblock keeps the chip and the VRMs very happy and cool all day long. The only hangup was I had to reverse the flow of my loop to accommodate the CPU monoblock, but I took care of that with new fittings underneath the PSU shroud.

I had already incorporated purple as an accent color in my previous X99 build with custom cables and mood lighting, but I decided to try out Primochill's Transparent UV purple this time around, and I LOVE it.

For a detailed look at the case mods and desk construction, check out my previous build, "Atlas Evolv'd X99".

Comments

  • 26 months ago
  • 8 points

This is definitely going to be featured. What a lovely looking build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you.

  • 26 months ago
  • 6 points

Wow great build. Your dog looks pretty comfortable underneath the desk! Same thing happens with me

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

Yup! She loves sitting down there; I think she feels secure having three walls and a ceiling. haha

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

Great looking build! Great idea with the cords under the desk. I'm gonna remember that for my next build.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks

  • 26 months ago
  • 4 points

Holt s***. This is really amazing rig. What am I saying. The whole desk is awesome.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

That custom loop is to die for, I want it now. Cable management is on point too.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Just my second time building one, but I really wish I could build more!

  • 26 months ago
  • 3 points

your PC is very successful and cablabe management is very clean +1

  • 25 months ago
  • 3 points

VERY nice man! great compliment to the original. and the appearance on setup wars was just perfect. I really love the purple colored coolant that you used in this one, it really emphasizes the cables this time around. and it is still clean af fam. good job.

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

Damm, might as well feature this one too. absolutely stunning.

+111

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

i do like this build and the dog is cute

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

featured. Atlas 2.0 is definitely going to get it. +1

  • 26 months ago
  • 2 points

That dog is so cute! Oh yeah the PC's cool too

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

A freakin' beauty

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Where did you buy that mat for your mouse and keyboard?

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

NICE BUILDDDDDDDDD

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Wat.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Where can I purchase mouse mat like that? Fantastic build!

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Feature incoming.

+1

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

First off I like the purple and the monitor setup isn't 1 that I have seen great job

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It definitely took some thinking to sort out, but I'm very happy with the result.

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

is the design colour interchangeable? my other comment where I said that the dog picture wast very necessary due to the design being beautiful already was down voted until it was hidden

  • 26 months ago
  • 1 point

also what is the price in CAD

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like this was on TechSource

  • 25 months ago
  • 2 points

My old X99 setup was. Episode 117

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

❤ Beautiful PC ❤ IMO This is the best setup from Setup Wars Episode 117

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

How did you get the purple coolant color? It looks fantastic!

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

What kind of mouse pad/map pad is this?

  • 25 months ago
  • 1 point

Still sexy as ever before!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

rad size? res size?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

360mm x2. 150mm.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Well done.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That is beautiful!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

what coolant did you use?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Primochill UV Purple

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for the doggo in the last one

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Just for an old school iPod. That was nostalgia instantly.

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

I want that desk. Where to buy? Lol

  • 19 months ago
  • 1 point

IKEA

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Just have to say it, this build, desk setup and photography is a work of art!

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Question : what brand of coolant you are using in you're loop cause its so pretty XD

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Primochll UV Purple

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying has im trying to find a coolant that looks nice but is also reliable :)

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

What did you use to rise the speakers and what's the countertop? Looks amazing.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

Hammark Oak countertops from Ikea.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The best part of the build...that ipod tho! haha! but seriously major props to your build and I love the desk setup, its clean

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

How are the temps?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Can I ask you, what is your profession?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

I work IT with the US department of defense.

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Wow. I would like to know how you take your career to the next level? I would like to get into that career of Computer Science.

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

odd flex but ok

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

The dog is the best looking part of this whole build

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

great dog 10/10

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

And my soul weeps with envy again. Very nice!

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

commenting so i can find this later

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  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's always evolving and improving! Here's a link to the mouse pad: http://a.co/d/9v93YYr