- Oct 17, 2019
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Thanks for your relevant reply. Just returned from downtown for the AIO and the PSU. I'm glad to present all the parts for my new rig:I had an Corsair h115 i PRO AIO before I did my custom loop. It's a very good AIO but a little expensive. I never got higher than 65 degrees with my delidded Core i7 8700K@5 GHz even in Prime 95 with it.
But it's a little bit oversized, only for the CPU a 240mm rad will do the job also. I would go for the 240 rad cause you have more headroom for oc.
- The CPU is fine for gaming
- The Mobo is good for oc, plenty of VRM and good VRM cooling
- Your PSU is a little bit oversized for your system ;-) (I have an be quiet straight power 11 650W for an 8700K@OC and a RTX 2080@OC and this is sufficient)
In my opinion water cooling outperforms air cooling. Water transfers heat better than air and you don‘t have to mount such a huge monoblock on your cpu, so it‘s also more aesthetic. My custom loop runs now for nearly one year and there was not 1ml loss. But more interesting than water cooling your CPU is water cooling your GPU. You will achieve much higher boost clocks cause Nvidia‘s Boost 4.0 has three limits which decide how far the boost goes. Temp Limit, Power Limit and Current Limit. Besides the last two ones water cooling helps getting higher temp boost clocks.
CPU = 9600K ($253)
MOBO = Asus ROG Strix Z390-F ($228)
AIO = Corsair H100i Pro RGB ($102) (2x 120 ML series 2400rpm PWM fans)
PSU = Corsair RMi 850W ($167)
RAM = Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000MHz CL15 ($88)
M.2 = Sabrent Rocket 1TB PCIe 4.0 (recommended by Tech Deals, pity that I finally decided on Z390 instead of X570) ($20)
GPU = Asus ROG Strix RX 570 4GB Overclocked version (know this is going to be the bottleneck, maybe upgrade next year) ($189)
CASE= MasterBox MB511 ($79) (This one is the best airflow choice, it is a bit under-rated, not many reviews mention about it, it's a great case, saw it in one of Tech Deals videos about a build)
Total = $1,226. Quite an expensive build. I would possibly add AIO cooling to the GPU for better performance, I take it that it can cool down its temperature by 50%. The only trouble I will envisage to see is that the chips surrounding the GPU without the heat sink. How do you folks normally do that? Add tiny heat sinks to all of them? Where can I find good tiny heat sinks?
Now moving forward, what is the best match GPU to the i5-9600K? Possibly RX-5500?