Last Updated: May 10, 2022
Current Personal Records
I want to be able to swap out parts every 6 months or so, when the next release cycle comes up. Whether it’s Intel or AMD on top, I want to be able to bench it. Dynamically updating parts is the easiest way to do this.
I want to push the GPU, CPU, and Memory as hard as I can, seeing how far I can go before things break.
Racecar go BRRRRRRR!!!
What’s the point of building something like this without having some fun doing it?
(*) Denotes currently in-use
- HWBOT OpenBenchTable - Something modular that I could easily swap out parts on that’ll last me a while.
- (*) Praxis WetbenchSX Flat - Replaced my OBT with something that could hold all 3 of my psus that I use during my runs underneath. Much cleaner and taller.
- (*) 2x kits of 16GB(2x8gb) DDR4 4000 CL15 memory, running at 4300 c15
- (2x) 32gb (2x16) TeamGroup DDR5 6400 C40 Hynix-based
- 32gb Corsair 5200 C36 Micron-based
- Asus z690 Apex - Thanks to Asus for providing this motherboard!
- Gigabyte z690 Tachyon
- MSI z690 Unify-X
- i9-12900k (Intel Qualification Sample) - Thanks to Asus for providing this CPU!
- i9-12900k Retail
- i9-12900kf Retail
- (2x) i9-12900ks Retail
- Asus z590 Apex - Got what I wanted this time around.
- i9-11900K - IPC improvement over Comet Lake is about 15%. I picked this up to work on 3DMark CPU benches and superpi. No cold bug. Can run full pot.
- EVGA z490 Dark Kingpin Edition - Don’t blame me. It was on sale at Amazon. I would have preferred the z490 Apex, but they’re out of stock everywhere.
- i9-10850k - Good to go to 5.2ghz on water
- i9-10900k - Binned to 5.4ghz on water - Cold Bugs at -175C. Going to also test it on the z590 Apex to see if I can get around the cold bug. Will report back later.
- Asus x570 ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero - The best overclocking motherboard currently available for the Zen3 Platform.
- AMD Ryzen 5900x - Binned to 4.75 on water, can PBO to 5.2 comfortably
Nvidia Ampere (2020)
- EVGA 3090 FTW3 Ultra Gaming - Has an analog VRM and beta BIOS will go to 500w. You can actually push a lot further than that using shunt mods or bios updates if you know what you’re doing. You’ll definitely need at least a water block, if not LN2, if you do start going down that road.
- (*) Asus 3090 ROG Strix OC - Has a digital VRM that you can control via an external EVC2SX controller. I recommend checking out ElmorLabs for more information.
- IceGiant ProSiphon Elite](https://www.icegiantcooling.com/)
- Heatkiller Pro IV Copper - It’s pretty and darn well close to the best, even for a block released in 2015.
- Alphacool NeXXXos xt45 1080mm Nova Radiator (Part Number: 14349) - 3x3x120mm fan radiator, for a total of 9 fans.
- Arctic PWM fans - Best CFM at low noise.
- Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360mm AIO
- KingPin Cooling TEK-9 ICON v5
- BurningOC Reaktor /G GPU Pot
- BurningOC Reaktor 3.0 LN2 pot TR Cut
- BurningOC Reaktor 3.0 LN2 pot Standard Cut
- KingPin Cooling T-Rex Rev. 3