Description

This started out as a Ryzen 1700 build but I upgraded to X299 when I realized an MATX board would fit in the Lian Li. The Ryzen board was too limited. The idea from the beginning was to build the most powerful PC possible in the Lian Li case, not the most powerful PC possible.

I started an X99 build last January but canceled it and decided to wait for Ryzen and X299. This PC is close to twice as powerful as that planned build, costs a little bit less and is maybe 1/5th the size.

I still have quite a bit of work to do, the cuts are rough and need to be grinded flush, Need to put a door on it. Need to add some dust filters to the bottom and the back to keep everything clean. Drill got away from me while I was modding the spot for the vandal switch, it's not that bad but I'd prefer it to be perfect.

Comments

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Genius-level build. How are the temps?

  • 23 months ago
  • 4 points

Thanks, 8 hours of Prime95 blend the highest temp on any core was 82 degrees. Chip is delidded. Idle it averages mid fifties.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the info that actually sounds not bad at all!

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

what has he created

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Frakenstein 2.0

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Frankensteins Monster

Sorry I had to, don't want to be that guy...

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

:O +1

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the intel stock cooler?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

There's only 2 air coolers that fit, this and the SuperMicro server cooler. Very limited space between the board and PSU (70mm). Tried the SuperMicro too and it's too loud. I tried this configuration with an external 240 aio and it looked stupid beyond words. I could have went with an external 120mm cooler but there would be no benefit.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The stock cooler fits X299 and cools it this well?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep, 2011 and 2066 are the same thing more or less. I would prefer better cooling but it's adequate.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

There is a box cooler for 2011? I knew they were the same size but never knew of a box cooler for either.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I wrote this one off because of the low advertised TDP but I read through your link and they don't out and out reject it for the 7920x like the do the higher watt Intel CPU's. I might give it a shot, Thanks.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Even if Noctua doesn't rate it for the TDP, it will, without a doubt, outperform the stock intel cooler.

  • 23 months ago
  • -2 points

You'll have to mod it and paint it so it's ugliness doesn't ruin your build :)

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Pretty cool build! ... Loving that tiny form factor.

How do the 1080 Ti's do so close together? - Also great cable work. It's so hard to makes things look neat in a small space.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks, They're fine. Had to remove the lower backplate, the upper card was getting enough air but the fans from the upper card would bump the lower plate, they're that close. I haven't really done any cable management yet, I designed it to have as few as possible, no USB or audio cables. There's the power cable and 2 more cables for the fans, everything else was measured to size from Cablemod.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

12 Cores, Dual 1080 Ti's, a 960 PRO SSD, an 800W TITANIUM SFX PSU, 32 Gigs of RAM, all in an ITX tower? What drives someone to build such a machine?

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Matx, sorry I had to :/

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

ITX Tower form factor, i understand that he did fit a Matx board in.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I see what you mean. My apologies.

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Understandable, technically it is both so i'll meet you in the middle my friend.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The ssd's will eventually be 2TB each, I didn't have the money to build exactly what I wanted. The idea was to build something that could record 4k video directly to the pc with a capture card type device (AVIO 4k) or the like to speed up the workflow by skipping the step of transferring video.

It had to be small enough to be portable and easily fit and operate in a car. There's other cases that would have fit but this is the smallest one. 11L.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You certainly accomplished all of your goals, I don't think there is a more compact way to fit all this hardware into a box.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure why, but somehow it reminds me of beefy guitar amp -- with 11 on it.

I'm sure this is fun to use!

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Woah.... Through every picture and as I was looking through the parts list all I could think was "what is this beast of a thing?" I could not and won't ever be able to appreciate the level of amazingness this holds. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 for making that work with no problems. XD

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I cant even breath by looking at it. But its on another level tho

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Man this is awesome, packed tight with so much power! I think that CPU would really benefit from a quick upgrade to a cooler with more surface area, just can't think of anything on the top of my head that would work with that case and socket. Again, awesome stuff man.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Great mods! I can't wait to see when you get the rest of it finished up. One of my favorite builds on the site.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, this is slick. Well done on the custom work to fit two 1080Tis in there.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I will build on this. Any ideas for better cooling ANYONE? Cooling is the only thing I would like to improve on AND willing to pay for it?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The mason jar to show how small it is, that's a cool touch.

All you need is a die cast car to make it look bigger, just for giggles.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

dude, no freaking way!

  • 20 months ago
  • 1 point

back in the good'ol days when the 1080 ti was $730

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

How is the psu holding up? I can't seem to find an honest review of it. Thanks.

  • 16 months ago
  • 1 point

How is your PSU holding up?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool build. How did you manage to put a matx board in a itx case?

  • 13 months ago
  • 1 point

Why does the lower card not have a backplate?

  • 23 months ago
  • -1 points

82 on delidded chip is very, very high. You really need to get another case and an AIO. This looks cool and all but, it's not worth it. Well at least in my opinion. The CPU alone is a 1200 dollars. Treat it with some respect haha. Otherwise thumbs up! (Y)

  • 17 months ago
  • -1 points

Does it run Fortnite??

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