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Thank you all for the Feature!

For those that have messaged me. The cable components are from Mod-One. Great group of very friendly and helpful people with quality components.

The aluminum Cable management combs are from Nanoxia. Very high quality, and relatively easy to use.

After my first pc build a few years back I got out of PC's for a while with work consuming my time. At the start of 2019, I decided I wanted to get back into it and built Azure. Looking back, not my finest work. I never really liked the color scheme and the parts list was so-so. It wasn't creative and didn't really wow me. It performed great, but it looked like another white box sitting on my desk. A very expensive white box. So after a few months, and looking over what I didn't like, and the things I did, I started to pull together a list of parts and a case that I thought I could really sit down and go after. The end result and my third full PC build lands me here.

"Royal Purple" was the culmination of a substantial amount of learning over the past 7 months. I built Azure, my 8700k 1080ti SLI build in March and quickly figured out what I liked about the build and what I really wanted to improve. My main focus this time around was I wanted to make the computer truly my own. I decided that I wanted to jump into the world of sleeving, which was a massive reward and an equally massive headache but 100% necessary for this case. As you can see, the case is completely exposed you can't really hide anything. Be it excess wire, parts, etc. Everything has to have a home. I also knew that I wanted to have a dark color scheme but with a standout color. Red, Green, and gold have all been done before by people with far more talent than I, so I started looking for a new color. I landed on Purple and couldn't be happier. After that, I knew I was going to need to repaint the case in a uniform black paint since orange and purple will not go well together and it would detract from the other highlights I decided on. On top of the case, I knew I wanted to use Trident Z Royal memory (thus the name). With that as my foundation, I started to build a parts list that I thought would satisfy all my needs. I knew I wanted an ultrawide so 2080ti was a must, the 9900k was always on my list (even with the 3900x release, I had to go intel), and for the motherboard, I wanted to go as high-end as possible, without E-ATX since the case doesn't truly support that size board. (It will, but cable management would have been even more difficult) I ended up with the Gigabyte Aorus Master but when I was looking at the board, EK hadn't released the drop date for the monoblock so I ended up emailing them and finally found the drop date was going to be mid/late July. This project was finished in Mid August, but have not posted for several reasons.

Case: Cougar Conqueror - A pretty unique case when it came out and one with only a few builds on PCPP. And was looking for a challenge.

CPU: i9-9900k - Great CPU with excellent versatility. I got lucky and have mine stable at 5.1 and can easily run at 5.2 but have no need.

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Master - Wanted a motherboard I can overclock with and have good stability and power delivery.

GPU: Asus Strix 2080ti OC edition. Solid 2080ti

PSU: EVGA 1300w G2. Strong PSU with more than enough headroom. And I had it from my last build

Ram: Trident Z Royal Ram. Who doesn't love it?

Storage: 500gb Samsung 970evo plus for boot drvie, with a 1tb silicon power nvme for storage.

Monitor: Alienware AW3418dw is an excellent 34inch 1440p ultrawide. Honestly can't recommend this enough.

Cables: I Custom Sleeved these myself. I really enjoyed doing it and it was the only way I could get the clean cable routing with this case. It was my first time doing it, and honestly not very difficult. Just requires some patience.

Full EKWB water loop

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Those cables in pic 3 + 4 look clean and I mean cleann

Super cable management

+1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Really means alot. Yea, this case was a headache to work with. But the billet cable brackets and combs made it a little easier. That and sleeving each individual cable to a different length really helped keep it clean! Thanks again!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

Yeah that is some tight cable management. Cool build!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

that cable management is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Nice job bro

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yea, well worth the insane amount of time it took to do.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

dawg this thing hawt 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Dude thank you! Really appreciate it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

no problem dude!

those cables are clean!

If my build didnt have a not modular PSU, i'd get Cable Mod Cables as well!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, mod-one cables! Cable mod is great as well. used them for my last build. I ordered the wires, sleeves and fittings and put them together myself.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Even better!!! Great executed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!!!

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

uhh

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Comments like this will not be tolerated on our site.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I like ur profile pic :3

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Some of the cleanest cable management I’ve seen.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Yea with this case i really had to step up and sleeve everything myself. took around 15 hours, but worth every second.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

noice case

also there's some warning saying that your cpu does not come with a cooler

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the 9900k doesn't come with a cooler but he has a custom loop.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yea, no clue what thats about lol. (kidding, i just never disabled the cpu fan header)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

what?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't see alot of purple/black builds around here. I really like the build you made here. Great job!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Thank you! Yea, I wanted to go different and avoid the normal. I think it came out pretty great. The sleeves are honestly my favorite part. The color from Mod-one is excellent.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I'm surprised this build hasn't got more attention.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Yea not as flashy as some of the builds but i like it. Kinda understated. I usually run the lights pretty dim so its easy to look at.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Best cable management I’ve ever seen!

+1

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you. Yea, kinda knew that going into this build I would really have to step it up. Ended up having to sleeve all the cables myself. Each individual cable is a different length so that they fit exactly in the brackets. Took me around 15 hours to route the cables completely. But well worth it. Since the computer sits somewhat in the middle of the room and has a glass back really not possible to hide anything.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

That cable management is hot

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Link to the cables? +1 amazing build

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

The cable materials are from https://mod-one.com/. I sleeved and cut them to length individually though, but they do sell pre-made cables. But the guys over there are extremely helpful and I cannot recommend them enough. The metal cable comb tiedowns are from Nanoxia. Extremely high-quality parts that honestly made this whole thing possible.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Cool to see this build getting some attention. I just noticed your overclock results on the 9900K. That's awesome! How are your thermals?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Under normal gaming (1440p ultrawide, 120hz ,ultra settings, Forza Horizon 4) the GPU never breaks 40c typically around 36-38c. The CPU stays around 50c at 5.1ghz. at 5.2ghz it jumps under similar conditions to 60c. Under synthetic loads (3dmark) it stays right around. 60 and 70c respectively. My ambient room temp is 74f on average. And during gaming, I will turn on the AC as the computer has the ability to raise my room temp by around 2c per hour. And has actually gotten my room to 82 degrees F before I realized how warm it was. The system does produce a substantial amount of heat. I do have the fans on full but they are honestly very quiet and with any sort of sound coming from the speakers or my headset I have never had an issue with them.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Those are impressive thermals on the CPU with the clocks you are pushing. I hear you on the extra heat to room temp. I'm hoping to win the silicon lottery on a CPU for my next personal build.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Honestly, I got soooo lucky. I'll send some screenshots tomorrow when I can run a few backs to back benchmarks. I also run a D5 pump at full speed so it circulates the liquid pretty quick through the radiators and I believe it helps drop the normalized temps.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

So technically beautiful! Was there a reason you chose the strix card instead of a similarly clocked less expensive one? Just gorgeous.....

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Just liked the card. I know I could have gone reference since I was water cooling. Honestly, just a size thing lol. I knew it was a huge card and wanted to take up space in the case. I had a vertical PCI bracket for the card but ended up going away from it after i noticed how much it sagged. The problem is there is little PCI support from the case due to its open design.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice unique looking powerhouse. Btw first thing I thought if was synthetic oil ;)

Thumbs up and congrats on the featured spot.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Hahaha that actually was my thought. I have been lucky enough to be around some incredible cars in my life and have always had a love for the brand.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I've only used it in a nitrous mustang. It worked well.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

PS sorry I can't upvote anything. Flip side I also can't downvote.

Permanently vote banned

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I don't see distro plate in part list, was it custom built?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It was from a company in china but since the quality of the part was absolutely crap I didn’t include it as I can’t honestly in good faith encourage someone to buy it. I had to remill mine with a dremill for hours to get it to flow properly.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

this should be on pornhub

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think it might be to erotic for the site.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

damn u can run minecraft at 1387268763764923413968 fps

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nah only gets about 30-40fps lol. But really yea it’s a great setup. The monitor is incredible and 1440p at 120hz is pretty incredible. BF5 and horizon 4 are beautiful games now

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Hey dude! for the case i think you should have painted the orange part purple

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I looked at it but felt it might be a bit much. I’m moving to the intel 10series as soon as I can get some parts. I might do a revised version in a new conquer. Not sure yet. Now you have me questioning that lol. Maybe should have. Never know at this point lol

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

how much of a pain in the *** was the case?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I truly cannot begin to tell you. That case was one headaches after another. Really glad I stuck with it but man what a pain.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

doesnt it ship packed flat and you have to assemble it yourself?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I’m assuming you are referring to the case. In which case, no. It’s shipped partially assembled. Missing both panels, and stands. And a few other small things

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Without all the dawg, hawt and dude garbage - In plain English : What you've created here is a work of technological art and you should be very proud of yourself. The cabling is especially beautiful. 1 very easy uptick !

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Haha thanks. Yea seems to be a lot of that but I’ll take it. Any positive chatter in this forum is always appreciated. I am honestly but can’t wait for my next project. Learned a lot here with this being my first time sleeving my own cables and am confident the next time will be even better. Now just need to find a new case and parts list and get it underway.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Really nice build. What are those clips you are using to hold the cables in place?

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

They are from nanoxia. Reach out to them at support@nanoxiausa.com (they in no way sponsored or supported this build) Zack helped a lot and they have top notch customer support. The parts themselves are aluminum cable combs that I mounted to the case. They come with mounting hardware etc. Very helpful for a project like this.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

This is the level of awesome I aspire to be able to produce one day, good work dude!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Really appreciate it!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Why so much for the RAM? You can get 32gb for under $200. Heck, even your current RAM choice is only $387.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It was purchased 4 months ago. Ram has dropped in price substantially in the past 6 weeks.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Really nice job, I also built with this case and had a good time doing it. The cables came out looking great.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Nice

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I made an account here just to tell you how amazing that cable management is. That is truly a work of art. Bravo!

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Wow.

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

Lol. Hopefully that’s a good wow.

  • 19 days ago
  • 1 point

It is.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nicely done! However, I love purple, and I don't like the color of your coolant. It looks magenta, not purple. I don't know if it is because of the not having the proper white balance from your camera, or it really is more magenta. A true deep purple :-) would have looked awesome, but the color in the photos actually detracts from the build. I don't know if a deeper purple is even achievable. Just my opinion. Great attention to detail though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

I will have to post some better photos now! It is lighter than i would like, this is the 4th iteration of that coolant color. I am trying to nail it down and getting closer, I want it a few shades darker, but am trying to avoid it looking Blue. Honestly, we have the same opinion lol!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Wow, Keurig makes GPU coolers now? That's pretty cool! I can't wait for hard-line tubing that could support coffee.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

What more can I say? Dope!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Why not go with a Ryzen 3900x with Gen 4 NVME m.2s

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

It was built for gaming and the 9900k performs better. I am actually selling this project and going to be building a new build before the end of the year and will likely go 3950x. And to be honest, with the speed of NVME drives I cant see how much of a difference gen 4 will be. I cant see it being noticeable. But if all goes according to plan I will hopefully have an answer shortly!

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

look forward to seeing what you build next. I'm also hoping to get a new personal build up and running within a year or so.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Looking forward to my next project. Hoping it will be by the end of the year.

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  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

lol that makes one of us.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

LoL

  • 1 month ago
  • 0 points

If you want to critique builds, you should do so where it's not already too late to reasonably make changes in the Part List Opinions Wanted subforum.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That's right. Preach on!

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