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  1. Mousemagician

    Raijintek ophion build

    The glass cut is awesome! How the 5700XT fits on the other side? Pics please?
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Thanks!!! I know we share the same passion for good challenges. To full disclosure, the Optimum Tech YouTube videos are really inspiring and have triggered my build.
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Yup! And it was fun too, once I understood how to do it.
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    The OFFICIAL post pics of your SFF thread...

    I just built a mini-ITX with the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X with the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING, in the RAIJINTEK OPHION EVO! Liquid cooled, great temps, very quiet! A monster gaming machine. Here the thread of this build. Enjoy!!!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Finally, the VGA sits properly! Raijintek offered to solve the mis-positioning of the VGA standoffs. They shipped me a plate from Taiwan on Jan 3rd 2020, and I received it on Jan 8th 2020 (in USA). This is a real fast international shipping! Thanks a lot to BR from the Raijintek customer...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Thanks, ZeqOBpf6! I am very happy, but there is now a little evil voice inside me that says: what about a Threadripper 2 system? It does not make sense even thinking about it, I just need a good gaming system... but the nerd roots are deep in my soul. Please, help!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    To the SFF community: I was wondering if anyone can tell me how to move this thread from here to the SFF Gallery. I am under the impression that the SFF Gallery is a better place for posting SFF builds like this one. Can anybody help? Thanks
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Thoughts in the aftermath At the end, this monster ITX system came out quite nice: excellent temps, great gaming sessions at 4K! Not noisy, except that when gaming fans and pump ramp-up, but good with my headset. I am mostly impressed that my 8-year old Swiftech H220 is still kicking-in like a...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Now it's time for benchmarks!!! F1 2018 - Hungarian GP Benchmark, Dry - 4K Setting 1: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X with NZXT M22 & EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING 11G-P4-2280-KR with stock heatsink -> 1 x 120 mm radiator from the M22 GPU Clock: 2,050 MHz Memory Clock: 1,800 MHz Setting 2: AMD Ryzen 9...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Temperatures!!! There are 3 settings that I have tested so far: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X with NZXT M22 & EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING 11G-P4-2280-KR with stock heatsink -> 1 x 120 mm radiator from the M22 AMD Ryzen 9 3900X with stock heatsink & EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING 11G-P4-2280-KR with...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Final Step: Switching the Glass Sides with Aluminum Panels This is a gaming monster, no need for fancy RGB stuff! Thus, the glass panels are just an air trap for me. When, finally, Newegg had the aluminum side panels in stock, I ordered them! Now, it is truly a all black ITX gaming monster...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Time to get to the Final Setting!!! I had a Swiftech H220 (first model, not the "X" one) from a older ITX system, I guess from 2011 or so. This is a no-frills AIO, with a 240 mm radiator (29 mm thick), a powerful but silent 1,200-3,000 PWM pump within the CPU block. No fancy RGB, but an...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Adding some storage here and there Wanted to add some space for my games, so I added a 2TB M.2 Intel 660p... ...where? In the back of the Mobo, of course! ...and, just since I had a 500GB Samsung 860 EVO lagging around, I installed it in the top front 2.5" bay for a total of 3.5 TB of...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Hi Bankie, I was concerned about it too. Despite what EVGA states, it is a perfect fit! Now, the Hybrid cooling is not installed anymore in my 2080ti, and I am thinking to sell it or keep it for another build.
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Hi Skott, I was shocked that it even fit! The Ophion Evo can truly fit a big PSU, but you loose the possibility to install a 240 mm radiator, only a fan can stay on the front top of the case. The Corsair SF series are a better fit, and thus you can install a radiator on the top too (that I did).
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    TRANSITION TIME: GPU Hybrid Water Cooling with stock Ryzen Wrait PRISM ...with no side glass... ...while another solution is in the works...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    NEED FOR A NEW PLAN!!! The reason for getting a 1 x 120 mm radiator AIO for the CPU, was to water-cool the GPU as well. The Ophion Evo can fit either 2 x 120 mm rads or 1 x 240 mm single read, 3 cm thick. I was not happy about the cooling potential of the M22 (temps reports upcoming in the...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Trying the Alphacool Eisberg 120 CPU... BAD IDEA! Bought it from PPCS. First, I discovered that it needed an adapter for AM4 :mad::mad::mad: Bought the AM4 adapter (it took two additional weeks) ...BUT, the pump was very noisy! Here a clip with the PC running at idle:
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    I'll post a large set of temp tests and benchmarks later on. For now, it may suffice to say that a CineBench R20 with the M22 peaks at 80C, and 90C with the stock cooler. However, it never goes beyond 70C with the H220. Hope it helps.
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    The Ophion Evo is VEEERY tiny! It is almost unnoticeable on the left of my 42-inch 4K screen.
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    The real estate, weight, and cable management of the 1,200W EVGA SuperNova did not really make sense in this build, so I pulled the trigger and switched it with the teeny-tiny Corsair SF750 CP-9020186-NA 750W SFX 80 Plus Platinum. The difference was impressive! Cable management was...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Finally, the new Patriot Viper Steel 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 4400 (PC4 35200) Desktop Memory Model PVS416G440C9K have arrived and swapped in!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    With the glass sides in place, the system is already a beauty!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    When installing the 2080ti, some mounting standoffs in the case were misaligned with the 16X extender! ...as a consequence, the GPU will stay suspended in the case, with only the two screws in the I-O panel holding to it.
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    It was clear from the beginning that the 1200W EVGA SuperNova PSU was fitting, but ridiculously so!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    ...went straight to the M22 AIO. I had some concerns about being able to properly cool the 3900X, so a lot of temp tests followed the install. I swapped the stock NZXT fan with a Noctua NF-F12 IndustrialPPC-2000 PWM. Total three of these in the system. ...with very tiny tolerance...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Let's get started! It was summer 2019, I placed orders at Newegg and the EVGA order for the GTX2080ti. I went to my local Microcenter on the day of the release of the Ryzen 9 3900X. I was already broke after the CPU and VGA purchase!!! First pass: installing MoBO, CPU, stock cooler, a RAM...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    The Build I started with these components Initial build (first attempt) Case: RAIJINTEK OPHION Series OPHION EVO, Aluminum / Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case with 3.0mm Tempered Glass (Newegg) CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Microcenter) MoBo: Gigabyte X570 Aorus AM4 mITX AMD (Microcenter) CPU AIO...
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    ...more details in the next days, stay tuned!
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    AMD Zen 2 Monster Gamin System

    Hi SFF enthusiasts! The most difficult mini-ITX gaming system form me so far... Based on the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X + the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GAMING, in the RAIJINTEK OPHION EVO! I was inspired by one of the epic builds from the Optimum Tech Many iterations since summer 2019 brought me to the...
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    Who has picked up a H220?

    I've got one and managed to install it inside a Cooler Master Elite 120. Here the build log :) The pump failed after 3 months, but I had a new H220 from SwifTech in 2 weeks for free. I love it!
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    I finally could take care of the scratches on the front of the case with a handy vinyl wrap sticker decal film mimicking black brushed aluminium. It came out pretty decent :p I would like also to change the power connection with an angled flat one. Footnote: I had to keep the computer on...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    Thank you VW :) The H80i was in my initial Newegg wishlist, then I couldn't resist to the H220 :eek: I don't think I could have overclocked the CPU @ 4.8GHz with the H80i, but I'll never know. Anyway, I just stopped at 4.8GHz without further testing higher clocks. Of course the 12cm corsair...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    Ah, ah!:p It has been pretty painful. Several times I asked to myself what I was thinking when I started (I thought a lot about doing it, by the way). I can definitely say that it works. I kinda like the PSU grille in the front, especially because I can see the internals of the circuits. No...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    The Node 304 is a beautiful case, I thought about it initially and I'm sure it would have been easier to fit the H220 inside. But it is more expensive, even when it was on sale for a few days on Neweeg, and bigger. I did not feel comfortable gutting it, since it was my first attempt to water...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    I know, and I enjoyed reading your thread where you made it. It was quite inspiring! !;) I preferred to go with a pre-assembled but expandable solution, I am really naive to watercooling. The Elite 120 was affordable enough to risk to destroy it during this process of "modding/vandalism"...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    With the former system, I was able to overclock my i7 2600k up to 4.7 GHz with 1.345v. This was my top with the ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z inside the roomier LianLi PC-A04. For this ITX transplant, I expected no more than 4.5GHz. Instead, I reached 4.8GHz pretty easily. I first set it with an...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    I wanted to make a push-pull fan setting on the radiator, with the original Swiftech fans on the bottom and two Scythe 12cm Kaze-Juny PWM fans, 1,300 RPM (that were laying around) on the top. This further decreased the clearance between the top of the case and the rest (MoBo, RAM, and PSU)...
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    With the PSU and the VGA, there is not much space...:confused::confused: Routing cables would have been almost impossible. I soon figured out the the PSU needed to be oriented differently!:eek:
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    Swiftech H220 inside a Cooler Master Elite 120? YES!!!

    Next step: to make holes for the radiator and fans on the case top lid:rolleyes: Magic Dremel! ...followed by some sandblasting.
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