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I'd consider myself a car enthusiast. I have a pretty nice 97 Mazda Miata and a project 84 BMW 323i (e30). Racing IRL is really expensive so it was only natural that I would go the sim racing route at some point. As much as I would love to go straight off the deep end, I figured I'd dip my toes in first and see how I liked it before investing too much.

 

Picked up a Logitech G923 wheel and a Playseat Evolution seat/frame off the local FB marketplace. Bought a new Logitech H-pattern shifter since I prefer that to paddles. 

 

For Version 1, I tossed a rig together with spare parts I had laying around

Prime x470 Pro that got a bunch of coolant dumped on it and now takes 45 minutes to boot

Brand new 5600x that I got for dirt cheap at Microcenter

16gb of Ripjaws 3600c16

Pair of 7970s 

Various fittings rads, etc. 

Some Yate Loons that I sleeved forever ago and never used, SW3s, Noctua redux, and one Bitfenix Spectre Pro.

 

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Started playing Asseto Corsa which runs great and actually supports crossfire. 

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Are you going to do a full on cockpit eventually?  I want to SOOOO badly, but my measely Momo wheel just isn't worth spending the time or effort into building one just yet.  Nor do I have the space in my apartment right now.

7970 Crossfire "should" still be plenty for a good cockpit really.  That'll still play Beamng.drive and Forza, and any of the other newer racing titles.  Maybe at lowered settings, like medium ish, but the 7970's still do a fine job. 🙂 

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After establishing that I do really like the sim rig I was ready to get away from that dying board that takes forever to boot. Originally was just going to grab a new b550 but I found the EVGA z590 DARK at Microcenter and had to have it. Picked it up along with an 11600k. 

 

Since it's a weird build anyway I busted out a new Heatkiller 3 I've had in storage. 

 

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That mobo and heatblock combo look awesome! I love bare copper!

7970 are great. Ran 4k on crossfire 7950 for a while with 100% scaling.

Even beam ng worked.

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1 minute ago, pioneerisloud said:

Are you going to do a full on cockpit eventually?  I want to SOOOO badly, but my measely Momo wheel just isn't worth spending the time or effort into building one just yet.  Nor do I have the space in my apartment right now.

7970 Crossfire "should" still be plenty for a good cockpit really.  That'll still play Beamng.drive and Forza, and any of the other newer racing titles.  Maybe at lowered settings, like medium ish, but the 7970's still do a fine job. 🙂 

 

The seat/frame I have is enough of a cockpit for me. The 7970s are fine in Asseto Corsa but lacking big time in stuff like Forza.

For the short term I have a waterblocked GTX 1070 I'm going to swap in. I might snag a 6900xt depending on how the prices drop before RTX 4XXX series. 

Forgot to mention I have a Samsung CJ890 Series 49-Inch Ultrawide for the setup too. 

 

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1 hour ago, Fluxmaven said:

 

The seat/frame I have is enough of a cockpit for me. The 7970s are fine in Asseto Corsa but lacking big time in stuff like Forza.

For the short term I have a waterblocked GTX 1070 I'm going to swap in. I might snag a 6900xt depending on how the prices drop before RTX 4XXX series. 

Forgot to mention I have a Samsung CJ890 Series 49-Inch Ultrawide for the setup too. 

 

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I have nearly the same panel, Samsung 5120x1440 @ 120Hz panel in a Viotek monitor.  It works really well for up close racing sims, absolutely!  If you end up putting the monitors further back though, you might want something like 3 way 32" or upwards of 55" screens (depending on where they sit).  But up close, the 49" Ultrawide is absolutely fantastic!

 

Consider me jelly of your seat.  I'm still using a rolling office chair, with the wheel just clamped to the desk for now.

 

The GTX 1070 would be a pretty decent upgrade from the 7970's.  6900XT would be overkill at 3840x1080, but it actually is just about PERFECT for 5120x1440.  Just as an FYI. 🙂  

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Nice! I'm not necessarily a car enthusiast, but I do like my Mazdas. Would love to have a Miata someday as well. I miss having a manual transmission car I could throw around the corners.

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8 hours ago, pioneerisloud said:

But up close, the 49" Ultrawide is absolutely fantastic!

 

Consider me jelly of your seat.  I'm still using a rolling office chair, with the wheel just clamped to the desk for now.

 

6900XT would be overkill

I have it it setup with the bottom bezel about a foot back from the wheel, it's great. Went with this because the lower res was easier to run. 

 

I tried the wheel bolted to the desk but hated it. Immediately started looking for the frame 

 

No such thing as overkill 😂 also I'd likely put the 6900xt upstairs and move the 2080 to this rig.

2 hours ago, Sir Beregond said:

Nice! I'm not necessarily a car enthusiast, but I do like my Mazdas. Would love to have a Miata someday as well. I miss having a manual transmission car I could throw around the corners.

It's an absolute blast to drive and I'd highly recommend it. I am glad I also have my Mazda6 wagon for a daily though because the manual can be a bit annoying in rush hour traffic.

26 minutes ago, Avacado said:

Jesus Flux, that stuff looks gorgeous. Your making me drool over here. That z590 Dark is shmexy AF

Goes into microcenter to buy a $100 b550 walks out with the sexiest board in the store 😂. Pretty sure I told you I'd do build logs for the 3 builds I'm working on and I also said I'd bench that 11600k. So I figured I'd start this log first to motivate myself to actually get some progress going. 

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Also should mention the only thing coming over from the V1 scrap pile is the PSU and pump.

 

The old 750D is getting scrapped. I have a couple new cases to pick between. I'll get some photos with both and make a decision soon.

 

Going to run dual 360mm rads, gold monsoon free center compressions since there aren't many copper colored fittings, and Tygon A-60-G.

 

Pulling one of the 32gb B-die kits from my main rig since I no longer do a bunch of work stuff in VMs and don't need 64gb.

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What size Tygon you getting? Get a thicker walled one if you plan to have some tighter runs. @Avacado can attest to that. 

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33 minutes ago, Sir Beregond said:

What size Tygon you getting? Get a thicker walled one if you plan to have some tighter runs. @Avacado can attest to that. 

I already have it. It's 1/2x3/4" (13/19mm). I bought out the rest of sidewinder computers supply when they went out of business. I've seen the 🥑 misshap. Won't catch me lacking like that 🤣

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1 hour ago, Fluxmaven said:

I already have it. It's 1/2x3/4" (13/19mm). I bought out the rest of sidewinder computers supply when they went out of business. I've seen the 🥑 misshap. Won't catch me lacking like that 🤣

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I bought a few things from sidewinder too when they shut their doors. Miss that company. 

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Thats a nice setup, not really a sim guy but I can certainly appreciate the effort that must go into it, getting it just the way you want. 

 

Without looking it up, isn't the 7970 a dual GPU card ? So you essentially have quadfire ?

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28 minutes ago, ENTERPRISE said:

Without looking it up, isn't the 7970 a dual GPU card ? So you essentially have quadfire ?

No, you're thinking of the 7990. 7970 was just the original Tahiti card that got rebranded into the 7970 GHz edition, R9 280X, etc.

 

It's a little confusing as the 5970 was a dual GPU card and then they shifted the naming where the 6970 was the replacement for the 5870, and the dual card 5970 was replaced by the 6990. And they kept that naming scheme for the 7000-series cards.

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Lot's of things going on all at once so I apologize for the messy photos... Roommates EX was living in the downstairs living room for the past month while trying to find an apartment. So a bunch of stuff ended up piled up in the upstairs living room where my sim rig currently is buried. She just moved out today so things will all get moved around soon. Sim rig and projector are moving downstairs and I'm just going to put a big TV up in this space.

 

New CPU and motherboard are on my workbench along with a 960 I'm going to run for the HWBOT thing. 

 

Going to make a simple water loop to do those runs since I want to get some decent scores with the 11600k for HWBOT. I can currently only fit one stick of RAM with the air cooler I had handy. 

 

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The tablet is a MS surface my buddy saved from the work recycle bin. I figured I'd use it for looking stuff up while using the workbench but my main PC is in the same room so the surface is basically just a desk clock lol. I love Monsoon fittings. That stack is all the angled adapters that are matched to the OD of their free center compressions that I already have for this build.

 

Bring all the beer you want, I'm always down to party. 🍻 I bought that stool off craigslist in the ghetto when I lived in Georgia. When I pulled up the guy selling it could tell I wasn't from that neighborhood and told me I best hurry on home 🤣

 

IDK what gave me away... Probably looked a little something like this.

 

 

 

Dug out the 1070 I'm borrowing for now. My boy apparently never heard of the word maintenance 🤢. Conveniently have a spare NIB Origin PC branded Swiftech Komodo block. bought a whole stack of these years ago cheap from some reseller on ebay. Honestly don't know if I'll even bother cleaning the dirty block. When I sold my last 1080 with one of these blocks, couldn't get any interest. Ended up swapping back to the FE blower and tossing the block in for free "Just in case the guy wanted to watercool in the future". 

 

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You're making me want to do stupid things in the name of racing pixels here Flux.......  🤣

 

Yeah, selling water-blocked cards is a tough sell unless you find the absolute PERFECT buyer.  Sucks, but its part of the game of water cooling I guess.  Looking forward to seeing how this all turns out! :wheee:

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Swapped out the waterblock on the 1070. Shout out to Swiftech for pre-applying thermal pads, as well as folding over the corners of the protective tape to make it easier to peel off.

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Speaking of peeling things.... My dumb ass left the protective plastic on the heatsink I was testing with 🙃

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Copper and gold really don't match at all but once it's in a case with a tinted glass side panel I'm banking on it being close enough 

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I was going to just toss a simple loop together with a 360 rad and that Aquastream Eheim pump that's sitting on my desk but I can't find the G1/4 adapter fittings 🤬

So... No quick loop to get some HWBOT runs in this weekend. Just gonna go ahead and build the whole rig. 

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Always a plus when they pre-apply the thermal pads. My Alphacool 3080 block was a pain in the butt.

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Decided I didn't really want to use the tube pump/res from V1. I actually have two of these Bitspower/Maingear distro plates. They are designed for a Maingear Vybe (which I do have and will do a build log for eventually). To make one fit in the Asus Tuf GT501 I just needed to drill a few holes. Cut up a piece of foam as a spacer for the top and used a little strip of 3M VHB on the bottom. Overall I'm happy with it. Hardest thing is going to be connecting both radiators. Used a crossflow up top with the stock Tuf RGB fans push and BeQuiet SW3's pull. Doing just push with the Tuf fans on a normal 360 rad in the front. Looking like I might need to use one smaller diameter tube to get everything behind the distro connected as it's just too tight with all the 1/2x3x4" tubing. 

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Bought an 11900k for this rig from tps3443 over on Overclock.net yesterday. Smoothest transaction I've had in a while. $200 and had it shipped out the same day, It'll be here tomorrow!

 

Still going to finish the build with the 11600k so I can run that for HWBOT, but I'll have a baller CPU to drop in when I upgrade the GPU. 

 

PPCS order came in so I got the rads all sorted out. Lots of tight fits here. Used a couple barbs with zip ties in place of compressions in a couple spots. The low profile 90 I was waiting on worked perfectly. Shoots into the back of the case and loops around into the distro. I did use a piece of 3/8x1/2" tube here because there was no way 1/2x3/4" was making that bend with the rear side panel on. image.thumb.jpeg.c7519632c817081d2ddadc65d2dd990b.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.7a8fffb28e49586622831397c2f0fc9d.jpeg

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13 hours ago, Fluxmaven said:

Bought an 11900k for this rig from tps3443 over on Overclock.net yesterday. Smoothest transaction I've had in a while. $200 and had it shipped out the same day, It'll be here tomorrow!

 

Still going to finish the build with the 11600k so I can run that for HWBOT, but I'll have a baller CPU to drop in when I upgrade the GPU. 

 

PPCS order came in so I got the rads all sorted out. Lots of tight fits here. Used a couple barbs with zip ties in place of compressions in a couple spots. The low profile 90 I was waiting on worked perfectly. Shoots into the back of the case and loops around into the distro. I did use a piece of 3/8x1/2" tube here because there was no way 1/2x3/4" was making that bend with the rear side panel on. image.thumb.jpeg.c7519632c817081d2ddadc65d2dd990b.jpegimage.thumb.jpeg.7a8fffb28e49586622831397c2f0fc9d.jpeg

Loving the Monsoon fittings. That's what I use for my flexible tube builds too.

 

And same color.

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