Best PC Builds VOTE NOW $5000 Ultimate Watercooling Build

Who has the best PC build under $5,000?

  • Twin Dragon Battlestations by WildCard999

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • TreadStone by Hellfire13

    Votes: 1 8.3%
  • Epic Computing Time by g-unit1111

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Burned Silence by Postaudioguy

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Niflheim by Phaaze88

    Votes: 1 8.3%

  • Total voters
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Vote now for the Best PC Build under $5000! Here are the final five:

Twin Dragon Battlestations by WildCard999

TreadStone by Hellfire13

Epic Computing Time by g-unit1111

Burned Silence by Postaudioguy


Niflheim by Phaaze88

Welcome to the Summer 2019 Best PC Builds Competition! For more than two decades Tom's Hardware has brought you news and reviews of the latest and greatest in hardware, growing to over 2 million users in the process! With constantly evolving technology, our members have developed an unmatched talent for finding the best prices and putting together the best system builds anywhere.

We've gone ahead and changed the rules a bit, so please make sure to read the list of ground rules below.

Be warned:
  • We no longer accept Newegg as a source of parts.
  • Build lists must link directly to the Amazon product page.
So why the change? Well, in the past few competitions we've noticed that prices using the PCPartPicker builder don't necessarily reflect actual availability. Given that and the confusion in regards to the list of available vendors, we wanted to simplify the process to encourage more participation.

When exporting your build lists from PCPartPicker, please make sure to edit the links so they point directly to the Amazon product page (please see the BBcode in my example build below for further clarification).

This thread is for the $5,000 Ultimate Watercooling Build budget category. We want to see the highest of the high end. Show us what you got for $5,000 or less. This build should end all builds and be good at any task, but unmatched in terms of gaming power. Fancy loops, waterblocks on everything, and high capacity reservoir are all encouraged. We will also take particularly close attention to the quality of fans chosen. Please only submit builds within the $5,000 budget category to this thread. All other builds will be disqualified.

We will accept submissions over the next 2 weeks.

Please make sure to follow the ground rules below. Any builds over budget will be disqualified.

Here are the ground rules:
  • Only one build per budget category, per user. Multiple builds from a single user or duplicate accounts will be disqualified.
  • Do not go over budget.
  • Use only Amazon to source parts.
  • DO NOT USE Amazon 3rd Party Sellers to source parts.
  • Use list prices only: coupons, rebates, bundles or any other limited-time offers will not be accepted.
  • Do not include shipping or tax in your final budget.
  • Do not include the Operating System, Monitor or VR Headset, Keyboard, Mouse or Gamepad.
  • All builds must have a name.
  • Do not put your forum handle in the name of your build, and avoid odd capitalization & symbols.
  • Provide direct links to the Amazon product pages of each component — we encourage users to use PCPartPicker's System Build for speedy construction. Do not post a link to your build, but rather please be sure to export as BBCode and then edit with the product page links for a quick copy/paste to the forums.
Here's an example build for formatting help:
PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7 GHz 8-Core Processor ($251.89 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus - ROG STRIX B450-F GAMING ATX AM4 Motherboard ($126.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($77.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($43.81 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus - GeForce RTX 2070 8 GB STRIX GAMING OC Video Card ($489.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT - H500 ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 750 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply
Total: $1030.66
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-19 12:26 EDT-0400


Here are links to all five build categories:

$500 Low Power NAS Build
$750 Media Center Home Theater Build
$1000 Mainstream Gaming Build
$1500 Gaming and Streaming Build
$2000 Content Creation Workstation
$5,000 Ultimate Watercooling Build

Good luck and may the best build win!
 
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WildCard999

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2 of these systems.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel - Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($361.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($208.57 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($146.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB XC HYBRID GAMING Video Card ($1239.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Gold 650 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2276.51
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 20:41 EDT-0400



Inside this Case.

PCPartPicker Part List

Case: Thermaltake - Core W200 ATX Full Tower Case ($398.74 @ Amazon)
Total: $398.74
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-21 20:35 EDT-0400


Total: $4951.76
 
"Extreme Firepower"

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | Intel - Core i9-9980XE 3 GHz 18-Core Processor | $1999.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360R RGB 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $129.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte - X299 UD4 Pro ATX LGA2066 Motherboard | $99.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $139.49 @ Amazon
Storage | Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $94.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1159.99 @ Amazon
Case | Deepcool - MATREXX 70 ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | Rosewill - 1200 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $144.99 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $4998.42
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 09:57 EDT-0400 |

Enough resources to be 2 high-end gaming systems.

360mm AIO for CPU as top exhaust.
Both 120mm gpu coolers would be as intake in front.
Stock rear exhaust fan.

All links go to amazon directly.
 
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TreadStone...

PCPartPicker Part List

Type|Item|Price
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CPU | AMD - Threadripper 2990WX 3 GHz 32-Core Processor | $1617.11 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler | Corsair - H150i PRO 47.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $189.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte - X399 AORUS PRO ATX TR4 Motherboard | $269.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Crucial - P1 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $99.18 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1159.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | MSI - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $1159.99 @ Amazon
Case | Thermaltake - View 21 Tempered Glass Edition ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.89 @ Amazon
Power Supply | SeaSonic - PRIME Platinum 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply | $268.94 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $4985.07
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 05:10 EDT-0400 |

Note: Memory CAS Latency is 15.
 
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"When money is not an object"

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($655.27 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - MasterLiquid ML360 RGB TR4 Edition 66.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.97 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X399 DESIGNARE EX ATX TR4 Motherboard ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Dominator Platinum RGB 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($379.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: ADATA - XPG SX8200 Pro 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($194.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 2.048 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($194.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 5 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($112.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1099.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB Black Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1099.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design - Define S2 Vision ATX Mid Tower Case ($238.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Thermaltake - Toughpower DPS G RGB Titanium 1500 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($249.90 @ Amazon)
Total: $4999.96
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-22 11:42 EDT-0400
 

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"Epic Computing Time"

PCPartPicker Part List

System:

CPU:
AMD - Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - X399 AORUS PRO ATX TR4 Motherboard ($269.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair - Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel - 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($97.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GAMING, 8GB GDDR6 (2-Way SLI) ($719.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC ULTRA GAMING, 8GB GDDR6 (2-Way SLI) ($719.99 @ Amazon)
Bridge: EVGA GeForce RTX NV Link SLI Bridge ($87.27 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - 1000D ATX Full Tower Case ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $3560.18

RGB Fan Setup:

Case Fan:
Corsair - LL140 RGB LED (TwoFans With Lighting Node PRO) 51.5 CFM 140 mm Fans ($86.80 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ll Series ll120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node Pro ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ll Series ll120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan 3 Fan Pack with Lighting Node Pro ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan Single Pack ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair LL Series LL120 RGB 120mm Dual Light Loop RGB LED PWM Fan Single Pack ($35.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $318.76

CPU - GPU Water Block:

Block:
EKWB EK-Vector RTX 2080 GPU Waterblock, Nickel/Plexi ($175.95 @ Amazon)
Backplate: EKWB EK-Vector RTX Backplate - Black ($44.95 @ Amazon)
Block: EKWB EK-Vector RTX 2080 GPU Waterblock, Nickel/Plexi ($175.95 @ Amazon)
Backplate: EKWB EK-Vector RTX Backplate - Black ($44.95 @ Amazon)
Tubing: EKWB EK-DuraClear Soft Tubing, 10/13mm (3/8" ID, 1/2" OD), 3 Meter, Clear ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Tubing: EKWB EK-DuraClear Soft Tubing, 10/13mm (3/8" ID, 1/2" OD), 3 Meter, Clear ($22.95 @ Amazon)
Coolant: EKWB EK-CryoFuel Premix Coolant, 1000mL, Clear ($24.99 @ Amazon)
Radiator: EKWB EK-CoolStream PE 480 Radiator, Quad, Black ($120.99 @ Amazon)
Radiator: EKWB EK-CoolStream PE 480 Radiator, Quad, Black ($120.99 @ Amazon)
Fitting: EKWB EK-ACF Compression Fitting for Soft Tubing, 10/16mm (3/8" ID, 5/8" OD), Nickel, 6-Pack ($45.99 @ Amazon)
Fitting: EKWB EK-AF G1/4" 90° Angled Fitting, Nickel, 4-Pack ($42.99 @ Amazon)
Pump: EKWB EK-XRES 140 SPC PWM Classic RGB (Includes Pump)
CPU Block: EKWB EK-Velocity sTR4 CPU Waterblock for AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPU, RGB/Nickel/Plexi ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1072.63

Total: $4981.57

You want to know what extreme computing power is? Try a 16 core CPU with 32 threads, 32GB of RAM, and dual 2080s in SLI. You want to know what $1,000 of water cooled components look like? Try this one with dual EK-480 radiators and over a dozen RGB fans. You want to know what a glass house that's capable of dual systems in the same tower looks like? The Corsair Obsidian 1000D is not your daddy's $500 PC case. And some people are shunning RGB. No way, we're embracing it here. A dozen RGB fans and every single component has some sort of RGB lighting to it. This is an epic system that we're sure that even Harley Morenstein would be proud to call epic!
 
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Main Components
CPU: AMD - Ryzen 9 3900X 3.8 GHz 12-Core Processor ($499)
Motherboard: Gigabyte - x470 Aorus Gaming 7 ($230)
Memory: HyperX - Predator Black 32GB (2x16gb) DDR4-3600 CL17 ($331)
OS Storage: Corsair - MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($124)
Storage x2: Crucial - MX500 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($207 each = $414)
GPU: MSI - Gaming GeForce RTX 2080Ti Sea Hawk EK X ($1410)
Case: Thermaltake - Tower 900 ATX Full Tower Case ($250)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Platinum 850 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($139 )

Cooling System - Single Loop - Pump/res/rads contained within back panel of case
Radiators x2: XSPC - RX480v3 ($130 each = $260)
Pump: EKWB - EK-XTop Revo D5 ($154)
Reservoir: EKWB - EK-Res 400mm ($86)
Fans x8: EKWB - EK-Vardar Evo 120mm 1150rpm ($50 per 2Pack = $200)
CPU Monoblock: EKWB - GA x470 Gaming 7 monoblock ($171)
Hardline Tubing: Bitspower - 16mm PETG hardtube 1m ($34 for 4pack)
Compression Fittings x24: Bitspower - G1/4 Enhance Multi-Link Fitting for 16mm - Black Sparkle ($38 per 4pack = $228)
90Deg Fittings x16: Bitspower - G1/4 90deg Rotary - Black Sparkle ($60 per 4pack = $240)
T Fittings x2: Bitspower - G1/4 T Fitting - Black Sparkle ($15 each = $30)
Valve Fitting: Bitspower - G1/4 Mini Valve - Black Sparkle ($15)
Temp Sensor Fitting: Bitspower - G1/4 Temp Sensor Stop Fitting - Black Sparkle ($14)
Stop Fitting: XSPC- G1/4 Stop Fitting - Black Chrome ($15)
Fluid 128oz: Primochill - Ice Low Conductive Coolant - Red ($17 per 32oz = $68)
Fan/Pump Controller: Lamptron - CM430 PWM Fan Controller with Black Housing and Red Lights ($45)
Fan Splitter x2: TeamProfitCom - PWM Fan Splitter 1 to 4 - 12inch ($8 each = $16)

Total: $4985

(prices gathered on 22 Jul 2019)
(prices rounded UP to nearest full dollar as its under budget and prices constantly adjust slightly over time)
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($649.00 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte X399 AORUS XTREME EATX TR4 Motherboard ($439.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-2933 Memory ($173.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Corsair MP510 960 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($123.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming Advanced Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($739.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce RTX 2080 8 GB ROG Strix Gaming Advanced Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($739.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic Razer ATX Full Tower Case ($158.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair HX Platinum 1200 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 industrialPPC-2000 IP67 PWM 71.69 CFM 120 mm Fan ($25.95 @ Amazon)
Total: $3506.37
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-24 16:48 EDT-0400

Others: ASUS ROG GeForce RTX Nvlink Bridge with Aura Sync RGB 3 Slot Graphic Cards ROG-NVLINK-3 $87.23
Others: Thermaltake Pacific Radiator PLUS 16.8 Million Colors Digital LED Panel Designed for Pacific RL360 & CL360 Radiators CL-W220-PL00SW-A $49.99
Others : Thermaltake Pacific TF1 Cooler Temperature and Flow Indicator CL-W219-PL00BL-A $49.99
Others: Bitspower G1/4" Hexagon Flow Indicator, RGB $44.99
Others: Phanteks Halos Lux Digital LED 120mm Fan Frame Alum,Gray (PH-FF120DRGBA_AG01) (x6) $125.94
Others: Phanteks PH-DRGBLED_COMBO_01 Digital RGB LED Strip Combo Set 2x 400mm 1x M/B adapter ASUS/MSI compatible Retail (Works only with DRGB boards) $20.99
Others: Phanteks PH-CTHUB_DRGB_01 Digital Controller Hub with 3-Button Remote M/B DRGB Adapter $29.99
Other: CORSAIR iCUE Commander PRO Smart RGB Lighting and Fan Speed Controller $74.99

Water cooling components :

Cpu block : Bitspower Touchaqua CPU Water Block Summit MS CPU Waterblock, AMD X399 Platform $79.99
Reservoir : Corsair Hydro X Series, XD5 RGB Pump/Reservoir Combo, RGB Lighting $154.99
Radiators : Thermaltake Pacific DIY Liquid Cooling System CL360 64mm Thick Copper Radiator CL-W191-CU00BL-A $99.99
Radiators: Thermaltake Pacific DIY Liquid Cooling System Clm360 40mm Thick High-Density Fins Dual-Row Copper Tubes Copper Radiator CL-W237-CU00BL-A $94.99
Tubing: Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS 1000mm Lengths V-Tubler PETG Hard Tubing (4-Pack) OD 16mm (5/8") x ID 12mm (1/2") CL-W116-PL16TR-A $22.55
Fittings: Thermaltake Pacific M-Pro G1/4 PETG 16 mm LCS Fitting Kit- Chrome $79.99
Fittings: Alphacool 17378 Eiszapfen 16mm HardTube Compression Fitting G1/4 - knurled - Chrome Sixpack Water Cooling Fittings $43.99
GPU Block: Phanteks Glacier G2080Ti Strix GPU Full Waterblock for Asus ROG Strix RTX 2080/2080Ti - Nickel-Plated, Acrylic, Addressable RGB – Black (x2) $309. 98
Plugs: XSPC G1/4" Plug V2, Black Chrome, 6-Pack (x2) $29.98
Drain port: XSPC G1/4" Ball Valve, Black Chrome $17.49
Coolant: PrimoChill Intensifier Transparent Fluid Dye - Blood Red $9.95

Total: $4936

P. S. I think cuz of the sli, u won't have space to have a rad in the bottom. So you have to mount it in the backside of the side rad mount.

Watercooling, custom loop - check
No EK - check
Ultimate, 2080 sli, RGB, motherboard which literally says xtreme? - check
Gpu block compatible with Strix stock backplate so you can show off ur aura sync goodness - check

Wanted to go with a Ryzen 9 3900X partlist, but I am not so lucky with the Amazon availability in pcpartpicker :(
 
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PCPartPicker Part List
CPU: AMD Threadripper 2950X 3.5 GHz 16-Core Processor ($649.91 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X62 Rev 2 98.17 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X399 Taichi ATX TR4 Motherboard ($324.50 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($203.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.83 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.83 @ Amazon)
Storage: HP EX950 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($147.83 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1408.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AMP Extreme Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1408.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks ECLIPSE P600S ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($268.94 @ Amazon)
Total: $4998.79
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-23 11:35 EDT-0400


3TB of fast storage and two 2080Tis in SLI. Need anything else? No, no you don't.
 

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Cooling System:
x2 (1 for CPU and 1 for GPU [RAM Block will be combined with one of them probably GPU]) -Thermaltake Pacific M240 D5 Res/Pump PETG Hard Tube Water Cooling Kit CL-W216-CU00SW-A $299.99 x 2 = $599.98
Corsair Hydro X Series, XG7 RGB GPU Water Block, 20-Series, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Reference $149.99
Thermaltake Pacific DIY A1 DDR3 DDR4 16.8 Million Color RGB Alexa/Razer Chroma/5V Motherboard Syncable RAM Water Block CL-W239-CA00SW-A $119.99
Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS 1000mm Lengths V-Tubler PETG Hard Tubing (4-Pack) OD 16mm (5/8") x ID 12mm (1/2") CL-W116-PL16TR-A $23.99
Thermaltake Pacific Chrome 4 Build-in O-Rings C-Pro G1/4 PETG 16mm OD Compression Fitting 6 Pack CL-W213-CU00SL-B $59.99
x2 -
Thermaltake P1000 1000ml New Formula Red Pastel Coolant Anti-Corrosion Anti-Freeze Minimize Airlock CL-W246-OS00RE-A $39.99 x 2 = $79.98
Thermaltake TG-7 Extreme Performance CPU GPU Heatsink Cooling Thermal Grease CL-O004-GROSGM-A $7.99
CORSAIR AF120 LED Low Noise Cooling Fan Triple Pack - White Cooling CO-9050082-WW $31.99


System:
CPU:
$1,411.16
Motherboard:
ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING LGA2066 DDR4 M.2 USB 3.1 802.11AC WIFI X299 ATX Motherboard for Intel Core X-Series Processors $289.51
RAM:
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2400MHz C14 memory kit $274.99
System Storage:
2X (169.99) = $339.98
Longterm/Backup Storage:
$79.99
LG Electronics 14x SATA Blu-ray Internal Rewriter without Software, Black (WH14NS40) $47.90

GPU:
ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11G Turbo Edition GDDR6 HDMI DP 1.4 Type-C graphics card (TURBO-RTX2080TI-11G) $1,196.48
Case:
CORSAIR Obsidian 750D Full-Tower Case $159.99
POWER:
Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W 80+ Gold MB 12V RGB Sync SLI/Crossfire Ready Smart Zero Fan Full Modular Power Supply PS-TPG-0850FPCGUS-S 10 Year Warranty $122.99

Cads' Canoe Subtotal (20 items): $4,996.89
EDIT: Update on items & prices 8/1/19 - verified all by Amazon.com.
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor ($479.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 360 ARGB Sync Edition 56.45 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (4 x 8 GB) DDR4-3600 Memory ($281.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Crucial P1 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($59.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1349.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Lian-Li PC-O11 Dynamic Razer ATX Full Tower Case ($158.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Platinum 1300 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($268.94 @ Amazon)
Custom: GIGABYTE AORUS NVLINK BRIDGE 4-Slot ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $4979.80
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-29 02:09 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900KF 8 Core Processor ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 Motherboard ($248.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport AT 3200 MHz 32GB (16GBx2) CL16 DDR4 DRAM Desktop Gaming Memory Kit ($156.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Intel 660p Series 1.02 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 860 Evo 4 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC 11GB Graphic Cards GV-N208TGAMING OC-11GC ($1248.48 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master COSMOS C700M ATX Full Tower Case ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME Ultra Titanium 750 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Radiators: Alphacool 14158 NexXxoS ST30 Full Copper 360mm Radiator ($57.81 x 2 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Tubing: Thermaltake VTubler 3T 2 m PVC Soft Tubing ($14.77 x 2 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Fittings: Phanteks PH-STC1610_CR G1/4 Thread Soft Tubing Compression Fitting for 10/16mm Soft Tube ($9.99 x 10 @ Amazon)
XSPC G1/4" 5mm Male to Male Fitting ($6.04 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Cpu Block: XSPC RayStorm WaterBlock V3 ($99.03 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Gpu Block: Watercool HEATKILLER IV for RTX 2080 Ti - Acetal (15623) ($170.97 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Gpu Backplate: Watercool Heatkiller IV eBC Backplate for RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti 16066 ($67.16 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Reservoir/Pump Combo: XSPC D5 Photon Reservoir/Pump Combo V2, 270mm ($183.89 @ Amazon Global Store UK)
Drain Valve: Phanteks Glacier Series PH-BVA_BK_G1/4, Premium Ball Valve, G 1/4”, Satin Black ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fans: Corsair ML140 Pro, 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan CO-9050045-WW ($32.08 x 7 @ Amazon)
Radiator Fans: Corsair ML120 Pro, 120mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan CO-9050040-WW ($26.58 x 6 @ Amazon)
Fan Controller: SilverStone Technology 8-Port PWM Fan Hub/Splitter for 4-Pin & 3-Pin Fans ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Coolant: Thermaltake C1000 1000ml Pure Transparent Pre-mixed Clear Coolant Cooling CL-W114-OS00TR-A ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Thermaltake TT Premium Concentrate Dye 50ml Black CL-W163-OS00BL-A ($8.99 @ Amazon)
Total:$4738.56
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-07-28 20:15 EDT-0400
 
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PCPartPicker Part List and Completed Build

CPU: Intel Core i9-9820X 3.3 GHz 10-Core Processor ($769.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 50.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($101.76 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus WS X299 SAGE SSI CEB LGA2066 Motherboard ($498.86 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($119.99 x 4 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($217.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB SEA HAWK X Video Card ($1159.99 x 2 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 1600 W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($459.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $4988.52

Note that this build uses the prices that were actually paid rather than the current price for a couple items.

 
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Crystal Place

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (no price on Amazon - $483.99 @ Superbiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM 75 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI MEG Z390 ACE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($217.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: *Samsung 860 QVO 2 TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($219.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1379.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti 11 GB FTW3 ULTRA HYBRID GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1379.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G1+ 1000 W 80+ Gold Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($155.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair ML120 PRO RGB (3 pack w/Lighting Node PRO) 47.3 CFM 120 mm Fans ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Custom: EVGA GeForce RTX NV Link SLI Bridge, 3-Slot Spacing, RGB LED (100-2W-0029-LR) ($87.25 @ Amazon)
Total: $4428.09

Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 04:57 EDT-0400

AIO is top-mounted as exhaust, 1 GPU rad mounted on the rear as exhaust, the other mount in front in pull/push on 1 of the 3 Corsair ML120 fans.
 

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Rollo

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU:
Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor 8 Cores up to 5.0 GHz
($484.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTREME EATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($544.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair LPX 32GB DRAM 3000MHz C15 Memory Kit DDR4 ($154.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 970 EVO Plus 2 TB M.2-2280 NVME Solid State Drive ($479.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Red Pro 4 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP Maxx 11GB GDDR6 Graphics Card ($1299.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Primo ATX Full Tower Case ($296.89 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 1000 W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully Modular ATX Power Supply ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Generated by PCPartPicker 2019-08-04 13:54 EDT-0400
Total: $3,681.82

Cooling

Radiator Fan:
Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 140mm Silent Fan ($15.58 @ Amazon)
Radiator Fan: Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 140mm Silent Fan ($15.58 @ Amazon)
Radiator Fan: Cooler Master Sleeve Bearing 140mm Silent Fan ($15.58 @ Amazon)

Radiator: Thermaltake Pacific DIY Liquid Cooling System RL420 420mm Radiator ($90.85 @ Amazon)

Reservoir/pump: Thermaltake Pacific DIY LCS PR15-D5 200ml 5-Speed Adjustable D5 Pump/Reservoir Combo ($154.99 @ Amazon)

CPU Block: EKWB EK-Momentum ROG Maximus XI Hero Monoblock ($159.99 @ Amazon)

RAM Block: EKWB EK-RAM Monarch X4, Nickel ($60.99 @ Amazon)
RAM Block: EKWB EK-RAM Monarch X4, Nickel ($60.99 @ Amazon)
RAM heatsink-adapter: EKWB EK-RAM Monarch Module, Black, 2-pack ($34.99 @ Amazon)
RAM heatsink-adapter: EKWB EK-RAM Monarch Module, Black, 2-pack ($34.99 @ Amazon)

Tubing: EKWB EK-Tube Zero Maintenance Soft Tubing, 11.1/16.1mm ($31.99 @ Amazon)

Fittings: EKWB EK-Torque STC-12/16 Compression Fitting, 12/16mm ($36.99 @ Amazon)
Fittings: EKWB EK-Torque STC-12/16 Compression Fitting, 12/16mm ($36.99 @ Amazon)


Bridging Plug: CRJ 24-Pin ATX Red LED Power On/Off Switch Jumper Bridge Cable ($8.99 @ Amazon)

Fan power splitter: Phobya 3-Way PWM Splitter Cable ($7.99 @ Amazon)

Coolant: Koolance LIQ-702BU-B Koolance 702 Liquid Coolant 700ml (24 fl oz) ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Coolant: Koolance LIQ-702BU-B Koolance 702 Liquid Coolant 700ml (24 fl oz) ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Coolant: Koolance LIQ-702BU-B Koolance 702 Liquid Coolant 700ml (24 fl oz) ($29.99 @ Amazon)

Total: $857.45

Grand Total: $4,539.27‬
 
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If each entry is scrutinized for adherence to rules and best fit for the category topic, can we have the mods say why the build was not selected for the top 5 for each entry?

Makes this selection process more transparent and helps the new comers to learn. Kinda like playing PC building simulator...
 
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g-unit1111

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If each entry is scrutinized for adherence to rules and best fit for the category topic, can we have the mods say why the build was not selected for the top 5 for each entry?

Makes this selection process more transparent and helps the new comers to learn. Kinda like playing PC building simulator...
Yeah we don't make these kinds of decisions in the build contests anymore. In the past we did to a great many spirited debates, but the last few we haven't had any say in, they're chosen by the admins.
 
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Yeah we don't make these kinds of decisions in the build contests anymore. In the past we did to a great many spirited debates, but the last few we haven't had any say in, they're chosen by the admins.
Well, I just checked a couple and the items do not follow the rules!
Items not sold by Amazon.com...
Then for this one its "Ultimate Water Cooling Build" or something like that... You got some listed here in the top 5 but they only have a CPU block... How funny/ironic/non-compliant is that?!? Albeit I don't think that was stipulated but it should have but as even 'newbs' would presume that 'everything has to be water cooled.'

This is a FIASCO!
 
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