My placeholder v5 while I wait for the v6


Average Stuffer
Original poster
Jan 1, 2019
This v5 will go to my wife if she lets me touch her node 202 if you know what I mean.

In the meantime, I threw this together so I wouldn't have to keep all my parts on the motherboard box. Still a WIP. I need to manage the cables better and I need to get another LED strip for the top to light up the CPU sink.

9700k @ 5.2
Z390 Phantom Gaming
Trident Z Royal 3200 C16
Strix 2080 ti modded +105 core +1200 mem
2x Gentle Typhoon PWM's
1x NF-A12X25
1x Silent Wings 92mm



Minimal Tinkerer
New User
Jul 29, 2019
That’s a really nice build! I really like the look of the noctua cooler. I’m hoping to do something similar in the V6 myself.

I’m having a hard time deciding between air cooling (c14s) or an AIO (x52) and which motherboard to get to accomodate. I prefer the aesthetics of air cooling. From what I gather the phantom z390 offers the best cooler compatibility but it is missing the type e header. The Asus Strix has the type E but the huge heat sink is incompatible with the c14s (I believe). Decisions, decisions..