Raijintek Black-Gold Build based on Intel Alder Lake-S

Since Raijintek was so kind to provide a whole DIY liquid cooling set and additional components then I decided to split it from the regular product reviews and present you with the whole PC build. The build is meant to be kept in a black-gold theme and uses only Raijintek cooling components and chassis. Even though it’s a DIY project, then I wanted to finish it without additional modifications to the components or painting. In short, everything you see in this article can be purchased in a retail store and you can build it yourself. It doesn’t mean you can make it in one evening as measuring and cutting hard tubes take some time and everything has to be checked a couple of times.

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The whole build took me about one weekend with some breaks so it’s not something very complicated and the final effect is great. This build isn’t the most advanced so shouldn’t cause big problems if any of the readers decide to do something similar. Everything will be described, so take a short tour with me to know some more about the build.

One more idea of this build is easy to access components, so I wanted to avoid a full-cover graphics card block or tight cables and tubes. I will use this build in future reviews so, besides the CPU and motherboard, everything else can be replaced.

Now some words about the specifications.

 

PC build specifications

The build is based on the Raijintek SCYLLA PRO DIY liquid cooling kit and the Paean Premium ATX chassis. Both were reviewed a couple of days ago.

The only component that was replaced from the original SCYLLA PRO kit, was the radiator. Instead of Calore Elite CA240, I’ve used Calore C360D. The difference is obvious as instead of a slim 240mm radiator, there is a 360mm thick one, which supposes to give us more than twice as much thermal capacity.

General Specifications
Processor Intel i9-12900K
Motherboard MSI MEG Z690 Unify-X
RAM  Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB DDR5-6200 CL36
Graphics Card ASRock Phantom Gaming RX6800XT
PSU Corsair HX1200 80+ Platinum
Cooling – radiator 360mm Raijintek C360D
Cooling – fans 10x Raijintek EOS 12 120mm

I decided to use 10 fans so I needed two three-packs and one two-pack of Raijintek EOS 12 120mm RGB. All fans were working without issues but it’s good to have one spare just in case. As you can see in the photos, in the basement are six fans and on the upper part of the case are four more. It gives perfect airflow and all components are cool even during higher load.

 

PCIe 4.0 cable with riser and mount – Raijintek PAXX G4

Raijintek also provided the PAXX G4 PCIe 4.0 riser. The riser is one of the cheapest on the market and at the same time, it’s one of the best PCIe 4.0 risers you can get. Raijintek is declaring it will work at 22Gbps and beyond. In reality, we could achieve over 26GB/s in the 3DMark PCIe bandwidth test! It’s about as much as if we installed the RX6800XT graphics card directly in a PCIe 4.0 x16 slot on the motherboard. I was very surprised there were no bandwidth losses as most risers are causing problems with that.

The benchmark screenshot is below.

 

 

The build

The main focus is on black and gold.

Here are some additional photos in RGB mode.

 

Final Words

I hope you like my build.

If you want to share your builds then feel free to do that in the Mod-my-Box section of the website.

In the end, I wanted to thank Raijintek who provided some key components of this build like cooling and chassis.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.