RIP BATTLE: Modded RTX 3090 Overclock & Optimus Water Blocks (#RIPPAUL, #RIPJAY)

17 Okt 2020
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We're preparing to RIPJAY, but first, we need to get past Paul. We've leapt far up the Port Royal hall of fame with just water, not even chilled, and some hardmods for our EVGA 3090 FTW3 cards.
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As a reminder, our objective in this overclocking battle series is always to try and advance ourselves and learn. In this episode of our RIPJAY (JayzTwoCents) and RIPPAUL (Paul's Hardware) challenge, we're trying to learn more about hard modding GPUs, starting with shunt modding an EVGA RTX 3090 FTW3 (specifically, learning more about soldering on these boards). We may venture into more hard mods following that. We're using Optimus Cooling water blocks for the cooling, and as discussed in the video, they're some of the best blocks we've ever tested. The blocks are made in Chicago and these are early prototypes, so we didn't get any instructions or pre-cut thermal pads for ours, but that's not a problem for us. The final version will include both of those things, however.
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00:00 - Responding to Tryhard Paul with Tryhard Steve
02:56 - Shunt Modding the RTX 3090 FTW3
04:42 - How to Check Shunt Resistors for Mods
06:25 - Piggyback Shunt Soldering
08:40 - Time for Optimus Water Blocks
11:02 - Microfin Density & Coldplate Construction
13:35 - Monster Thermal Pad
19:19 - Building the Test Bench (ft. CaseLabs)
24:10 - More Cardboard, More Better
25:40 - Final Build Shots
27:35 - Lion King & Alien in the Water
30:50 - Scores with Only Water (RIP PAUL)

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  • Rep GN via the store: Watch our recent RTX 3080 TUF review: Watch Paul's videos here: and Jay:

    Gamers NexusGamers NexusVor 11 Tage
    • great series guys its been really enjoyable so far :)

      noxnnoxnVor 5 Tage
    • @MOTO/R/SPORT NEJ alright cool thanks for the info. Good food for thought. Thanks for the well written indepth reply. Starts to get to the question of is it even worth it to use a chiller at that point of just go cold forreal an use LN2.

      SkoopsroSkoopsroVor 7 Tage
    • @Skoopsro It’s not that much power to cool down even a crazy CPU or GPU. 5000 BTU is about 1.5 kW of cooling for and can be done using about 500watt of power from the wall if you want just below ambient fluid temps. Now as you try to get much less than ambient your COP goes to crap and you might need a pretty big chiller but I think even something like a deep freezer is still around a COP of 1 so you need a freezer that’s rated to pull around however powerful your setup is on average. Now I think I’ve seen the SLI3090 setups pulling about 1kW from the wall total. Meaning you need another 1kW freezer/chiller if you want negative -20C fluid and probably only around a 500 watt rated chiller if you want ~0-10C That’s for SLI 3090s..... any sort of pleb build could run in basically a standard freezer ... IF .... you can keep the condenser/compressor reasonably cool.

    • @Lawrence Timme yes

      bearded hardwarebearded hardwareVor 7 Tage
    • If you don’t get burned you aren’t doing it enough ;)

      bearded hardwarebearded hardwareVor 7 Tage
  • Would having a CPU with more cores help the score? The top 3 guys all have more cores than you. Could make no sense, but I waned to know.

    Christopher P.Christopher P.Vor 2 Stunden
  • In welding flux keeps atmospheric air from contaminating the weld metal ;)

    Richard SalazarRichard SalazarVor 10 Stunden
  • Flux keeps oxygen away from the joint. The problem when joining two metals is oxides. As soon as a metal surface is exposed to air, the surface will turn into an oxide layer that will melt at much higher temps than the base metal and keep anything from adhering to it. If you keep oxygen away from the joint when you're soldering or welding, the it won't form an oxide layer and the surfaces will "wet" with molten metal.

    Big McLargeHugeBig McLargeHugeVor 15 Stunden
  • If it smells like chicken you touch the wrong side of the soldering iron :D

    WooDWorkeRWooDWorkeRVor 15 Stunden
  • i thought Paul passed away or something.

    VeroVeroVor Tag
  • Try pump to gpu to radiator to gpu to radiator and finally going back to the pump, im sure you will get even better thermal cya steve :)!

    BC-MasterKush-QCBC-MasterKush-QCVor Tag
  • My OCD was at max while watching this video.

    ClickbaitClickbaitVor Tag
  • I think those cooling mods can get better, but for now are just are really impressive vanguarding tech right there. If somehow Gamers Nexus team can manage to put one of those in between two linked cards... maybe they can find the way of cooling desired.

    Mauricio MartinezMauricio MartinezVor Tag
  • flux keeps the joints cooler and cleaner reducing risk of burning the board/components and adding a protective coat to the solder joint so its less prone to degrade from oxygen

    Michael SimpsonMichael SimpsonVor 2 Tage
  • stabs super expensive gpu with soldering iron "I don't know what I'm doing" lol

    FerrumBellatorFerrumBellatorVor 3 Tage
  • Jay literally has no skills when it comes to computers he's all show

    Respawn RestrictedRespawn RestrictedVor 3 Tage
  • 28:57 For some time I was jumping in my chair there, thinkin the right card had a leak on the back outlet. Damn was I scared.

    BarkBarkVor 3 Tage
  • Impressed, how did you solder that with no glasses :) ever so small

    Jez RoseJez RoseVor 3 Tage
  • the video card Board is almost the size of a motherboard )

    Дмитрий ЯковлевДмитрий ЯковлевVor 3 Tage
  • Is that site live? Because it sure should be

    EchoConstellationEchoConstellationVor 4 Tage
  • This has got me wanting my 980ti since I'm considering upgrading anyway...... Ohhhhhh boy

    TheMXer42TheMXer42Vor 4 Tage
  • Brush your nasty grill!

    G ManG ManVor 4 Tage
  • Waiting for that Louis Rossman comment

    Caleb CappsCaleb CappsVor 5 Tage
  • How do I get a job doing stuff like this

    RhinoNigelRhinoNigelVor 5 Tage


  • 22:05 my cable management

    Corban SommersCorban SommersVor 5 Tage
  • Why not just run liquid nitrogen through the loop?

    Tech NO CityTech NO CityVor 5 Tage
  • Those blocks are SICK

    Read Only MemoryRead Only MemoryVor 5 Tage
  • The hair changed from Steve the reporter to Steve the nutty professor in this one.

    James BeckinghamJames BeckinghamVor 5 Tage
  • Yooo 5 Days after Upload. Optimus is sold out. By the way what really do cost such a thermal pad ?

    LegitScoperLegitScoperVor 5 Tage
  • 28:33 MOLD? SLIME?

    X Y ZX Y ZVor 5 Tage
  • those blocks are amazing! cant wait to get mine

    james timmonsjames timmonsVor 6 Tage
  • your camera person probably hates how much you move your hands and the product they are tying to shoot lol.

    Adam LarsonAdam LarsonVor 6 Tage
  • Somebody must have dropped one of their gummy worms in the loop, lmao

    HexosonHexosonVor 6 Tage
  • Flux helps soldering iron heat transfer quicker and removes metal oxides for a cleaner joint(solder lol).

    ThumperThumperVor 6 Tage
  • Jesus is God Exodus 3:14 (God speaking) And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. John 8:58 (Jesus speaking) Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am. John 10:30 (Jesus speaking) I and my Father are one. Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. John 1:1 & 14 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 14 And the Word was made flesh (Lord Jesus), and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. God called Himself "I am" and Jesus called Himself "I am" which proves He is God in the flesh. Now we're just waiting for Jesus to return for those of us who follow Him. Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen. Revelation 1:8 (Jesus speaking) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 22:13 (Jesus speaking) I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. --- There Are None Righteous Romans 3:10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: Luke 5:31-32 (Jesus speaking) 31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Shawn McDowellShawn McDowellVor 6 Tage
  • From someone who has worked in the electronic manufacturing business for over 15 yrs. I can assure u for the soldering u are trying to do u don’t need the board preheated. It’s probably doing more harm than good depending on the type of flux in the solder roll u are probably burning it off before it haze a chance to react. The flux is a cleaning agent, each time u heat cycle the solder joint with ur iron ur creating a cold solder joint that’s why they look dull. I would recommend Turing ur iron temp up a lil and doing away with the board preheat.

    GrimmDawg_SGGrimmDawg_SGVor 6 Tage
  • Jey owned everyone tho... with his very recent score..

    Mr.GamingMonkMr.GamingMonkVor 6 Tage
    • I was right... Jey did owned you guys then.. with his i think over 31000+ score... if i remember right

      Mr.GamingMonkMr.GamingMonkVor 6 Tage
  • Love how candid and honest you are. You play with an open hand. It's awesome!

    ErikgasmErikgasmVor 6 Tage
  • I Love it ! At same room température I think this build look like just more fast and efficient.

    YankyYankyVor 6 Tage
  • Come on brother, its the HDR age, start filming in HDR. Lead the pack.

    Jeremy BlackJeremy BlackVor 6 Tage
  • Ready for mining

    alberto robinsonalberto robinsonVor 6 Tage
  • Being a Aussie, I loved the shirt mate.😉

    Timothy BoormanTimothy BoormanVor 6 Tage
  • Optimus is the black maker I wanted to use for my build at home as they make such great products from what I've seen.

    Redman147Redman147Vor 6 Tage
  • Lion king and alien in the water

    Zander AlexanderZander AlexanderVor 7 Tage
  • That's an awfully nice soldering station for not doing much soldering 😂

    Z287899Z287899Vor 7 Tage
  • That block looks amazing.

    Jett AngelesJett AngelesVor 7 Tage
  • I want those blocks... Exactly that design No logos No rgb's No nothin'... just a shitload of copper Only thing I'd like to see is either nickelplating or anodising (black) of the backplate.

    Martin SMartin SVor 7 Tage
  • Need to find a friend that solders up quadcopter/RC controllers all day, that's how I upped my soldering skills, so many tiny connectors!

    Weston WillWeston WillVor 7 Tage
  • Kinda jealous. Haven't been jealous in a long time.

    DlihcDlihcVor 7 Tage
  • AMD will own

    Reynier R.AReynier R.AVor 7 Tage
  • there mindset is racing like racing to do the things first very bad dont write rip to any person cause they did dont be a racing mindset guy . but its okay i dont have any problem

    TahmidTameem TalukderTahmidTameem TalukderVor 7 Tage
  • I'm loving the friendly comp.

    Joseph WimerJoseph WimerVor 7 Tage
  • Jay got over 30k score with his AC unit. LMAO.

    Toy-YodaToy-YodaVor 7 Tage
  • Congrats for the tech channel insted of the influencers disguised of tech youtubers.

    Alexandre AzevedoAlexandre AzevedoVor 7 Tage
  • Its like watching a Cyborg getting a Surgery

    Rafael JacalanRafael JacalanVor 7 Tage
  • I bet the cards have heat soak in the power plains. This causes the resistance of the board to increase, causing vdroop. I had a poor designed AM3 MSI board that would do it with an overclocked x6. A fan pointed at the back of the socket would only delay it, it will still get unstable after lots of runs. The fiberglass of the PCB makes for a poor heatsink for internal traces.

    Tim HunterTim HunterVor 7 Tage
  • I love these RIP series, you need louis rossmann to do a colab and teach you how to solder those mods.

    Lewis MiddleLewis MiddleVor 7 Tage
  • "Responding to Tryhard Paul with Tryhard Steve" had me rolling in the first second of this video. I absolutely love your breed of comedy, Steve.

    NickPicker WINickPicker WIVor 7 Tage
  • Look at the fan of the test bench! It looks like Pure Wings 2 by be quiet!, but there's some different logo. Are Pure Wings 2 some chinese fans, which bq! just resell? Or bq! resell them to other brands?

    Stanisław KowalskiStanisław KowalskiVor 7 Tage
  • When i saw Paul entering this Battlefield, i thought "Only a matter of days, until Steve asks Roman or kingpin, if they would have some spare Powerboards or something

    P3chv0gelP3chv0gelVor 7 Tage
  • I'm not saying I could do any better cause I know I can't. But watching that soldering was so hard to watch.

    Will LangfordWill LangfordVor 7 Tage
  • 35 minutes? *IM READY*

    Fuze -Fuze -Vor 7 Tage
  • So in a few years we are going to see Steve go mad man next level. Example and not limited to* A full 3 atmosphere of pressure being 99.99 nitrogen in a sealed room, with 0.00001% moister so no condensation. So Steve and Kingpin are in lack of better terminology 'space suites' doing overclocking as the rooms mean temp is -220'c. A man can dream.

    Chris NormanChris NormanVor 7 Tage
  • congrats on 4th dude thats awesome

    Corey The ChimneyCorey The ChimneyVor 7 Tage
  • I kind of remember that flux's purpose is to isolate the melting iron from the oxygen to avoid oxydation

    Frédéric VolandFrédéric VolandVor 7 Tage
  • Me: Sitting here hoping to be able to afford a 3070. Them: Ripping apart 3090s in the name of science.

    Brad CokayneBrad CokayneVor 7 Tage
  • Jesus christ I read that and thought he died

    Jon TophamJon TophamVor 7 Tage
  • Flux lets solder ((literally))flow, always use plenty and keep it hot. ideally you want a hot air gun for this but proper ones are very expensive. you also need a flux wick to wipe excess grime if any accumulates

    Rainy LoschiavoRainy LoschiavoVor 7 Tage
  • You've BEN using them have you?

    Lord KekLord KekVor 8 Tage
  • This is getting extremely exciting and fun. Thank you.

    Hugh WongHugh WongVor 8 Tage
  • you know overclocking has gone to far when it creates life

    EastyyEastyyVor 8 Tage
  • Hi Steve why dont you travel to some place where ambient temparature is around -40degree C and test benchmark in air cooled .. I think that would be epic video which Jay and Paul would never think of doing nor they will match your aircooled results (or may b liquid cooled with some special liquids).. If you are wondering about -40C place. ..please watch the video from below link( not my video so not doing any promotion)

    Siddhartha GuchhaitSiddhartha GuchhaitVor 8 Tage
  • Lols the breathing hard got me

    Skizzzy StylesSkizzzy StylesVor 8 Tage
  • This vid just sold me on the Optimus GPU waterblocks.. I really like those!

    John AntikainenJohn AntikainenVor 8 Tage
  • OMG look at that water block LOL i bet that would passively cool the card... I had a CPU block from 2000s that was beefy like that & my pump died 8 hours later It still did not damg or melt anything because of the massive surface, this was before real power saving features to so it was full intel extreme TDP all day while i was at work

    Jay TimeJay TimeVor 8 Tage
  • Jay clearly said "air cooled" in the description.

    M. KM. KVor 8 Tage
  • Steve, you put too much water in your bong, brah.

    Nza420Nza420Vor 8 Tage
  • Steve, Andrew:

    bluephreakrbluephreakrVor 8 Tage
  • Soldering is quite amateurish

    Michel LafleurMichel LafleurVor 8 Tage
  • Never heard of Optimus. Used to use Koolance, they’re US based, but they stopped making blocks it looks like. And have been using EK for a number of years, but to be honest have not been super impressed with their performance, although their customer service is excellent. I’m gonna check out Optimus this year, I too am planning to get a 3090 FTW or an MSI X Trio which I already preordered, but I’ll still buy the FTW and sell the MSI card if I get that first or cancel it if I get the FTW first Uuuhhh...maybe not, they’re insanely expensive, +$80 at least vs EK. I’ll have to see how performance is vs EK.

    TrumpTrumpVor 8 Tage
  • No hot glue?

    MarginalSCMarginalSCVor 8 Tage
  • I'd go full Try-hard too, with people calling me out regularly...

    Dana YDana YVor 8 Tage
  • I'd go full Try-hard too, with people calling me out regularly...

    Dana YDana YVor 8 Tage
  • Love watching people play around nearly destroyed 3000 dollars worth of graphics power where as I can not risk to even overclock my 300 dollar 2060

    David PrutkovasDavid PrutkovasVor 8 Tage
  • I think you're using your volt meter wrong

    Joe BojanicJoe BojanicVor 8 Tage
  • I just replaced the thermal paste in my laptop yesterday and i was extremely nervous 😂 let alone this 😬🥶🤣🤣

    Sam Tours 4K قناة سام للتصوير SUBSCRIBESam Tours 4K قناة سام للتصوير SUBSCRIBEVor 8 Tage
  • Hey Steve, what ever happened to Roman's blind build challenge?

    matthew kühlmatthew kühlVor 8 Tage
  • 27:35 Andrew actually said the lion king line very well, it's in my South African first language! Translated: here is the lion my people 😅😅

    Bandile Benjamin BooiBandile Benjamin BooiVor 8 Tage
  • A slightly smaller soldering iron tip might be helpful, but not too small since you are soldering onto a power plane the heat drop will be significant.

    i3lueFirei3lueFireVor 8 Tage
  • FLUX: metal likes to react with oxygen, especially when its hot. flux helps to remove that oxydized layer and prevents oxydation during soldering, and that results in good "flow" of the tin. it is also a good heat conductor.

    Ding sensDing sensVor 8 Tage
  • 100% Thought you were adding caps for additional GPU stabilization.

    B DittyB DittyVor 8 Tage
  • fking MURICA indeed

    André NiemandAndré NiemandVor 8 Tage
  • This is a great video, but why do you have the radiator on the floor, shouldn't you have it higher than the pump?

    Tighe LoryTighe LoryVor 8 Tage
    • LOL, just saw you hold the radiator up.

      Tighe LoryTighe LoryVor 8 Tage
  • soldering the second time might be easier because you already have "your" solder on there i stead of the original (probably lead free and higher temp)

    Jim MathesonJim MathesonVor 8 Tage
  • flux cools it down so its instant hard ;)

    Lanicorec Gaming is funLanicorec Gaming is funVor 8 Tage
  • 27:32 thats a Linus move bro right there.. Holding that open side right over your set-up.. nono sir..

    maximanimomaximanimoVor 8 Tage
  • Gamers Nexus Cable Managment : Jay2Cents Cable Managment anybody know the difference.

    kjetil Bergesenkjetil BergesenVor 8 Tage
  • pointless exercise for performance that will be obsolete in 10 year time, with no practical long term use before them.

    anonanonVor 8 Tage
  • That's a ridiculous amount of thermal pad! Can't be good for conductivity i.m.o...

    Gerben FeenstraGerben FeenstraVor 8 Tage
  • WHY are they using evga 3090 ftw 3 ultras??? why not founders or any other brand??? is evgas ftw 3 basically the best out of the box??

    AdamAdamVor 8 Tage
  • lol the thermal mass of that copper block alone is enormous

    Charles BallietCharles BallietVor 8 Tage
  • Flux decreases oxidation, and increases wetting(ie decreases surface tension) also transfers heat a little more.

    Bryce BraxmeyerBryce BraxmeyerVor 8 Tage