This Gaming PC is AWESOME! - EKWB Vanquish 295

2 Mai 2021
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EKWB wanted to send over one of their highest spec gaming PCs, the Vanquish 295. It has an AMD 5950X and a NIVIDA 3090 RTX graphics card. We couldn't say no, but there were a few issues...
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  • >$6k Alright I'mma head out

    yunafiresyunafiresVor 8 Stunden
  • Pump ?

    Sanjay PotdarSanjay PotdarVor 5 Tage
  • So he says the motherboard doesn't have onboard WiFi, so they installed an MSI WiFi card which makes sense to me. BUT he then says that they should NOT have put a WiFi card in. But why would he say that?? What am I missing here? IMHO If I was the customer, I would be disappointed if the $6k prebuilt computer I wanted didn't have built in WiFi.

    Don ArmstrongDon ArmstrongVor 6 Tage
    • I understood the hosts response to be that he didn't say they shouldn't have put in a wifi card at all, but he was more wondering why would EK go through the trouble of installing the MSI wifi addon card if it was possible to source motherboards with integrated WiFi already on the board since there are motherboards in the same price bracket that do have WiFi. Its pretty clear that EK is using motherboards they sourced for their Ryzen 3000 prebuilts to save on their cost.

      Shizzy4allShizzy4allVor 4 Tage
  • Too much area space on the water block blocking air from passing through

    ReefMimicReefMimicVor 6 Tage
  • I think the temps are high cause a single 360 radiator with hardware like that isn't ideal. They should've put another 360 on the bottom too.

    BenBenVor 7 Tage
    • There are two radiators in this machine, one 360mm rad on top and a 240mm rad on the right side by the distro plate.

      Shizzy4allShizzy4allVor 2 Tage
  • I keep seeing problems with transcript in these videos, SETA cables? DOOM Maternal??? M8s what is this, the captions are like a parody. It's hilarious, I love it, but it does seem strange that almost every video has those typos.

    AlfamaxisAlfamaxisVor 8 Tage
  • Cool !

    gamefluxgamefluxVor 8 Tage
  • looking forward to seeing part 2 when they trouble shoot pc and fix the problem, Delivery such as USPS, or UPS need better delivery service for computer parts

    Arsalon JoneidiArsalon JoneidiVor 8 Tage
  • not even a nvme 980 pro ? shame

    Louis LB.Louis LB.Vor 8 Tage
  • that's just the way she goes - trailer park boys pun intended?

    Carlo MaroneCarlo MaroneVor 8 Tage
  • Can tech companies stop giving their products cringey, unnecessarily dark / violent names? - "Looks like my pc needs more memory for this project. Hmm I'll buy some more *VENGEANCE RGB RAM* so it can run Blender a bit better. I would buy the *DOMINATOR* but it's a bit too expensive." - "Let me just sit down and play a relaxing session of Cities Skylines on my *VANQUISH 295* gaming PC" - "My son's CPU was running a bit hot, so I bought him a *SCYTHE FUMA 2* cooler." - "I need a new monitor and this *PREDATOR* looks good"

    Commander ShepardCommander ShepardVor 9 Tage
  • Just because EK sponsors this stuff and sends you that for free shouldn't mean that you have to be biased. You can't say for sure whether it was damaged in shipping. And you are the reviewer, it's your goal to be objective.To be fair, you said that sth was wrong with this PC like 5-6 times during this video and the name says: THIS GAMING PC IS AWESOME. Now, I'm not saying it's not awesome, it sure LOOKS awesome, but that's not the title, is it? So, I would really like to see this bad boy in action once you have it fixed, reshipped or w/e. Please, don't spam advertising eyecatching phrases in the titles if something is actually wrong with the item.

    Adam KokoszkaAdam KokoszkaVor 9 Tage
  • 6000 USD but still got a dent from shipping. Should have been inside a crate.

    conyo985conyo985Vor 9 Tage
  • the systems also might be affected by the windows update. some games stopped working with the last update.

    Tanmay PanadiTanmay PanadiVor 9 Tage
  • I thought I read on ek fluid gaming that you can’t put colored fluid in these or it will gunk the loop up. Whoops 😬.

    Wes HugheyWes HugheyVor 10 Tage
  • I bit the bullet and got one of these about 2 months ago. Ordered it with an upgraded motherboard (thank you kind people at EWKB Gaming!). My case was not bent btw. I did put in an SSD from my old system with all my games on it, simple to do and well worth it. It is expensive but extremely well built no matter what the naysayers might think and instead of waiting to try and find the parts I needed to build one (looking at you 30 series Nvidia GPUs and Ryzen CPU...). Additionally, the water cooling loop keeps the system reliably cool even while OC'd. It has handled everything I have thrown at it extremely well. Oh yeah, I might add that EWKB Gaming is in Texas and they went through the big freeze and power outages and although it took them slightly longer they still got it to me relatively quickly.

    ickickVor 10 Tage
  • Is there any manufacturer in Europe that builds PCs like this?

    Michele GabrieleMichele GabrieleVor 10 Tage
  • Little weird that there's no radiator in sequence between the GPU and the CPU.

    Stefan PetrmichlStefan PetrmichlVor 10 Tage
  • This pc is so so overpriced. 6k and you get a x570 prime, 64 gb of 3200mhz ram with high timings and gen 3 Nvme. This video really makes me disappointed with EK especially the little message they put at the end. I have a 5950x overclocked on water and it never goes over 75c under full load

    OrrygelOrrygelVor 10 Tage
  • Honestly if it were in Pure White with the Red it would look a million times better, it would be a Stormtrooper/Sith PC and look amazing. Matte Black just doesn't fit with a vibrant red imo.

    uNo UuNo UVor 10 Tage
  • Imagine paying $6k and still having a HDD in your pc lol

    Dom KrallDom KrallVor 10 Tage
  • 6 grand for a Asus Prime board, single 3090, 3200mhz ram, a 4tb drive??? wtf

    Malte SpieltMalte SpieltVor 11 Tage
  • Incredible case, and no complaints about the graphics card or processor, those are clearly top of the line! Agree with everyone else, the SSD/HDD combo is poor, no modern computer should include a HDD these days for anything other than backup purposes where required. Bigger and better SSDs required instead. Lots of RAM, but I was expecting it to be at least 3600, this isn't meant to be a PC of compromises! I thought the PSU might be Platinum or even Titanium considering the sort of build it is, but I suppose Gold is fine. Might be being a bit picky but for $6000 I think we ought to be!

    StratixStratixVor 11 Tage
  • Wait... So, was there nothing wrong with the system then?

    Mark JamesMark JamesVor 11 Tage
  • Typical ek

    MrKZdemosMrKZdemosVor 11 Tage
  • Dubai in Saudi Arabia. Who knew.

    Timo SkalweitTimo SkalweitVor 11 Tage
  • so it cost $6k and the case it bent and it has hard drives. i'm not spending $6k on a computer with a bent case and hard drives.

    StackaliStackaliVor 11 Tage
  • I wish you would build a pc with a MORA 720 which is cooled by 4x 180 fans in a "cube housing"

    Axel KAxel KVor 11 Tage
  • Why the fuck you add chinese subtitles as youtube is banned in China

  • Cant believe there is still a hardrive in a 6k system so stupid

    R00KIETR00KIETVor 11 Tage
  • wow, this vpn is so great! I feel like I'm in a ''different'' country!! well, the coolant . could be U'r personal plasma reserve?

    Fantasy Engineered.Fantasy Engineered.Vor 12 Tage
  • $6000 and it doesn't have wi-fi?

    G RobertsG RobertsVor 12 Tage
  • Im not a watercooling guy but i think the tube diameter is too small in this pc.

    dzsozeTTadzsozeTTaVor 12 Tage
  • I am running a 5800x and seeing regular CPU temps in the 70s, with peaks in the 80s. They run very hot. Seems like an issue with thermal conductivity of the heat spreader, or they are just that hot.

    BamfhammerBamfhammerVor 12 Tage
  • Is it me or is the second radiator in the loop pushing air out the case?

    A ZA ZVor 12 Tage
  • 5950X being fastest cpu on the market is very debatable. 2x3090 being fastest cpu on the market is… well calling it on the market in 2021 is a stretch lol

    Jacob PowersJacob PowersVor 12 Tage
  • RAM overclocking is a really terrible time. Get it? Time? I don't think you did that one purpose but good job.

    Nicolas EvangelistaNicolas EvangelistaVor 12 Tage
  • For that system, thats a horrible memory setup, with ryzen you want 3600-3800mhz DDR4 at CL14 or CL15/16 range at the highest, so 3200 CL16-18-18 is not impressive, in fact my Corsair LPX 3200C16, was cheap ram, and those do that exact timings and speeds out of the box. I would think they knew to put some B die 3600C16 kit in there for maximum 1:1 ram/FCLK clockspeed setup.

    AdaaDKAdaaDKVor 12 Tage
  • As someone from Dubai, I am offended. I run a 940MX and a 6th gen i7. Hence, I wouldn't mind if you guys just do a private give away and send it over to me as an apology.

    Rockey AllenRockey AllenVor 12 Tage
  • The box is fine, but the case is bent? *stares at Linus*

    Darth HaterDarth HaterVor 12 Tage
  • Gotta be honest, this computer looks shit.

    Luke SaundersLuke SaundersVor 12 Tage
  • i love how genuine alex is

    Mohammad Al-sharifMohammad Al-sharifVor 12 Tage
  • I like the wires outside I want them to be happy . Idk why. shut the fish up.

    Wind by the shoreWind by the shoreVor 12 Tage
  • Gosh, shipping stuff these days just sucks. The amount of broken Pcs from shipping i saw alone on linus channels is horrible.

    Major TomMajor TomVor 12 Tage
  • Highly overpriced PC, to get such must win lottery and if something leak I am gonna lynch them

    Ukyo82Ukyo82Vor 12 Tage
  • The moment i saw the price tag 😭😔

    Defence BangladeshDefence BangladeshVor 12 Tage
  • revurce the flow cpu to gpu not the other way around it will help. Cool water enturing the cpu first becouse its not hoter part then the gpu iven if its water which has same enerjy consuption for every degrese celsius. and change the pump !!!!!! and hot water is entering the destribushun blok the water is hot and its pre heated !!!!

    malkiqtr3malkiqtr3Vor 12 Tage
  • Do you guys know that EK is a company from my tiny country of Slovenia? As well as Akrapovič, the exhaust manufacturer. Both Slovenian companies :) Melania Trump is also Slovenian but were not too proud of that one since most of us can manage English a bit better xD.

    GaberGaberVor 12 Tage
  • If it's the Fluid Gaming series does that mean it's all the aluminum parts? EK is going towards not selling those anymore, so you wouldn't be able to upgrade any of the water cooling components down the line.

    Nick SenskeNick SenskeVor 12 Tage
  • Did you break your jaw or something? You barely open your mouth when you talk.

    Xavier FrancoXavier FrancoVor 12 Tage
  • I'm here for the table....

    Jake De VriesJake De VriesVor 12 Tage
  • You edited out the peel. For shame.

    theherktheherkVor 12 Tage
  • It takes 2 seconds to check thermal compound application, even with rigid tubes. Sometimes, actually alot of times, you seem to overthink shite and that doesn't make you seem any smarter, quite the opposite in all actuality.

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking ÆsirVor 12 Tage
  • Who even hard drives anymore 🤣😅😅

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking ÆsirVor 12 Tage
  • No gaming pcs are awesome, scalpers and miners ruined than for everybody. My PS5 is awesome.

    Norse Viking ÆsirNorse Viking ÆsirVor 12 Tage
  • 6:19 Doom Maternal ? XD

    Sean BrissonSean BrissonVor 12 Tage
  • How come he always grit his teeth when he talk :(

    SgtSnowballsSgtSnowballsVor 12 Tage
  • 90c on water-cooling? Woot?

    Marcelo DMarcelo DVor 12 Tage
  • This should be on main challenge

    LachieLachieVor 12 Tage
  • 3200MHz C16 RAM... Not really good for ryzen 5000

    Hans WurstHans WurstVor 12 Tage
  • Thay call it plug play but its pay play

    ou ça maou ça maVor 12 Tage
  • I really grind my gears that he cant speak with his mouth open. It is audible that he is speaking throught his teeths

    Karel KalbáčKarel KalbáčVor 13 Tage
  • Watching this through my 2008 dell laptop from Saudi Arabia. So ...

    OGOGVor 13 Tage
  • I'm not a master water cooler company like EK but in my opinion it would make sense to route a radiator in the CPU and GPU 🤷🏿‍♂️

    Alvin AmeyawAlvin AmeyawVor 13 Tage
  • aside from the budget PCs and the obviously absurd ones, have you ever built something that is not cool? lol

    Akiles BaezaAkiles BaezaVor 13 Tage
  • You mean to tell me that I can actually buy this? Because that's like $3000 in hardware at MSRP, just between the CPU, GPU, and RAM. Accounting for scalper prices for core components and the metric truckload of water cooling hardware in there, this looks almost price competitive.

    Joe MurphyJoe MurphyVor 13 Tage
    • Agreed but everyone is bitching about a Hard drive being in it. Ssd are $100 big deal.

      PerfectUserNamePerfectUserNameVor 12 Tage
  • Got the same spec (ASUS CROSSHAIR DARK HERO, Samsung 980 2TB! Two Ironwolf pro NAS 6 TB) just with NZXT AIO in a Bequiet dark base from a Hong Kong builder for our CAD department for 4,500 USD. It has lower Temps than yours. So for me EK sucks on this one....🤗 GO IRONCLAD PC HONG KONG!

    Thomas Michael SchwarzThomas Michael SchwarzVor 13 Tage
  • For reference I have 5950x with NHD15 cooler and it does 50C idle with 72C on max load. So I also got O11 Dynamic XL case and its really great to build in. This system looks super nice.

    PotatPotatVor 13 Tage
  • i thought it is a proven fact that all these massive liquid cooling is not showing much or even any advantage over normal light fan/liquid cooling system. They are more of a fun/showing off/aesthetic factor. Tell me Im wrong. The real hard core liquid cooling that makes significant difference is submerging in mineral oil with circulating cooling system

    SteveSteveVor 13 Tage
  • If you can send that my way that would be great. Perfect for rendering

    Paul BPaul BVor 13 Tage
  • That's literally almost the exact same I've been building the past 6 months. That's crazy. Including the front res.

    Jeffery FuhrmannJeffery FuhrmannVor 13 Tage
  • Just imagine buying a $6000 gaming pc with full power of graphics could be a epic choice.

    Andres BravoAndres BravoVor 13 Tage
  • A 4 TB hdd... on a $6000 gaming rig, that is just kinda sad. I mean I would at least understand if it had another 4 TB of ssd space and the hdd was just for low importance storage but that configuration is just sad.

    Runner in the darkRunner in the darkVor 13 Tage
  • His sarcastic laugh gets very boring very soon! 😐😐😐

    Faisal FardinFaisal FardinVor 13 Tage
  • The GPU's heat feeds into the CPU, of course you are going to see over heating. Both of those should only be getting fresh coolant from the radiators and not inline like that. I like the idea of the straight tubes and they look nice but the way the water is moved around is the issue.

    ianmalkaviacianmalkaviacVor 13 Tage
  • 6k for that cheap mobo lmao

    SuperBlitz22SuperBlitz22Vor 13 Tage
  • Hard drive??? 6 grand

    Robert StahlRobert StahlVor 13 Tage
  • If I'm spending $6,000 on a PC, I expect a Threadripper and 256 GB of RAM (128 GB at the vary least) to be in that thing. The people who buy this are getting ripped off. Seriously.

    DrSylvestreMatuschkaDrSylvestreMatuschkaVor 13 Tage
  • One possible reason of why the temps are higher in this fluid gaming prebuilt is that the watercooling parts used here are aluminium, like all of them to keep the cost down. Unlike the usual copper/brass components. Should explain why it performs worse than the other build with more common watercooling parts.

    Calvin LimCalvin LimVor 13 Tage
  • Does it run counter strike?

    HushooHushooVor 13 Tage
  • Disappointing, like any other SI, cheaping out on the motherboard. Really unnecessary! F ck off. Edit: for 6000 bucks, this thing is a piece of overpriced shit.

    Voll HorstVoll HorstVor 13 Tage
  • great , showcasing another pc that nobody can afford

    Peter TurnerPeter TurnerVor 13 Tage
  • I feel corners where cut especially for that price…. 6 grand I honestly expected a lot more.

    Yousef AlsammarraieYousef AlsammarraieVor 13 Tage
    • @EK Fluid Gaming its really well built and very well put together, but i was questioning the choices made in specs, but after your comment explaining it i understand, i do hope prices go down so one day i can order one from you :) but i waas surprised why doesnt any cpu or gpu company give you like offers on the parts you made water cooling the easiest it can be 0-o either way i hope all goes well

      Yousef AlsammarraieYousef AlsammarraieVor 10 Tage
    • Unfortunately CPU & GPU price through distribution is the same as what DIY customers are paying, which is well above MSRP, we don't get any special treatment as a pre-built PC retailer due to the shortage. We are trying our best to get Gaming PCs to gamers though and will pass on the price drops to consumers once hardware prices return to normal.

      EK Fluid GamingEK Fluid GamingVor 10 Tage
  • The Blue Screens prove that was a load bearing part of the system....

    John PesichJohn PesichVor 13 Tage
  • What a waste of money for what you get.

    J TurcotteJ TurcotteVor 13 Tage
  • I didn't realize until now that lmg videos have background music

    Mr.NoseMr.NoseVor 13 Tage
  • 6k$ for pc, bend on case is small bonus :F

    Met KowalskiMet KowalskiVor 13 Tage
  • holy crap that back is filled out, currently making some custom cables for my 011 dynamic to reduce cable clutter but my cables never took up that much room :P when i open mine up the bottom is (now) a strait view in to my USB hub and fan/RGB management, and at the top lives the PSU which was a normal one but i didn't like how cramped it got so i put a corsair SF750 in there... with the fan facing the motherboard :P (just makes more sence cable routing wise, EPS 1/2 are at the top, besides them are the 24pin's connectors which are both the highest connectors on the motherboard, below the EPS's are the PCI-E's and below that is the peripheral which all needs to end up below the psu so it's perfect... and it can take air from the top and bottom...not ideal only having a 3-5cm gap and having to take it from above or below but should be fine not that crazy of a system). but then i did take out the hdd cage and just mounted my SSD and 3.5" to the plate as oke i need to disconnect the sata data cables and the peripheral sata from the psu but when you take it out it's all so open and clear :P

    anub1s15anub1s15Vor 13 Tage
  • Now imagine one of your ram sticks going bad... Ouch good luck draining the entire system. I do absolutely love the looks though

    SneakyBoy 1999SneakyBoy 1999Vor 13 Tage
  • i rarely get exicited over prebuilds, but this one looks amazing.

    Danny The DaneDanny The DaneVor 13 Tage
  • Props to whoever tweaked the subtitles, on point 😍

    ExDee WobblumExDee WobblumVor 13 Tage
    • I was confused at the Doom test. Wasn't expecting *Doom maternal* to be so gory.

      ZonalocaZonalocaVor 10 Tage
  • Is it normal to have 3600 ram on 15-18-18-36

    H DoanH DoanVor 13 Tage
  • Unpopular opinion: DDC pumps are fine.

    Steve ConradSteve ConradVor 13 Tage
  • Flexes with water in a oil driven economy (dubai)

    Anonymous TEMP ACCOUNTAnonymous TEMP ACCOUNTVor 13 Tage
  • its generic tbh its like every other water cooled system just different lights and colours

    xoxoVor 13 Tage
  • Logistics bent the case :'(

    Jonah YatesJonah YatesVor 13 Tage
  • What do you mean 6k, that's just ridiculous. That's probably a 2k margin at least, no?

    Philipp MeierPhilipp MeierVor 13 Tage
  • Fun fact: I am here watching this video just to remind myself of how poor I am

    Manh Tuyen DuongManh Tuyen DuongVor 13 Tage
  • I baught a pair of warfdale diamond 9.1's bookshelf speakers and they was packaged 10 times better than this pc and they only cost £120

  • Linus does the "looking at the script" pretty flawlessly, You sir need to take classes from him, it's pretty obvious when you look at the script instead of camera

    Nabeel GmNabeel GmVor 13 Tage