Hello All…. OK, so this is my first build in a long time. I mean like 2001 time. I am a system engineer and will be working from home full time now, so I decided to build something to play while a server is configuring on my work computer :) So the basics have not changed much, but there is a lot more bells and whistles (i.e., RGB and CUSTOMIZATION EVERYWHERE).
OK, all of the boxes arrived, so its time to get started.
Issue: OK, so no major problem with the builds other than not knowing about the processor cooler mounts and the RGB fans. So with the fans at first I went with the Deep Cools fans. I have plugged three into the mobo RGB header. When I fired up the system for the first time, the fans light up; then after about a minute, they were off. Not sure if I blew the header or not. I did some quick troubleshooting and decided to go by the Corsair LL120 and commander pro. Fired this up and everything worked out the box. I am using JackNet Sync to link the Aura Sync RGB’s and the Corsair LL120 fans. It works, but sometime the software will fall out of sync. I quick restart of the software will sync all the RGB back up.
I went with the i9 because it was the latest at the time of the build, and I did not want to upgrade for a while. It was out of stock for about two weeks, but I received a notification from Amazon when it was in and ordered it. I am not sure when the processor started coming without all of the pins under the bottom but THANK YOU!!! Back in the day, you can easily bend a pin causing an issue with the processor or another trip to the store, in hopes they will replace it.
Since I am currently not a hard gamer, I went in the mid-range with the ASUS. Note to self, in my day. The fan bolts were attached to the motherboard. So imagine my surprise, when I had to remove the mobo to install the bracket for the cooler. Lesson learned lol.
I chose this case because my wife is picky about what goes in the house. With this case, it brings a modern feel that she approved. Building it was not bad at all. The instructions were simple and straight forward, and if I had to complain, it would have been nice to have them on a larger scale. The book they come in is small, so it could be hard to see the screw sizes at times.