Description

Made this one for the girlfriend, she does photo editing, plays a lot of Assassins Creed, and a couple other AAA titles. Still too new to fully review everything, aside from activating the XMP profile I haven't overclocked anything. Everything went together very easily. Only thing even slightly problematic is getting the right utilities downloaded. If making any more of these I would probably grab an external optical drive just for the purpose of getting all the software put on there easily.

Part Reviews

CPU

Still brand new, no OC yet. everything works as expected, any multithreaded workloads and this thing kicks my 9600k in the teeth

CPU Cooler

its pretty, its a bit expensive

Motherboard

More bells and whistles than I originally intended, but for an open box added to the clearance shelf at Microcenter for like $158 I couldn't beat it.

Memory

I'm normally of the opinion that ram is ram, but have to admit this is very pretty.

Case

This case is the best that I've worked with as far as aesthetics, airflow, and cable management.

Case Fan

Pros: Stunning, and quiet when curved right.

Cons: Pretty expensive

Keyboard

Still new to this one, seems great so far. If preference dictates you may want to get some of those little silencer o-rings, when stroking the keys quickly they ring (like a nintendo zapper)

Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 10 points

The mousepad...

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking rig! I am looking at making a very similar setup. 1 question though, will that 240mm radiator fit in the same spot yet on the other side of the divider? I would like to use the 240mm then add a 120 fan at the bottom to make it look like a 360mm.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

It absolutely will, not only the 240mm, but this case will fit almost any 360mm radiator on the back side as well, which is the direction I will actually be taking it at a later date.(That void bugs me too)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Great, thank you for the quick response.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I love this:

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

handsome boi looks like it's posing for the camera +1

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How is this not featured?!?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Great build but their is one fan missing? lmao!

[comment deleted by staff]
  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

The short: Dogs, and will be forcing cool air from my basement eventually

The negative pressure is still a work in progress, we have 4 dogs and 2 cats that are always in here with us, they can turn any build into a nightmare. I'm actually going to add vents in the room and push filtered cool air from the basement directly into both PC's. Until I do that just letting it be filtered passive intakes, nothings overclocked beyond XMP and the factory overclock on the gpu so thermals are currently a non-issue. The room this is in is only like 12x14 with 2 PC's and 5 screens it gets toasty which is why I'm willing to do the whole basement thing. I'm just happy that over the past year I've replaced 2 PC's with overclocked fx 8350's the small room was a sauna.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

new pic with one of the doggos right where he always is.

[comment deleted by staff]