Replaced and relocated old components on another PC
Acquired a motherboard with Z chipset to overclock the CPU and RAM
Delidded and overclocked the 8600K
Reinstalled Windows 10 on new NVMe
Added peripherals to part list
The ARCTIC Accelero Xtreme III is still the finest and smartest purchase I have ever made, Undervolted and Overcloked, my RTX2080 will last until I decide to buy a new graphics card, whenever that happens.
Now my experience: Please chek Part Reviews further down
I stand by everything below this line. Granted it's unnecessarily controversial. I only keep it, albeit crossed out, for the pleasure of future readers.
Edit 06/19/2019: I feel the need to address a few comments. I care about everyone's opinions, but I don't have time to respond to everyone individually. * I have noticed that the most critical comments are also the best rated, please note that in any case in which someone responds something like "so much salt" to an opinion, even if it's unconstructive like mine, it means that they are the salty ones, always. So I'm glad those kind of reactions are also the most visible, thank you for that. They may try to argue that I'm rude and disrespectful, that because I don't like something and say it without justifying why I don't like it I'm salty and childish, but in reality they're just RGB fanboys triggered by what I've said, we all know it. Those of you who use words like elitism or pedantry to define my opinion, you are correct. My build doesn't need colored LED strips, glowing fans, or RGB AIO water coolers to be aesthetically pleasing or to perform to the maximum of its capacity, so it's justifiably superior. * Now, to all those people who have been able to summarize my purposely controversial opinion in very few words, such as: salty, childish, hard to read, distasteful or simply rude; Maybe the way of expressing myself was a bit harsh, but I stand by it and in any case I appreciate all of your opinions and I am glad of the discussion it has generated. I am inclined to say that some of you seem to feel personally attacked by my way of expressing my opinion. I advise you not to be affected by anyone on the Internet, it is full of trolls, jerks and ignorants, as well as people who are unfortunate when it comes to making an statement, if you know what I mean. Also, my negative stance towards RGB and the people who like is just a personal opinion and a generalization, like all generalizations, it cannot be applied to everyone. * I have tried to soften the introduction a little so that it is suitable for social justice warriors and easily offended individuals. * To everyone who liked the build, regardless of my introduction, I'm glad you like it and I'll be happy to resolve your doubts one by one and upload some more pictures now that I have the time, it's the first time I've checked this page since I uploaded the build, so I'm sorry I haven't been able to answer anything so far. End of edit. Subjectivity Alert: Below you'll find my experience with the assembly and use of this PC, but my personal opinions are interspersed. First of all, I would like to keep the basics out of the way. I have been true to myself when it comes to assembling this build, therefore: RGB is useless nonsense and in my opinion a black or white case without or with very few lights is extremely aesthetically pleasing, in addition this is a build focused on performance, temperature and noise volume. By the way, if you love those builds with tempered glass windows, liquid cooling, custom cables and 20 million LEDs, but then you think Noctua fans are ugly because they are brown, congratulations, you are part of the herd.~~ This goes for those who love to help: First of all, your advice is always appreciated. The Samsung monitor, the external HDD and the SSD NVME, I already had them before making this build, those comments like "Why buy that instead of this?" are out of place in relation only to those 3 products. Which means that I'd love to receive recomendations regarding any other component of this build. Also, ALL the elements of this build except the Accelero Xtreme III and the Corsair case were chosen to fit in a different box.
As of today I would have considered buying AMD, but this processor is good and reaches 5.0Ghz like a champ.
Magnificent cooler. Before you ask me why I bought a C-shaped cooler instead of a traditional tower cooler to take advantage of the direction of the air-flow, well, this cooler with a fan underneath pushing air from below up reduces by 20C the temperature of the passive cooling components placed on the motherboard. For example, due to the heat emitted by the GPU, the NVMe used to reach 84C, now the disk does not exceed 64C. All this while also keeping the CPU at a good reasonable temperature.
Please don't buy Gigabyte unless it is Aorus, the quality of the stock Cooler in the Windforce is so bad that it heats up as much as the reference cards, but pushing the hot air inside the case due to being an open air card. What the heck Gigabyte?
This case is a marvel to build into, I come from cheaper cases so I can't say much about the quality. It's a mistake not to have made it a little higher (or wider depending on how you place it), the GPU cables hit the side panel. I chose it mainly to fit my room space requirements.
In relation to all Noctua fans used, as usual extremely efficient and quiet. They are placed in the best possible way, I have made sure to get positive airflow by always keeping the GPU fans at higher speeds than those placed in the case.
This one deserves a special mention. Noisy beast responsible for keeping the GPU below 56C at all times.
The inner headband is made of metal and puts a lot of pressure on the skull (I don't have a big head, maybe they're designed for little kids.) this makes them more uncomfortable than the Arctis 5 or 7.
Louder than the rest of the system,. Plus it's pretty slow.
It is absolutely shameful that in 2019 a 2013 Air Cooler can easily outperform many stock coolers. This beast, accompanied by 2 120mm Noctuas is able to maintain a max temp of 55C with a 50% fan duty. Cold and quiet. Best component in the system.