Description

Built to replace my aging 4770k system, this build's focus was creating a strong system for gaming as well as photo editing with the ability to multitask effortlessly. (note: the GTX 1070 is a carry over from my old system. I plan to upgrade to one of Nvidia's 3000 series GPUs when they get released next year.)

All the parts worked well together, with only a slight hiccup. The ASrock x570 Taichi has an exceptionally stupid placement for the USB 3.2 gen 2 header. It is placed in such a manner that prevents one from populating the top PCIe slot (???). This is the single blemish on an otherwise stellar motherboard. Even so, I was disappointed. I reached out to Asrock customer support and they took my shipping address and have shipped out a cable that they say will resolve this issue, for free. Great customer service, but still a silly design flaw in the board. If you buy this board and intend on using the gen 2 header, I recommend contacting Asrock as soon as you buy it to expedite the arrival of the essentially required extender.

The rest of the build went as expected. The O11 Dynamic was a joy to work in and the internal back panel (that can also be used for SATA SSD mounting) provides a wonderful place to hide cables, which makes the usually ugly cable side of a build look just as slick as the motherboard side.

Going from a four core 4770k to the monster that is the 3900x was quite the jump, and any multitasking that I previously had to sacrifice performance for on my old system, doesn't even make the 3900x break a sweat. It's quite the sight to behold a task that previously caused an upwards of 60% CPU usage on the 4770k reported as a mere 4% load on the 3900x. Wowie.

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice component selection!

Those Masterfan SF360R are a blessing of God at the time of organizing fan and RGB cables. In my other PC I have 9 Corsair HD120 fans and cable management was really a pain in the a$$. Yeah, that USB 3.2 header issue made me buy the x570 Aorus Master instead.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Very clean build. The glass looks so clear it's like it's not even there. Lian Li make the nicest cases.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

This is beautiful! Why only one fan below?

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I figured nine fans in one system was kinda overkill. Just added the little guy at the bottom to give the gpu some direct access to cool air.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice beautiful rgb build, love the razer sticker!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! It's actually not a sticker, it's etched glass! Picks up the RGB wonderfully.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I love it! But, I think you could've sacrificed the storage for a better gpu.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh yes I agree. Like I stated in my description, the 1070 is the only component I'm carrying over from my old system. I'm planning to upgrade next year when Nvidia releases their next line of GPUs. :D

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, I do agree to wait.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks really slick! I'm a huge fan of the RGB lighting.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I like that setup