So this is my first build and I got to say, it's really good. I spent over two months to get the money for the parts, and I had done a lot of research for it. I'm actually surprised how fast it is. Temps don't get above 65C, even when stress testing it (At least that's what the software says). I had some issues with Aura Sync software but I fixed it.
One thing I'm confused about is why my storage devices don't show the capacity they're listed as.
My SSD is supposed to be 500GB but only shos 465 GB
My HDD is supposed to be 2 TB but only shows 1.81 TB. Doe sanyone know why this is like this?
Love this CPU. Crazy fast and marked first place on Cinebench at a score of 1,500.
This AIO keeps my CPU cool at around 35 degrees, but the instruction manual on how to install it was really bad. I had to look up a video on YouTube to install the brackets correctly. Plug the fans into the CPU headers and not the cable coming off the pump. I plugged it into the cable going off the pump at first because that's what the manual said, but my fan RPMs were only going up as high as 1000, with an aggressive fan curve, and they are advertised to go up to 2400 RPM.
After I plugged the fans into the CPU headers, and the AIO cable into the AIo header, my CPU temps shot way down to being 27 degrees C at idle. Before they were at 47 degrees at idle.
Really good motherboard and pretty nice BIOS too. Though looking back I wish I got an X370 or something since I was going with a Ryzen 7 but whatever.
This RAM works really well with my Ryzen CPU, and even works with ASUS Aura Sync. It's not that much more expensive than other RAM and looks great. Plus the RGB lighting makes my build look really cool.
Blends in with my build nicely
Great GPU for the price. It can run many games without an issue, and RGB lighting looks awesome
This is a pretty cheap case, but it's still get the job done. It even has a PSU shroud, which most budget cases don't have. Note that the side panel isn't glass, it's acrylic, which I heard scratches easily, but I haven't had any problems with it. Just be safe and wipe it down with a microfiber cloth when cleaning it though. The back side panel is dented so it gives more room for cable management, which is good because I barely got it one after finishing the build lol!
Lots of extra cable ports for extra components and is really efficient
I got red version of these and they're pretty quiet, and give adequate air flow throughout the case