That's alot of radiators, but it came out clean so props.
I dont know why the part wont update, it is a 2TB HDD. I will eventually expand the storage since i have an additional drive bay I can use.
I have it pulling air from the front and pushing out the back and top radiator
Builds are always better in green or blue to me. Awesome review man, very well documented and gives great insight on different parts. Also gave me a couple ideas. Might just grab another GPU and run SLI myself....
So just so everybody knows, this build was completed late last year, well before Ryzen was on the market. I understand very well how this stacks up to them and have taken it into account once I feel this is in need of an upgrade. My next build is coming soon-ish, that is more of a purebred than this. I do appreciate the comments, as it helps to bring to light some oversights I may have made during the build. But it does do great with games, which is what I wanted, and leaves room for upgrades. More RAM is actually coming in tmrw.
Yeah, it definitely has to be either water cooled or super air cooled. But its like your basic pros vs cons. Pro - no real need to overclock. Con - possible thermal issues if not accoubted for.
Yeah i built this before Ryzen was anything more than a whisper, otherwise I woulf have went with that. As for the thermals, thats only at load, and I literally had to stress test it to even get there. Most of my games max out at 38-45.
It actually holds up well. I only decided to go this route because I didnt want to go with the 1080.
Its clean and blue. Very blue. But yeah, you're gonna have that bottleneck when it comes to your GPU. Otherwise great build.
People often underestimate a small build like this, thinking you can't put power into something this small, this is very well done. I can't see anything wrong with your choice to go with the 7800X, the 8700K were out of stock alot, and were quite a bit more expensive, which wouldn't be justified for the purpose of the build. That extra $100 went nicely into more RAM, very wise choice. I might have to take notes from this build for the future, since a compact build is great for saving space. Great job.
SO MANY CABLES!!!! CRINGING!!! Other than that, not too bad. Looks clean. Are you running a RAID array with all those drives? But you're right, the only upgrade you would potentially need is a GPU, that Ryzen should hold for years to come.