Description

This is my first ever build. I generally use it for Adobe CC Apps (specifically Photoshop, Premiere, Animate and Premiere), MS Visual Studio, and gaming. It runs perfectly. I've never had a problem with it. I've overclocked the CPU to 4.4 GHz with and never seen it get above 35 Celsius, with the exception of benchmarks and stress tests, where I've seen it get to 55 degrees. The water cooling was easy to install, and the loop hasn't leaked since I first assembled it. The GPU has never run above 65 degrees, which is absolutely amazing. And, lastly, the WD m.2 drive I have installed boots my PC in around 8-10 seconds on average. Overall, this is a great machine, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a solid gaming machine/workstation for a good price.

Part Reviews

CPU

Incredible processor! I have not had any problems with the processor overheating since I bought it, and doubt that I will have any problems with it for a long time. The processor was definitely worth the extra money for the X299 platform.

Thermal Compound

Glad I went with the MX4 thermal paste! My processor hasn't gone above 55 Celsius under load thanks to the quality of this thermal paste. I think I will stick with Arctic for the rest of my PC building days!

Motherboard

Great motherboard! There's no other way to summarize it. 1. The UEFI is elegantly designed, and it makes for easy overclocking on both the CPU and RAM. 2. I appreciate the Dr. Debug feature that this board includes. At first, my computer wouldn't go into the bios, and if I hadn't had this feature, I probably would have a lifeless hunk of metal and plastic just sitting on my desk, instead of a beautiful water cooled system. Thanks, ASRock!

Memory

Ok, there's no other way to say this. This 4x4GB RAM kit is amazing! At first, I was hesitant to buy 2400 MHz RAM, but for me, it's perfect. I must say that Corsair sells amazing performance RAM, and I know that they will definitely be my first choice when it comes to buying RAM for my upgrades and future builds.

Storage

Going from the 5400RPM drive on my old laptop to this PCIe drive from WD is like the difference between night and day! This new drive boots my computer almost instantly. I'm glad I decided to buy this WD Black Drive!

Video Card

If there's anything I like about this graphics card, it's the dual HDMI ports. I like the fact that Asus thought of that when creating this card.

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Comments

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for being the first inverted layout watercooled build ive ever seen. definitely something unique you have here.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

can you add more pictures with better lighting. id like to get a better look at this unique build.

  • 28 months ago
  • 2 points

Sure. I'll add the pics within a couple of days

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you get the Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB at 2400 you could get G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 16GB 3200 at a cheaper price and you could upgrade in the future if you wanted to.

  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the feedback

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  • 28 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, that's because of the case I bought. The Carbide 600C has an inverted ATX layout, meaning that all of the parts are upside-down. I decided on the case because it is the only windowed case that fits my desk layout. If I had gone with any other case, my window would've been facing the wall.