Decided to go sideways from the 6700k to a 2600 :)
Really wanted the X version because its factory binned and will auto overclock to higher speeds without me interfering and tinkering around (as much as i love to do that).
I am able to hit 4Ghz at 1.38V easily tho. But with the stock cooler and full 12 core usage it easily goes to 80C.
I got the stock fan replaced with the fan from the Ryzen 1700, because RGB and it has a copper vacuum chamber core (rather than a plain block of aluminum).
Temperatures are way better and under control.
Brought temps under control, but then again I had changed the stock cooler too.
Coming from a mini-ITX immediate regrets are lack of wifi and bluetooth on this mATX boards, but thats probably a given on this form factor :(
2x M.2 slots are a disappointment as 1 supports SATA and PCI-E and the other PCI-E only. So I cant have 2x M.2 SATA drives.
No voltage offset, reduces overclocking potential - something to do with p-states (dont recollect anymore) and also unable to lower frequency on idle (cant confirm this bit).
RGB header is standard header cannot connect to addressable RGB jumpers (ie missing JRAINBOW header on motherboard)
Other than the above, the board is pretty decent, aesthetics and performance wise.
All good here, no issues with this RAM i brought in 2016 and my Ryzen chipset+CPU. Easily runs at rated speeds.
No need for Samsung B-die here
I had the M.2 250GB in my 6700k and had RAPID mode enabled. I still have this in my Ryzen system and RAPID mode is still enabled.
But for my newer 860 Evo, I cannot enable RAPID mode due to AMD compatibility issues. Sucks, cant see 7k MB/s numbers on benchmarks :(
Rated lower for lack of RAPID mode support.
This ROG model is comparable to Sapphire's premium Nitro series in the sense that it has 2 fan headers and a RGB controller on the card itself!
If it wasnt for these two features I would have sold this card long ago. Why? Its VRM area heats up like crazy, the fan placement helps now. But the GPU area is still hot AF. Makes me nervous when it heads up the tempered glass. I plan to install a 140mm Cryorig fan which has 100+CFM so that the GPU area stays cool too.
No major regrets here. Everything is good, esp the sound dampening.
I plan to change the front filter with something from DEMCIflex. It will improve airflow and make my RGB fans more visible.
According to Silverstones website, this beefy little PSU can support a Vega 64. Had no issues with my card.
Have daisy chained the PSU cable (not recommended as it limits power delivery to the card). But I dont plan to replace it unless I run into GPU freezing issues - which I havent.
Had to buy the longer cable set for this system :(
Got the 3 pack fan kit with the mini RGB controller.
The mini RGB controller included in this pack does not support fan color control through coolermaster's software. However the same controller included in their AIO does support color mode support
Happy with clarity and performance.
Only issue is a buzzing noise with white screens and when its in standby and the little blue LED goes on and off. Kinda annoying but could be unit specific.
Wish it had OSD with live FPS tho.