This is a build I put together for a friend, however I now wish I had this as my own!
What Went Well: • MSI back at it again with the high quality, no BS products. Best mobo and GPU I could ask for. Perfect VRM cooling on the mobo, amazing GPU performance.
• I am amazed by the performance of the i9-9900ks. Doesn't break a sweat. Corsair's H150i is also a beast, so quiet yet it's got amazing cooling for an AIO. Only trouble was that it was hard to assemble as the manual wasn't very descriptive.
• EVGA, another amazing PSU. No complaints.
What didn't go well: • Holy crap Corsair, this case was SO hard to build in. It was like an emotional rollercoaster building in this case, the glass door back of the case means that cable management has to be SUPER tight in order for it to fully close. More room next time.
Overall, as traumatic as building a $3k PC was (I had to unbend so many pins and almost broke the case about 4 times) it was so worth it.
Pre-overclocked CPU? Heck yeah. I'm sure many experienced overclockers are eyerolling at the KS but if you're an extremely anxious builder like me, it's perfect knowing that this has been professionally overclocked.
CPU Cold? ✔ Quiet? ✔ Simple to install? 🤷🏼♂️
I've never built a PC with an AIO before, but I had attempted to install this incorrectly about 3 times before I got it right despite reading the manual. Luckily reddit saved me from breaking the entire thing. Still gets a 5 star purely because of how well this thing preforms.
It makes a huge difference. So easily to apply, impossible to mess up.
Just smother the CPU in a small layer of this stuff, bam you're ice cold.
I love it, great easy to use MSI bios. Supports essentially every type of RAM. 1 star taken off only because the pins (specifically USB 3.0 pins) were so easily bent. However it was also super easy to unbend, so we're both lucky.
I got the RGB version of this as it was cheaper and there was more stock. Perfect, sexy and fast.
IT IS FAST. F.A.S.T.
0.5 second boot time. Explains it all.
I can press the power button on this build and it instantly boots to windows, no loading. Amazing.
Fast, quiet and easy.
Only problem with this is that Windows refused to detect it until I rescanned it in disk manager about 4 times.
Better RGB than the Strix, amazing cooling and fantastic performance. This thing just ripped 3DMark apart, couldnt of picked a better card.
I really wanna give it 4 stars, but this case essentially gave me PTSD from the amount of times I nearly broke it.
Poor thought in cable management as the door on the back side wont fully shut it you have a large cable routed through. I practically had to suffocate my mobo psu cable for the door to shut.
Didn't blow up, good quality cables. Easy to route. EVGA. Hotel. Trivago.