Mainly use if for gaming and doing homework for school. Family member wanted to buy my first build so I said sure and did a mini-itx build for mid towers are too big for my taste. This build took me hours to complete, lol, I kept removing the mother board after I installed it, trying to do some cable runs, which wasn't easy with the inwin a1 plus case. So far thermals been good and everything been stable, I went b@lls to the wall doing this build so I only have a 1080p monitor at the moment and plan to upgrade it to accommodate to the 2080s. The main reason I'm sharing this build is because when I did a system build with this site, it stated it will have comparability issues, I am posting this to help others who would like to make a similar build, and yes the ASUS ROG STRIX 2080s does fit in this case, sure theirs like only 3~4cm of space between the bottom panel and the shroud, but still it fits lol. The panel has very big honey comb cut outs and I have 2 noctua fans as intake to help the gpu, so far its been fine and stable.
Very nice CPU, don't know why AMD made the 3600x in the first place, when the 3600 performs the same, only got this one because the 3600 was out of stock. I recommend going into the bios and bringing the cpu voltage down, it was at 1.45 stock, too high for my liking.
Very nice cooler, as expected from Noctua, I like the overall coating of the paint, saw no chips or imperfections.
Only gripe about this motherboard is that ASUS didn't put what some of the accessories that was included was used for, this being used for my first mini-itx build I had to find out what each thing was, such as the audio header extender. To use the audio header you have to remove the m.2 and chip-set heat sinks to plug in your front audio panel. But this mother board does come featured packed. I was going to get the B450 variant but for some reason it was only $20 cheaper everywhere I looked, so I decided to go with this board and I am glad I did.
A nice upgrade to the previous vengeance rgb ram sticks. It has a lot more lighting options than the previous gen, and for its cheaper too.
This thing is a beast, if you're thinking about getting it, well I'm telling you just do it.
I saw many reviews about how bad the psu was, but I have zero problems so far, will come back if anything happens. Only thing I don't like is the stock cables, wish this was modular for ease of use.
Very silent, I don't even hear it until it ramps up to full speed. Much better than my old corair fans.