Built this bad boy for gaming really. I decided to just go all out and buy all the best parts I could find, and got lucky on some.
At this point I just want to get some custom cablemod cables for it and maybe pick up the new Phanteks Neon rgb strips; those look pretty slick.
With a 5.0Ghz Overclock at 1.26V (AVX offset by 2) it reaches a whopping 64 degrees under prime95 (with AVX disabled). I'm happy with how it nturned out.
At idle, since the corsair ML fans can go so low in RPM, I literally cant hear them. The only sound is the water pump in the deepcool castle, and even that is (from what I understand) regarded as a pretty quiet pump running at 2500 rpm. Originally I wanted a custom loop for these same results, so by going the direction I did I saved quite a bit of coin while achieving mostly the same results.
I live in Japan so some of the parts might seem a bit strangely priced, but I didn't factor in shipping costs.
Overall, as this was my third (technically second) build it went pretty smoothly aside from waiting on new parts and such.
Things a monster. Dunno what else to say.
This thing cools a lot better than I was expecting. While I didn't use the included fans, the performance in push pull is admirable. I came from a custom loop before so I was pleasantly surprised. The RGB and the infinity mirror effect is pretty cool too.
Using Corsair ML120 Pros, at 400 RPM, it sits at 29C idle and at full load (5.0 all core, 1.26V) in non AVX it peaks at 63C.
Id definitely recommend this.
I always use this stuff. Can't go wrong.
While this is a good board, I am aware that there are better alternatives for sometimes less money. I went with this board because I am a fan of Asus' bios and this was the cheapest, fully featured option available for me. At the end of the day it does everything I want it to so I can't really complain.
Side note, but the RAM was a total pita to seat. I was scared I was gonna break the thing.
Its fast, its pretty, and it was expensive. It performs well, though, so the fact that it was expensive is justifiable.
Boots in less time than it takes to get through my post delay.
Took this from my old build. Its a nice SSD for my mass storage needs. My issue with it is that whenever I run userbenchmark it ends up performing way lower than expected. Its probably my fault somewhere, so take that with a grain of salt.
Case is roomy, fully featured and built really well. Its large but it still fits on my desk nicely. I have to mention the front panel connections though, they are attached to the front panel so when I was installing the fans I had to get creative to work around it. Nothing broke so I'm happy.
It does what it is supposed to and isn't loud. That's all I can really ask for.
Its Windows. And it was cheap.
Oh boy. These fans are amazing. You cannot hear them when they are at their lowest PWM setting (roughly 400rpm for me) and when they are maxed they still dont really make that much noise. Their static pressure is impressive and they keep my system nice and cool. I got the majority of them (7 of them) on some insane deal on Amazon.co.jp (I live in Japan) for less than $19 each. That significantly cut the cost of purchasing these fans.
Overall, these fans are quiet, powerful, and look pretty decent too.
Got it on prime day. Survived the trip to Japan through the mail. Its nice and smooth and the 2k resolution is nice. This is super nitpicky and probably unfair, but it would be nice to have Gsync instead of freesync, even at a higher cost.
10x better than my old membrane. Being able to change actuation is cool.
Its the g502 but without the wires. And with the powerplay mousepad, you never have to plug it in again. Nice.
Shoutout to the G Hub software. It aint that good.
Gets the job done. They're wireless and sound pretty good.
Best speakers for $30 I've ever spent. I don't have enough room on my desk for anything more anyway.
So, when its working it works great. I couldn't get the temp sensors or the fans to be detected by the bios. The next day, everything was fine. So far it hasn't reverted (I can tell because the three fans go to full speed again). Beware, I guess.
Yeah, its a $100 mousepad. But it charges my mouse. Worth it? To me, sure. It's gonna be subjective, though.
Some reviews had issues with it, but I didn't. It does its job and doesn't use Molex.