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rgb build with a bias toward black parts.

Note, i did not use 64 GB RAM, I used HX429C17FB2K2/16 which I can't find on pcpartpicker. Also, the case used can only fit CPU coolers up to 160mm. I originally had a fan that was 162mm and had to send it back. Make sure you're UNDER 160mm, it's super tight and I think the actual height max is more like 159 or even 158.5. The cooler master I used works great and fits like it was made for this case/board. The RAM fits about 2 mm under the cooler fan and the top of the heat pipes have like 1mm of clearance with the glass case cover, it's great if you don't need an extreme cooling solution. Don't pay more than $200 for the monitor, max. If I had it to do over I'd probably go with a 1440 24 inch, but alas. Depending on which m.2 slot you use you may be turning off some SATA lines OR halving the speed of the lower PCI slot. Needless to say you must check the mobo manual when putting in m.2, particularly NVMe.

Pull the sticker off the samsung drive before you put it in. The sticker will slightly mess up the m.2 heatsink efficiency (don't skip the heatsink, the 1tb Samsung I chose gets really hot). Cable management for this build is a breeze. The MB has lots of fan connections and RBG connections so that's all just plug and play, no fan splitters needed and the remotes included on the cooler fan not needed either, it's all good from the mobo RBG controller except the led strips (DL the RGB software from gigabyte website).

I'm really worried about all the bad reviews I've seen for the PSU. So many people saying it dies within a year. Maybe get a different one.

I think this is a good general use glass build and looks nice without looking like it should be in the room of a 12 year old. It's understated which is good if you want an attractive PC and are also over 30. I love the way the blue light plays against the mostly black interior, except the white case fans. It's a good look. Note, the front light on the case is solid red and can't be RGB controlled, it's powered up by SATA so it's either on or off, blah, not good in win. I guess it's fine if you plan to primarily use a red theme.

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not a big fan of Inwin. NZXT is where it's at.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

I have to admit i wasn't happy about the 160mm limit. I assumed an ATX case would be able to fit standard coolers but no, even the cooler I got is tight but works fine. Was also kinda annoyed the front light only glows red. So yeah kinda agree I'd choose a different case if I had it to do over.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah nzxt, only for the biggest boys

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Was just wondering, is the 550w power supply enough? Any problems?

  • 11 months ago
  • 1 point

Wondering the same.

  • 9 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the monitor working good and can you rotate it vertical?

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  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

It's more a hybrid system than just gaming. I will be doing some processor intensive things in Office.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

i agree its a bit over kill imho