It's an Ikea office desk.
Thanks for the message! Ya I waited ages for the bloody 150i to drop... held up my build for at least 6 weeks..
No issues with the 150 as I have 120mm fans in the top of the 560x, but my buddy who has the 460x had that same issue - I had to install an old school metal fan grill on the frontmost upper 120mm fan as the hoses from his H115i were literally touching the fan blades and prevented it from spinning. That said the PSU shroud fit like a glove directly up to the back of the radiator which gave it a sweet custom look.
My goal was total silence, and ironically the only issue is the F&*$ing AX1200i... it does a weird fan obstruction test every 15s or so which results in the fan attempting to spin slightly to check if there is anything obstructing it. In a normal case I assume this would be imperceptibly silent, but with all my fans at 800-900rpm, I hear an audible click. Drives me mental... but Corsair says it's "normal" so what can I do. Merp.
I'm not a streamer, but I love my Stream deck... use it for macros in Adobe apps and it works like a charm. Do you find the glare on the keys a PITA btw? They should've made them a tad more matte finish..
Cheers for the feedback! Whats the next upgrade for you?
I did a very similar build! Very happy with the performance and overall look. The LL120s aren't great performers on a rad, but with the 150i and delidded 8700k, I'm able to run them at 900rpm (silent) and still achieve adequate idle/load temps, ~30°C/65°C.
Here's mine: https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/b/D6pG3C
Fantastic. I think I did OK with the silicon lottery, but not great. Otherwise the chip is fantastic.
As for the board, I have two comments. The hardware and BIOS are fantastic - although coming from ASUS I find the BIOS names and descriptions somewhat vague and nebulous. However the software... Sucks. Personally I don't think many mobo mfgs do a good job with software, but Gigabyte's offering seems a tad feeble compared to what I'm used to on ASUS ROG boards. It looks nice and (mostly) works, but some features are cryptic and somewhat useless. Also, I hate when board features are hidden behind software switches and not available in the BIOS, which gigabyte does for a few (albeit non critical) items.
It's a tough call between this board and the Maximus X Hero or Taichi. If you need Wifi, I'd pay the extra for the Maximus, or if you want ultra level overclocking (and nothing else) I'd get the Taichi. For the best of both worlds I still think this is the board to get.
If you are going with a full Corsair ecosystem, it may behoove you to wait and see which mfgs are supported by the upcoming SYNCit software. I made the leap and assumed that probably the GB board would be supported since your can already control the Corsair RGB memory from the Gigabyte RGB software, although ASUS Aura is a more robust solution.
Thanks! I actually had the 150i in mind the entire time for this build, and had to delay the final assembly for over a month until they were released in Canada! I literally had all the other parts ready to go and was waiting for someon (anyone?) to stock the AIO.
My goal was absolute silence for this build, so I figured a 360mm would be the best bet. I will admit the 150i is a bit of a disappointment for the price. The fans aren't RGB (despite their being RGB versions of the 120mm ML fans), the water block has a smaller circular copper contact area, the RGB implementation is meh (and whats with the ugly grey accent on the block? NZXT has looks on lock here) and the performance isn't spectacular. My idle is ~30C with the fans at 900rpm which is essentially silent.
Wow, thanks for all the feedback! This really was a labour of love, and something I really enjoyed building, so great to hear from everyone.
Also, sorry for the **** response time.. I'm in marketing and try and spend as little time on social media/online as possible since I do it daily for work@
Added another photo of the build in my workspace at home... will snap some more high-res (non-iPhone) photos for y'all this week and post!