Not sure about the chip, however I can confirm the RAM is clocked at 3600 with 18-22-22 latency.
I went for a fast 2TB SSD to store my Steam & Origin libraries rather than a 2nd M.2 drive. It's plenty fast enough for my needs and I got twice the storage for the same price as my 1TB M.2, which is my main boot drive.
If you're using the Auros Master all the M.2 slots are PCI 4.0, however you'll lose the use of SATA 5 & 6 if you put your M.2 drive on the bottom slot 3.
I was always advised to start at the top and work your way down so my M.2 is in the top slot, as is my graphics card.
Yeah... I'm really not a fan of bling and the build fits in really well with the surrounding kit and furniture. Now I've swapped out the mobo and replaced the included Fractal fans with 140mm Noctuas I wouldn't change anything about it.
I looked at the Meshify too but the case front didn't look 'plain' enough for what I had in mind. I really just wanted a black box which is why I ended up going for the Define S.
The Noctuas rock... I've never been a fan of AIO coolers so it was a no brainer for me.
Thanks... I'm really happy with the build. I took my time deciding on all the components and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out.
The CPU has never gone above 73.9 degrees.
My custom fan profile for both fans on the D15 is set to ramp them up to 100% only when the CPU reaches 75 degrees, so neither fan has ever maxxed out.
I know the chip can run much hotter than that without any problem, however there's next to no noise from the Noctua and I'm happier keeping temps well under control.
The fans hit 80% at 65 degrees so there's still 20% left on both that I've never had to utilise.
The case is completely enclosed with no glass panel or any external RGB lighting. I really wanted a 'stealth' build with performance over looks as my main priority. No point in adding custom sleeves or a Chromax as no-one's gonna see them? If the case had a side window I would've definitely made it 'prettier' on the inside.