I recently added more photos once I added a Phanteks Halos w/ digital RGB LED strips. Most likely going to add Phanteks Halos DRGB to both 120mm radiator fans.
This is my first build and I finally worked up the nerve to put some money into a desktop. I'm mainly going to use this for gaming and Excel spreadsheets for work, which involves millions of cells full of data.
Anyways, I had a couple of "Ohhhh ****" moments and overall am satisfied with this build. I didn't realize that the Corsair H100i v2 already came with thermal paste and applied too much thermal paste the 1st time around. I tried to keep the cables to a minimum that were within view of the tempered glass.
The case was easy to work in and has ample room for all cables in the build. I eventually want to replace all of the case fans with 4 pin fans instead of using the PWM hub in the back of the case.
I'm tempted to overclock and see what my numbers are on Prime95. As of the moment, I got up to 72C when running Small FFT's and 62-64 when running the blend. If anyone wants to help guide a noob to OC his PC, let me know.
OC Update: I overclocked my CPU to run at 4.81 GHz. I also OC'ed my GPU to 2.1 GHz. I'm scared to go past 1.21V on my CPU, though.
Any advice is appreciated.
I haven't OC'ed yet, but I will in the future hopefully once I read more on the subject. Prime95 Small FFT's has gotten the package temperature to 73C and no core has passed 73C. Blend ends up at 62C or 63C. Overall, does what it's designed to do. I'm giving it four stars because I haven't unleashed the true "K" potential, yet.
Entry level water cooling. The Corsair LED light is a nice add on. Keeps the processor cool. As an engineer by trade, I think that water cooled equipment is 100 times cooler than air cooled. This is mainly because of the pump and the radiator set. 4 stars because the light is definitely not as cool as the NZXT water cooler.
So far, this thermal paste has performed well. Recommended.
The LED's on this MB where underwhelming. Although, it has all the features that I wanted in a MB, which included Bluetooth and the M.2 heatsink. Spacious enough and I'll eventually have enough room for another GPU. I/O shield seems flimsy. RAM was difficult to install because of how much force was needed. The BIOS seems sub par. It could also be due to my lack of experience.
G.Skill Trident Z RGB is by far the coolest looking RAM on the market. Although, RAM is RAM.
No problems with this so far, besides the fact that I probably didn't get the 500 GB model. Super fast and easy to install.
I can barely even tell it's running at full blast when running intensive benchmarking tests on it. It looks cool as heck and is definitely a beefier model of the GTX 1070 Ti. I haven't tested it much, but all the games that I have played on it so far can run 1080P 144 Hz on Epic/Ultra settings.
This case has all the case fans in it and has some awesome LED's to boot. The power supply shroud helps keep the desktop looking sharp and clean. Plenty of room for even airflow across all the components and super EASY to work in. I highly recommend this case for any new builder. One of my least favorite parts of the case is that the fans are all 3 pin, which don't allow great control.
Nothing to complain so far on this PSU. It looks similar to most PSU's and has nice braided sleeves for the cables. Seems to do it's job well.