Description

I wanted a new PC that would handle games for a few years to come, have tons of expansion, perform amazingly and look good.

Yes, it's a repost because I was lazy to change so many things. Yes, the picture quality is crap but I never said I was a great photographer.

CineBench: 1,437

GeekBench: 24,626 (5,551)

Time Spy: 9,915 (10,606)

FireStrike: 22,309 (30,191)

Part Reviews

CPU

Powerful yet affordable X299 CPU. I managed to overclock mine to 4.9Ghz at 1.3v but that was a tad hot so I settled at 4.8Ghz at 1.24v.

CPU Cooler

Sexy cooler with good performance. The 2 extra fan connection spots are great to connect case fans since you can control those from windows.

Motherboard

Great build quality, legendary UEFI layout and plenty of features. Only con was the single USB 2.0 connector which means you have to choose betweeen an AIO and front panel connectors.

Memory

Only managed 2800Mhz on mine which was okay, but that's Asus's fault and not G.Skill's. The RGB looks great compared to something like the corsair vengeance RGB.

Storage

Reliable and fast. Most popular gaming SATA SSD. What can I say?

Storage

Affordable and fast. Don't need any cables and gets tucked neatly into your motherboard. Great for an OS drive.

Video Card

Top end Nvidia card for 2017 and should hold up for a while.

Case

Great looking case with the tempered glass panel. The PSU shroud and cable management bar is trademarked and give this case an iconic sexy look. The cable management bar keeps the 24pin cable tucked in well and the plastic cable holds are okay but velcro would have been nice. Space under the PSU shroud is cramped if you have a longer PSU. Fitting a top exhaust fan becomes tough if you have multiple CPU connectors. Excellent cooling potential with 280mm radiator support.

Case Fan

Noctua's great design and the ability to crank up to 3000RPM when needed make these the most powerful fans I could find with the ability to become silent if needed.

Keyboard

Clicky, Clicky. Clicky. Great looks, okay software but the quality is hit or miss with razer as always.

Mouse

Popular design used by a lot of gamers without many buttons or gimmicks. The scroll wheel on mine turns off after a while if I use it intensively but replugging it seems to fix it.

Headphones

Fits like a cloud. Great mic and audio quality. Passive noise cancelling tunes out my fans even when I crank them to max (Includes the hairdryer that Asus calls the Strix cooler). It's only 100$ so..

Comments

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Strix cooler? Hairdryer? I've never heard that card even whisper to me...albeit I have the 1070 variant but still...same cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

During gaming it's the loudest part in my PC and the tiny fans are quite loud when spinning quickly. I call it a hairdryer because I usally run all my fans at 100% right after gaming to cool things down a bit (dunno why, I feel like it) and when I do that, it sounds like a hair dryer compared to something like my RX 580 with MSI's Twin Frozr cooler.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Are those noctua fans loud under load? been wanting a pair of pwm fans but i want them to be dead silent

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Well most PWM controllers can get them to 20-25% which would be 600-750RPM. You can also use noctua's voltage reducers or their 2000rpm version to be quiet but if you're going to use the voltage reducers on the 2000rpm version just get the normal NF-F12.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice looking build !

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks you :3

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Your memory might would perform a little better if it is installed in the correct slots. Should be installed in A1 and C1.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/LGA2066/TUF_X299_MARK1/E12783_TUF_X299_MARK1_UM_WEB_20170706.pdf?_ga=2.38507943.587320189.1503161035-2095208545.1488850120

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I figured that out when the power supply died and I had to rebuild the whole system. However, I seriously doubt the RAM clock is affected by the placement

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you fell about coffee lake coming out soon?

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Waiting for Kaby Lake E then

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

why not 144hz with 1440p? or 240hz with 1080? btw the death adder elite is my favorite mouse, how do you like it?

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably would consider it but yeah not yet. Deathadder elite is awesome I just have an issue with the scroll wheel light dying for no reason randomly

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

where is that light from the bottom coming from?

  • 17 months ago
  • 1 point

Bottom of the desk would be an IKEA LED strip but in the PC would be a cablemode LED strip

  • 14 months ago
  • 1 point

i love that rgb sync

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  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Or maybe the user wants to play competitive games and not switch the resolution? However will invest in a 240Hz 1080P monitor

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  • 21 months ago
  • 2 points

my computer, my choice, plus I already use in home streaming to stream games to my computer in the living room if want a more relaxed gaming experience.

  • 20 months ago
  • 2 points

Dang you seem pretty stubborn. Just saying.

  • 18 months ago
  • 3 points

his computer, not urs...

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

I agree, ur choice

  • 18 months ago
  • 2 points

Right on. Good job.

  • 18 months ago
  • 1 point

It is noticeable. Linus Tech Tips played at 144 and 165 Hz and could tell the difference between that and 240 Hz.