My first complete build. Well, I actually built it a year ago, and just went through a slight rebuild. You see, GPU prices were through the roof in Jan/Feb/March 2018 when I was gathering parts to build this, so I decided to hold off on that and continue using the MSI 980 Ti from my old PC. I didn't want to spend $1400 on a 1080 Ti... literally double the MSRP.
So I waited... and then I spent $1500 on a 2080 Ti... lol
What was supposed to be a simple GPU upgrade turned into nearly a complete tear down and rebuild. Swapped from SP120 RGB fans to the ML120 RGB Pro. Added some custom length GPU, MB, and CPU power cables from CableMod. Added the 2TB Intel NVME SSD for games. Swapped a 250 GB SSD for a 500 GB Samsung... for more games. (I have 4TB of SSD in this thing now... is that enough? lol jk). Swapped out some minor case parts that Corsair offers for the 570x.
The thing is SUPER quiet now that the fans aren't blowing full all the time. And the mag-lev bearings in the ML120s are much quieter than whatever the SP120s had in them.
Anyways, there it is and I'm done with upgrades for now. I love the way this case looks... but I have to keep several bottles of Windex on-hand now. I feel the need to clean the glass like once a week.
Hope you enjoy!
P.S. - in case you're wondering why I have FOUR SSDs... The only drive I purchased when I built the PC was the 960 Pro. The 2.5" drives were borrowed from my last system. Figured if I had them, they might as well get put to use.
P.P.S - I imaging most of the prices are pretty off. I didn't lock them in when I purchased the components.
I know people have said you need to de-lid this guy, but I've had no issues keeping it in the 40-50C range while gaming using the Corsair H150i Pro cooler (360mm AIO).
I'm a fan.
This thing has no issues keeping my 8700k nice an cool (40-50C while gaming).
The RGB is nice to set based on CPU temp, but I'd prefer it if it were an addressable set of LEDs rather than just being stuck with one color at a time.
The thing is great. Probably overkill if you, like me, aren't going to make a custom loop, but the BIOS/UEFI is solid. Make sure you check the QVL for the memory, because I've had issues with the Corsair Vengence RGB (not Pro) which is not on the QVL list.
It's nice and fast memory, but it doesn't seem to be compatible with my motherboard (ROG Maximus X Formula). I don't know if it's because of having all 32GB on one channel or what the problem is, but I'd get the Vengeance RGB pro if you want to avoid compatibility issues.
Going strong for over three years now (i think).
Nice, cheap, Samsung. What more could you want?
Bought this right before the 970 Pro came out for my OS drive. Works as expected. Read and Write is fast. Allegedly long-life too, though I've only had it for a year so I can't say.
Screams "gaming power". Looks sleek without being in-your-face. The AIO cooler does an excellent job, so all the heat from the GPU is vented to outside of my case rather than swirling around inside for a while.
Absolutely beautiful case and pretty fun to work with. Forces you to spend time and effort on cable management. If you're lazy, it shows. I actually like that about this case though you may not.
Only complaint is fingerprints... I now keep windex and microfiber cloths close at hand.
Seriously, my only real complaint is the lack of grommets for the front panel connectors. There's only one. Also, the PSU basement lacks a front-plate, but you can purchase one from corsair for a few bucks that really improves the look of the case.
Cooling is great. I have a Corsair h150i pro (360mm aio) on the front and my EVGA 2080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Hybrid's radiator is on the rear.
This was quite an improvement over the SP120 RGBs I had previously. I really liked the look of the SP120s, but these were close and they are orders of magnitude quieter, thanks in part to the PWM control.
No complaints here. I bought this because it was the cheapest 1440p 144Hz monitor I could find.
10 months later Nvidia announces that G-Sync will only work perfectly on about 12 non-Gsync monitors... and this is one of them.
The G-Sync works really well on this. Haven't noticed any issues.
Expensive. Can't say it's worth the price, but it's a great mouse. I love it.