This machine is strictly for gaming and replaces my old 3570K machine. Build went smoothly except that I installed the D15 on the board before putting the board in the case. This made it hard to secure the board and plug in some things since the D15 is quite large.
This cooler does a fantastic job though and the CPU only hits in the 80's temp wise after running Prime95 small FTT's for quite a while. Under normal gaming I've never seen the CPU go over the low 60's yet. I went with this cooler as it provides the best performance without worrying about fluid leaking in the future.
I don't care for RGB/LED and tried to avoid it where possible. Also, I don't want any distracting lights off to the side when I'm gaming on my 65" LED TV.
The 9700K is running 5 Ghz on all cores and the 1070 Ti is running 2050 Mhz.
Note* Part prices do not reflect prices I paid.
Powerful 8 core CPU that easily overclocked to 5Ghz on all cores. Doesn't run as hot as expected but that may be because of the D15 I'm using to cool it.
Fantastic cooling. I think this is the best air cooler on the market and I can see why.
Seems like a solid board with great features for the price. I've always liked Asus boards and found them good for overclocking on.
This was the cheapest 16GB kit at the time. Also needed the low clearance on these for the Noctua D15 cooler.
I think the name speaks for itself.
Great card for 1080p and decent for 1440p. Overclocks well and stays pretty cool while doing it.
Looks great, plenty of airflow, with great build quality and cable management. What more could you ask for.
Best buy for the price and component quality at the time. Didn't want to pay a higher premium for a Gold Certified.
Tons of airflow but a little noisy at full tilt. About what I expected for 118.2 CFM. I don't know of any fan pushing as much CFM at the same size. Plus no RGB so you don't even see them which is a plus.