This is my first build, so I made a lot of mistaken purchases before I found this site. I use will be using this pc primarily for work. I am self employed though and I have a home office so I can also use it for video games.
My work is Landscape Design. I use Autocad, Revit, Sketchup, ArcGIS and the Adobe Creative programs (and office and all that).
This is still very much a work in progress. I have had it up for a few weeks but I am constantly making changes and if I ever finish adding things I guess it will be time to start over. I will add nicer photos later sorry.
I did not know what I was getting into with heat issues on the 7900x though. The CPU will likely receive a delid when I build up the nerve. As things stand I can play games and all but under full load I hit 90c which triggers shutdown warnings (at my request). I mean I could back off on the throttle but Intel advertised boost to 4.5 so...
I also have 2 sshd - Seagate Firecuda 2TB (each). I guess I forgot to save the parts list after I added them.
The cpu is fast but way too hot at the Intel boost settings. The 2 fan liquid cooler will not get the job done. Next week I will upgrade to a 360 radiator
Probably a good cooler - does the trick for the 7900x at 3.3 ghz. It is not working for me. Stock fans were really loud, and the software wont recognize any others. I have replaced them with the EK Vardar and just control the fans and pump separately in the UEFI. I uninstalled the software. Next week this will be removed and replaced with a 360 mm aio.
Very easy to build. Lots of options going forward. Fantastic instructions (for the most part I still cant figure out the fan extension card), really good BIOS.
These are great. I bought 3 separate packs but the xmp has worked fine each time. In a week or so I will grab one more pack for now.
This is my boot disk, it is very fast for read and write but I got better boot times with a sata 850 on my last pc. Does not seem to overheat in this setup, which has a massive heatsink
Love it. I have had intel onboard graphics for a long time so this thing has been blowing me away. The core clock pins at 1936 (way over the advertised boost) when I play a game, but I can bump up the memory clock a bit. The water cooler really does the trick. I have not been able to get it to 50c yet
I really like this case but I should have gone bigger. The 3.5" HDD situation is borderline unacceptable. The hot swap is not exactly accessible. I bought parts as I got the dough, and I bought the cheap stuff first. I should not have started with the case but I did and now we all have to live with that. I need to upgrade to a 360mm cpu radiator, and the only place I can fit that is the front. That will be my only fan intake. I have a 3000 rpm 140 mm noctua industrial on the exhaust and my graphics radiator on exhaust, cpu on intake
I am using one of these on my graphics card radiator. I meant to use the others on the cpu radiator but the connections dont match. Anyway the separate controller is a hassle, and you have to either route a wire out of your case or else change the settings with the case open. I will probably take this out.