Noctua NH-D15 on the way and then the OCing can begin for real. Sitting at 3.4 GHz on 8 cores, 3000MHz C16 DDR4 (can't get C15 right now, I suspect bios issue). I might return it for sticks that are better supported.
Also I don't have a window in my case. The fact that everything is RGB is pure coincidence, lol.
Full build pics to be taken when the D15 comes in, these were just quick snaps during installation.
Noctua NF-A14 for 1 more intake fan to create positive pressure in case
Sleeved cables from Ensourced
Depending on how multi-gpu/Vulkan support and crossfire in DX12 shape up, another RX480 8GB or Vega or 1080?
34" 1440p 100+Hz Quantum Dot Freesync (a man can dream, anyway)
Great board but fans aren't as quiet as some of the competition. Mine's sitting happy at 1375/2100, slightly undervolted. I can push it further but the gains were minimal so I reeled it back a bit.
Amazing case. Great fit and finish, incredibly quiet, great cable management and a whole lot of drive and fan/radiator options. Very easy to work in and great airflow. The included fans and 3 speed fan controller (w/ switch on the front) aren't too shabby either. The sound dampening is THICC
The only minus I've found so far is that some of the drive configurations aren't very well secured. You can attach one of the hard drive cages to the top, for example, where the optical drive bays are originally so you can fit two 140mm fans in the front. Unfortunately, it ends up being held in by one screw and not-the most secure clips so I didn't even try it. I could feel it flex even poking it with my finger. The cage is fine when in most other locations since it's secured more points.
Great monitor with a few flaws. The stock stand is straight garbage- get a mount or replacement ASAP. The frame is kinda thick and not the highest quality plastic. Also it only works on DVI-D.
The plus side is I got a 1440p, 100Hz 27" monitor for under $200 (with a bit of luck on craigslist) with great color and brightness.
If you're willing to overclock, it's well worth the purchase (though the next generation of OC-able Korean monitors has started to come out).
MX Reds but didn't really start to shine until I put on some pbt caps and added some O-rings. Now I love it, and the aluminum faceplate really pops.
These go on sale a lot these days, and they're absolutely comparable to the other entry level mech boards like Duckys or Coolermasters, and also offer Corsair service (which is nice considering Ducky is Taiwan) and nothing else in this price range has an aluminum back plate and RGB.
I used an MX518 for nearly a decade until it died. After trying a Razer Deathadder for a few years I'm back and I regret ever leaving. <3 Logitech mice
Wait for a sale and then take comfort in knowing that you're getting pretty much the best deal for computer speakers around - and they'll probably last you a decade if you take care of them.