I'm re-uploading with a picture for PCPP approval.
I built this a few years back but have been upgrading here and there. I would like to do a full body upgrade this year. But I've loved this build since day 1.
Peripherals and some parts have made their way over to my my second build.
- 05/23/2018 - Added new images with some improved cable management, and new parts (cooler/PSU). Getting parts that allow the opportunity to fully upgrade in the future to 8/9th gen build.
I never OC'd this CPU, but I've never had a problem since day 1. I've recently grown to acknowledge some lag performance, which prompted my second build.
Huge upgrade from my old Hyper 212 and C7 coolers, and looks forward to overclocking my 3570K, and eventually upgrading to a new gen CPU/build and bringing this cooler over. Cables are a bit stiff, and wish they'd used the ML fans.
The mobo came with 1 case standoff missing the grounded holes (wording?), so I've always had a missing screw (didn't want to attach it for obv reasons). Other than that, worked as needed. Wasn't always a fan of the ASRock software that was used for the fan management.
Fast boot up times, but I wish I had gone with a larger size. Pricing wasn't in the works for me at the time. Now I'm rocking a 500GB.
Still runs smoothly. After the 5 years, I've only re-applied paste once (recently), and it runs just as well as when I got it. But it is time to upgrade.
Minimal to start with, but over time had trouble with it. The side panels require an exorbitant amount of pressure to yank off. Also, the metal filter grid had metal tabs that would bend to hold the filter in place. These tabs eventually bent off, and you're left with sharp pieces of metal that I used pliers to bend open/closed during the cleaning process. Cable management is okay.
Fully modular!!!! Love it.