Description

The name is kind of arbitrary. Just thought it sounded cool. This is my personal build, used for heavy gaming and to just be the centerpiece of my room. My CPU is slightly overclocked to 4.6 GHz, due to temperature restraints. I have torn apart this computer multiple times because I love the knitty gritty aspects to everything PC building. The only regret is not being able to properly clean up my cable management in the back. From rewiring the entire case three times to using countless number of zip-ties, I will keep on trying!

Sorry for the bad photo quality.

Part Reviews

CPU

Pros:

  • Very good CPU, 6 cores, 6 threads and a good base stock speed.

  • Is easily overclockable, the only thing you need to watch out for is temperatures. But honestly this CPU runs pretty cool.

  • Price to performance is great, is pretty much the same as the i5-9600k with just a smaller stock speed as far as I heard.

Cons:

  • None as far as I know of

Thoughts: Great value CPU, but I would suggest the i5-9600k as it is around the same price and pretty much the exact same CPU.

CPU Cooler

Pros:

  • (Subjective) Looks great, the RGB looks pretty nice but is not ARGB like other Corsair AIO watercoolers.

  • The sleeved pipes are really high quality.

  • Pipes are easily adjustable, not as hard as you may think.

Cons:

  • A lot of cables.

Thoughts: Great watercooler, and keeps my overclocked CPU running at 4.6GHz at around 80 C. Looks great.

Motherboard

Pros:

  • A ton of headers and cable connections.

  • Has customizable RGB, but the software is pretty bad.

  • Supports overclocking.

  • (Subjective) Looks good.

Cons:

  • The bottom left RGB led is really weak compared to the others.

Thoughts: Good motherboard, would definitely recommend for practical use, not really for RGB. General aesthetics is pretty good though with an IO Shroud.

Case

Pros:

  • A lot of space for cable management.

  • A lot of good airflow thanks to the front panel being all mesh.

  • A lot of dust filters that are easy to remove. The front dust filter may be hard to get off at first, but after you get it it becomes really easier from then on.

  • Removable PSU Shroud to put in 3x 120mm fans at the front however doing so means you need to remove the hard drive bay.

  • (Subjective) Looks amazing, especially with the front panel being all angled and assymetric.

Cons:

  • No optical drive, but it's 2019.

Overall: This case is amazing and I highly recommend it to everyone. This is probably the only product I am giving a 5 star just because of how good it is. I have no qualms about any of it.

Case Fan

Pros:

  • (Subjective) Looks absolutely stunning. The diffusion of the light is amazingly well done.

  • Air flow is good.

Cons:

  • A lot of cables, and I mean a lot.

  • They come pretty dirty in the package. I bought two packs and both packages had these sort of packaging material all over the rubber pads.

Overall: These fans look absolutely amazing, extremely expensive if bought at MSRP but I got these on sale for $77. I am extremely satisfied with them. Cable management is a bit of a nightmare though since there is no daisy chaining.

Custom

Pros:

  • Great lighting, it is very bright and definitely worth when it goes on sale.

  • Magnets, although not the best there are magnets.

Cons:

  • Very thick, making bends and turns extremely difficult it not impossible.

  • Lighting sometimes accelerates when changing colors (not sure if it's isolated to this strip or other strips in general)

  • Double sided tape isn't very good but can be worked with.

  • cable connector is a bit loose, it can easily come out. If you move your case a lot don't get this.

Overall: It's a great led strip despite the cons, most of them are minor but the only major one is the inability to bend. Other than that, cut the length, buy a shorter one, or just put it in between some grooves.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

80C? I have a smaller AIO and sit around 70-75C tops at 4.8ghz, that is interesting. My rooms temp is 68F, wonder if that may be a difference.

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Yes I was thinking the same thing. I have a overclocked 8600k and the same H100i, I get the same overclock but with around 70c on the cores. The builder did not put post the CPU voltage, maybe they have it set on auto and the board is pumping more voltage than needed.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

That is possible too, mine is at either 1.27 or 1.28 to run 4.8 with avx offset -3. I know my chip is capable of 5ghz but the way my 120mm radiator is set up lmao

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice, I am at 4.5Ghz with 1.185v, at 69c after an hour of Prime95. I'd go higher but I like to keep my AIO pump on "quiet" mode. The pump is so damn loud.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I also figured out why the mans temperatures are so high. In the picture, the AIO is blowing air out of his case. Which means his GPU's hot air from inside the case, is being circulated through his CPU cooler. Making his temps go way up, moving his radiator to the front of the case as an intake would fix everything.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I also have mine set to exhaust, but it is located towards the front near the intakes. Being that the GPU was the hotter of the two, I did not want to bring in warm air. Like I said though, I located mine towards the front thinking that the air would still be cooler being that it has not passed over hot components yet. Idk, that was how my brain worked lol. But yes, I would agree that outside air passing through the radiator would benefit the CPU specifically.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

I think it's probably just the specific chip I have. Not sure what my ambient temperature is though.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Nice build but try to make the RGB strips a little more, ya know, neat . . .

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it's just hard to make bends with that strip as it is very thick. The bottom to which it is attached isn't touching the glass side panel either, meaning I have to angle it on the front and back.

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