I primarily use this machine for gaming and streaming. I decided to build it to replace my 7 year old computer with an i7-920 and a GTX 470. My old PC was extremely loud so I ended up going with a liquid cooling solution for the CPU. I initially had a beQuiet 280mm liquid loop AIO watercooler in this, however after 2-3 months of usage the pump failed, cracked, and leaked. This is why I'd say its version 1.1. Thankfully nothing was damaged with the leak as all the liquid pooled on top of the GPU (the cheapest part of the computer currently). After finding out it would cost $100+ to send back to UK for RMA I said f**k it and bought a Corsair H115i and used the beQuiet fans for the radiator. Building in the case was a bit of a struggle at first due to there being almost too much modularity to the case, but after figuring things out and moving the motherboard tray to fit the liquid cooler it wasn't too bad. I went for the beQuiet case as it was supposed to be extremely quiet, the wireless charger, tempered glass, and sleek design was enough for me to shell out a few extra bucks. I decided to go with the new AMD Ryzen 7 1800X as well as the RX460 as Intel and nVidia's prices have been getting ridiculous as of late. So with the new Ryzen having so many cores for the price I decided to take the risk of preordering. Well worth it in my opinion. The reason I went with the RX460 as a GPU is due to the fact that Vega has not yet come out. The RX460's performance is still a major improvement over the GTX470 that I had previously, so it is good enough until AMD Vega comes out. The current plan is to put in the top end gaming AMD Vega card with liquid cooling once they are released. Most of my friends think I am crazy having 4 SSD in my rig, but there is actually a purpose for everything. The 2 Samsung 850 Evo's are in RAID0 and is where I store all of my games. The m.2 Samsung 850 Evo is for the OS (mistake, should have went pcie instead of SATA). My old SanDisk Ultra II is being used for storage of video files recorded while gaming.
I named the PC "Joker" in respect to my favorite comic book villain, and went with a Green/Purple color scheme.
V2.0 Added the Vega 64 GPU, 27" 1440p Freesync monitor, and an additional 400GB SSD for media.
Any comments/suggestions are greatly appreciated
This CPU is amazing. My more CPU intensive tasks are usually encoding videos with Plays.tv and general gaming. When encoding videos, a 15 minute clip-reel typically takes around 2 seconds to encode. Any software designed to leverage multi-core processing will definitely see the greatest results with this CPU.
So far this liquid cooler has been great. The only complaints I have is it is difficult to manage the pump/fan/usb cables needed for everything to work together with CorsairLink software. I was also a little disappointed that the software only detects its own temperature diode instead of the the one reported by the CPU. Otherwise this product works great.
Ignoring the early BIOS issues, this motherboard has worked great for me. My one issue with the motherboard is that when I overclock thru the BIOS, it no longer detects my m.2 SATA drive. I am sure there is a way around this, but I have yet to take the time.
For being a used device, this was a great $50 pickup. No complaints
Works great in RAID0
Works as intended, but still wish I would have gone with a pcie m.2 SSD.
Outstanding performance all while keeping it around 72C at max load while on stock settings. Can't wait to see how much can improve with overclocking.
Minus 1 star due to complexity of working with the case during build. Case works extremely well and is virtually silent. The tempered glass is a nice touch and the built in wireless charger is an added bonus.
Modular and extremely quiet. Gets stuff done.
For the specs and the price, this is an amazing monitor.
I've had this keyboard for 7 years now and I am still afraid of letting it go. The LCD screen works great with AIDA64 as I can monitor my temps right from my fingertips. If Logitech came out with a mechanical version with color screen I would be sold in a heartbeat.
I love the feel of this mouse in hand. I picked this up 4 years ago after my previous mouse broke and it was the best $40 mouse I could get. My only issue is with the "Lift" button as I often would bump it and then the mouse would stop working. I was able to disable the lift button by applying a blank macro to it in the provided software, so not a total dealbreaker.
I love this headset. Clear audio both from speakers and from the microphone. The microphone is detatchable, and the headset plugs into a usb card, so it makes for a nice pair of headphones since you can use the 3.5mm jack. Only reason I would get a different headset is if this one came in wired/wireless configuration.