Built for gaming at 4k offline. 60fps, Vsync, Ultra settings. Spent more time working out positive air pressure with this case then anything. Another problem I have is dust with this case, I have placed filters now after seeing an issue with the dust and it has helped. The case was not compatible with the Noctua Nt-D15, the first push fan was to tall for the windowed side panel, so I had to swap it out for a 120mm SS02 Noctua fan. It works great with that setup, and now there is ram clearance and the side panel fits. Cable management is not so great with this case, so you must take some time to organize and plan your wire routes, use some zip ties. I also went with 24gb ram not just 16. I do plan on getting a 48.5in 4k 4ms monitor soon so that way I can game while the kids watch tv without issue.
Revise: So I went back and modified the old case from my previous build. The new case said it was an Atx full case but after measuring the inside and comparing it to the old case I think its really more in line with a Atx mid. So what I did was took the hdd cage out and ordered a rosewill 4 hdd cage for 12.99 on ebay and placed it in its spot. Then I cut the side panel and made a window in it. Now I can use both 140mm fans on the noctua heatsink and my temps are down by 4°C.
Re-revise: I thought that the first cut out I made for the window on the side panel looked a little to small and poorly done. So I went back to it and cut out another inch all the way around. Grabbed some air hose line and sliced it down the middle and ran it around the edge I cut and voila. I dont have a lot of cash and I improvised and saved myself $100 dollars by modding my old case and its much better than the new I bought. Better airflow, better cable management, better dust filtering, and a whole lot more room. For real I have a wife and 2 kids, little cash, and me and the kidos threw this together. Not to bad.
UPDATE: I bought a new case and fans. 3 x 3000rpm noctua 140mm fans for intake, replaced the cooler fans on the Noctua Nh d15 with 2 x 2000rpm 140mm Noctua fans and have 1 2000rpm Noctua on the rear for exhaust. I also delided my cpu and have seen 30° C drop in max temps.
Awesome processor. Has a perfectly balanced performance to power ratio, where it has 6 cores without hyper threading the L2 and L3 cache dont have a paging issue keeping up after clocking up past a certain point. The more you increase the clock and voltage the more performance it turns out. From what I can tell it has decent thermal compound, Im sure delidding and applying better paste would drop temps a little but I get pretty decent temps.
Very large, durable, and efficient. 5.0ghz on Core i5 8600k max temps of 86°. Very quiet, practically silent. Just make sure your case and ram are compatible for clearance because this thing is huge. I did have to swap out the 1st push fan for a 120mm Noctua fan, but it honestly didnt make any difference. It helped with the clearance problem above the Ram modules and allowed me to put my side panel on. If your buying this cooler I would suggest getting a larger model ATX full case for your build.
Very surprized by this board. I wasnt expecting it to be as sturdy, and have the overclocking capabilities that it does. Its basically a Aorus Gaming 5 with 1 less Nvme slot and little slower ram speeds. There is a slight whinning noise in the headphones while gaming during load screens but once in the game its not distinguishable. I love the board, all the benifits of the Gaming 5 but saves a little money and so much better then the Gaming 3.
Awesome read write speeds. Became corrupt after 3 months, but Adata has pretty much a hastle free 5 year warranty on these. I didnt know there was a warranty but Im so thankful it does. Waiting on my replacement now, should take about 10 days.
Monster, simple as that. I have it under clocked and it still hits 1996mhz on boost clock. Never hits temps above 76°. Has passive fans to save power, plus the RGB looks awesome.