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My first build with some help from my friend. This build is mostly for DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) So more budget was spent on cpu and ram than anything else. But coming from a mac and consoles for gaming, I had to give it somewhat capable specs for mid level gaming as well.

Only addition in foreseeable future will be graphics card.

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  • 24 months ago
  • 3 points

cheeky name.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I will show you DAW WAE brother lol

Nice build dude!

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks:)

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

How well does the cpu cooler do to cool your cpu

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

So far I'm very happy with it. As this is my first build I didn't know much or have ever had anything else to compare it to. I originally wanted an aio water cooler but got nervous about all the pump failures I was seeing. But this thing has done extremely well as far as I can tell. My idle is about mid 20s average I've even seen as low as 14 on the Asus suite. Even on my bigger music projects it barely pushes 40s and gaming I'm averaging high 30s to mid 40s depending on the game. The only adjustment I had to make was the max fan speed kicking in sooner because the only time my cpu got hot is when I render audio files in my music software. I believe it hit 70 before. but once I adjusted the fan speeds it keeps it under 65. But rendering music files isn't typically a long process. Maybe 2 or 3 minutes for an average song length so its not spending much time at high temps regardless. Would definitely recommend this. And definitely worth the extra 17 or so dollars than the 212 for the looks.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow thanks for the detailed response! I was also thinking about an aio cooler too, but it looks like it was going to be louder than the cryorig and its more expensive. Thanks again

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh jya, pump those beatz out ! You have anything of yours to listen too ?

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Sure!

I have an EDM track posted with Epic Network on youtube. Check that out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4obiNArJhU

And I also have an 80's inspired synthwave LP on future city records Check that out here https://futurecityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/heroes-lp

Working on EDM ep now and then probably back to some more synthwave.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

Very nice! I just built a DAW myself with an 8700K and a Noctua U12S cooler. It's nice to see some other air-cooled 8700K DAW builds because I was beginning to think I was crazy for not going with liquid.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Most people go for AIO for looks - I base that on how many times I've read that lol.

  • 24 months ago
  • 1 point

haha yeah I can dig it. one day I may go that route but performance/aesthetics weren't better by enough of a margin to warrant the price and risk of pump failures, at least for me. to each their own!

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm of same mind.

  • 24 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks! yeah i watched a few videos before my purchase and honestly didn't see that huge of a difference in temps for air vs aio liquid even for gaming it was maybe just a few degrees. The only thing i'm noticing now where it might be better is more consistent cooling with liquid. the temp with a fan kinda moves around a lot. Plus i didn't want to risk my first build having a pump failure since i'm new to this and don't want to ruin a bunch of expensive parts. If i were to do water cooling in the future it would be all out custom loop with probably stiff metal piping. But then again It's probably not even worth the cost imo.