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Primarily used for video and photo editing, I couldn't help but throw in a beefy graphics card for some games on the side. For the most part I didn't have any issues with this build. It fired up first try. I've been super pleased with the performance! Not to mention it looks gorgeous. Except for the M.2 jutting out like a bone, or the cable management mess in the back (see pictures). It's a total rat's nest back there in this case! I hope it doesn't start a fire, haha.
Some notes about this build.
-RAM is stable at 3200 with a timing of 16,16,16,36.
CPU is stable at 4ghz This is accomplished using the D.O.C.P profile (Asus/AMD XMP equivalent). I wish I knew more about overclocking so that I could overclock the RAM to 3200 manually, and use AMDs Precision Boost Overdrive for the CPU so that it stays dynamic. But every time I switch to 3200 manually in the BIOS it crashes. This is primarily because I have no idea what I'm doing.
-The CPU stays around 28C at idle and hits about 52-55C under load with all cores at 100%.
-GPU has not broken 72c yet. I only game in 4K. I've only gamed with Metro 2033 (169fps), Battlefield V (60+fps) and a heavily modded Skyrim (60+fps), No need for a water block for the GPU as of yet. But maybe more demanding games in the future will beg otherwise? If so, I will turn to EK and get their new 2080 Phoenix GPU block.
-Asus x399 Rog Strix: This is an EATX motherboard. Although EATX fits fine in this case, its length makes it impossible to mount the EK-MLC 360 radiator upright on the side. It's a perfect fit up top though. So close to the top heatshield that it actually touches it. Also, an ATX would have been much more aesthetic in this case, but there are not a whole lot of ATX motherboard to choose from when going X399. Also, I hate the vertical M.2 slot. It looks ridiculous. Why can't it just be a regular M.2?? Thanks Asus.
Corsair Vengeance Pro: Gorgeous RAM and runs stable at 3200. Well worth the money. I've read that its Samsung B-die, despite it timed at 16,18,18,36.