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My first full gaming PC build in about 5 years; I had to indulge in the rainbow barf culture. Also, I just reused my GPU from my previous build as it was a more recent upgrade.

I picked the ASRock X570 Taichi due to the excellent reviews of the X470 Taichi and I also loved the aesthetics. The price point wasn't bad either considering all the features it comes with. Initially the on-board fan is way too loud, but you can dial it back in the bios settings.

For the RGB lighting, I wanted to stick with the built-in ecosystem of the motherboard, in my case, ASRock Polychrome. This was probably a mistake as Polychrome is severely limited. All my components are technically compatible, but the only really synchronized effect I can achieve is the rainbow theme. There is also only 1 ARGB header, which I used for the CPU cooler, so I bought regular RGB fans. Fortunately I was able to daisy chain all 9 fans to a single 12V RGB header.

My RAM is rated for 3600mhz, but I was worried I wouldn't get that speed out of the box with two kits installed. Fortunately I was wrong. It seems to run flawlessly just with XMP enabled. I also love the look.

Also, the Lian-Li PC-011 Dynamic is just as awesome as I'd hoped. Plenty of room in the front and the back and it just looks so premium; would definitely recommend.

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  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

How’s well does the pc perform at 1440p games?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually haven't gamed much yet. I play WoW at 4k just fine. Haven't tried any 1440p though. I would imagine it performs just fine as I can squeak by at 4k in most games if I lower some settings. I don't stress about high frame rates though. Anything above 30fps is usually good enough for me, which is usually only a concern is modern AAA titles.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

WoW at 4k...a small dream along with many other games. Classic is coming!!

Love the build! Waiting on the 011 Dynamic XL myself. Definitely understand the desire to enter the RGB insanity. Inspiration for a build in the next 4-5 months. Hoping Cyber Monday is a good day. Any plans to upgrade GPU in future?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

How is the cpu cooler and motherboard performing so far ? and what about the chipset fan on the motherboard, do you keep it at 100% or ?

Thanks,

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If you could please link the exact products you used for cable management in your pc it would be greatly appreciated

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, not really any cable management products involved here. The power supply I used comes with flat cables, which helps. I haven't bought any sleeved extensions. I've stuffed every single fan cable, etc through nearby holes and into the back compartment. The back compartment is...not pretty.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I’m going to make my first build just because of how inspired I am by your build, I just love how everything turned out. Thank you so much

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Good config, can you do a review of the ASRock X570 Taichi board?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I had to return my taichi X570 after it crashed yesterday while gaming and wouldn’t power back on. Sad cause I loved the look of it but was having trouble with heat as well as a few hangs and crashes when accessing bios.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you getting a new one? If not what board are you going to replace it with?

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thinking of going with X470 since 570 seems to run hot so going with Crosshair vii WiFi

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I did leave a review on New Egg, but in short, it's worked pretty well. I've never owned a "high-end" motherboard before, so I don't have much to compare it to. The lighting effects leave much to be desired. The overall layout of headers and ports is good. The front panel USB C header is obstructed by GPU in first slot, but ASRock claims to be sending a right angle adapter to customers to fix the issue. I've had very good luck with memory compatibility so far, and in general the bios seems stable. Bios also seems to have all of the required features for overclocking, and good fan control too. It does seem to run the CPU voltage pretty high on auto. I'm not sure if this is really an issue with the board. The worst thing about this board so far is the chipset fan. You can adjust its fan curve so that it is off and/or inaudible most of the time. But if that thing spins up, it's got a high-pitched whine you're probably going to hear. Good case airflow helps, but when I game, the GPU really heats up the chipset, to about 70 degrees. No danger, but can hear the fan whine over my other case fans. It's not outrageous, though; it's just there. Overall I do like the motherboard. It looks good, and has been stable for me.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Did the lian li case require a usb 2.0 header? Sorry to hear about the issue with your asrock Taichi board. Insane build!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, I saw the problem you had with the gpu not being able to fit in the first slot. Technically, there is no point of needing the usb 3.0 gen 2 header right? I'm not sure about this one.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

No this header is not required for anything. I just prefer to have all my front panel port usable.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, the Taichi board apparently also had some heating issues. To be honest, I might just not connect any of my front panel things like usb 2.0 or 3.0 bc I don’t really need them anyways

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Btw I received the usb type c low profile adapter from ASRock. Seems to work fine. I was also able to finally install my GPU in the first PCI-E slot. GPU temps are about the same but chipset temps now run a few degrees cooler, about 65 while gaming.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Good build and I’m about to do one with the same case and cpu cooler but please put the GPU on the top slot I promise it will help

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  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!