This is my new gaming rig for next few years (sorry for the ugly power cables to gpu..i´m currently waiting for the Cablemod). Previous computer was powered by i5 6600K (i lost silicon lottery..4,3Ghz was maximum with decent voltage), basic Z170 mobo etc. and wasn´t able to match my 1080Ti in 2560x1440 resolution so i decided to build a pc which will handle at least next 2 generations of high end GPUs.
In the beggining i wanted to make a Ryzen build but their gaming performance is worse than latest Intel architecture so i waited for in that time rumored Coffee Lake and it was worth it.
Storage, graphics card, psu and fans are from previous build.
In the future i want to do custom water cooling loop (probably with GTX 2080Ti or how will be big Volta GPU called) and make smoked tempered glass side panel like Paul´s Hardwares Arctic Panther.
I´m able to run core at 5,1 Ghz, cache at 4,9 Ghz with 1,36V (delidded) so i´m really happy with this piece of sillicon and it´s total gaming monster.
Great cooling performance but the pump is rattling a little bit even in idle at lowest rpm. Edit.: Even second one is rattling and humming really loud (it´s clearly noticable through sounddampened sidepanel of R5) so i don´t reccomend this AIO.
Best thermal compound. :) Temps are 5°C lower than with classic thermal compound (arcitc MX4).
Great aestethics, good overclocking features etc. but it´s pricier than rivals from other vendors. I had to return first piece because of really noisy coil whine from VRM, but second piece is without problems.
One of the best memory kits for modern Intel platform.
Total beast. Great aestethics, massive and silent cooling system. Only cons is 3x8pin.
Their airflow is good but they´re vibrating little bit in lower rpms.