i am really into computers, i mostly made this for the fun of it, but i also needed a good gaming rig.
CPU: ok, this one is great, for gaming, it should be better than the FX-6300 because of single core performance. managed a stable overclock of 4.6ghz, making it not far under the 9590's speed
Cooler: its awesome, but the fans are not PWM, but i dont really need them to be because of the generally low temps it has anyways. oh yea, its quiet too
Motherboard: HAS. ABSOLUTELY. EVERYTHING. sli, crossfire, super easy bios, little flashy light bulbs, and buttons to help out when i make a mistake
RAM: 16gb may have been a bit overkill, but it certainly is beautiful.
Storage: i use the SSD for windows and things, the HHD for pics
GPU: i think it's the best looking GPU ever.
PSU: got this as an upgrade as the old one i was currently using started to go out.
no problems here, after 2/3 years it is beginning to not play some games as well as i would like it to, but its still running strong
why get liquid cooling? this thing is amazing!
holds my cpu at ~30c idle and will never really go up any more than 45c under constant load
only cons are that the fans aren't controlable, but no stars off for that because it does such a good and quiet job at cooling my CPU that i wouldnt need to anyways
its also kinda ugly, but i never see it anyways :)
Asus is a very solid brand.
worked perfect upon arrival and looks amazing too
love the bios, super easy, even able to manage some overclocking when i want to
i think i received a slightly faulty pair, but since i hate when people remove a star because of something that's obviously not supposed to be the case, i wont :)
for all i know i could've derped something in installation, idk
other than that they look great and work great besides having rare crashes and running at 1333 not 1866
(tried "overclocking" it to where it should be and then it wont work)
all in all, great product, these issues happen every once and awhile, impossible to avoid with any pc component
speedy! boots up windows in like 20 seconds or so!
i dont really care about the small storage because i only need it to hold windows and a few games i play, the other 1tb drive i have is used to put random stuff (like mapcrafter renders [like 30g each!] in
i wish so bad that i could rate this five stars, but honestly, it is quite awful
i honestly don't entirely know what was up with it, but no matter what i tried i just could not afk fish (basically sitting afk on minecraft) for one overnight afk session, id wake up in the morning to find it crashed, and these crashes would happen while i'm playing as well... (the screen freezes, goes blank, then comes back fine, but black-screens any graphic-intensive program open, like video games...)
yes, i know for sure that this is the card (or possibly its compatibility with my build) because as soon as i up/downgraded to dual 550TIs i could afk fish for weeks at a time...
i also read that this problem is something that exists among the entirety of the 380/390 chipsets, maybe that's why they released the 480s? (i bought this card before they were released btw)
but i honestly love the card's looks so much that i think i will put it up on a shelf XD
(if you still want this card, there's a 4G version too, i feel like a spoon by getting the 2G version that costs just about as much... XD)
pros: perfect on arrival, nice simi-modular design, 850w so plenty of room for upgrades. fixed the issue i had where my pc would randomly freeze up due to insufficient wattage
cons: doesnt have a flux capacitor. (saw someone say that somewhere, had to do it too :P)
i do not regret getting the full version in any way, being able to transfer between motherboards really helped with my latest upgrade.
as for windows 10 itself, i actually prefer it over windows 7 because it supports MUCH more ram and directx 12, and that multiple desktop feature is pretty handy
wish it would play dvds by default but honestly i would probably just use vlc player regardless...