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This build is for both personal and work use and the performance is well rounded for everything I do. I create content for social media accounts (short videos, time lapses, photo editing). I also work part-time as a web developer, working on making that my full-time gig. Lastly, as you can probably guess from the build itself, I also game a bit (BF1, LOL, Cities Skylines).
This build has been somewhat of a dream for a while, ever since selling my older mini-itx rig (not on my PcPartPicker account yet) in 2016 I have been itching to move back to a glorious desktop experience. So using the money from my older build, some savings and my office allowance I have finally had the chance to build this beautiful beast!
I am using my existing Razer Deathadder mouse and CMStorm 10-keyless mx-blue keyboard. The next addition to this system will be HDDs, I want to get 2 4TB drives and run them in raid 0. After that, I will probably add more ram. When I first built I found out the hard way that my GPU would not fit the case so I ended up swapping my Air240 for the Define Mini C TG case which then required me to switch my EVGA G2 for a EVGA GEFORCE due to length problems.
Final price after taxes (Ontario, Canada) $4023.85
So far so good! I definitely didn't get a great overclocker but it performs well enough. I am keeping it at 3.6ghz until I upgrade my cooling. The fan is nice, a little loud but not bad. My largest gripe is the software to change RGB LED on the fan; it basically does not work, you have to randomly select colors until you get the one you want (they don't match the selection).
Lots of features and a good size, if only Ryzen had SLI micro-atx boards. RGB software is super buggy. Can't get ram to full 3200mhz and an interview board button for resets would have been nice.
Looks crazy good! I can't get it to 3200mhz though, not sure if it's the ram, motherboard or a Ryzen thing. The software is terrible, absolutely terrible.
Seems fast, probability overkill for gaming builds but video editing is a dream! I love not having to worry about cables too!
So far so good. Not much of an overclocker but I don't really need any more power with this card. The Canadian prices are crazy!
An absolute beautiful case. Great to build in and makes cable management super easy! The only problem is that with the motherboard I used, and the position of the case cable gromets the USB 3 header is extremely tight and has alot of stress on it due to the bend and placements. Oh, you'll definitely want a short PSU if you want to use the HDD bays, I used an EVGA G3 and it fits great.
I was blown away with the packaging and cables provided. Definitely a teir 1 product!
Looks amazing, if only you could get IPS with 1ms response time. Very minimal light bleed, and I found one stuck pixel. I may look into RMA if it hasn't gone through Asus's new inspections already. I still don't know if it was worth the price tag, for $850-900 it would be an even sweeter monitor.
-- Update -- Asus support ensured me that I could exchange the monitor and that the support case they started would void me having to pay the restocking fee at Canada Computers. So I packed it all up and when I brought it in they would do nothing for me. I was very adamantly assured by Asus support that I would have no problem.