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I built this for gaming and HTPC (simple video and music stream services) for my small apartment. I wanted to go premium on the motherboard because I will be improving and upgrading on some of the components, and I wanted to know I was using platform with longevity for supporting top tier components.

  • The GPU and SSD and HDD (not listed) were carry-overs from my last build, and shortly I will be reinstalling windows on the m.2 drive..... gpu and aftermarket cpu cooler will come later.

I've had only a few issues with the build all of which are things I'm still dealing with. Once its all done I'll upload more pictures which I'll outline below.

  • My only struggles have been enabling xmp for the ram which are still currently running at 2133, and with the RGBs in general. Xmp in the bios (and all other bios changes for that matter) don't seem to want to save, and I'm not sure why. I can't seem to tell if the 'AA' displace message I get on the mobo digital display has something to do with it or not because the code in the manual is labeled "reserved". Getting the front case fans to be detected by the smart fan bios has also been a struggle
  • Enabling the RGB controller built into the case and getting each component identified in any of the control software (fusion 2.0 and master+) has been a real task. The only part that has worked as intended for me has been the stock wraith cooler controlled by CoolerMaster's wraith prism software. For any noobs out there looking for RGB enabled builds I would shy away from this case if you're looking to have a high degree of control using the aRGBs controller because its management seems very obtuse.
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Comments

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Awesome build my guy, what processor did you upgrade from?

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm coming from a 3770k!

  • 6 months ago
  • 1 point

Now that is a jump!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Those Rx 480s seem like they are never going to be a bad buy. They are tanks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I'm glad I bought this one when I did. My first build (which is on here) had a 7870 which I upgraded to a 480 some point in early 2017 if I remember correctly. It's been running strong ever since!