New build, got all parts weeks ago, just waited for RX 480 to come...
Hi, I've been very busy, so sorry for delayed edit...
So, my brother in law asked me to build him a good-for-next-few-years-PC, so here it is ;) He picked this lovely case, and rest of the build was down to me. I like to keep an eye on budget, so no parts are top shelf, but still pretty good, Me so thinks. Ordered all the parts from different sites across Sweden and Germany, looking for best prices (listed are the prices I payed for, converted to $). Everything was pre-built, and was waiting for release of the GPU, to complete this first RX480 PCPP build!!! and that's why it was so rushed with no description.
Build went easy, only problem was placing the cooler inside (tried all positions, variations, finally putting it at the back) together with all other fans (3 fans came with case, thank you NZXT). Ordered but still waiting for is Deepcool RGB LED-kit.
We didn't use this PC so much yet, but for now, can't report any issues. I read recently about RX480 power draw issues, and I can say, at least for this card in particular, I don't see any problems. Tried it in several games with GPU-Z sensors in background, in both this and my own system, max power draw 135 Watts. Don't know how accurate is this reading, tho.
So, I hope You guys, and my brother in law like it, as I think this came out pretty nice looking, and well performing PC. P.S. More photos when I have time...
Perfect price/performance CPU! performs great on stock clock, will overclock later on.
Silent, very silent. Temps are also nice, 65C max (ambient 22-26). Kinda Deep Cool.
Great looking, nice UEFI, but one star off for USB3.0 header. Right in the middle of the board, if I saw this before buying, would have gone for Asus Z170I Pro Gaming
Looks good, don't really care for performance.
Price is more than OK, used it before, no issues, so I keep using it again.
Big enough, cheap, works.
No OC is planned, and I didn't mess with WattMan, so at stock it performs as expected, can't wait for more dx12 games to rock. Temps up to 85C, with fans up to 53%. Surprisingly quiet for a reference, IMHO very good fan profile, with more aggressive profile it could get cooler but loud, not worth it.
Actually I give it 4 stars, but it looks so good, I just can't. Cons: I had problems with screwing thumbscrews on the side panels, just couldn't get it in the right position. Too small area inside to use screwdriver to fix all the fans and there is a lot of that lovely red paint to scratch. Pros: Nice looking, nice big window, nice lighted NZXT logo, light over I/O panel, fan controller which can be PWM driven.
Can't go wrong with EVGA, highly recommended. Super silent, super reliable.