Just now adding it since I just really finished the build the way I wanted w custom EVGA power cords and cable guides.
Hardest part about this build was the case. EVGA DG-76 it came w "Instructions" but I wouldn't have called them that. As my first build it would have helped if the instructions were more.. anything but that being said I figured it out w/out much stress. The case came w a piece for the back I hated since it was plastic and bulky so removed it. It looks better bare anyways. Front of the machine is also missing the glass on purpose. It was a bad design IMO since air intake was severely restricted by the glass so I leave it off. I don't mind. With the things I didn't like about the case I still enjoy it enough to keep it. It's heavy and I love that. It has heft and its strong so w the list of pros and cons the pros win out.
No issues w the MOBO and handles the components w/out any issue and clocks well w them compared to other MOBOs. Boot to post first time. The BIOS was a breath of fresh air compared to some of my other past ASUS products. Plenty of tweak options and information within it.
CPU cooler is awesome don't think you can find the exact model anymore. Not sure why because it worked past my expectations and install was a breeze. I didn't use the stock thermaltake white fans. Changed them out w BeQuiet 2's.
Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB wasn't my first choice on this build but I got it since I like to run a couple other programs and stream Hulu and or some other service while playing. Star Citizen was the real reason for 32GB. Originally had Vengeance LPX 16GB 3000Mhz and worked fantastic. But the resource use was too close to my max 16GB so changed them out.
PSU is a tank. Great quality love how sturdy the thing is. If I ever upgrade i'm going to use it as a dead weight weapon. A total of 6 aftermarket fans are installed. -BE QUIET 2 Silent wings are great. Wish they would move more air but they are still good enough not to be swapped out by my high standards. 3x120mm BQ2's are pulling cold air through the radiator. One more is pushing heat out at the back of the case. - I ordered only 4 and used the extra fans that came w the case. (The standard fans weren't the greatest. They weren't loud at all but they didn't pull enough heat/ LFM.) -Two aftermarket fans added to the top. NOCTUA NF-P12 REDUX 120mm 1700 PWM's. Set to a more aggressive fan curve at idle the fans push 434 LFM while constricted by the top of the casing.
GPU runs everything the way I want. Runs hotter than I would like. Only time I saw it get to the max temp listed was when I was using a very aggressive GPU benchmark. Under a modern game maxed graphics while streaming video its mid 60's or lower.
After about a year of use now and every component was set to standard for this benchmark. With the exception being the ram set to XMP1 setting Userbenchmark.com it rates here..
UserBenchmarks: Game 143%, Desk 147%, Work 121% CPU: Intel Core i7-8700 - 93.4% GPU: Nvidia RTX 2080-Ti - 181.2% SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB - 319.6% SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 1TB - 121.1% HDD: Toshiba MQ01ABD100 1TB - 52.8% (stripped this out of old laptop. It does its job) RAM: Corsair CMW32GX4M4C3600C18 4x8GB - 113.5% MBD: Asus ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING