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Build #3 here. Flying Cloud

CPU: Intel i5-9600k OC'd 5.0ghz. It's performance is more than satisfactory, since I am primarily gaming with a little producing music. 6 cores is more than enough for me, coming from a 4 core 6600k I can see the perfect difference.

CPU Cooler: Deepcool Captain 240EX RGB. I love the quality of these (braided)sleeves it comes with. They are however quite rigid and were a bit of a hassle to get to where they are now. It keeps idle temps at around 26-27 degrees Celsius with the i5 at 5.0ghz. Workload temps are around 75 degrees at the most, also pushing to 1080p 144hz monitor. (planning to go to a 2k 144hz monitor)

Mobo: NZXT N7-Z39XT. Needless to say, no problems yet. Bought this mainly for aesthetic, but so far so good! I saw a lot of negative reviews on the Z37 variant, but took a leap of faith with this one. I do like the BIOS buttons on the rear IO and the Wifi card that comes with it is fantastic. I am a floor above and on the other side of the house from the modem. This thing can get me 350mb/s and download RDR2 or GTAV in under 40 minutes.

Memory: Corsair Vengence RGB Pro 32GB 3200mhz. These really stand out on the motherboard and they look really really good. The iCue software is fairly intuitive so it's easy to use. It's memory.

Storage: Seagate 3TB 7200rpm and Team GX2 512gb SSD. First build with Windows on the SSD, and I am loving it. I have been under a rock sticking with Windows on HDD. Thankfully the prices on SSDs have been significantly dropping lately. Works great.

Video Card: XFX Radeon 5700XT 8gb THICC lll Ultra. Holy card. This thing is a beast, according to userbenchmark a 70% jump in performance from my old R9 Fury. Everything is running perfectly, which is making me want to move to 1440p 144hz gaming. Planning for a 2k monitor. There was a lot of NEGATIVE press about these XFX variants in the 5700xt line. However.. This is the 2025mhz 3 fan version, I haven't seen any of the issues the 2 fan has. XFX pulled their ish together and delivered on this one.

Case: Corsair Crystal 570X RGB. Honestly wasn't a huge fan when I bought it, I didn't really like the honeycomb type look on the front. But in other completed builds it looked to good to pass up. I also love the amount of thumb screws there are. No regrets.

Power Supply: EVGA B3 650 W Fully Modular ATX. It's a power supply and it works. It's also fully modular.

Part Reviews

CPU

It's performance is more than satisfactory, since I am primarily gaming with a little producing music. 6 cores is more than enough for me, coming from a 4 core 6600k I can see the perfect difference.

CPU Cooler

I love the quality of these (braided)sleeves it comes with. They are however quite rigid and were a bit of a hassle to get to where they are now. It keeps idle temps at around 26-27 degrees Celsius with the i5 at 5.0ghz. Performance is good, but could be better.

Motherboard

Needless to say, no problems yet. Bought this mainly for aesthetic, but so far so good! I saw a lot of negative reviews on the Z37 variant, but took a leap of faith with this one. I do like the BIOS buttons on the rear IO and the Wifi card that comes with it is fantastic. I am a floor above and on the other side of the house from the modem. This thing can get me 350mb/s and download RDR2 or GTAV in under 40 minutes.

Memory

These really stand out on the motherboard and they look really really good. The iCue software is fairly intuitive so it's easy to use. It's memory.

Storage

Newest build with Windows on the SSD, and I am loving it. I have been under a rock sticking with Windows on HDD with my last build. Thankfully the prices on SSDs have been significantly dropping lately. Works great.

Storage

Works great! Can be loud on rare occasion

Video Card

There was a lot of NEGATIVE press about these XFX variants in the 5700xt line. However.. This is the 2025mhz 3 fan version, I haven't seen any of the issues the 2 fan has. XFX pulled their ish together and delivered on this one.

Case

Honestly wasn't a huge fan when I bought it, I didn't really like the honeycomb type look on the front. But in other completed builds it looked to good to pass up. I also love the amount of thumb screws there are. Plenty of space in the back of the case as well. No regrets.

Power Supply

Works great!! A little pricey though at my purchased $95.

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Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 5 points

That motherboard is the cleanest ever. Idk why other companies try doing this +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I know right!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Love the look of this build & the part choices, very cost effective. Good job pushing your 9600K to 5Ghz as well!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

So clean it's bald and sells me sponges +1

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Leviticus 13:40

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lol i didn't know that existed

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  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build bro.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

NZXT makes motherboards??

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Only for the Z390 and Z370 chipsets, but yes they do make them now. :)

  • 2 months ago
  • -3 points

Yes didnt you know that

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I looked at the motherboard, aio, and case for my main build because of the look but I heard the deepcool captains were less reliable, and the Mobo seemed overpriced, and I saved on the case by getting a 460x. Instead I put the money into a better cpu and gpu. Regardless, it's neat seeing it all come together, your build is extremely clean! :)

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

In my previous build I had a Deepcool captain 240, and it lasted me almost 5 years and still running strong. So for me considering my past experience with this CPU cooler, I went with that again. But only time will tell. Mobo is definitely overpriced I agree, but I couldn't pass it up because of aesthetic.
Thanks!!

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

That is one clean looking build, good job on the part selection!

How does that GPU fair acoustic-wise? Is it noisy it all? I am considering it as I am sold on the design. Also, does it reach the advertised 2000mhz+ clocks?

All the best!

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

It does well as far as noise goes, I can play games heavily at stock clocks with it not being that noisy at all. It also has a switch on the card itself and you can go either "performance" or "quiet" mode.

I have yet to overclock it, but I have seen reviews where it has hit 2000mhz.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Vpx6ecvhVM

Thanks for your comment, Cheers!

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Update: I have since overclocked it and I was able to get it to the 2000mhz mark :)

  • 23 days ago
  • 2 points

Got a question for ya, this mobo is listed with max RAM speed at DDR4-2666, but the RAM in your build is at 3200, what's the true speed? are you able to run your RAM at 3200?

I love the look of this motherboard (and pretty much any other NZXT products, they do a great job pulling off the sleek/minimalist/modern aesthetic), but I'm worried that the 32Gb of 3600 RAM won't be compatible.

Thanks :)

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

I have no problem with getting my RAM to 3200, it's been pretty great as far as reliability goes too.

  • 20 days ago
  • 1 point

Did you have to overclock your RAM or change any settings manually in order to run at 3200? Or did you just pop in the sticks, boot her up, and then call it a day? Bam, 3200?

  • 20 days ago
  • 2 points

I just changed the profile via the BIOS to 3200. After that I did a reboot and bam, 3200

  • 21 days ago
  • 2 points

thats one of the coolest motherboards ive ever seen

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

I have the Z390 N7 myself. And I can't figure out how the heck to get this thing to push my I9 9900K to an even 4 ghz. What settings did you use to get yours overclocked if I might ask?

  • 21 days ago
  • 1 point

So I have my 9600k getting up to 5.0ghz max @ 1.4v but I don't run it all the time due to heat being pushed out of my computer.
I usually keep it at 4.8ghz @ 1.375v or 4.5ghz @ 1.35v on all cores.
As far as getting your 9900k past 4ghz, it sounds like there might be another issue possibly bad parts? I also use the Intel Overclocking Utility instead of the BIOS. I hope those stats are of some help.

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