Greetings PCPP !
First thing, I'm from Brazil. Here everything is exactly 3 times more expensive and the mean temperature during the entire year is 95F, reaching 110F in the summer, so I bought everything during a 2 week visit to the US. So, let's resume it, in Brazil it's hot, it's wet, everything is expensive, air corrodes everything, you can get robbed any minute you leave your home, I would say it's a nice country to live in ¯_(ツ)_/¯. Sorry for any english mistakes, mine is not perfect, and the portuguese windows says everything in english is wrong.
I'm into games since 5 years old, when I won my first PC and played for the first time the first game I won Medal Of Honor: Allied Assault, which I still love and classify a great game to this day (That D-Day mission -). When I first played I could not finish the game because I was scared of the dogs in the winter infiltration mission. More than 10 years later I downloaded the game again in 2015 and finished it, I just needed to finish it, it became a matter of honor. For me this is a gaming machine, but it's my only PC, so I will use it for everything. I'm an engineer and will use it to work too. But that's got nothing to do with the build, so let's move on...
I'm a complete PC building noob. I will definitely need PCPP help with things in the future, please be patient lol. This is the first PC I took my time to choose every part, do a lot of research and all that. I have had gaming PCs since 5 as I said but all of them were chosen and built by a friend, and this same friend also helped me build this one, I definitely would not have completed it without him. And for that, I would like to thank my friend Roger, for helping me since very young and for many years to come, I'm sure.
I would love to wait for the GTX 1080 Ti but I just didn't have time to wait for it. I live very close to the sea, what is very nice but also makes me very worried about my hardware. I lost many PCs to the salt air in the past, before GPUs had backplates, I had to clean a 0.5 inch layer of salt on the GPU every year. Yes, solid salt. I was completely determined to choose the case with the most filtering and protection. Along with seasalt my room accumulates 100 tons of dust in a minute, so that's also why I needed a "sealed" case. I was also determined to liquid cool everything I cool, but no custom loop, just regular AiO. When I say everything I mean the GPU and the CPU (lol).
It was of ultmost importance that the case didn't have an opening on the top, because of the dust. I loved the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv, it is filtered, no top opening, glass windows so I can check how clean everything is, and it's just VERY beautifull and well built.
The name Hayabusa stands for Peregrine Falcon in japanese, and it's the fastest bird in the world. Since my motherboard belongs to the Aorus line, which is a reference to Horus the ancient god symbolized by a falcon, I concluded this would be a nice name.
I will let the new machine run for some time before I start reviewing the parts.
Until now, I'm really liking this CPU. My previous was a 3770K, Ivy Bridge. It's running at stock speed and I can see it's dependable. No complaints at all.
If you use logic instead of emotion to make a choice, you won't buy this cooler. The cooling it offers is pretty good, but there are some coolers just as good and much cheaper. The thing is, my case has a glass window and when I just forget the monitor and admire it, it was worth every cent, the infinite mirror looks amazing! The customization allowed by the CAM software is pretty good too.
CPU temperature changes steadily in an curve that is approx. linear.
I have read about people have small and big problems but I had absolutely none. Zero. I love this motherboard, and it also looks amazing. The leds are good and bright. Many additional software for streaming and all that. Really good.
I had a problem with my RAM, I was planning to use my old 16Gb of corsair dominator on my new machine but I just forgot they are DDR3 and the new Z270X Boards do not accept them. I had to buy my memory sticks in my country where everything is absurdly expensive. I paid a lot for these sticks but they are amazingly good, 3200 Mhz is very fast, comparing to the 1600Mhz I was used too ( Double the frequency, duh!). And they also look very good !
I will give it 5 stars because the durability of this SSD amazed me. My old PC got destroyed by corroside air and heat, but this ssd which had the OS kept running through 5 years getting corrosive air and high temps 24/7. Mine is old and there are many faster now, but it damn sure is reliable.
This thing is very fast, can easily be chosen over an SSD due to the bang for buck factor. All my offline solo games stored on this drive run as smooth as possible, very good HDD. I will have to let time go by to observe the durability.