Description

I do a lot of photo editing in Lightroom and have been using a Macbook with i5 and 8GB of ram up until now, which is okay, but didn't cut it in terms of repsonsivness when editing 1000's of pics quickly. I needed something stable that I could edit quickly on and oh my god this set-up has done the job, it is so much faster, which goes without saying considering the specs.

The build was pretty easy to do, there's only a few things I'd point out to people looking at the parts list.

  • The motherboard only has two fan headers on there for external fans, so you'll be needing to get yourself some splitters if you're packing in the fans like I have done! I figure this is relatively standard practrice for more experienced builders, but worth mentioning as I needed to order some after I did the initial build.

  • The memory I got wasn't listed on the motherboard's compatible memory list, but it works perfectly - I started with x2 8GB's, but have just ordered two more to bring me up to 32GB.

  • The case is really nice and easy to build in. If anything, the only complaint I have is that there's no USB C ports to hook into and the glass is super smokey on the side so those glorious LED's on the inside are dulled into obscurity.

  • I got a funky orange grille for the case thrown in for free which I think looks nicer than the supplied black one, so that's on there, too. It's possible there's more colours out there available.

Changes I'm going to make:

I'm going to remove the Coolermaster and add in a closed loop water cooler with LED's just to brighten things up inside. I hated fitting the coolermaster's bracket! It's a pain in the arse if you've never done it before - it really does feel like you're going to break something.

The Fractal LED fans are really nice and high quality... I had two plain fans fans included in the case which are currently being used as exhaust fans, but since I'm going to switch out the coolermaster, I might just buy a couple more and drop two new LED fans at the back of the case for a bit more lighting which should brighten things up a bit.

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Comments

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice 👍🏾

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Why are your front fans set to exhaust and not intake?

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

They are definitely set to intake.
You actually made me double check. :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok lol just curious since your rear fans are set to intake I'm guessing you're going for backwards airflow

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

I gone dun goofed. Good spot man.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Quick question, How did the rtx 2060 super perform with the monitor. The monitor is labeled as free-sync, so I was just wondering how that is doing.

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 point

Yes it performs perfectly with the monitor and free-sync enabled.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Could you tell me which chip this LPX uses by checking on Thaipoon Burner or CPU Z? Could you also confirm if it is the 3600 model with 18-22-22 latency?

THX

  • 4 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build. provide us some cpu/gpu under load temps

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU was creeping up past 76c after running Heaven on ultra for about 5 mins. Unfortunately Open Hardware Monitor isn't giving me any CPU temps. I'll add OHM pics at boot and under load after Heaven Benchmark ran for 5 mins.