This build is all about gaming. I do not and will not use it for anything else. It replaces an aging (but still viable) i7 920 build from 2008.
So far so good. Easy to OC and fast!
My first liquid cooler. And I don't think I'll ever go back. Tip: if you hear an awful grinding pump noise switch it to 'performance' in the CAM software for a day. When you flip it back to 'silent' it will be silent. Don't understand what that's about but I found the tip in a forum post and it worked!
I actually bought the non + version. Not sure why PCPP doesn't list that model. Good board. Has a bug where sometimes the UEFI will freeze for no reason but otherwise it's rocking. The sound on this thing is great! I was going to buy a DAC/AMP but now I'm not sure I need it.
I will be buying two more sticks. But for now this is awesome.
Can't have a PC without one of these now. The end.
Meh. It works.
Great card! I'm ready for some AAA titles! It does seem a bit too heavy though. Thinking about buying a brace I saw on Amazon from Puget Systems. The weight worries me.
So many builds have this case now I don't know what I can add. Oh yeah I know: I suck at cable management but this case makes me almost look like a pro.
I was worried I didn't buy enough wattage because the original plan was going to be a GTX 970. But so far so good. And it's DEAD QUIET in ECO mode. WOW!
Windows. Have to have it. Don't trust third party key vendors.