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First time builder here, and it has been such an amazing experience! I've tinkered with parts for a long time now, and finally had the funds to go out and build a powerful machine from scratch and took the plunge..
Some of my highlights of this build in the part reviews section below!
Future Upgrades: I am running out of PCIe space due to the mATX form factor, and I really need to squeeze my Firewire card in there. I need to figure out how to do this without hurting the airflow/temperatures of my GTX 1070.
EDIT: I put the Firewire card in the slot just below the GPU and while it didn't hurt temps too much, the idle/load temps went up by about 1.5 degrees. Considering putting the WiFi in the PCIe x 8 slot instead as it's a bit smaller, the Firewire card in the PCIe x 4 slot, and adding a bottom intake fan. Input/feedback welcomed!
UPDATE #2: So, I swapped out the slightly larger Wificard to the Firewire card into the slot just below the GPU. Temps came back down by about 1 degree. Happy with this setup! I don't think I'll be adding another fan at the bottom which was the original plan.
Very impressed with this beautiful looking cooler. I don't plan on overclocking too much, and this has kept CPU temps in a 15C idle/load range and has stayed within 50C max temp even on one of New York's hottest summer days.
Pascal - Nuff said. So far, has crushed every game I've thrown at it, hitting 120+ fps on AAA titles at WQHD (2560x1440) at full settings.
Really nicely built case. I have stubby hands so it was a bit hard to work with (and lack of experience on my part meant that I made some mistakes and had to unmount fans quite a few times to reach tight spots). But nice airflow for the size and looks really compact.
Buttery smooth, incredible monitor. GSYNC makes everything look so good.
I LOVE this keyboard! Lights are great, and keys are nice and responsive. I probably won't find myself typing a lot on this (it's a little less comfortable for typing than the Mac keyboards I'm used to), but the nice large keys makes for a fantastic gaming experience.