I wanted a new PC that would handle games for a few years to come, have tons of expansion, perform amazingly and look good.
Yes, it's a repost because I was lazy to change so many things. Yes, the picture quality is crap but I never said I was a great photographer.
GeekBench: 24,626 (5,551)
Time Spy: 9,915 (10,606)
FireStrike: 22,309 (30,191)
Powerful yet affordable X299 CPU. I managed to overclock mine to 4.9Ghz at 1.3v but that was a tad hot so I settled at 4.8Ghz at 1.24v.
Sexy cooler with good performance. The 2 extra fan connection spots are great to connect case fans since you can control those from windows.
Great build quality, legendary UEFI layout and plenty of features. Only con was the single USB 2.0 connector which means you have to choose betweeen an AIO and front panel connectors.
Only managed 2800Mhz on mine which was okay, but that's Asus's fault and not G.Skill's. The RGB looks great compared to something like the corsair vengeance RGB.
Reliable and fast. Most popular gaming SATA SSD. What can I say?
Affordable and fast. Don't need any cables and gets tucked neatly into your motherboard. Great for an OS drive.
Top end Nvidia card for 2017 and should hold up for a while.
Great looking case with the tempered glass panel. The PSU shroud and cable management bar is trademarked and give this case an iconic sexy look. The cable management bar keeps the 24pin cable tucked in well and the plastic cable holds are okay but velcro would have been nice. Space under the PSU shroud is cramped if you have a longer PSU. Fitting a top exhaust fan becomes tough if you have multiple CPU connectors. Excellent cooling potential with 280mm radiator support.
Noctua's great design and the ability to crank up to 3000RPM when needed make these the most powerful fans I could find with the ability to become silent if needed.
Clicky, Clicky. Clicky. Great looks, okay software but the quality is hit or miss with razer as always.
Popular design used by a lot of gamers without many buttons or gimmicks. The scroll wheel on mine turns off after a while if I use it intensively but replugging it seems to fix it.
Fits like a cloud. Great mic and audio quality. Passive noise cancelling tunes out my fans even when I crank them to max (Includes the hairdryer that Asus calls the Strix cooler). It's only 100$ so..