This is my 2nd custom gaming PC and I had a lot of fun with it. Apparently it's becoming difficult to find white/blue themed motherboards and graphics cards. The graphics card is a carry-over from my previous build and it serves its purpose. So far I have no complaints about anything. It's running Windows 10 Pro.
I picked up the CPU, mobo, cooler and RAM in June 2016. I got the itch for more upgrades so I got the PSU for X-Mas 2016. Then I grabbed the case and 2nd SSD in early 2017. Subsequently, I added the Riing fans and an LED strip. Guess what? I got a fever! And the only prescription... is more blue-LED's!
So far the system has been great for gaming and general usage. The SSD RAID 0 makes boot/reboot times laughable and I use the HDD to make regular backups in case one of the SSD's dies.
The system is ideal for 1080p gaming, running all my usual games very well. I moved from a large, 8-fan case to this case with only 4 fan mounts so the AIO liquid cooling is helping a bunch with the limited airflow. Temps are very cool but my office stays much cooler even in the Summer.
The 6600k was a great choice at a great price and I've got it running at 4.3GHz.
The liquid cooler was a huge upgrade and keeps the CPU very cool even during long stretches of gaming.
It was tough finding a blue/black motherboard (where did they all go?). This one works really well for mild overclocking and the BIOS is great. No complaints. Would it have killed ASUS to add the I/O shroud like on the other models (-1 star)??
I made sure to go with the 3000MHz DDR4 or I wouldn't see much return over DDR3. This is due to the CAS latency of DDR4 being much higher.
Bought this one first years ago. Then bought an MX300 for RAID 0.
Bought an M550 years ago. Bought this one 2nd in 2017. SSD's in RAID0 - ZOOOOOOOM.
HDD for storage and backup. I wanted a Black but not in the budget this time around.
This can run all my usual games on high/ultra at 60 fps+ in 1080p. This card is a carry-over from my previous build.
Compact, but makes up for it due to having no HDD/ODD cages. Cable management is great but will drive you crazy if you're a neat-freak. The case looks great! And the tempered glass makes a world of difference versus plastic/Plexiglas windowed cases.
The modular design must be a gift from God or someone with common sense. It cleaned up my case and wiring nicely and it will allow me to upgrade to dual GPU when I'm ready for 4k gaming or VR.