Update: Wife & kiddos surprised me with a solid update for this PC. I know there was a lot of concern with the fact I skimped on the GPU at the time of build - so after a year or so, we're not rocking a solid NVIDIA GTX 1080 - Founders Edition. Amazing performance boost from the 970 turbo, to this. Thanks guys.
5-6 years ago, built an AMD Phenom II, ATI HD 6950, on a gigabyte ga-870a. With BF 1 and future games coming on the horizon, and the price of parts are incredible, I decided it was time.
Should run most games pretty solid, and then in 5-6 years, we'll do it all over again :)
Feed back welcomed :)
Enjoyed the 212 Evo cpu cooler - that was a first for me - had to revert back to an old case due to the size of this thing... Glad it came with the higher riser stands so it would clear the DDR4's.
The OEM modular cables for the power supply were a little challenging to will into place, but I overcame.
Pro-tip for those installing windows 10 - create a USB flash drive. 3.1 USB transfers were amazing.
ASUS fanboy, I admit. This motherboard has more tweaks than your average drug-head....seriously, every aspect of this board has an option to overclock. I considered SLI'ing due to the cost, but the performance bump wasn't worthy in my opinion. I splurged on the 24" LED 144hz panel :) Technology is cool.