Updates to my hideously self-indulgent "gaming workstation" after a few months of getting to know each other.
- Replaced 16 GB DDR4-4133 with 32 GB DDR4-3333
- Removed PSU shroud panel & HDD cage, added 120mm bottom intake
- Replaced 2TB SSD & 4TB HDD with 2 × 4TB SSD in RAID-0
- Replaced 2 × 60mm front intake with 1 × 120mm
- Added 2 × 140mm top exhaust
- Benchmark baselines & new photos in full color — WOW, SUPER
- Replaced TV & side monitors for increased symmetry
- Plunged face-first into the prosumer end of the VR pool
I suspect most people who buy this CPU would be just as effective with something less exorbitant. This is really about perching at the top of a totem pole (for a while).
I enjoyed the packaging with the wipe packets I still haven't used instead of paper towels & alcohol.
Probably still faster than I can appreciate with the Intel situation, but a more reasonable 32 GB than the DDR4-4133 sticks I used first. These at least POSTed with XMP on the first try.
Sick & tired of moving or uninstalling games to make space for new ones. Everything I own fits on one of these drives. I doubled down for plenty of breathing room in 8 TB of RAID 0.
Perhaps my favorite Fractal Design case yet. No more & no less than I want for a modern ATX build. Evaluate any case by these standards & you won't go wrong.
I'm not a real audiophile, playing lossless jazz all day or whatever they do. I haven't compared everything out there & I'm not sure I can tell the difference between good & great audio. I just wanted some equipment that promised to exceed all my expectations. So far I can't find anything to complain about.
Noctua moves air. If you want your fans to do other things, get other fans. If you want to move air, it's hard to do better than Noctua.