I had been planning to do a huge upgrade to my old PC a while back, but never thought I'd make a completely new build like this. All I really had in mind was an i7 6700k or 7700k, gtx 1080, and one of those fancy cases with a side window..
I ended up buying the graphics card first and then spent forever deciding which processor to buy. Ryzen 7 release was just around the corner at that time and there were ALOT of reviews and videos about the new AMD line. It caught my attention and I gave in with the mindset of.. 8cores/16threads > 4cores/8threads at the same price.. First time using AMD so it was a little strange having the pins on the processor. I've also taken the CPU cooler off with this still stuck on the heatsink.. That was kind of scary.
Anyway with that decided on, I spent another forever on which case to buy. After browsing through a bunch of windowed cases with plastic and glass side panels, I found myself at a standstill between the S340 elite and InWin 303. Initially the S340 won me over due to it's ease of cable management and minimalistic design, but the layout on the InWin was so unique and sleek that I just had to go with it. 3 bottom fans and 1 rear fan are intakes and top three are exhausts.
At this point i realized that I'm so over my budget that I might as well build a completely new PC.. Bought ML Pros to go on the bottom and went with the NZXT Aer rgb for the top three. Mandatory new motherboard and ram (previously LGA1150), m.2 SSD, and decent looking cable extensions. Later on I'd like to cover the stickers on the intake fans.
So there it is..Finally finished and way more than I will ever need. Extremely happy with the aesthetics and power.
I absolutely love this AIO cooler. It's beautiful with the mirror on the cpu block and is very quiet. The CAM software isn't as buggy as I've read. The wires are ugly..
Great for the price. No problems booting up for the first time. BIOS is kind of slow and overclocking is kind of buggy (overrides voltage alot). Fan controller in the BIOS is easy to use.
Red light always on because Ryzen 7 has no iGPU..
Cannot get 3000 yet. Hopefully soon with bios updates. Am4
Had this for a while now. Never had any problems.
This card is a beast. There's faint coil whining going on ,but barely audible through fans and headphones. Pump always runs at 100% and it's really loud.
I love this case! It's so pretty! Cable management was kind of a pain because there's not too much room in the back besides the space by the top fans. Not much room at the bottom too. Can't use my front usb 3.0. Get motherboard with usb 3.0 header on the side.
Very easy to set up and it was easy to hide the cables. CAM software kind of laggy but it's also easy to use.
Looks great and matches perfectly with the 1440p counterpart.
Great monitor. Color isn't great at first and will need to be calibrated. 0 dead pixels and no backlight bleeding. I checked the back and its from batch A00.