After a LOT of changes from Black Eye V1.5, I've finally settled on a system that is worthy of a new iteration. Since V1.5 I've upgraded to Ryzen, upgraded/replaced my monitor(s) multiple times, and got a few of the other things I was planning to get from the last version.
A massive upgrade from my 6600k. Games run at more or less the same FPS but at a significantly smoother rate due to the extra threads not maxing out like on my i5. Kinda crazy to be able to buy a 6c/12t cpu for the price of an i3 from just two generations ago.
I've had this thing for about two years and it's still running cool and quiet, no complaints here.
So far, so good. It's got a bunch of Fan connectors, a solid VRM, and significantly improved software from my old AsRock 970 board.
OC'd to 2666 with no instability. 10/10
Replacement for my 480 Nitro and 580 GTS. Runs cooler and quieter than both of my previous cards at the cost of a couple of extra watts at the wall.
Minimalist, quiet, and decent for airflow, not much more to say about it.
No, this thing doesn't have that great of an HDR implementation but doesn't look terrible in BF1 or Destiny 2. For the money, getting IPS, 75hz, and freesync, it's a good deal(especially if you use the $50 off student coupon at Microcenter)