Update* I changed out my Strix Vega 56 for Liquid Vega 64 (: Also changed from Crosshair VII to Gaming 7 (RGB is better, IMO)
I built this system with the intentions of upgrading as soon as possible to the nexxt Ryzen generation once released, assuming it'll be worth it, which I'm rather optimistic about! Also plan to upgrade to whatever video card AMD produces next.
This was a time consuming build as I couldn't make up my mind on which motherboard I wanted but I'm glad I finally decided to go with the Crosshair, as it has the most options for pretty much everything. Everything finally came together nicely, and I'm happy with the outcome. I'm primarily using this PC for fun, work (web design) and some gaming. This computer turned out to be better than I expected and is actually quite fast and very responsive, I'm impressed..
Some benchmarks are in the photo gallery above. I also threw in some pics with the Gigabyte Gaming 5 and X470 Strix before I upgraded to the X470 Crosshair VII WiFi.
Great processor for most things. If you're not doing anything that requires heavy lifting, this thing is perfect! It's pretty fast, especially when you combine it with fast ram. I have mine overclocked to 4.3 and everything is running mint. I planned to overclock so I was going to get the 2600 but this went on sale for 169 when I was in the process of buying so I just grabbed it. No reason to spend the extra money unless you're not overclocking. 10/10, would buy again.
This thing is a beast! This, when I bought it, was also on sale around Black Friday. It's probably way overboard for my use but I got it primarily for it's looks so that it took up the entire space I wanted it to. RGB is fine and works as good as one can expect, doesn't sync with motherboard, have to use Corsair software. I think this is one of the better 360 AIOs on the market! Definitely would buy again! 10/10!
Overclocked 3400c14 with optimized timings. Great non-rgb memory that perform great! These combined with the Ryzen platform really create a responsive computer that will feel extremely high end a long time! 10/10.
Mine is currently running like ****. My write speeds are higher than my read speeds and it doesn't matter what motherboard or platform or computer I use it in, I cannot fix it and at this point there's no use in sending it back. I will buy another one eventually, though, just think I got a bad egg! 6/10.
This thing is a beauty in and of itself! It was absolutely easy to build inside and cable management could not possibly get any better! I would buy this again and again! I mean, just look at my pictures for proof, simply stunning! I researched, browsed, and researched cases endlessly for months and finally opted for this beauty and so far I am not having one regret! If you're undecided, just get it, it looks so much better in person. Extremely professional looking! 11/10!
Does what it needs to and does it well, not sure if the fan has ever kicked on but if it has I haven't heard it.. It could have more connections but works for me! 10/10!
Awesome keyboard! A lot of people make the mistake of not researching things properly, this thing does what it needs to and does what it advertises all while looking very beatiful! RGB is bright and effective and comes with multiple options. If you're use to RGB you may want something a little more advanced, although this does everything I could possibly want it to. Rainbow, static or multiple colors and couple cool effects is all I need and this one delivers! 10/10!