My original build was getting old and slow for my needs, so I decided to upgrade. It end up in totally new build from scratch. ( I only reuse SSD, keyboard and monitor.)
This computer is used heavy in Autocad and when i have time i play some games.
Compare to my older build, working on 2 monitors is much faster, thanks to the 1080Ti, which can also keep up with considerable lower temps, so is making my working space more silent.
M.2 SSD's - Adata serves as boot disc, boot in windows is about 12sec. Samsung is used for Autocad and it indeed speed up loading times a lot.
I am happy with all the parts so far, i put this pc through aida64 test for about 4.5 hours and the temps were in the 60°C at max, however one of CPU cores was from time to time about 5°C higher. Even when in desktop, Autocad or just on internet, the core #1 is showing slightly higher temps. I know, that is pretty normal, but it is bugging me. Even right now, while typing this, temps are about 27-29°C , except core #1 that shows 32-35°C.
Asus ROG Ryujin AIO - i bought mainly for looks and i am Asus fanboy. I can compare it to Fractal Design C36 and the cooling is about the same. Noctua fans are effective, yet noise is more tolerable somehow. There are some minor downsides though - i wish, the sata cable was about 20cm longer, and the 4pin cable to AIO_pump could be shorter. Fractal AIO was cleaner installation - with Ryujin, you have to deal with a lot cables, but when you manage to hide them, it does look wonderful. (in my opinion)
Phanteks Evolve X - i wanted this case since i saw it. It have plenty space for cable management and it have a lot space for future upgrades. There is a lot of info and reviews out there, however i would like to point out few things - overall build quality is very good, but the doors on the back side are rather flimsy. So be aware of this. Front grill for fans could be made from stronger material, when no fans are installed, it is surprisingly flexible. Airflow - i think 2 original 140mm fans would not be enough for setup i have. I have now 3 Noktua fans in front and it is only ok, when on silent mode. When i set my gaming fan profile it is still fine, but for the price of more loudness. My exhaust fan is controlled by GPU temps, when 1080TI reach 50°C it starts spinning.
I assume temps on GPU could be lower, if i had it installed horizontally, but i like the looks of vertical mount. So far, i ran many benchmarks and my highest temps peaked at 80-85°C. 1 hour of AC origins, ultra settings, 3440x1440 and it reached 77°C max. I am not planning on OC GPU yet. So far, I am not planning on changing position.
Phanteks Halos rings are good, if you want to have some RGB on Noctua fans (or any other high end non RGB fan)
I would like to thank PCP again. Great place to get inspiration (and reviews)!
EDIT : with right settings for fans ( i use fanxpert4) i manage to get the temps down. on CPU : 24-27°C when on desktop,browsing and etc., 30-40°C when in Autocad, 40-50°C while gaming
on GPU : 30-35°C when on desktop,browsing and etc., 40-45°C when running autocad on both screens, 1,5 hour in AC origins max was 56°C
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dB levels are 28-30dB while on desktop or in autocad, 45-48dB while gaming
One extra chasis fan header would be awesome, otherwise well made motherboard.
it does what i need and temps are low.
Powerful fan! over 60% is getting laud, but the performance in range 40-60% is superb
If you have money to spare, buy it. I have no regrets! Plenty space for multitasking and games looks good.
If you have big hands, buy it. the best mouse i ever had so far. Makro's are very useful for me in autocad.
works well with Aura. Led strips are magnetic, so it is very easy to reposition them.
looks good and works well with Aura