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Small(ish) Skylake gaming build. This is the quietest PC I've ever built - even with the fans cranked to max, it's barely audible.
I was shooting for quiet and fairly powerful with a unified look. The CPU, case and CPU cooler were pretty much what I based everything around, so there was a bit more planning when it came to motherboard selection and the like - there's literally 1mm of space between the CPU cooler's fan clips and the backplate of the GPU and about 5mm between the top of the cooler and the case window. The fans are a bit pricey, but completely worth it.
2.5" drives were necessary because I wanted to avoid having to install the larger front drive cages, and the GPU was from a previous build.
The case is very feature-filled and great for both air and water cooling, but construction is a bit lightweight and it would really benefit by having more than a half-inch of space between the mobo tray and the case door.
UPDATE: Replaced the GTX970 with a MSI RTX2070, the Acer TN panels with a Dell 24" G-Sync panel and two AOC IPS panels and KBM with new hardware.
Outstanding performance that can keep an OC'd Skylake proc nice and cool, with great aesthetics and almost no noise to speak of. Downsides are the cooler's size (seriously, this thing is enormous and weighs about a kilo) and installation system - you don't so much mount the cooler to your motherboard as the other way around. Large motherboard heatsinks around the CPU socket will make it even more challenging, since you need to thread small nuts from above the board while screwing them in from the bottom of the mobo to lock it down.
Think of this board as the poor man's Maximus VIII Gene, since it's about the cheapest SLI-capable mATX Z170 board out there. Great onboard audio solution (more important at smaller form factors, since you may not be able to just pop in a sound card).
OCs well - my 6600K is happily humming along at 4.4GHz and it picked up the RAM's XMP profile immediately. While the UEFI is a bit retro looking, it's easily navigated and things are where you'd expect them to be.
The board is definitely picky about RAM, so look at Gigabyte's QVL list before buying.
Good looks paired with a pleasantly rational layout and an amusing glowing LED trace. I also appreciate the heatsinks around the CPU socket not being ridiculously huge, since I still love big air coolers.
The case looks fantastic, with a clean but bold appearance rendered in nicely matched painted steel and high-quality plastics, with a huge window to show off your work. Lots of features that will appeal to both air cooling and water cooling types, including provisions for tons of 120/140mm fans, a voltage-based fan controller, plenty of clearance for tall CPU coolers and multiple radiators, even including mounting brackets for reservoirs. The ICON display is super slick, if a little dimmer than I'd hoped.
While the design is outstanding, build quality is where the Aegis falls a little flat, with fairly thin steel throughout and slide-lock style doors. My example also had one of the top-panel LEDs fall out of its socket during shipping, but a little hot glue solved the issue.
I can recommend it, but not wholeheartedly - there's a lot here to like and nothing quite looks like it (yet), but this isn't quite a five-star chassis.
So far, so good. Great data throughput and range, and it looks cool. Currently, there isn't an official Win10 driver, but you can manually install the 8.1 driver and it'll work fine.
The quietest fans I've ever used by a huge margin. They're not cheap and not exactly airflow monsters, but nothing else I've used comes close in terms of noise levels.