This build was put together for music production, specifically with FL Studio in mind. I also wanted the ability to game, or at least run Minecraft at 120 FPS / infinite chunks ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Got it for a little above $1700 with well-planned Black Friday deals.
The huge projects that burned out my Macbook Pro don't even push this thing past 30%, so I actually don't know how hot it gets on max load.
I didn't invest in a sound card, since I already use a couple Focusrite interfaces.
I know Firewire is outdated (one of my interfaces uses Firewire)
I'm using the SSD as my main storage, and the HDD for daily backups.
I was gonna go with a liquid cooler, but I'm moving places a couple times in the next two years and didn't want the extra spillage risk.
Planning on upping to 64 gigs of RAM next Black Friday to take advantage of quad-channel memory.
for some reason, the bottom PCie slot doesn't work. It can't be a defective mobo, since I returned my first one and got a brand new one with the same problem. If anybody can figure out why this specific build would cause that to happen, please please please let me know!!!
Runs just as well as I hoped for
Best cooling for the price
Worked great while it did... But crashed after 8 months. In the process of getting a replacement now...
Kinda loud but i dont care, It rarely gets used and does its job