It is finally finished!
This build started off much differently, but I am extremely happy with the finished product. I will upload more images soon!
When i was young I started out on AMD, and then after many happy years I decided to make the switch to Intel and never looked back! I started with an i7-3770K a few years ago, and now I am the loving owner of this i7-6700K, and I can't say anything bad about it! I haven't done any overclocking on this CPU yet as I will need to get a better motherboard before I do, but it's definitely something on my to do list!
This cooler does the job well! Keeps the CPU very cool, however I originally followed the advice of the online community to not power the pump from a motherboard header, but to power it from a molex to 3pin adapter. I did this and it worked great, however the pump was SO LOUD! I have now plugged the pump back into the motherboard header, and it's running so much quieter and the cooling performance is no different at all!
This motherboard has a nice and easy bios, but the only issue i'm facing really is the low availability of any real CPU overclocking. However I was very pleased with the fan control I was able to achieve with this motherboard. Hopefully soon I will upgrade to a more suitable board for this system to achieve it's full potential.
This RAM is great! It's low profile (for those of you that may be worried about the clearance when using an aftermarket air cooler on your CPU, and it performs great! I have not attempted any overclocking on this RAM yet but it is something I will surely give a go! I will update my review with results!
I got this SSD for a great price, and it's an amazing drive! The read and write speeds are great, and it's really useful to have such a large capacity.
This really is the best GPU i've ever owned. I've loved every minute with it so far! As you may see from the images, it is an EXTREMELY tight squeeze to fix the card in alongside the radiator and the fans, but after a bit of force (and probably a few scratches on the radiator) the card slotted in perfectly! After a few hours of tinkering with the overclock, I managed to get a stable increase in both the memory clock and the core clock without the need to tinker with the voltages at all. I'm pretty happy with the Fire Strike score that I was able to achieve! Before overclocking the score was roughly 15200, after overclocking I managed to achieve 16397! Not bad at all in my opinion!
I LOVE THIS CASE!! My only real negative about this case is that the window is SUPER EASY to scratch, so watch out!
Great PSU, and it's silent! It's a tier one power supply, and so what can you expect other than utter brilliance?
These fans are brilliant, and obviously they look great. It's true that technically they have a slightly lower airflow than the Noctua NF-F12, and they are a few decibels louder than them also, but when using these fans on low rpm's they are just as silent as the Noctua NF-F12 and the airflow is pretty similar! They are cheaper than the Noctua's and they look a heck of a lot nicer in a rig than the brown Noctua's, and so I would say these fans are the best choice if you're looking for a great fan to use as intake or exhaust on any case, and on radiators too!