Gotta get on the AMD hype train, amirite? I live in China, so i ordered all my hardware via taobao. Things came pretty quickly. There is a slight mark up in price, but nothing too bad, give or take + 50-80USD (total). I built this new rig because i moved my old rig down to a new flat i got in an adjacent city. Somethings in this build i reused - the monitor, OS, and 3TB HDD. Clocked the RAM @ 2666mhz. - I tried getting it higher, but it failed every time. I believe this has to do with the MOBO limits. CPU multiplier to 39. - I successfully overclocked it to 4.0ghz but whenever i tried 4.1ghz it would fail to boot, so i decided to clock it down to 3.9ghz to be safe. The Asus x370-PRO, projects the CPU temperatures to be around +20c. This doesn't make me very happy :( I think it can be fixed via a BIOS update but i'm not too sure. Overall, pretty happy with the build. Haven't done any bench marking. So far i've only installed frequently used software. Don't know if i'd ever push this rig to it's full potential. I do some photography, trying to get into some music producing, but i'm mainly going to be using the computer for office work. Occasionally play some Dota. Even though my monitor is only 60hz, dota registers at 120fps @ 1440p Max graphics, that's nice to know. I'd say not bad for my first build (previous rig was built by a shop, parts were selected by me). The S340 elite makes cable management ridiculously easy. real MVP.
Solid beast, 16 CPU - 8 core @ 3.9Ghz no sweat.
Best looking full-bearing CPU cooler imho. Matches the black and white theme i have going on. Very silent, very good
Biggest regret in my entire build. Projects CPU temps to be way higher than reality. Limits RAM overclocking to 2666mhz only, in an age where most RAMs have speeds of 3000mhz - 3200mhz. Unable to break the 4.0ghz barrier for my cpu, don't know whether this is the MOBOs fault though. BIOS looks flash so that's a +1
At first i thought the LEDs were RGB. Little did i know it was a fixed LED color, and because my RAM is red, i had to adjust the rest of the RGB colors in my rig to red to match its color scheme. Speeds are great even though i'm not pushing the gear to its full potential. Looks pretty, significantly cheaper than dominator. pretty good price for value.
Blazing speeds. But tbh, the difference between a regular SSD and a m.2 might not be noticeable to some. Only until you register the number do you realize. The difference in experience is nowhere near HDD > SSD. SSD > m.2 SSD is nice, but i wouldn't say it breaks the game.
great price for value. haven't pushed this bad boy yet, i'm sure it would do great things in the future.
10/10 cable management, 7/10 airflow. best chassis i've ever owned, what more can i say.
Full modular at a decent price. Great PSU if you're only running a single GPU and are not looking to push your CPU, RAM, and GPU too hard.
had this beauty for a couple of years now. serves me well.