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For starters, this build is completely unnecessary for my uses today but I decided to make it anyway to future-proof my life as in a year or so I will be doing A great deal of digital work. At the current moment I use it for gaming and rendering school in the form of videos.
Basic, or rather complex rundown: I saw the current RGB trend going on and decided to jump on the hype train, but living in Australia poses some difficulties in doing this. Firstly, most of my parts are slightly overpriced and for my Aussie friends out there I recommend you look around every store as especially in Australia where part stocks are almost always low and prices fluctuate very often, and secondly, if you have access to a car, please actually drive down to stores as you can save a lot of money from the shipping prices posed by our so called couriers.
Woah see how 2 paragraphz has just dissapeared, no you didn't, but to anyone new to my build, my old case is The Aerocool P7-C1, a great case, with good airflow and aesthetics, but it has many flaws, such as no rubber grommets, what I would call sub-par construction for this price, and a lot of plastic, among the complete mess that was cable managenent in a populated system, I'll leave pictures up for a before and after comparison, I'll post pictures soon. The reason I'm replacing it is because one of the feet when relocating the case LITERALLY, Broke off, so the P7-C0, while still a sub par case, would've been more optimal, so the new contender is the Fractal design Define R6, and boy do you get what you pay for, the glass won't fall during removal, it's a lot thinner, and the case has everything the P7-C0 lacks, except for airflow to the same extent but is still good, and more.
The define R6 as said by hardwarecanucks Dimitry himself, "This is the case of the year", or at least in 2017, it's a dream to work in, has solid construction, plenty of cable management space, Semi modular components, Visit Hardwarecanucks review on the case to truly appreciate it, and is filled to the brim with watercooling support, I mean, there's a damn filler port on the case! Filler port! Who looks for this kind of s in a case? Besides the amazeballsness of this case its also flat in the top so I can put my new "Toy" on the case for some cool looking sci-fi, lightining ball s, fk it i don't know Cable management is significantly better than last time and AURA is no longer fking with my sanity. Enjoy Also you may see a fabled relic of the 2011 era near my setup, thats a fun X58 experiment I'm doing after building a friend a workstation, stay on high alert in a month, I'm planning to give the old Xeon some new life.
Great Cpu, you can't say otherwise; but the low stocks give it a premium feel, at the premium cost of up to 150 Aud, or 134 Usd over the MSRP . Besides that, its a great overclocker, as long as you get rid of that toothpaste they put on the heat spreader, if you want to void the warranty. I have not delidded and are not planning to any time soon.
Great cooler with simple installation, slap some HD120s on it and you are for the RGB races. It's keeping my CPU under 60 degrees when video rendering.
It's proven it can do some real work, it't a great compound, but I would reccomend others over it. It keeps a constant 62 degrees or lower during rendering tasks.
Amazing motherboard! The Rgb lights look better in person than in pictures trust me, and it's built in wifi is even better than some specialised WiFi Cards' ! It does come at a cost however, at the premium cost of 360+ Aud.
"You will never need 32 gigabytes under normal circumstances, it's plain overkill." O R S O T H E Y S A I D RGB RAM? Completely sensible in all quantities. No matter what.
Acts as a great boot drive, when you see all those great revies on "my windows booted in 1 second omg wow lol XD 1!!1! [gone wrong]" That does not do justice to how fast this thing is. Windows is no match for this drive, give it an actual challenge.
Possibly the best mouse on the market, the included weights in this nice little case make the mouse costomizable and the Sniper button is better than the M65's because it is black and unlike the M65 you won't see the ugly scars that are made when the red paint gets scraped off, it is not painted. The sensor is great for customizability as it can go to all sesitivities all the way up to 12000.
They are basic Speakers, no more context, I chose then for some basic Cinema capability as I will be mainly using my Void Headset. I give it a 5 star because logitech themselves told me it's a really basic set of speakers for when the rest of your Pc has eaten your country's economy.