While cleaning up my office after moving into my new place I soon realized how many spare PC parts and electronics I had accumulated over the years. Seeing exactly how much I had I decided to utilize the local CL as much as possible and set my goal to spending no money out of the bank, only what I could acquire through buy/sell/trading. The only parts that I had that were re-purposed from my last Devil's Canyon build is the overkill of a PSU and the CPU Cooler.
So far my experience with this rig has been nothing short of fantastic. My last rig had been out of commission for quite some time and I had been running off an Alienware 17, and both of those were on the z87 platform so it has been a while since I've had new(ish) hardware. It took me a long time to decide on a CPU but I landed on the i5 8600k after finding one on CL for $200 brand new I could not turn away from a deal like that. The machine runs whisper silent and under most loads the PSU fan is more audible than the rest of the system. To my suprise it can handle every game in my library at 4K medium settings with steady 60 fps vs my normal 60 fps at 1080 high on a single 770. Feels good.
A nights worth of OC'ing and stability testing found me satifsied at 5.0 Ghz @1.310 V with a few settings tweaked. Moved the CPU temps up by a few degrees under load and untouched at idle temps, so why not. The GPU has an amazing stock OC, added just a little more voltage and speed just to add some sauce.
Lil(ac) and A(qua) >>> LILA
Runs very stable at 5.1GHz with no effort it seems, which makes me feel more confident in the longevity of this piece in my rig. Currently running at 4.5GHz comfortable and cool while streaming and playing PoE, Diablo, similar demanding titles
no leaks or issues at all over the course of a full years usage, 3 years of storage, and now a weeks worth on the new system. I originally was terrified after hearing the gurgles and gargles of the air bubbles coming out. Keeps the CPU under 60 under heavy gaming sessions, what more could you ask for??
6/5 Couldn't ask for more R G B
This thing has enough headers. ports and expansion slots for future upgrades. Perfect
It's hard to say no to the aesthetic of this RAM don't judge me
I already thought the HDD and SSD installation process of a new rig was the easiest. Now it's easier. WOW. Just plug in to the m.2 slot and flash windows and a few games and you're good to go. First time using a m.2 and I'm in love :D
I've literally maxed every slider in afterburner trying my hardest to make this think make some sort of audible noise.. the fans are impressively quiet, and I'm talking stress tests make this thing whisper and everything else is silent. Very pleased with this beast
Bro, even my gf thinks this case is hot asf
gargantuan overkill. anyone want it
Without these, this build would not quite be the same. When I bought them I had the intention of only for the dual ring and well diffused light. BUUUUT what I got was all that and three fans that move a S**T ton of air. Expensive, but worth