First of all yes, the price it is correct. Let me explain what is happening: I'm from Argentina, for those who don't know in my country exist a tax of +50% over the original price and imports are almost closed so if you want to buy, lets say an SSD like a 960 evo you will pay the MSRP +50% tax + more money for the retailer which sold you the product itself. This results in overpriced products and if you are like me and you don't have any posibility to travel to another country to buy whatever you want, then the system has just fkd you up. Problem is salarys here are getting lower and lower because inflation, actually yesterday the price for 1 USD ramped from 32 ARS to 41 ARS.
Why am i telling you this? To get you know what is happening here and why it's so dificult to build a computer in a country dominated by a foreign money. The build it's not recent, but i just finished it today and i want to share with you this dream came true.
What am i using this computer for? Just for gaming, my skills editing videos or images are equally to my skills speaking english: They doesn't exist.
I wanted a pretty powerful pc to run any game at the most high quality possible so the result is this. To clarify: non, the M9Apex don't support 8th gen, a professional overclocker from my country did the mod and setted up the overclock. •CPU it's stable at 5.2ghz on cpu with 1.375vcore in bios and 1.47 (1.4 when gaming) running prime95 small FFT without any AVX offset, whatevert i lowered vcore to 1.35 and clock to 5100mhz which is a little bit cooler, CPU is delidded but not relidded. •4266 ram speed on xmp, sadly my apex sample doesn't support memory frequency above 4266. •VGA is oced +60 core / +450 in mem clock and i use it with 65% fan speed when i play something.
In the past i was running a delidded 7700k @5.05ghz 1.29vcore LLC5 with memory at 3866 CL17 setted by me....that chip was a beast but i had the chance to upgrade the rig. Im running the case without the acrilic door.
Maybe i'll post more pictures later, i just want to post this babe right here.