Hey everyone, this is my 4th self built computer, but the last time I built one was in 2011. This new build was made with gaming as well as multitasking in mind. The intent to go with the theme of white and purple lights was made after owning a real nicely colored watch of the same colorway. So far I have not pushed it much do to not having a game I specifically want to play, but my intent was to keep all options open ie. streaming, video editing, gaming, and vms.
Building the computer was not as easy as everyone in my social circle made it out to be. It felt around the same level of complexity as when I built a computer back in 2011 and even further back in the early 2000s. The first issue I ran into with these specific items were two standoffs for the motherboard that were preinserted in the NZXT were angled. It was frustrating and caused a lot of second guessing, until I removed the standoffs and reinserted them. Another annoyance was with the H100i CPU cooler that has thermal paste on it, but when putting the AMD brackets on... the plastic cover over the thermal paste would not go back on. This caused me to have to suspend the part with the thermal paste somewhere safe while mounting the radiator and fans. If you are AMD and using this, remember to worry about the mounting bracket last so you can keep the plastic covering the thermal paste on. Last little thing is the color of the G.Skill RGB does not sync the same color with the MB using Aura.
Right now the only things I feel like I want to consider are 2 more matching white Corsair fans to replace the NZXT stock case fans and maybe some cable mods to make the power cords look streamlined. At the end of the day, I think this computer looks beautiful compared to the ones I have built in the past.
Overall great experience working with this. The only hassle came as an AMD user, I boneheadedly removed the plastic covering the thermal paste making my installation of the radiator more challenging.
I did not have any issues working with this motherboard while putting all the pieces in place. The only thing may be due to the software for RGB syncing. The ram I used did not sync the same color ie. one was blue and one was purple.
Outside of 2 of the standoffs being slanted causing me an extra 30 minutes of struggle, this case met my expectations. It is very clean looking and was overall easy to work with.