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Replacing an old Haswell build that lasted me about six and a half years. This will be used as a main PC with occasional side duties editing and post-processing audio when not on the mac. I did cheap out a little with the fans going with those Antechs over something like Corsair LL's but whatever - if they die they'll go. Was never really into RGB outside of keyboards for use in the dark, and since building PC's starting in 2001 I never once used light, I finally figure if I have to have a box sitting there that I can't hide I'd rather make it a bit more visually appealing.

Undecided if I like the current fan setup - specifically the lone 120 exhaust on top - don't know if it's so close to the HSF that it's sucking some of its available air or not. I may go liquid later or might just get a better heat sink from Be Quiet! or Noctua, no idea yet. I'll have to keep watching the CPU thermals. GPU thermals look good and at times as low as 29 idle and usually 65 load.

Plan on throwing in at least one NVMe some point later since the 500GB 860 is dedicated to holding wave files and pictures.

No real hiccups while building. Though I initially was using my old Corsair TX650 power supply (in use in the images), which of course is not modular, so it made for a total mess under the shroud and behind the motherboard tray. With the Meshify there really isn't a lot of room if you want to retain use of the drive cage, which I did.

12/14/2019: Actually returned the Noctua and went with an AIO. I still haven't felt like getting in there again to throw in the Seasonic psu and the Cablemods cables for it (they're both sitting here). CPU thermals on the H100i are about 30C idle (with ten second spikes jumping 10C) and under full load using OCCT comes in around 55C.

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  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

I feel like you spent more money than you needed. Some of these parts are just way over priced for just decent specs. There are much better deals for monitors. I got a $160 26” curved gaming monitor with 144 Hz Refresh Rate and 1 ms response time and free sync. Just watch out in the future

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

You're probably talking about that Dell U2312. That's just a secondary monitor, one that I've had for a while, that I included only as it was part of my setup here. My primary monitor is the Benq which is also 144hz. With three displays (third being a Mac) on arms a curved monitor, or a larger primary, wouldn't work for me. The total price is not correct as there is a few pieces (the 2312 monitor, my old SSD, etc) that are older with some moron out there hoping they're gonna make money by asking an inflated price for discontinued parts.

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Actually I'm going to remove some of the older parts I carried over.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

i think that hyperx 3k price is awfly bloated but i hope u didnt pay that much for it

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Nah, that's an older drive I'm using only for Windows, so I've had it for years now.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose that specific 2070 super?

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

I think when I actually bought it there wasn't a lot of dual fan card with a decent amount of reviews. Went with that one as I found the reviews I was looking for and I didn't need a USB connection on it for VR.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Should be a very nice upgrade from your old computer.

If you decide to replace that Prism cooler, the Scythe Mugen 5 is a very nice match for a 2700X. So is the Thermalright Macho.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the reply. I actually bought an AIO but decided I'd rather not worry about failures and went with a Noctua NH-U14S with push pull setup.