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More pictures of the build process: https://imgur.com/a/i7NTBp7

9600k: works well, working on overclocking right now, hoping to get 5ghz at around 1.35v to be stable. update: I was able to get it stable at 5ghz at 1.365v llc level 6 which is the second highest on my mobo. However temps during stress testing would be high 80's (I used realbench, prime 95 would fail constantly) and in the mid to low 80's during game. This was a little too hot for my liking so I've settled on 4.8ghz at 1.28 llc level 6 and temps are in the high 60's during game, sometimes getting to 70. I also used cinebench and OCCT stress test as well. OCCT has a really nice layout and I would recommend it.

Dark rock 4: keeps the chip cool even when stress testing for stability. Looks great and is silent when doing light tasks and quiet during heavy load.

Z390-I: good motherboard. Expensive but it does everything I want it to do and the bios has been pretty easy to use.

Ram: works as indended. I just wish I didn't pay so much for them back when ram was really expensive. I've had this computer for close to a year and so I've had most all these parts since last winter.

970 Evo: great ssd, no issues.

RX 580 Strix: works well but i definitely over payed.

TU 150: The new part that inspired this new complete build. Really like the way it looks and the layout seems really good for air cooling. The handle is sturdy and the case is well made with quality side panels and a good latching mechanism.

PSU: Great psu, the cables are long enough for this case thankfully with the cpu cable routed above the case by the handle. I have never heard the fan turn on which is nice.

Fans: great fans that are very quiet at low speeds and not too loud when turned up. This is good as it is inaudible when browsing, video watching, school work is being done and the in game music and sound usually drowns out the fan noise.

Monitor: So far my experience has been positive and I would recommend it for the price.

Keyboard: I like the brown switches and volume scroll bar. No issues.

Mouse: A little small for my hands but the buttons are really good and the scroll wheel with the infinite scrolling option is very handy.

Headphones: Great headphones, not much else to say.

Speakers: Work well enough. There is some faint static noise that can be annoying if nothing is playing.

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  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build, I wanted the black Tu150 but went with the silver instead after reviewers complain about fingerprints. Both look amazing. I'm still deciding on the bottom two 120 fans. Case was staying warm before I turned my exhaust fan up. I may swap my good Noctua fan to exhaust instead of intake

  • 4 months ago
  • 2 points

how does the silver look? the black one does have tons of fingerprints on it :( Temps have been just fine in game for me with gpu in the mid 70's and cpu in the high 60's and low 70's oced to 4.8ghz which im quite happy with.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Silver is pretty nice, im loving it. I move my system alot so i went the safe route. Take it to work with me to pass the time ;)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

That sounds great. Do you transport it in something or just leave it as is?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

as is. just set it on the floor between my front and rear car seats. doesn't wobble around or anything. whole reason for buying a case with a handle lol

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

yeah, the handle is super handy, hehe

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi thanks for your detailed info on thermals! I'm a relatively inexperienced builder and am looking to build something similar but with a 3700x (much lower TDP I believe) at stock clocks alongside a Sapphire Nitro+ 5700XT. I'm planning on using a Dark Rock 4 Pro for my CPU and a Silent Wings 3 for intake. No fans on the bottom. Would you be able to tell me from your experience if I would run into thermal issues? Thank you in advance :)

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

at stock you would have no issues as the dark rock 4 pro is one of the best air coolers you can buy.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you!

What about my GPU? Would that run into problems?

Additionally I see you run 4 case fans? I think that mobo only has 1 cass 4-pin header and 1 CPU fan header. How do you do it?

Last question if you can: did you find the stock cables that came with the PSU long enough to hide behind or on top of the mobo? Looking for a clean build. Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Gpu should be fine too. the mobo i have has 2 fan headers and an aio pump header that can be used as a fan header. i don't remember exactly how but you can change the header to be pmw controlled like the others and it works fine for me. I also have 2 fan splitters which lets me get from 3 headers to 5 fans. I could or you could also get a fan hub if you want lots of fans. My psu has longer cables than the corsair sfx psus and so the cables were long enough to route above by the handle or are hidden by the cover on the glass panel.

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you so much for these answers! It's really helpful - builds are always a bit daunting! I only have 1 fan header so I'll see how my GPU temps are and see if I need fans at the bottom (which I doubt would fit anyway - card is 2.7 slots)

Could you please send me a link to the PSU you used so I can look at the lengths of the cables? I want to order white cables from either CableMod or Corsair and would need to know what lengths to choose. Thank you!

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great, love the black aesthetic. Will the CPU cooler not rip the motherboard apart when travelling?

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not worried about that since I haven't traveled with it yet, but I could pad the inside of the case with a t-shirt or something to keep it stable. I could also take it out if I'm really concerned.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

what did u do to that gpu cuz i have the same gpu and case and wanna fit fans on the bottom?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

I took off the shroud and fans from the heatsink