I wish I had the white R6, but you gotta make do with what you have. The chromax black D15 would look sick! I basically just chromax'd out my plain D15S to make it as white as I could. With the white R6 the black D15 would provide some nice contrast.
I have to mount the CPU fans up high on the heatsink, otherwise they would interfere with the ram, if you're building in a case that doesn't have much room for CPU cooler height then I wouldn't get this cooler. As is my CPU fans almost touch the tempered glass side panel.
I had considered that, or even making my own, but I also wanted to keep the cost down. Its unfortunate that the PCB of the GPU is blue. I think when this card was purchased they made a lot of the PCBs out of a blue material, because the Mobo of the PC that I pulled it out of was also made of a blue material.
I think it would have tied the build together a bit better to have a white backplate as well.
IMO you need some rainbow cable extensions, and then put RGB cable combs in them, would be amazing.
I could have done a lot better to convey my tone; there's nothing wrong with overkill. Was just commenting on the situation the OP described in the first line of his description.
A lot of overkill. If you're looking for something to compete with a console you don't need to spend $1650 regardless.
This 5 year old just upsold his PC enthusiast dad in a massive way.
He has the front radiator fans set to exhaust, and his back and top set to intake, so it's good how it is. The only thing is the top and back aren't filtered intakes.
I love that the GPU fans and case fans have almost exactly the same style RGB. Great synergy!
Would like to see a picture of the cable management in the back!
+1 from me though.
I don't know why, but for me if someone shows off their cable management first picture I am more likely to check out their build. Maybe it's because I take pride in cable management (even if its not the cleanest out there), but it makes me sad to see cables all over the place.
While I do agree with that, there are quite a few people from that community that also frequent communities like BAPCsales. If you are looking for a keyboard on the cheaper side its worth it to browse there. If you're looking to go all out on a keyboard r/mechanicalkeyboards is definitely the place to go.
I'm making the assumption that he's buying a keyboard for an alternate setup (PI setup) and so may not want to go all out on a fancy mechanical keyboard.
I've heard great things about the Ducky One series TKL Keyboards, and personally have a Glorious GMMK Compact (so smaller than a TKL), but love it. If you're not going to be using it a ton it may not be worth it to get a $100+ keyboard so something like a Drevo Blademaster may be worth looking at.
The buildapcsales subreddit (bapcsalescanada if you're in Canada) often shows keyboard deals as well, and there's lots of feedback in the comments.
I would recommend just doing a temperature test to see if you actually get a different result with the two sets of fans switched around, because you may not actually get any benefit from changing the direction of flow.
As to the heat rises comment, the amount that heat will rise is negligible when compared to the forced convection from 6 fans. I think it could improve GPU temp to swap them both around because then you'll be blowing air directly into your GPU fans from the bottom of the case, instead of blowing air into the backplate of the GPU and pulling air away from the GPU fans.
At the end of the day, if you're going for aesthetics and your GPU temps are fine then you could just leave it as is.
I would like to know this as well
Thanks for the compliment! I've spent a lot of time on cable management so I really appreciate that! I think the airflow is really good, as my temperatures never really exceed 30c over ambient (even under full load on the CPU) so the fans can stay at a fairly low speed. The GPU still gets a little warm, but I think that's mainly due to the mild overclock I have going.
Nice build! I'm looking at getting a dual arm monitor mount, what one did you end up going with, and how do you like it?
I'm glad I could help!
You should be able to change the colour on the GPU using Asus AURA sync. I would recommend trying this if you haven't already