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System will be used for photo editing mostly

. Thermaltake Core P1 case is wonderful for our needs, removed the wall-mount stuff to make a ton of space available for cables. . Thermaltake RGB Water 3.0 cooling is just okay (newbi to water world), next time will upgrade to software controlled lights... the RGB hardware controller is a $#@! . Thermaltake RGB 750W Power was little to much... ready for next upgrade tho (very nice unit) . ASUS MB & Video always on the mark just like the Corsair memory... 5 Star! . M2.2280 Intel 512GB SSD is great for a boot drive... having fast Seagate 1TB for general storage . Windows 10 Home 64 bit installed using USB stick... quick/easy

note: CPU Fan replaced with Water Pump, to prevent CPU Fan failure during boot up: 1. go into BIOS Monitor section 2. Q-Fan configuration 3. Set CPU Fan Speed Lower Limit to Ignore

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  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

I love the open design btw and all the RGB looks nice was thinking maybe I'll do an open build as well is dust an issue??

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Thanks... I need to have a good look to see if "dust" is an issue... have it on a lower shelf, all the lights look cool but its about time to pull it out for a close look.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Why such a good cooler for a non overclockable CPU?

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

maybe he is thinking of upgrading soon or trying to take advantage of the absurdly high turbo this CPU has. Or he just wants it to look cool.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

The Turbo is sweet! added couple of pics showing bios Ai Tweaker screen & Intel's processor freq reporting back with 3.79 GHz.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

good to know you set it up really well! The highest I've seen on this CPU is 4.1 GHz at 80c Also, how is the GPU holding up? I'm interested.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

GPU is working okay... have run several benchmark apps, posted pic of results from Novabench.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Good question... Price Point is great for the i5 8400 and its has a little more going for it than most realize. Read Dave James Intel Core i5 8400 review @ PCGames https://www.pcgamesn.com/intel-core-i5-8400-review-benchmarks.

Once the price comes down on the i7's I'll think about upgrading.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Does that GPU have a backplate? I'm thinking about getting the same one but vertical mounting may not be an option.

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it does... posted a few pictures of the card, hope these help.

  • 12 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have any knowledge on why the Rog strix ADVANCED is so much cheaper the the regulars for the 1060 models?

  • 7 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I think since non of the rtx graphics cards were made, the gtx 1060 was the rtx 2060 super back then. Dont buy the ones that are more than 300$ because your better off buying at 1660 ti than a gtx 1060.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Not a clue here... I selected the ROG STRIX B360-I GAMING MB because I really like the ASUS brand, the Mini-ITX foot-print was a must have for the case I selected, and price point. Have noticed price drop on the ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING, may upgrade soon. Best Regards, Rock

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you rate your GPU? There’s no reviews on it.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Yocracra, We're use this system for photo editing and the GPU has been great... If you look at build picture #14 it have the Novabench results wich includes GPU stats. Hope this helps. Regards, Rock

  • 15 months ago
  • 0 points

If you ever are gamming on that upgeade that cpu

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

You can... read the thread above...

  • 15 months ago
  • 1 point

my b

  • 15 months ago
  • 2 points

System will be used for photo editing (not much of a gammer here), going to add Intel Optane memory 32GB (its ordered) to see if it will improve the unit a little.