After a 10 year usage of Apple MBP and Asus ROG laptop, I've decided to build myself a new PC with all actual nowadays hardware. This was a bit challenging as HW got complicated, parts compatibility, speeds, voltages, connectivity, software compatibility and etc. I've started buying the parts one by one in the following order: -Case -MB -PSU -CPU -RAM -GPU -Case Fans
Pending: -Smart UPS
The project is still in progress as not all fans are bought and there are plans to do the following: My Monstrous PC v2.1 Modding - will mark those that are already done appropriately
Done/Bought/Installed: -Mechanical KB -Gaming wireless mouse -Thermaltake Riing Plus 20 RGB TT Premium Edition 1x with fan controller by TT -Modified MB plate space to have a panel for stickers -Rubber fan mounts to minimize fan vibrations and noise -Noctua NF-A20 PWM 3x -Noctua NF-A14 PWM Chromax 2x -Swap MB to Asus ROG Maximus XI Gene as current MB supports Noctua CPU fan installed 90 degrees angled only -Dust management of case to close the intakes with a dust-proof materials -Noctua NT-H1 thermal paste change for both CPU and GPU for minimal temperatures and overclocking -Ergo seat
Pending: -Kromax OFFICE S2 LCD VESA 100x100 table mount holder for the screen I'm going to buy this summer -Two M2 NVME's from Samsung running RAID 0 for turbo performance -Braided PSU cables -Noctua NH-D15 Chromax mod kit -Change acrylic window to tempered glass -Add tempered glass to metallic door on the opposite side of the case if testing won't affect T's majorly
This is the plan for now it may change during the process, for today I'm very happy to launch this beast daily and fine tune the HW and SW to perfect the build and my skills.
Thanks for reading if you are here on this last line! Feel free to contact me for any questions regarding PC builds you may have occur.
This is an update!!!
I've returned the ThermalTake Riing 20 RGB fan as it was too noisy. Instead I've swapped all case fans to Noctua. I've got three 200mm Noctua NF-A20 PWM and two 140mm Noctua NF-A14 Chromax Black fans. All connected via Low Noise Adapters included in the boxes, I had to buy two extra LNA's for 140mm's to get them silent. They weren't that loud without the LNA's but now the sound performance is decent. There is still a trouble with Noctua NH-D15 that is rotated 90 degrees blowing towards the door, thanks God the door has a mesh for breathing. This was done due to the motherboard that I currently use will get the PCI-E slot covered if the CPU cooler is installed as it should.
So far so good. The next update of the build will include the following: -Samsung 32" Gaming display -Display desk mount -Samsung SSD's 2x of 1Tb 860 QVO -Samsung 970 PRO M.2 -Asus ROG Maximus XI Gene motherboard -Thinking about a pwm fan controller but not sure if I need it
If you've read the text till this part you're my hero! Here are hints that I've used in the build: -Fans were installed on rubber screws to minimize the vibrations -Two 200mm fans that are on the top of the case are touching each other so two rubber screws were pushed between them to minimize the vibrations. -Noctua's cables are very easy to bend and cable manage
I've swapped the M/B to Asus ROG Maximus XI Gene. Awesome motherboard, very nice and easy to install. High quality make is always here with ROG products. The expensive and stylish look and feel pursuits you all the time while installing and using the product.
RAM OC isn't going higher than 3600Mhz which is frustrating. I can start the rig with 4000Mhz but it halts if RAM consuming app or game is launched. I'm not a pro in this, probably raising the timings should fix this issue. Will look into this later.
I don't hear it! At all! Working very quiet even when the CPU gets hot the PWM is not higher than 80% and it's barely heard.
Great performance! I owe this unit for more than two years and it is working perfectly well. A must have for any PC/Laptop nowadays.
The performance is great! The coolers are quiet and they aren't running until the GPU gets 60 degrees Celsius. Cool RGB LED that is controlled via app. There were people with issues when one of the fans was scratching the mount frame but this is due to transportation mechanical damage. Great unit for the next couple of years.
Very nice case for its price but there are a few things you need to know. The screws will scratch the paint off so you can see the metal and this happens out of the box because someone was testing the case before packaging it. The front USB ports are not aligned geometrically and look weird. You need to use a screwdriver for the knobs as they are very hard on turning.
A good PSU for the money they ask for it. RGB sync works well. I run my build without any power issues. And my build is a power hungry one.
I'm using Win10 for more than 5 years and it is awesome. Didn't reinstall the OS during this period on the machines I'm using daily at home and office. It's definitely worth to buy!