No problems, everything installed perfectly and booted first try.

Mainly used for gaming, I got sick of the thermals on my MSI GS65.

Kinda wish I saved a little more and bought an R7 Zen2, but whatever.

I plan on upgrading the CPU in the future, probably to Ryzen 4000 (or even Intel if they get it together).

Probably gonna throw in an Arctic AIO in the future. <-- Did that :]

UPDATE: Installed Wraith Prism incorrectly, forgot to turn the clip. Load temps don't go above 80C now.

UPDATE 2: Overclocked the 2700X to 4.00GHz. Last night I scored a 3996 in CinebenchR20, woke up today and ran it only to get a 4049, running a few more times got me to 4055.

UPDATE 3: ARCTIC AIO installed, overclocked 2700X to 4.2GHz. CinebenchR20 score at 4208. (Temps are also ~5-10C cooler on CPU and VRMs)


UPDATE 5: Got bored one night and installed my 4x120mm fans and 240mm into push-pull. Temps are hovering in the upper 70s (C) under load, whatever. I've also started to buy some used video cards, such as an ASUS GTX260 and an ASUS GTX560Ti.

Realized that I literally have no intakes, the thing is filling with dust. I plan to buy 3x120mm rgb fans for the front of the case.

Part Reviews


Great processor, but the cooler actually isn't that good. It's awesome looking, but the thermals are a little higher than I'd like. (40C-Idle to 90C-Load) Edit: I installed the cooler wrong. Don't forget to turn the clip on the cooler. Temps don't go past 80C at 4.00GHz now. Changed from 4 to 5 stars.

CPU Cooler

I love this AIO. Easy installation (even for a first time AIO owner), slick design, and VERY EFFICIENT. Overclocked my 2700X to 4.2GHz and it's sitting at 70-75C under load.


BIOS is a little wacky, but overall a great motherboard. IMO the ROG branding is ugly, but the shiny part isn't even visible with a decent sized GPU installed.


Worked perfectly, 3200MHz at 1.35V.


I like this drive. It looks clean, and it holds everything I'd ever want installed.

Video Card

I love the new Founder's Edition cards. The thermals on this GPU are no problems at all, 70C seems to be the max I'm getting (with 2x120mm fans in the case).

After upgrading my monitor to 1440p144hz, the new max temp (After running Heaven for >30min) is about 80C.


My favorite low-profile ATX case. The only problem I had was hooking up my SATA cables. Using right angle cables is nearly impossible, thank god my motherboard had 2 of each kind.

Wireless Network Adapter

Plug-and-play. The antenna is slick, it's magnetic on the bottom so it attaches to your case. I'm getting my full 300mbps internet speed out of this thing (better than the speeds I was getting with my MSI laptop).

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  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build! I hate the thermal issues with most laptop, until my Helios 500 with the Ryzen 2700 and Vega56. I think its one of the best cooling laptop ever. My 2700 4ghz oc stay around 65*C under gaming load.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Is the 1TB 860 EVO your boot drive?

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. The HDD is from a broken laptop as a backup storage.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Your cpu temps with an aio are way to high. Especially only running a 2700. Might want to check your thermal paste.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Lowered to 3.7GHz some time back, only rises to 70C.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably a good move. Sucks when aios fail on the oc.