This is my first PC build and I have been avidly researching appropriate parts for my needs for almost six months. I am an enthusiast who generally games on consoles but have been increasingly disappointed in offerings recently. My main purposes for the new rig will be gaming and graphic design but I will be using this for my every day needs as well.
Luckily I had no issues during the build. I am planning to clean up some of the wiring and get in a couple of Noctua NF-A14 Industrial fans to improve airflow from the bottom and the exhaust.
This is a wonderful processor and it has been running fine in early stress tests. I have not yet bothered to OC it but once I have a suitable setup elsewhere in my build, I will be sure to push it to its limits. Probably did not need this for my needs but was considerably cheaper than listed here as an OEM buy and will future-proof my build.
This is the first time I have built with an AIO and I was considering a 280mm radiator but was dissuaded by other member posts on here who had to resort to modding. I have replaced the fans Corsair provided with the two Fractal fans to minimise noise and so far, idle temperatures hovering at around 30 degrees Celsius. Went up to 78 on stress testing but I have a feeling this is down to other airflow issues.
This is the updated RGB version of the board and it is a fabulous board for the feature set and price. I would have liked an included shroud instead of having to 3D print one but other than this and my inability to turn off the RGBs when the PC is off, no complaints. Has a fantastic BIOS interface as well.
What a card. ASUS have nailed the OC and the cooling. Won't go above 62 degrees Celsius so far on FurMark stress tests with a score touching 6900 after further overclocking via GPUTweakII: I will be tinkering with this further. I love how the RGB can be connected with the motherboard and whilst not aesthetically the best card, I really do like the shroud design.
It's been almost 5 years since I last ripped open a PC to make changes and this was just a breeze to work with. Ample space and incredibly easy to manage cables (although I have done a shoddy job of this at present). As others have noted, it might be a tight fit to get a 280mm radiator up top and the lack of a filter where the ModuVent system is does let the case down a little, but overall well recommended.
I've moved from a 22 inch IPS to this and it's been quite amazing. As with all TN panels, colours are slightly washed out and viewing angles are inferior to IPS displays but you will not find a better TN panel at this price (note I got it for considerably less than listed here) with these features.