This is the latest iteration of my gaming PC, now with the capability to stream 1080p60 at a 6000 bitrate at a medium h.264 preset. Make sure to check me out at https://twitch.tv/cryobyte33
I went from a Ryzen 1700 to i7-8700k, then now this. The other procs have NOTHING on this guy. At stock settings and a 360mm AIO I was able to stream high movement scenes at 1080p60, 6k bitrate and medium h.264 preset and never once got above 50% CPU usage. This thing is pure, unadulterated madness.
I've only had this for a few days, but so far it's been silent and managed to keep my 1950 chilly under heavy load, can't ask for anything more!
This motherboard is a beast. 10G networking? Check. PCI lanes for days? Check. More than adequate power delivery? Check. The only complaint I have is the built in fan control. For a board this size you'd expect more than 3/4 chassis fan headers and the ASRock BIOS fan control leaves a lot of room for improvement. Fortunately, it's not hard to remedy with a SATA powered fan splitter and a custom speedfan profile.
I've never had a problem with G-Skill and I still haven't. This kit worked at 3200Mhz out of the box with no tuning and looks beautiful while doing it.
This is the ultimate drive. I usually split my OS drive from my programs drive, but with this guy I don't need to. This SSD absolutely tears through I/O and is a worthy match to my threadripper and 64G of memory.
This is a massively powerful 1080Ti. The only 2 gripes I have are: 1. There are far better aftermarket coolers than what's on here. I ended up replacing the stock thermal pads and paste and it dropped 10C, but still runs a little hot for my liking. 2. Nvidia software in general can get very buggy. I've never had the same issues with AMD, but you can't go wrong with a used 1080Ti, so I went this route instead. Overall, highly recommended if you want a 1080Ti that can pull its own and you can feed it enough air.
Mother of God, this case is the best I've ever used. I'm a Fractal Design fan at heart but I decided to break my 8 case streak with this guy and I'm so glad I did. I have this thing fully loaded with 9 Noctua fans and a top-mounted AIO. The airflow is amazing and now my PC is truly a centerpiece of my office/studio. I honestly can't think of something bad to say about this case.
Not much you can say about a PSU, but this guy has all the right connections, a massive power budget, is absolutely silent (especially on hybrid mode) and looks amazing. If you need tons of power, get it.
This is Windows. I still can't believe they charge for an OS that spies on you at every turn, but here we are. Until I can get capture card drivers on Linux, we're stuck here.
These are the quietest 3k RPM fans you can buy. With the white chromax replacement-corner-bits they look great too. Get them if you have the money and a few minutes to set fan curves.
Colors are alright, doesn't use much power and is a good secondary monitor. Nothing to write home about, but is reasonably priced.
I was a firm believer in 4k until I got this monitor, now I can't imagine playing on a non-ultrawide. The 100hz refresh and freesync are icing on an already perfect cake. Lastly, this thing is a STEAL for the current price, can't recommend highly enough.
Best "gaming" keyboard I've had, has decent macro keys, good switches, and now good software. Biggest complaint I have is that it feels really cheap, but actually isn't. Not enough to dock a star, but if you want something premium feeling, I'd look elsewhere.
Best gaming mouse I've had, good back/forward buttons, free throw mouse wheel, powerplay and DPI keys. Pretty light, but not as light at I feel it could be.
These are about as good as you can get without delving into studio monitors. Easy to put on a shelf, but no wall mount functionality or available adapters.
This mousepad lets me charge my mouse while using it and keep it wireless. I haven't ever had to plug my mouse in and the surface is great for gaming. If you have a compatible mouse, get this.
This chair was great when I got it, but it ended up firming up way too much when it was broken in. Now I end up hurting my tailbone when I sit for too long, which isn't a problem in any other chair I've used. Also, the arm rests can't slide back far enough for my taste, so I can't get close enough to my desk.