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ABOUT THIS BUILD! This has computer has been a LONG work in progress for me, but I am finally getting to where I want it. It has been a bit of a challenge since I had never built a computer before (or even opened one up for that matter). It was a great learning process and this is seriously like adult LEGOs if you take the time to research and budget.

WHAT DO I USE IT FOR? I am a big simulator advocate, but also really enjoy racing and driving games. I play American Truck Simulator, Farm Simulator, Forza, Need for Speed, Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, etc. But I am also a big modder as well. So I use the computer to develop custom maps, cars, trucks, etc.

THE CASE! The Phanteks Enthoo Primo case is MASSIVE. Pictures make it look way smaller than it really is. However, it was nice to do a full ATX tower build for my first one because it gave me more wiggle room, but it also leaves room for expansion down the road (which I keep doing every few months). The space kind of came back to bite me though because it's very hard to fit on top of a desk due to its size and weight. So I had to basically take my existing desk and build it into a L Desk, which still didn't fit. I have the plans to build 1 massive custom built desk once I get the space and time.

HOW DOES IT PERFORM? I can run any game on the triple monitors on the highest graphic settings and hover consistently at 60 FPS, with a few dips into the high 40's, but they only last 3 seconds and then it bumps back up. Heat is not an issue, due to the massive Primo case and all the fans I have installed. I may add another Strix GTX 1070 O8G in the future to really lock it into a solid 60FPS.

THE ACCESSORIES! Because of my passion for simulator type games (especially Farming Simulator), I have tons of peripherals. Not only am I just playing at an almost constant 60 FPS, but it's hitting that while running; 1) Triple Monitors 2) Keyboard and mouse 3) Steering Wheel 4) Side button panel 5) Dual Joysticks 6) Headset 7) TrackIR head tracking 8) Game board

Love the computer, love the setup. Didn't exactly love the cost (HAHA), but it was worth it to wait and purchase over several months, because I'm sure I saved about $1,000 by only buying things when they were on sale or came in bundles. GAME ON!

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

but this thing is a beast. LOVE IT!

Not mine and

I also love it.....

+1

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

At first glance I thought you had a mitx mobo in there.... that thing is huge, great build!

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

Lot of blank white spaces. Might wanna do some custom painting there or add some kind of attachable eyecatchers.

  • 44 months ago
  • 2 points

I have some plans to take away the blank white space, especially for the power supply compartment. I am in the process of getting my metal/wood working shop finished, then I plan on doing custom cutouts that will be back lit by LEDs.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet mother! °_o

  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

that case screams for custom watercooling. with a 200mm radiator in the front and a fat 240/280 in the bottom with push/pull configuration. that would look sick

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet build +1.

How's that motherboard, run into any problems with it? I'm looking to get the same one.

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

I like it a lot so far. It has tons of features and I had zero problems with it, including flashing the BIOS on initial startup. I would definitely recommend the Hero Alpha, especially if you don't want to dish out the extra money for the Formula. Only had a couple "issues";

1) the LED's not turning off after shutting down the computer. Enabling the erp setting in the "advanced" tab of the BIOS to "S5" fixed that.

2) Every once and a while when the computer shuts down, it will immediately turn back on. Happens only once and a while, but I'm still trying to work that out.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a solid board, I'm just hoping I don't get any problems since recently lots of people have been complaining about ASUS's customer support. Nevertheless, I'll take the risk. Thanks for the help :D

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

and the gpu/cpu temp? boot speed?