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!