What do you use the machine for?
Another poor financial decision... I tried to unload my computer off to my brother, but he says his BSODing Dell is perfectly fine... Sure....
Yes. Currently at 4.4ghz on all cores. Still playing around with it. I've never messed around with this generation of CPUs, so learning a little at a time. I am having trouble with overclocking the memory with this board. I eventually just set the memory to "Auto" and only played with the clock multiplier. This system easily scores between my i7-8700K system and my i5-9600K on real bench.
What worked well?
Apparently, the open air chassis really keeps my GPU cool. For whatever reason, it never goes above 55 C.
When I first received the lot of products, the motherboard included was completely dead. I ended up purchasing a refurbished Asus ROG Strix X99 board off of eBay to replace the bad board.
The next problem I encountered was a bad x16 PCIe ribbon cable. The ribbon cable from Thermaltake is/was plagued with problems. Apparently, this is a known thing. Ended up buying a different brand on Amazon for $24 and that is working amazing.
Part of an EKWB Kit, a 420mm radiator, and a bunch of fittings.
There's currently no GPU waterblock at the moment. No plans to upgrade to a water block. I don't think a GPU block will help that much. Only at 55C under load. I have a watercooled version of this card in my main desktop, and under full load, the card is only at 45C.
Future Upgrades m.2 NVME drive; Thinking about the WD Black SN750 with heatsink. Another Asus GTX 1070 Strix
|EKWB S420Radiator||3x Cooler Master Air Pressure 140mm fans|
|EKWB Supremacy MX WaterBlock||CPU: Intel i7-5930K|
|EKWB SPC Pump/Reservoir Combo||200mL Reservoir tube Tube|
|In-Line Temperature Probe|
|ASUS ROG Real Bench - 4.4ghz||127,036|
|CineBench - OpenGL||156.84 fps|
|CineBench - CPU||1288|
|User Benchmark - Gaming||104%|
|User Benchmark - Desktop||97%|
|User Benchmark - Workstation||92%|
|CPU Load Folding@Home||Water Cooled||63 C|
|GPU Load Folding@Home||Air Cooled||55 C|