Trying to achieve a balance between performance and cost. With how ludacris* the prices of a toy wheel and pedals set are my budget was blown. A t150 or t300 wasn't going to cut it, they just didn't have enough feel or response. Going with the Fanatec v2.5 wasnt my first choice but a more sensible one. Direct Drive was just to much of a stretch for now. An OSW motor and a set of good pedals was pushing $2000. So double a Fanatec wheel and pedal set.
CPU-- With the current state of New processor releases so close together, it was hard to choose especially how they fudged up the ryzen launch. And intel not making Coffee lake Backwards compatible. As my first time ever looking to build a computer, I couldn't have picked a better time. But after days of youtube and google searches i settled on the 1600x
Cooler-- Cooler seems to be better for CPUs.To keep it even cooler and quieter i put 2 Noctua NF-A140mm fan on the radiator. Even at 100% CPU load i dont see temps break 55C with 50% fan speed. Although Radiator efficiency is 50C at 100% but my ears are happy with 50%.
MOBO-- needed to overclock and have good Heat sinks with m.2
Memory-- not the fastest but ill never notice
Storage-- I hate load Screens. Could have used 500gb but couldn't get a deal. Most likey opt for a two 1T 3.5in HD's
GPU-- Not looking for 4k. I was able to super sample 2.20 in the rift debugtool and keep it at 90fps for iracing. A 1080ti would see just under 90FPS @2.50 SS so not worth it
Case-- 280mm front radiator support/ Black/glass window(font 3.0 ports)
PSU-- I just keep hearing their the best. For a top of the line 750w gold psu $94 is hard to beat.
OS-- not much choice
Fans-- Because they even run under water. set them @ 20% till 53C then jump them to 45% at 54C. still very quite
Performance right on par with most reviews ive seen. Great buy for the $$$
Noctua NF-14 IPPC 3000PMW fans used 800-1300rpm
Never planed to use stock fans. Coolermaster fans were louder and needed to be spun faster to achieve target temp levels. The fans also had noticeable flex, where in a pull configuration they would hit the radiator. I found the cooler to reach its limits shortly after 2200rpm in a full load test. Light gaming and wed browsing temps stayed below 35c..This is a great buy under $100 but consider some Noctua PMWs to replace the supplied fans.
In its price range it seems to have the best VRM/chipset heat sinks. The less RGB the better but this does have 2 LEDs under the chipset that change colors. Quality product Highly recommend would buy again
reaches advertised speeds