Okay. I am doing this nearly after 10 years. I stopped at Pentium 4
As you would have noticed I am not much for the aesthetics.
Wanted to build one for my dev needs, keeping in mind future upgrades.
Some of the build highlights
The monitor I got was a pleasant surprise. I did not intend to buy this monitor initially. However my vendor did not have what I wanted at that time, It isn't great for a super-duper gaming , but it does serve as a good monitor for most part of the basic needs.
AMD TR4 retention frames on this MB is a pain in the wrong place. The screws don't catch as they should. Only to realize later that it is everybody's problem with these boards. So if you are building one, don't be afraid in applying a bit more pressure while screwing !
I haven't tweaked any settings yet. But all the benchmarks performed as expected, except for the graphics card. It under-performed a little in most of the benchmarks
EDIT(09-Nov): GC is performing as expected
Corsair 760 T is one another part for which i haven't done much re-search, but like it did for monitor, i am more than happy with what I got. Those removable HDD bays are a god send
This Asus MB, is full of stuffs. WiFi antennas and 10G gigabit is more than what you expect. I am getting atleast 20% faster performance on a cat-6 cable when compared to my laptop
Another pain point of building, was the position of micro-usb on the kraken x62 water colling. Length of the USB plug just blocks 2 DIMM slots :(. I had to use dual-channel config.
Let me know if you need to know anything specific.
If you are an Indian buyer and wondering what was the cost for all this, its 3.20,000 INR
Also, I bought a Dell Mouse and KB combo, well what can I say, its the only mistake i made i think. Not back-lit.
If you have the money buy it
Beware that the micro usb cable may block your DIMM slots
Lot of perks. AMD retention socket needs patience. You are an RGB person than you will probably want to buy it
Well, it does the job. And lights up too
I had thought a lot about it before buying. You don't do that. Just buy it.
Meh. It was required and its there
I am not sure if its performing to its fullest potential. Need to test more
Full tower. Lots of space. Removable as well side door panel. Doesn't break easily.
Cable management can be a bit of a mess. Hard cables don't bend easily
I am not gonna say anything.
Personally, the best part of my build. Period.