Description

I'm a post console gamer brushed up on rig building back in 2013. My hold over parts like the CPU were totally worth it because cannonlake is supposed to be where the 10nm magic is. Right now Strix 980ti (SLI soon?…) I bought a new TV as well and it is a 43" Sony 830C (1080p/120hz 4K/60hz HDMI 2.0) and it looks real good. My biggest curiosity now is G-SYNC or VR but might have to wait to see what route is worth taking because I'm VR ready but ULMB and SYNC might be better.

Part Reviews

CPU

Great processor from Microcenter. If DX12 and Win10 have promising use for more than a single core I'll be in business for awhile longer.

CPU Cooler

Seems to be a solid CLC with a 5 year warranty. Pump can make noise but you can cancel it out a bit with rpm changes not so much lower rpm.

Motherboard

Open box like the G1 980ti and like it, it serves the purpose. Microcenter claims its a complete open box but somehow no I/O shield is a compete set... Like the features and style. Asus started the red gamer bit and I'll make it work.

Memory

Working fine in XMP price match Amazon when it was $199 at Microcenter

Storage

Pretty cheap SSD that I use as an OS/ current game of choice drive.

Storage

Even cheaper HDD with a track record of dependability.

Video Card

Open box from Microcenter. Paid less than reference MSRP and it clocks over 1400mhz so I'm not complaining.

Case

What a monster. I had to put it long ways in the back seat of the car as it would not slide in the trunk. It is cost effective but the cost of that is that they really need to use a hand tool power level of screwing in the thumb screws. I had to use flat heads straight on or it was useless.

Power Supply

50% off at EVGA from a promo. Cannot be beat for a platinum no less and a 10 year warranty to boot.

Comments

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Question: where's the blue? Or am I blind?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

There's one Blue Riing fan in the back where there was a stock one in two of the pics, but that's it.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Thought so. I am blind. Lol

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

You know those cases stack right? You can buy a second one incase you run out of space in something the size of a bus

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

Whats that small single fan?

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

The blue LED one? That's a blue Thermaltake Riing 12, a fairly new high static pressure fan of theirs which they just made RGB versions of.

  • 51 months ago
  • 1 point

That chassis completely dwarfs this GPU. Crazy build. +1 for being the only owner on this site.

  • 48 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi,

Any issues with mounting the CPU cooler with this case?

Thanks!

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

its the same gpu

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  • 44 months ago
  • 1 point

I know, where are the weekly console burnings?