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.
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.
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.
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.
Working fine in XMP price match Amazon when it was $199 at Microcenter
Pretty cheap SSD that I use as an OS/ current game of choice drive.
Even cheaper HDD with a track record of dependability.
Open box from Microcenter. Paid less than reference MSRP and it clocks over 1400mhz so I'm not complaining.
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.
50% off at EVGA from a promo. Cannot be beat for a platinum no less and a 10 year warranty to boot.