Description

Super quiet. Everything is black and looks bad ***.

Case is amazing to work in with excellent cable management.

Able to play Witcher 3 at 1080p on ultra.

OC'ed CPU by 16% and able to get the GPU up to 1450mgz and it's memory up to 7800mgz with no issues at all, giving me about +12fps.

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Got this for $75 on NewEgg and it awesome. Yes, it is gigantic and needed to be carefully installed, but it is dead quiet, with killer low temps and looks better than any other cooler out there.

Motherboard

Zero problems with this board so far. It has everything I need and nothing I don't. Able to get a 16% overclock on my i7-4790k.

Comments

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

nice

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

+1, real clean build, rock solid parts. Buuuut, only a 250G SSD for total system storage? That seems to be cutting your total storage pretty short: Windows will eat 20ish gigs straight away, and I believe the generally accepted rule of thumb is to leave 20%-25% free to avoid performance hits, which leaves you with just ~180G free.

  • 55 months ago
  • 2 points

Ya, I'm already almost 45% full with only Windows 8.1, Witcher 3, Guild Wars 2 and Hearthstone installed. I don't bounce around a lot games wise, I usually invest in just a few so I think I'll be alright, but there is a nice open SSD slots on the back of the mobo waiting for another EVO when the time is right.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice. Big ol heat sink! Yeah the 970 will do anything on 1080p 60fps prolly for some time.

  • 55 months ago
  • -2 points

how is that cpu cooler? and how come you didint go with watercooling? it would have been cheaper lol.

1+ for well i suppose big *** cpu cooler lol

  • 54 months ago
  • 2 points

If you're buying an AIO water cooler cheaper than 75 bucks you're kind of crazy. Those things perform awful compared to the high end air coolers, and the dual 120mm radiator AIO's barely perform better than their air counterparts, for almost 20 dollars more. Not to mention nothing can fail on an air cooler except for the fan, which can be replaced easily. When you get a faulty AIO you risk your entire system getting destroyed. Long story short, if you're not building a custom loop, I would always go for a high end air cooler such as the NH D15, Cryorig R1 Ultimate, or the one used in this build.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I was sooo close to getting a H100i, but I'm old school and at the very last minute couldn't bring myself to put water inside my computer.

On the Dark Rock Pro 3: I almost got the Noctua D14, which as amazing reviews, but decided to take a risk and go for the Be Quiet! because it was black keeping everything inside the case black/white with hints of gold on the mobo. Anyway, this cooler is legit. Great temps and seriously zero noise inside the R5 case.