Hi everyone! I just finished putting together a (sort of) new build, with a few parts being recycled from my previous desktop. This time, I opted to go spend the money and treat my self to a Lian Li case. Not only does this case look absolutely gorgeous, it fit my criteria for a cube-shaped mATX case (room for H100i in push/pull, solid airflow, but also small). I outfitted the case with a bunch of quiet-edition corsair fans, 4 AF120's, 2 for side intake by GPU, 1 in front, and 1 in back, and 2 SP120s to push air through the radiator. I've got 2 IndustrialPPC Noctua NF-F12s doing the pulling, but I have them scaled far down on the speed, as they go much faster than the Corsair fans at full speed. The biggest difference I found from my older mATX case was in the airflow department; I was able to get about 200MHz higher on the CPU overclock due to the unrestricted H100i exhaust vs. my previous case, the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX. (Not to mention aesthetics, I mean I liked my previous build, but this thing looks badass. :) Anyway, feel free to comment or ask any questions that you may have (I enjoy answering them, so go ahead!).
Hands down best price-to-performance ratio for the high-end CPU's available right now. Especially if you live near a MicroCenter and can get 1 for 70-80 dollars off retail.
Great liquid cooler, I'll probably never go back to air after using this. (and won't buy a case that it doesn't fit in!)
This motherboard is awesome. It's extremely well built, and has everything you'll need to build an awesome system. (Even has dual PCI-e x16 lanes, which you can use if you have either the 5930k or 5960x).
Bought this to replace the equivalent Corsair Vengeance LPX kit that I purchased that had a bad stick on arrival. Works great, looks pretty nice too.
Fast as hell. (but Passmark never reads the seq. read speed correctly, for some reason. Even though CDM reads it just fine.) I'm using the PCI-E to M.2 adapter, since for some reason, I was only getting SATA 3 speeds, even with the SSD correctly configured in the BIOS, etc. Adding the card fixed the issue at least until I buy another GPU. :)
Does its job as a storage drive, and hasn't died/given me any problems. Therefore, I'll give it 5 stars.
Awesome GPU when it's running at stock, but I can't seem to get as much of an overclock out of it as I like (I'm sure if I did a custom loop, I'd be better off, but I don't have enough time to do that :( ). Also it's a very large card. About an inch taller than your average card.
Beautiful, well built, and functional. Hits a home run in all 3 departments. Highly recommend, 10/10.
Very efficient, comes with a lot of cables. :)
Fantastic looking panel, I use this as my secondary display. As for quality control, I guess I've been lucky. Neither this nor the monitor below have had issues. I even bought this one open box from Amazon.
Same panel as the one above, but supporting 144Hz and Free-Sync. (Yes I know, Free-Sync is an AMD thing, but I valued the IPS aspect of this display over the G-Sync of the ROG Swift, and the new Swift that was IPS -and- G-Sync was not out yet, and probably would cost upwards of 8-900 dollars.)