-I reused some parts from my older build. -I got the gpu from ebay around August. -Will add more pics later
1/11/19 Edit: I added a few pics. I've since gotten a different keyboard and replaced the stock cooler. The lighting isn't very good in my dorm so my pics were a little underwhelming.
Definitely a big upgrade from my 2500k. Even with the same old GTX 660ti, my gameplay felt smoother and had higher fps. It also runs CEMU(wii u emulator) pretty well and I maintain 60fps in most parts of the game with the cpu at 4.15ghz.
The stock cooler was a little too loud for me. I got this cooler since it matched the color scheme of my build. When playing games I don't even hear the fans running. When running something like cinebench it can hold a clock of around 4.1ghz on all cores with my ryzen 2600x.
The initial bios had some issues, but its mostly stable now. I don't recommend Asus AI suite since it seems to give my pc a lot of issues. Reinstalling windows didn't help, but removing the software suite did.
Its pretty, expensive, and it works. I was a little worried about ram compatibility, but I guess the newer ryzen cpus have better compatibility. I was immediately able to set the advertised timings and frequency without issues.
A slightly noticeable improvement over my previous 240gb Sandisk SSD Plus when writing larger files. Slightly better in everything, but nothing super noticeable.
I use the silent profile and I don't even hear my gpu in most games. If you want 1080p 144hz ultra, you might want a different card. If you lower some settings then 144fps is doable. The gpu is pretty huge and I was a little worried about the clearance. It sags a little, but otherwise its fantastic.
Way better than my old case, the Corsair Carbide Spec-02. Cable management is easier and the tempered glass doesn't hurt. The sound proofing is also noticeable compared to my previous case.
Initial colors were pretty bad, but it looks decent enough for a cheap TN panel with some tuning. It can also get decently bright.
I switched out my old strafe with mx reds since it was a little loud. The mx silents are definitely much quieter, but it doesn't feel as satisfying to type on.