Put together this relatively quiet and discreet air-cooled system with the aim of supporting VR and 4K graphics. The Fractal R5 stock rear fan was moved to the lower front intake position and a grey Noctua PWM fan positioned as rear exhaust. All case fans are connected to, and controlled by, the motherboard rather than the case fan switch. All parts perform as advertised and the case and compact modular power supply made assembly easy. Fitting the H7 cooler was fiddlier than expected and the method of connecting front I/O on the Asus motherboard hasn't improved from six years ago, but the feature set on this motherboard is otherwise excellent.
Good but soon to be superseded by Coffee Lake
Quiet, compact, performs well for its size and weight, looks good, good price.
Good feature set but soon to be superseded when Coffee Lake is introduced.
Works at advertised speed with XMP enabled on Z270E
Fast. Very Fast. Did I mention it is fast? And a bit expensive.
Cheaper than a 2TB SSD. As hard drives go it performs well enough.
Astonishing performance. Fans stay off (silent) below 6o °C threshold.
Case needs no introduction. Versatile and easy to work with. Quiet features. Easy access dust filtration.
Compact, quiet, fully modular, 10 year warranty. Ideal.
Works fine. A bit noisy but not used very often these days.
PWM keeps rpm and noise low but if set to full speed (mine goes up to 1300rpm) it is not quiet. Two tone grey of the Noctua Redux matches aesthetics better than brown Noctua fans.