I'd like to know that too. I got the same CPU, Mobo, ram combo but it won't run faster than 2133 for me no matter how many different speeds/voltages/latencies I try. Curious if mine is just bad.
Gorgeous... if only you didn't need to spend so much money to get b/w Noctua stuff!
Very nice, but do you really need 32GB of RAM?
Your Part List says you used a Dark Rock 3, but the pictures and your own description show a Dark Rock Pro 3.
Where did you get these "ideal" numbers from? Why are they ideal?
Each person has a different size bank. He never said it was cheap. Besides, the main computer is only about $2000, and there's a lot of money going into software there. Also I don't see how the drives you suggested are "insane" in any way.
"Didn't like the ram ports, they felt like I was suppose to force the ram sticks in which made me nervous." This is generally true of all motherboards.
How much did you spend on parts just to make everything match the color scheme? I'm pretty sure it's about another $80-90 just to get the Noctua cooler monochromed. Plus RGB lights, a white backplate for the graphics card, the Ryzen cover over the front middle fan, and the custom sleeved cables. Not to mention potentially paying more for the RAM and motherboard to get the lighting you wanted. I wish I had that kind of money to just throw at making things look prettier.
Looks good except for the reflection of your shirtlessness in the window. :P
I was gonna say... How bad could your VRMs be to need that fan, but I guess if you like the aesthetic and understand it's overkill, then enjoy it.
You sir, know how to shop. Great work on saving so much money and still getting a gorgeous and high-performance machine or if it.
Also, would you recommend this aio vs Noctua NH-U12S if I wanted to overclock a Ryzen 7 CPU to 3.9+ Ghz and still have a super quiet system?
The fact that they are light enough colored worked out so that they reflect enough of the lights to blend in relatively well. Personally, though, I would have gone with Cryorig H7 or something like that because when I really look, I still notice the brown and a black and white cooler would have fit in nicer.
Did you put the HDDs into RAID 0?
From the tests I've seen, it doesn't matter much unless there are some huge textures on some of the more demanding games
Where did you get green accents for the case?
The 1700 could easily overclock to the same level or higher than a 1700x and costs $100 less. Most people realized this and were just buying the 1700, so I assume Microcenter just realized this and made an incentive for people to help clear out their 1700x stock.
How much of that hard drive space are you using? Any of it in a RAID?