First time PC build
Would imagine it'd be best described as a midway build.
Parts were picked pretty of reviews and peoples options from forum posts, severely lacking in my own PC knowledge.
PSU started off life as a Cool Master V850, on getting in to the build realised it had been sent with a USA plug (order through Amazon UK) which if it wasn't a Sunday afternoon wouldn't have been a (big) drama but it was also sans the main cable that goes to the motherboard.
So it got returned to Amazon and then turned into the HX1000i which is arguably overkill but it gives me plenty of head room if I ever dual GPU (or upgrade to something kickass)
Ram speed problem just needed XMP switching on (or off cant remember) in the BIOS
Cooler should've really been a D15 but was concerned about clearance issue
Hard to comment of the quietness of the Case and fans atm as I have an ear infection and a perforated ear drum, needless to say it sounds quiet.
Big upgrade from whatever was in my 5 year old Dell Vostro laptop, everything's pretty snappy
Very nice looking bit of kit, kinda wished I'd been brave enough to go with the D15, but first build and was worried about clearance issues.
This will become a EKWB waterblock at the end of the year.
May be me but the only fan header that gives direct control is the CPU one, bit disappointed at that.
3 of the fan headers are unreachable with the CPU cooler fitted, not really the MB's fault but a pain in the a**
Trying to decipher which SATA is which from the destruction book melted my head.
Carrying on the destruction book reads as if its been translated from Korean to English, back to Korean and then given to someone who's native language is neither of these two to translate back to English.
XPM has got my RAM playing nicely at full speed
FAST boot seems to be just another name for NORMAL boot ULTRAFAST boot shaves a whole 3 seconds of boot time and handily stops you getting in to the BIOS (BIOS accessible via software or reset)
First build, seems like a lot of connections on the motherboard should be configured at 90 degrees of at least angled to put less strain on them.
Seems snappy, currently got the OS on it, this will get moved on to an M.2 at the end of the year.
Filler card till I get a Pascal at the end of the year.
The front LED is ridiculously bright. The floor mesh filter is removed via the rear??? which numpty signed off on that? The top bays are not removable, first build but seems like they should be removable. My Corsair PSU mounting holes don't t line up with the holes in my Corsair case...
This will get changed to the Jonsbo W2 at the end of the year
...bit overkill but still
Runs silent, typically at 31/32c, have set fan to run at 40% keeps it down to 27c
Cables are stiff, cynical side of me assumes this is due to the availability of after market cables given the cost of the unit.
Installed via USB with no problems.
Wireless Network Adapter
Not interested on the looks of the inside of the case at all but this still seems like a messy option. Seems like something that should be standard on motherboards