Think I used the adapter that came with it. Plugged all the cables into the adapter, then the adapter into the board iirc.
Phenomenal. Nothing else to say.
5 or 5.1 Honestly don't remember at this point.
Yep those are absolutely the Phanteks HALO LUX fan rings.
I have 4 of them. (3x 140mm, 1x 120mm) for all the fans, however, without modifying my CPU power cable (or not using both the 8 and 6pin connectors), I can't actually fit the full sized silent wings 3 fan + the RGB frame between the top of the case and the power cable. That's why there's no fancy ring there. The front fans do have the ring on the back though to add some interior illumination even if you can't see it thorugh the front of the case.
They'd look dynamite on the front of the h510 though.
Awesome! Welcome home!. :)
Haven't been any queues since the first week on my PVE server (Myzerael).
Reddit seems to show people on specific PVP realms still having queues though.
Yeah, I find it a lot more engaging than retail personally. Other than queues for the first 2-3 days I haven't had any on mine either.
I have stayed away from the AH thus far, so can't really speak to that.
Hmm, I didn't get stuck with any queue-times last night on my particular server. It was noticeably busier after about 7pm servertime, but very playable.
shorter (15min) queue on my server tonight.
I was approx 5000 in queue. Timer started off at 94 mins. Didn't take that long, but it wasn't an insignificant wait either.
Server is much much quieter this morning, no surprise since it's going down for maintenance in about 3 mins.
There was a line up for early named mobs.
This is for the 5700xt Limited Edition (which is sold out everywhere and may not become available again). It's $10 more than the non-Limited edition and came with an RGB mouse pad, the GPU is the same.
You omitted what your intended use case is for this machine which makes certain aspects of it difficult to comment on.
64GB is likely overkill for anything not workstation level workload related. If you need 64GB you know you need it. There is no thinking you might need it for gaming.
Same can be said for nvme SSDs. If you need them for large file transfers then for sure they're worthwhile. If it's for gaming, you're not going to see any reasonable benefit for the big spending on the Samsung Evo nvme drive.
In regards to gaming, your monitor is going to hold back your rig significantly. You've got the horsepower there to game at 1080p / 144hz no problem. You could aim for 1440p at 100+. You're going to overkill the hell out of 1080p @ 75hz.
As to your choice of GPU, if you're looking for the gold aesthetic of the EVOKE then go for it, but PULSE offers better acoustics and thermals (minimally but it's there).
You also might want to look at the PowerColor RedDevil (if I was buying a 5700XT, this would be it).
Looks dynamite. IMO be quiet! needs more love.
Motherboard itself has been solid, no issues with performance or any weird issues.
RGB Fusion software isn't amazing but it functions and makes my TFDelta SSD and Phanteks Halo LUX rings look purty.
Motherboard already has a 1GB NIC onboard, so unless you need a 2nd one, you can skip the addon NIC.
Also, the $200 AORUS board has basically the same VRM, (I believe), so unless there is a specific feature that the ULTRA has that you're after, you could save some dough there.
Samsung SSDs, while commonly considered the best, are pretty much never considered to be the best value.
For the GPU, I'd strongly recommend waiting for one of the partner 5700xt boards to become available.
From what I've seen, the PowerColor's Red Devil, and the Sapphire Pulse (I realize they are USD links) are out performing, and run way cooler than the AMD reference design. MSI's EVOKE has gotten much better thermal results than the reference as well.
While the partner boards won't actually save you money, they're likely to be a much better value due to improved performance and thermals, while only costing 10-40 USD more.
PCPartPicker Part List
Try following one of these if you're on an AORUS z390 motherboard.
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High-End X470 Motherboards:
ASRock X470 Taichi Ultimate (cheapest 10GbE LAN for Ryzen)
MSI X470 Gaming Pro Carbon (can run 3900X fully overclocked)
ASUS Prime X470 Pro (cheap option for 6-core or 8-core)
MSI Gaming B450 Pro Carbon (VRM downgrade, but can handle 3900X with airflow)
MSI B450 Tomahawk (cheapest option for 6-core)
MSI B450I Gaming Plus (ITX motherboard)
X570 Boards Around $700 or so:
Gigabyte X570 Xtreme (XOC/high-end without chipset fan)
ASUS Pro WS X570-ACE (lots of PCIe slots / workstation)
X570 Boards Around $350 or so:
Gigabyte X570 Master
ASRock X570 Gaming X
ASUS X570 Crosshair VIII Hero (high-end ASUS)
X570 Boards Around $300ish
ASRock X570 Taichi
X570 Boards Around $200ish
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus (with WiFi)
Gigabyte X570 Elite
Gigabyte X570 I Pro WiFi (mini-ITX)
X570 Boards Roughly Below $200
Gigabyte X570 Gaming X
ASUS TUF Gaming X570-Plus
Buildzoid really liked the VRMs on AORUS' z390 lineup as well.
The extreme is absolutely gorgeous looking, but I'm going to keep all my internal organs and skip picking up that board.
Yep. This cooler is definitely adequate for my 9700K at 5Ghz.
F7 AORUS BIOS.
It's one of the hottest days of the year today, it's idling at around 35C, game temps are typically in the high 60C - low 70C range depending on the title.
I personally have had some instability with certain AVX workloads, so I decided to use an AVX offset, but I've actually had this thing up to 5.1Ghz and temps were fine.
I will be upgrading to the Dark Rock 4 Pro at some point, simply to give me access to all 4 memory slots, but the DR4 is absolutely able to cool my 9700K at 5Ghz.
Me neither until the other day. Guess i should have started with EVGA.
Yeah, but it'll be an absolutely insane build. Please post pics of it when you're done! =)
That was my assumption as well when buying the CableMod kit.
It wasn't until after it arrived that I learned from the EVGA site, that the 2 slot bracket they offer will NOT support the stock cooler. It's for a waterblock only.
So, no dice mounting this thing vertically without cutting the case, and using a different bracket, which I don't want to do.
I would absolutely love to play with a Dark board. Sadly, they are too rich for what my wife will let me get away with.
(with her knowing)
Z390 Dark. =)
If anyone cares, I decided to try the G703 as it was on sale for like $79 CDN. It connected instantly once Windows recognized the USB adapter. Feels pretty good using it, don't notice any input lag in Windows, haven't done much gaming with it, but from what I've seen so far I've not noticed it to be very detrimental in relation to my wired mouse.
It'll be changing a bit in about a month. :)
Good wow, or bad wow?
What Dante said. ^
From pretty much everything I've seen, the z390 Tomahawk is a very mediocre motherboard in the z390 stack. The VRMs on it just don't measure up to other boards around the same price point.
I'm also of the opinion that if you're going to go water cooling, you're going to want a 240 mm rad at minimum. You can probably keep the 9700K cooler for less dough with a beefy air cooler than with that 120mm AIO.
Better board, better cooler, under $2100.
You could consider adding a couple of intake fans, though you'll hear/read varying levels of effectiveness in the h500. I personally opted for intake fans.
Anytime, happy to help.
FWIW, the included antenna is magnetic. I find it somewhat ugly, so I just stuck it to the back of my case so that it remains more or less out of sight. Even with 12CM above the case you could just lay it flat on top of the case and it'd do the trick, it's only about 2cm in THICC-ness.
I mean... maybe? If there is a USB bluetooth adapter you're using, it's no longer the AORUS Ultra's bluetooth you're trying to connect to.
I use no adapter to connect my BT keyboard to either of my machines (laptop/desktop). If you have your motherboard BT enabled and are using a USB adapter, I suppose they could be interfering with each other.
If you're going to try and use your motherboard Bluetooth, again, I recommend updating your drivers, and installing the WIFI antenna on the back, these definitely impacted my Bluetooth range.
I know I'm late to this party and all, but I've recently got my hands on the Anne Pro 2 (60%, bluetooth/wired, RGB keyboard) with Gateron Brown switches.
I don't know if it's the switches themselves, or some form of stabilizer that Obinslab uses on the board, but I absolutely love it.
I've had Cherry MX Blues (very clicky), and SteelSeries QX2s (essentially an MX Red clone I believe - ultra sensative), and I've been enjoying the Gateron Browns the most, by far.
Gaming over Bluetooth isn't ideal. At times there is noticeable input lag, but it's absolutely fine while wired.
It's (supposed to be) primarily a work keyboard via Bluetooth to my laptop, but I find myself grabbing the USB cord, and connecting it to my desktop for gaming sessions as well. FWIW the bluetooth on it has been functioning fine for work purposes, no complaints on this board at all other than I didn't get it when I built my machine originally.
Having just started using the BT adapter on my Z390 Ultra, I'd suggest installing the wifi antenna. You might also (unsure) get better results if you update your BT adapter drivers, but if you don't already have the wifi antenna installed, I strongly recommend it.
My Anne Pro 2 struggles to connect a couple feet away if the antenna is not connected. With it connected, the keyboard is detected (usually) within a second or two.
This could be some bro-science, but I've also found that moving my cell phone away from my BT devices tends to help with connection.
It'll be tight but should fit unless you've got some crazy high motherboard standoffs or something.
I did a search on pcpp for the p400s with a Dark Rock in it. Seems the Dark Rock 3 fits, I don't see anyone using the DR4 in it.
This guy on builds.gg has a p400s TG with a DR4 in it.
stop raining on my parade :(
Would second this. Now, if he asked for Black and Gold, that'd be something.
21:9 1440p 120hz monitor
2080Ti to push said monitor
9900k to push frames
1TB max of storage? (weird flex, but ok)
Yup. DR4, Corsair ram in 2/4, XMP at 3200.
I dunno, I was able to get it connected to one of the two computers once via Bluetooth, could never reconnect it.
Connecting it via USB/Lightspeed 0 times on either machine with the mouse literally pressed up against the USB receiver, both with and without the extension cable.
I'm glad yours has been flawless for you, I just certainly didn't share that experience.
Yeah, by switching to the DRP4, it will cover shorter ram modules. If I stay with the Vengeance RGB pro, i'd be in the same boat (at best) as far as blocked modules.
You can see here, that Trident Z RGB modules fit under both the DRP4, and it's fan at 44-45mm in height. And this is the difference in the 44mm Trident Z RGB (from Gskills specs), and Corsair's Vengeance RGB Pro at 52mm.
The DRP4/fan will block the RGB from a straight on view, but will provide an underglow effect, not to mention will still be visible from the front, just not the way most RGB fans would like.
Better pic showing the blocked first slot with the DR4
Full on Unicorn poop mode
The Dark Rock 4 (non-pro) does interfere with the first memory slot (at least on my z390 mother board). The memory works fine in slots 2/4, but the fan in it's stock configuration (on the front), absolutely impedes the front slot. I'm not even sure if lower profile memory will fit under the fan on the DR4. Provided your IO shield/cover allows for it, you could mount the fan on the back of the DR4 and have it pull air through the heatsink (rather than the default of pushing it through), however, IMO the heatsink loses ALOT of it's aesthetic that way. Personal preference of course, but it is something I did try.
As Transit mentioned, anything under 45-46mm should fit under the DRP4, fan and heatsink, restricting none of the slots.
The DR4 works well enough to keep my 9700K cool at 5ghz, though I am planning on swapping it out for a DRP4 for better performance, looks (imo), and memory slot availability, all of which are really first world problems at this point.
I've looked at ALOT of stuff, specifically when it comes to the DRP4, and I feel, personally, I should have gotten that to begin with, but there's nothing wrong with the DR4 if you're ok sacrificing the primary memory slot.
My build is here and you should get an idea as to how the DR4 sits on the motherboard and Corsair's Vengeance RGB Pro looks with it. Hopefully all of this helps. If you have more questions, hit me up.
As to the Dark Rock Slim, from what I've seen it's initial reviewshave been pretty good, however it's not going to perform as well with less surface area, and a smaller fan.
The kids surprised me with the Logitech G603 for Father's Day. If this mouse's inability to connect via "Lightspeed" (or even bluetooth) reliably is any indication of the rest of the Logitech stack, I might just have to stick with wired solutions.
Suffice it to say, this thing is going back to the store.
Get an x570 board.
That's unfortunate, it's a dynamite piece of kit that I'm (sort of) waiting patiently till Father's Day to be 'allowed' to play with.
Thanks for the responses fellas!
How does the G703 compare? It's "on sale" for $99.99 CDN at a number of retailers right now.
The Corsair offerings look ok, but don't appear on any "top" lists I can find, I assume there's a reason for this?
I've also read good things about the Razer Mamba, but I've been burned by Razer products in the past (every single one has failed).
I just bought Doom (2016) on Steam. Totally worth my money. So much fun, cannot wait for Doom Eternal in November.
The motherboard VRMs aren't good for a 9900K but should be fine for an 8700K. You may want to check how many rear USB ports you need in your setup, because this board is somewhat limited there.
You should aim for a 400A binned GPU. Especially since the XC Ultra is cheaper than Black you have selected.
A VRM that can handle a 9900K, more USB options (and cheaper) on this motherboard.
Up to 12% better GPU performance (and cheaper) GPU.
EDIT: Also, if you don't need 12 threads, the 9700K is a bit faster and €4 cheaper than the 8700K.