I try to keep it clean and crispy. I am always looking out for the next upgrade. New to this system is the motherboard and the 8700k which I recently upgraded from a 6600k. The i7 helped with frame rate so much at 144hz I havent even bothered set an overclock yet but during testing I've reached 5.1Ghz without any real issues. currently running at stock per core turbos so during gaming it typically sits at 4.3-4.4ghz and max temps around 60c. I could shed a few degrees off if i mounted the rad on the front but I really like the way it looks mounted on top so for now I will deal with higher temperatures. Any questions feel free to ask, frame rates at certain settings and whatnot I will do my best to answer.

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  • 19 months ago
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Hey man, quick question for you. On this mobo and with the kraken cooler, could you easily have 4 sticks of ram in this build? Or do the pipes from the kraken block ram slots? Thanks!

  • 18 months ago
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You can have 4 sticks. They might push slightly on the side of the first stick of ram depending how thick the heat spreader is. But it fits.

  • 16 months ago
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Looks great- thanks for sharing, if you get a second could you let me know what resources you used for overclock info - just got this same mobo and having a hard time finding good write ups