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I won't comment on the components yet because this is my first build and I have a lot to learn insofar as how to configure my components. All I'm going to say is that everything looks jaw-droppingly beautiful in person and I have not yet run into performance issues yet (knocks on wood 20x). I still need to learn how to OC. All I'm going to say re: components is a) the fans are so pretty <3 and b) my boot time is about 5-7 seconds max (booting from Sabrent Rocket 4.0). Booting is so quick that I sometimes have a tough time getting into UEFI BIOS.

What I will comment on is the build process...

Building this thing. WOW. What an experience. I absolutely loved building this thing from start to finish, even when I was dead-a** tired, even when I had to undo 3+ hours of cable management and start from scratch. Cable freaking management, y'all. It was by far the hardest part of the entire experience, bar none. I can't say I wasn't warned about how much of a beast it is. I found up getting 2 types of DIY mesh tubing from Amazon (one 1/4" thick, the other 3/4" thick) after taking apart my first attempt at cable management. This tubing helped me considerably. My larger tubing was a bit too large but I zip-tied it tightly and that helped. I routed my PWM fan cords (2-3 per tube) through the smaller sized mesh tubing, same for my RGB fan cords, and I followed suit with most of my other non-fan-related cables using the thicker tubing. The end result, while admittedly not gorgeous, is a lot less chaotic than the spider web I had going before.

I definitely made things harder on myself by having 7 fans instead of 6 fans--finding space on the back for a C-Pro, a Lighting Node Pro, and two RGB hubs was a bit tricky but I got it to work.

Also, I've never simultaneously read so many user manuals at one time. Some of which were cryptic af. Thank you Reddit for helping me in my time of need...

What else can I say? It posted on the first try which was satisfying for a PC building newbie such myself. Take a look and drop a line if you feel so inclined. Shout out to this community and to Reddit for helping me with a couple snags I hit during the build process. My success is due to everyone in these communities, including people who ran into the same issues I did, posted about them online and clearly articulated the issues, and got clear responses back. I could not have been successful without y'all <3.

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Comments

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

Wow you have money

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

Weird thing to say given the prices of some of the other PCs on here but oh-kay!

  • 3 months ago
  • 0 points

Why the 1200w PSU? It's a killer rig, no doubt, and I don't want to sound like a ****, I'm just curious. Great job. and thermal application should be one pea-sized blob in the center of the IHS lol make sure there isn't any excess spilling over the sides!

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

It was on sale at the time and I wanted a platinum-rated PSU. This one has an efficiency rating of at least 92% at 50% load. I also plan on adding an additional monitor and swapping out my GPU for something beefier in 2020. I figured the headroom might be useful and the price seemed right.

As for the TIM, I took care to make sure that didn't happen. It was clean on all sides.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

PS The reason I dotted the CPU like I did was to give the theory posited in this video a whirl: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYT9ud_llkI&t=252s