Here is how it all started before you begin reading, https://pcpartpicker.com/b/r49J7P
This was a much needed upgrade as the 2200G was bottlenecking a previous EVGA GTX 1070 SC I had before, even at 4.3ghz. Otherwise I wouldn't of gotten the 2600. I just wish the 2600 was binned a little better since 4.2ghz needs 1.5375v for stable operation.
Great board for the cost at the time of purchase. Did not need a bios update for the Zen+ processors thanks to Newegg.com
Had to make an upgrade from 8gb to 16gb due to heavier games and computing usage. We can thank Google.com for that. Currently clock at 3466mhz/1.4v/16-17-17-34.
Same old 60gb SSD for the OS and 320gb for everything else. I may add another 500gb SSD in the future but I really do not see it happening soon. 320gb is more than enough since I only play 4 games, CSGO, PUBG, COD BO4 and CarX Drift.
Took me a while to decide on a atmospheric or hybrid card but after much research about 1080s and their normal load temps, I had to have myself a watercooled GPU. It's holding up real well and semi beast at overclocking.
Has served me well especially with the constant week to week and month to month upgrades. The door style tempered glass panels made it real easy during the process.
An old Corsair CX450 was powering a EGVA GTX 1070 SC and the rest of the system. It held up great for hours at a time but I knew once having the 2600 and 1080, there was going to be a lot more overclocking and the CX450 was not going to hold up.
Same fans as before. I can't part with them for some reason. They don't have high CFM like the original AIO fans but performance difference is minimal to about 3c. Plus they're super quiet compared to just one AIO fan.
I am more than happy with the final outcome and how far this build has taken my knowledge. The 2600 operates daily with all cores locked at 3.9ghz/1.2625v. Memory is set to 3466/1.4v/16-16-16-34
HWiNFO64, NZXT CAM, Precision XOC, 3DMARK, Unigine, Cinebench, Prime95, Thaiphoon Burner, DRAM Calculator, CPU-Z, GPU-Z
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Came straight from Newegg with a updated bios. VRMs took 1.55v with no issues and kept both my 2200G and 2600 at 4.3ghz with zero issues.
Not Samsung b-die but very stable on 3466 @ 16-17-17-32.
Temps are always chill as I was expecting.
Love the case. Door style panels really help with constant upgrades. Very roomy for such a small case. Only con is the manual stating the rear has room to fit a 140mm but can not as I have tried. Case is 9/10 and I would buy it again.
Looks amazing and still going strong these pass 8 months. Super easy setup with the molex daisy chains.