BUILD UPDATE Over the last year I have made numerous changes, photos show progression in order.
- UserBenchmarks: Game 116%, Desk 112%, Work 93%
- CPU: Intel Core i5-8600K - 115%
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1070-Ti - 125%
- SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 250GB - 128%
- SSD: Samsung 860 Evo 500GB - 127.9%
- HDD: WD Blue 1TB (2012) - 86.9%
- RAM: G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3000 C16 2x8GB - 96.5%
- MBD: MSI Z370-A PRO (MS-7B48)
I needed to name my custom build something cheesy, therefore "White Knight" was born. Now listen up, all jokes aside, I built this to play Fortnite. I originally started with a modest list, and slowly 1+ everything... I discovered that RGB is life, and if I look good I surely must play good. Turns out that is not true, I am still trash, but at least my PC game is on point.
Beautiful cooler, performs as well as it looks. The all white construction caught my attention from day 1, added benefit that it includes LL120s. RGB control of not only the fans, but the pump itself is incredible. Software is fairly easy to use, I would rate iCue 4/5, editing layers could be simplified IMO. White LL120s out perform originals in CFM and static pressure, an all around improved fan. My specific application dropped temps under load by 20-25C, upgraded from H60 (120mm) with a black LL120.
I wanted a simple motherboard, I could have purchased something fancier for like another $10. I didn't want RGB and crazy covers, or care for things like wifi. However, this bad boy is about as plain as it gets, the I/O panel is so flimsy and cheap looking.
The RGB color wave is very fluid and diffused.
She runs cool and silent. Fans do not even kick on until 60c , it runs around 64c under load
I was hesitant to spend $120 on three fans, but these are LIT, literally. The RGB is very vibrant, and you cannot see the individual LEDs at all. Many neat color effects! However, I still think these are a little expensive for 120mm fans. Almost forgot, the module where you plug the fans in for sequential effects only has 6 inputs. I am not sure if you can expand beyond that, but my case for example has 7 fans.