I initially started buying this build at the beginning of april, but due to a lack of budget and inexperience I finally ended to complete it few weeks ago. The previous pc was a 7 years old 3770k with a gtx 670 and it was time to change it. At that time I wasn't caring at all to cable management or aestetic but now, also thanks to the extra budget I wanted to go for a full RBG build.

I chose the corsair 500d for his aestetic; I really love its elegant shapes but I have to admit that cable management is really a pain if you have no experience. I obtained a good results at the third try when I bought the single sleeved cables and acquired some experience. But at the end you can really appreciate the results.

I was and I'm still quite new to overclock but this time I really wanted to go for it. The mobo is quite good and has only few extra features compared to the aorus master. I could obtain good results for a 5ghz OC at 1.28v, for not heavy AVX workload; temperature are really acceptable in these conditions: with rt of 22°C I'm iddling at 33, coolant at 28; while under load 55-60 with games and 70-75 with prime95.

The only negative things are that the psu thend sometimes to vibrate in a noisy way but I think to upgrate it with the platinum or titanium one of the same series. Also, the RGB fusion provided by gigabyte is really trash, lights effects are poor and it's partially incompatible with g.skill ram. At the end I decided to uninstall it and keep only icue and gskill software

Part Reviews

CPU Cooler

Great aio, enough big to cool a 9700k overclocked to 5ghz while keeping noise in acceptable range. Monitoring tools provided by icue are really useful


Good mobo, really similar to the master but available at smaller price just for few extras for advanced oc. Negative downside is the gigabyte software, really bad especially for the rgb things


good and fast hdd but quite hot and noisy. I you use it only for data maybe it's better to go for a 5400 rpm or another brand


Probably one of the more beautiful cases in the market that allows to show in a great way all the components. Space is limited, so you need to have a good experience in cable management to fit everything in a clean way expecially considering that the tempered glass is on both side.


  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you do this beatifull cable management?

  • 3 months ago
  • 2 points

thanks! It took me a lot of time, expecially at the beginning. I obtained this results at the third try. I think that the best way to reach a good results is to think how you want to see the cable at the end of theri path, like close to the controller. Then you imagine all the possible paths and pick the longest one. This way you can distribute the cable below a bigger area of covers. Also loops can be usefool; like the AIO cables runs in the upper part of the case and come back at the starting point before going down to the controller

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Am building something similar to this (by coincidence). What is the thing under the GPU which says "TRUE GAMING"? It is to stop the GPU from sagging? if so where did you get it? thanks :)

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

it was included with the GPU; I guess MSI provides it at least along with the high end models. It works as anti-sag support and it's fixed with two screws to the case. It helps a bit but to be safer I added a support for the support (the small cylinder in plexiglass)