I wanted to build a computer that was truly overkill for 1080p gaming.
Now for some stupid things that happened during the build.
I put the CPU cooler backplate on upside down. It made the idle temps close to 40C, and for 4 hours I was sitting there scratching my head wondering: "is this normal?". It was most certainly not normal. I ended up replacing the thermal compound that came with the cooler twice, and it was still doing it. After looking in the manual to see if I had done something wrong, I saw it. The backplate was upside down. Just, why? So I had to take the entire thing off for a third time. After everything was set I ended up seeing 24C idle, ~45C while gaming, and ~60-65C while doing stress testing.
I somehow broke the front dust filter on the front of the case. Basically, this thing is removable. I took off the aluminum front, and then the dust filter but ended up snapping off the bottom right corner clip so now it's just loose on that corner. I can't though and it doesn't add any weird rattles so I don't care too much.
Overall I am very happy with the build.
Also, sorry for potato quality pictures.
EDIT: Sorry for the inactivity I have been dealing with an RMA on my GTX 1080 and I am still waiting on getting the card back. Once I get it back I will post more pics, hopefully with a better camera. Thanks.
This is the best consumer grade chip Intel makes. It has handled everything I've thrown at it no problem.
I get very good idle temps at 24C, and decent load temps at 65C. I would have liked to see lower, but I suspect the reason is because of the crappy stock Corsair fans.
I bought this thing for the color scheme alone. It works as well as any other motherboard, despite some features being missing. It doesn't have a ton of bells and whistles, and that's okay.
32GB, 3200mhz. It works, and it looks good, too.
It's fast, very fast.
It's a hard drive. It's boring and that's how I like it.
Probably the best 1080 out right now, aside from the ASUS Strix. The overclocks were on par with the rest of the 1080s out of the box and it has nice lights.
The best building experience I've had in a long time. The tempered glass side panels are a thing to behold. When it's dark in my room, I find my self asking "are there side panels on this?".
It supplies enough power to power my computer, and it's 80+ gold.
Good budget 1080p gaming monitor. Colors aren't perfect, but that's to be expected from a TN panel. Good job ASUS.