My H110i was driving me nuts with the fan noise whenever I'd play a game like Dungeon Siege 3 or sometimes Fallout 4. The corsair fans can idle at a somewhat tolerable noise level, but when they start spinning around 1500+ rpm it makes you think your system is about to explode from overheating. At first I thought it was the graphics card, but eventually I realized that the stock fans on many companies' radiators are just the cheap noisy kind. It honestly makes a world of difference. Strongly recommend silent wings 3.
You got a good deal for your performance value, except one thing worries me:
Your CPU cooler is only a 120mm radiator, and those corsair fans look like the cheap noisy kind.
Silent Wings 3 (or whatever the Noctua version of that is) for instance would drastically reduce the noise level.
Hmm, I guess I need to test my own in Unigine like you did and see if your numbers are better than mine. Your 42 degrees under load is pretty impressive.
Basically, I built my own PC and am just nitpicking some differences between yours and mine that strike me as crucial. If you ever hear some loud noises coming from your tower case though, that's just my advice for what's causing it. Probably what you have is working just fine for you I'm assuming.
Thanks for sharing your build with the community.
The first resolution I ever became accustomed to was 800x600. Then I started gaming at 1024x768 in Windows 95 and became used to that. Then 1920x1080. I'm definitely happy with the resolution I use.
I measure effortlessness in terms of fan noise. So, my aim is to be able to have decent graphics while making about as much noise as I do while idling. My decision to set my graphics to ultra is based entirely on my confidence that there will be little to no increase in noise.
My budget was stay under 4 or 5 grand, and I update my system every 3-6 years (which I suspect is normal). So, from my perspective I don't have any regrets. If I'm under-utilizing my system's potential, then I'm increasing my confidence in maintaining lower noise levels.