Joined on 02/08/17
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 P2
Pros: -EVGA quality/reliability/warranty/customer service is all top notch -More power than most people will ever really need -Full modular design makes install nice, easy and clean, with the option for custom cables in the future
Overall Review: -After building PC's for a long time EVGA is my goto brand for power supplies and video cards -Computer parts are always becoming more power efficient, power supplies are one of the only items you can truly "future proof"
Rosewill 120mm Case Fan with Red LED and PWM
Pros: -PWM -Bright red LED's -Red ring around fans looks really nice inside case -Very quiet -Doesn't feel cheep
Cons: -Fans are rated to spin from 500-1500 rpm but using Asus Fan Xpert none of mine will spin lower than 600 rpm and none of them come anywhere close to 1500 rpm, most of them cap out around 1300rpm. The 4-pin connection on my Asus MB is rated four times higher then the max power draw of these fans so its not a problem on my end -These fans are rated at 63cfm, I highly doubt they do anywhere near that, Even at full speed they struggle to move any air at all.
Overall Review: -I bought a few of these to use as case fans but will be replacing them with Corsair ML120 Pro Red LED fans
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC Black Edition GAMING
Pros: - This card is probably the best value for the money in the 1080 Ti lineup. - My card boost to 1987 MHz out of the box with no overclock. - Stays cool and quiet, I can't hear it at all. - Idles at 37C, max temp I have seen is 67C.
Cons: - The logo that lights up on the card is supposed to be white but it has a slight blue tint.
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero
Pros: -True enthusiast level board with every function you could ever want or need. -Perfect for water cooling setups and even test bench setups. -Tons of BIOS options. -If you are buying a Z270 board at this price point you already know what your buying.
Cons: -The M.2 storage on my board had to be manually set to x4 mode in the bios, by default they are set to x2. If you don't manually set this, you will limit SSD performance.
Overall Review: -Asus has been my goto brand for a long time and has always been reliable. -M.2 screws included, not included with SSD's so these are nice to have.
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 HYBRID GAMING
Pros: -Card is running at 2000MHz out of the box with no overclock at all according to EVGA Precision XOC. -GPU temp never exceeds 37 degrees with my fan setup, idles at 22 degrees. -Plays all of my games at max settings with high FPS. -Helps keep my room and PC cooler
Cons: -The radiator fan did not work at all out of the box, I plugged the fan into my MB header and it worked fine. The fan connector coming from the AIO pump does not work at all. This really surprised me because I have never had any problems with EVGA ever. -Luckily I have verified that the water pump is in perfect working condition. The blower fan on the card also works fine. -The only reason I am not removing an egg for the fan connector is because I was already planning on using two Corsair ML120 Pro led fans in a push pull configuration on the radiator and controlling them via PWM with my MB. -If I wasn't using a custom fan setup I would have had to RMA my card right out of the box.
Overall Review: -This card will never thermal throttle because of the water cooling, so you always get consistent results. -If you are looking to overclock get the FTW Hybrid instead, it has additional power and a better PCB for overclocking.
Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake
Pros: -Easily overclocks to 5GHz and beyond with proper cooling -Not much else to say, if your spending this much on a processor you know what your buying -Overkill for most gaming PC setups
Cons: -Runs pretty hot, although Intel says high temps are normal for this chip -Needs to be delided for extreme overclocking, Intel used cheap paste instead of solder on the IHS
Overall Review: -Intel offers a $30 one time replacement warranty for people who are afraid to overclock their processors -People see temp drops of up to 15-25 degrees after delidding