No matter how much does it cost, it's the only sensible somewhat future-proof build today. Even though I would like to shill for nVidia, but truth the matter it is, that AMD have good cards. Just no RT, at this point.
Still to much glass, for the current trend of christmas tree on motherboards. Hey, I don't want to deal with I/O shield, so it's better to be directly implented on the board, but then you run into problem when you have a lot of surface area to add LEDs to...
I'm a fan of the recent popularity of tempered glass (within reason...whoever thought putting glass in front of the intake fans was a good idea shoufld be shot) but yeah, what's behind it should be clean and minimal, it just looks better that way. It doesn't need to be lit up like a christmas tree for you to see in. I get a feeling workstation boards might be in my future; they tend to waste less money on bling and put more into quality components and good VRMs.
AORUS LIQUID COOLER 360, All-in-one Liquid Cooler with Circular LCD Display, RGB Fusion 2.0, Triple 120mm ARGB Fans New high performance pump efficiently di...
Whack it on function mode and it does something like this:
Impractical means of checking anything really but I didn't pay all that much more for this 360mm with a screen & decent ARGB fans than a normal 360mm, all things considered. Also opted for this because I'm on a gigabyte board so I can control RGB with one app, so the software plays nice. The cooler has another bit of software, but it works well enough and again plays nice.
tl;dr Science has gone too far but still managed to upsell me e-penis pills.
It's actually kind of a hybrid AIO. The only one I know of (It's been years since I've checked the market though) with a built in reservoir with a strong pump. It comes as an AIO but they say you could actually use any tubing you wanted if you decide to expand it and go for more later since the pump can handle it. They sell fittings and stuff on the site but you don't even have to use theirs.
I figured it was an excellent starting point for me in case I decided to dabble in water cooling at some point. It's little brother was one of the best, if not flat out the best AIO on the market but since it wasn't from a major manufacturer, it was sort of a hidden gem. I didn't even know about them until I was in the middle of seeking deals for my PC build and I think I read about them in somebodies post somewhere on a tech blog while I was doing research. I think it was overclockers. Learned that there was a new model on the way and I decided to wait a little longer, save up a little and not skimp on the cooling.
Oh, and thanks for asking, after looking up the site, I saw the replacement coolant and it reminded me I haven't even touched mine. Don't know if I need to top up or something... Should probably look into that . But I've had mine for years now and it looks just as full as it always did...
Got the system yesterday. Did fresh install of Win Pro, updated everything, then installed newest Adrenaline released day before. It's Rock solid so far. No blacks screens. Almost silent. Have installed a bunch of games. Guess I won the video card/driver lottery. Seems like everyone else is reporting great stability now too: Check this thread