Description

Overclocked to 5.0Ghz at 1.35v. Haven't been able to get it to hit 80c. Push/pull fans on the radiator, the stock H100i v2 fans, and the SP120s. I don't have all the LED control I need for Corsair Link, so right now I'm sticking with red due to that being the default color of a Lian Li LED strip my buddy tossed me powered off the RGB port of my MOBO, but I can't find a way to change the color from red.

I decided to stick to the theme and made a red decal of a page of the Oghma Infinium from Skyrim, which reminds me of how an elder scroll lets you see some crazy **** through the scroll. I took the vent grills off the paneling of my Air 240, removed the finer screen, spray painted them with 3 coats of metallic red, and threw them back on. I also added a decal "Infinium" above the IO on the front.

It's built around an old EVGA Geforce GTX 970. I plan on upgrading it at some point.

Decals were made with Cricut.

Part Reviews

CPU

Managed to get it to 5.0Ghz at 1.35 Volts. With a decent cooler and a few fans on the radiator, I can't get this chip to hit 80 on any core. Couldn't hit 5.1 even at 1.4v though. Win some, lose some.

CPU Cooler

Every once in a while it forgets what LED color I set it to before boot, or actually becomes unrecognized after a BSOD (had to restart it in device manager), and in my mATX case (Corsair air240) the cables prevented me from installing up to two fans, and I had to install the pump head with the wording upside down.

None of that matters though, because with 2 fans mounted on each side of the radiator, I haven't found a way to get my 8700k overclocking 5.0Ghz@1.35v to hit 80C. Can't do it. Great cooling.

Motherboard

I wish some headers were in some more sensical places, but it can do everything I want, and the BIOS is pretty easy to work with.

Memory

Looks great, works great. Only complain it that if you take off the top metal piece that divides the long LED into the separate shapes, it doesn't look fantastic. It'd be nice if under the removable piece they give you, it could look nice as well, so you could get a choice of how to display your RAM. It's so close to looking nice that way too.

Storage

Depending on the file sizes and how many there are, you can see 1-2 Gbps, or 200-500Mbps. Regardless, blazing speeds and easy installation. I just wish speeds were a bit more consistent. I guess that's what the Pro is for.

Video Card

Can still run GTA at near max settings at 60fps and 71C. Worst thing I've seen is some sketchy shadow rendering.

Case

Just a tad tight, but really easy to work with.

Case Fan

Looks great, cools great. No complaints.

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