Gaming and General computing use. Runs very cool when idle, and even under load, the fans barely need to ramp up. Games run smoothly in 2k, and I'm just generally please with the performance and responsiveness. The Ryzen 5 3600 boosts up to 4.2 GHz (with Precision Boost activated). RAM is also overclocked to 3200 Hz. The system is incredibly stable, and I cannot be happier with my part purchases.
It's a work horse. With Precision Boost enabled, it does anything and everything I've demanded of it with ease.
At first, I was concerned that I would be needing a bigger radiator. I soon realized that I could install the radiator onto a fan already on the case, and mount the fan that comes with it onto the other side of the radiator; one fan pushes air while the other fan pulls air (there's screw holes on both sides of the radiator). By doing this, I increased the airflow through the radiator and made it so my CPU never sees temperatures higher than 49°C, it idles around 29°C.
The base of my system. The foundation upon which everything has been built upon. Asus had earned my loyalty years ago, and they continue to keep it with quality products such as this one. Installation was easy, and the UEFI software is easy to use and navigate. It made overclocking my CPU and RAM easy and almost brainless.
Solid, hard working, and stable. I have mine overclocked to 3200 Hz, CL16, and they just keep chugging along without a hitch.
May not be the leader of the pack when it comes to NVMe speeds, but it hasn't made me wait at all with all of the tasks I demand of it. Game installs only take as long as the download of the files, and installations are near instant. I'm not a 'power' user, so my experience with this SSD is for the average everyday individual.
A solid 2K gaming GPU. Everything I ask of it, it delivers. The stock fan curve is too passive, but using the AMD provided, Global Wattman, applying a custom fan curve was super easy, and it loads automatically every time I turn on my computer. With the custom fan settings, it doesn't get above 65°C even while gaming. The RGB lighting is easy to control as well using the Powercolor program.
Spacious, and beautiful looking. It had lots of extra racks and shelves that I did not need. Installing in this case as easy, and cable management was also pretty simple. It has good airflow at a fairly low noise level.
Modular makes cable management a breeze, all wires snapped in firmly and securely, and it's providing the needed juice as the system asks for it.
Wireless Network Adapter
I would much rather have a dedicated Wifi adapter over onboard wifi. It's just a personal preference. Easy install, and Windows 10 had basic drivers for it already. I didn't need to use the software CD at all. The connection via 5ghz is stable and strong, and my in-game latency is the same as if I was wired directly into my router.
Easy to install, pretty lights, and they push lots of air at a low noise level.
Easy to install, pretty lights, and they push lots of air at a low noise level