Was drinking tea when this was setup and built.
The original plan was to use an 8400, but I ended up returning it when I snagged the 8700k.
GPU/Storage are reused
I get a phone call a couple weeks back with news that my old trusty 2500k build no longer works. I expected some cleaning or part replacement. Yeah... was completely unexpected. I didn't take pictures of the mess I had to clean up. I was told that the computer was off so hoping it will be usable again in the future.
Any who, I've decided to donate the majority of my ryzen build to him and decided to rely on my phone for internet purposes for the time being. But one night I was woken up at 3am and decided to browse reddit. And there it was, the thread that showed me an 8700k in stock at Frys. Reserved it and skip eating lunch to go pick it up.
It was like planets and stars aligned! The ram, case, and power supply I've been eyeing went on sale. To top it off with sprinkles, Newegg delivered these in one day despite being 3-5 days.
Of course nothing ever goes perfectly. I did slice up my hand a bit installing the cooler when my hand was near the ram. Only found out when I saw a few droplets on the MSI logo. The G.Skill software was also very hit and miss. It worked, broke, and randomly worked again.
I didn't test the overclock for extreme stability, but it hasn't crashed so far playing games and being on for over 2weeks. Before delidding it would throttle running Aida64, but after delidding it would occasionally hit the high 80s. So overall not too worried about the temps since playing games would have it comfortably at ~75c
Great cooler! Looks amazing and helps cool the surrounding components as well. Would have easily been a 5 stars if it wouldn't for the installation and the C-clips. Had to remove the cooler and 2/4 C-clips were broken and unable to be used. The tool that came with the cooler was also terrible and unusable.
Nice looking motherboard with some red leds back light. Location of wifi is good and plenty of I/O ports. UEFI/Bios is also top notch! Easy to navigate
The only flaw I see is the red lights. The Asus ROG version is not much more and offers RGB.
Its an amazing case! Plenty of room to navigate and good cable managements. Sadly cannot give it 5stars. For a case that of this price, it seems kind of silly to not have a single motherboard stand off installed.