I use her heavily for gaming, productivity, music production, as well as image editing in Photoshop and Illustrator. The 9600k is OC'd to 4.9GHz.
You could have gotten the NZXT H500i for 89.99 from microcenter.
Yeah, but I didn't really need the lighting. I work at Best Buy so I get pretty good discounts on stuff like that.
Actually, its the 10,098,001 White, Silver, and Black Build, I counted. Great build btw, what do you think of the CPU cooler, I'm thinking of buying it for my first build later this year
Now it's there's 10,098,002 white, sliver, and black builds
My friend has it and really likes it.
I like it! It keeps things very chilly, but my first one actually caught on fire so..
Not at all how that works. At most, he would get 1-2% higher framerate from the bandwidth increase. Any real performance gains he gets will be from improvements in thermals, which determines clockspeed.
No he really should put it in the x16 slot that is wasted potential. Surprised it even works in the x8 slot.
x8 has enough bandwidth for a GPU. If it didn't far fewer people would run SLI configurations. Mainstream Intel platforms only have 16 PCI-E lanes with a direct connection to the CPU, which means that two GPU's will get 8 lanes each. Same goes for AMD, although I think X470 has an extra four lanes dedicated to NVME devices though that may require a 2nd gen Ryzen CPU. He should definitely move it to the top slot, just not for bandwidth reasons, unless that slot connects through the PCH, in which case there may be latency issues.
I honestly just have it in that second slot because I like how it looks. I don't play demanding enough games to see a major performance difference anyhow.