Ryzen 1800X workstation + a bit of gaming
Yes, it is silent. I use it for visual studio + Stellaris, so it doesn't really get to flex too much.
I bought Prey and DOOM just to make sure the GPU didn't feel neglected, and I have the Destiny 2 promo for when it comes out.
Specs on the side are at 27.5C ambient and 100% fan power. Typical temps are closer to 55C @50%, 60C @40% when I leave it to mine overnight. It's the only way I can justify the GPU to my wife, and she doesn't even want to know what it cost.
For the front panel, I mostly used the instructions here. It's very important that you not bend the mesh at all when cutting it, which is difficult with shears. Any small bends will result in the mesh not gluing to your case 100% flat. Don't try to do this without a jigsaw, it was a pain in the *** to file it down to a straight line after just dremelling it.
Super-cooling side-panel mods coming up soon. Built a channel to pull hot air from the GPU heatsink out directly via 2 fans. Right now it's at the functional stage. Still needs to changes to be pretty.
See parts for explanation of the last 2 pictures. That mess of wires is what used to be there and is gone as the other pics show.
At this point after all the reviews and results are in, get a 1700X. This higher-priced model doesn't offer anything to make up the difference. Even though you can get a better deal, performance/$ is still great though! and msbuild loves the extra cores.
Everyone needs one of these things. Clears RAM much easier than you'd think.
Comparing videos of people configuring other motherboards and my experience with this one, I'm glad I went with the C6H. Very beginner friendly, and obviously fully-featured if you're not a beginner as well.
Nice selection of ports and tons of headers for your cooling needs.
Best 32GB pair for Ryzen 7 so far. I can only reliably get 2933MHz to post, but when I'm feeling frisky I can do 3066 after a few tries.
So fast, so quiet. This really is the best card you can get. No need to worry about the silicon lottery since they've already binned this product to the best chips. 10% performance increase over my Gaming X at the same temperatures, all while keeping the fan spinning at 50% instead of 60%. This isn't to say 10% better OC, just 10% better when undervolted.
I would not buy this at full retail. At half off for a refurb it was a great deal, and the Corsair link dongle is a fun little monitoring tool for the USB 2.0 header you wouldn't otherwise use. Don't bother with their fan controller though, mobo headers are much better in that they can be driven by internal temperatures without software.
Hurray for free MSDN licences through work. Boo for Cortana, One-Drive ads, and opt-out privacy settings.
Anything positive you've heard about these... it's all true. Wish the price was lower, but I do like the color. Better than RGB in any case...
I like this little guy, it's so cute and teeny. Seriously nice little addition to squeeze under the GPU and draw out warm air. Reduced temps significantly (4-5C)
This thing works really well, no need for a board like other implementations. The only thing dragging it down from 5 stars is how much of a clutter it can cause. My second last picture is after I modded it by running cables from both sources (mobo pwm + psu molex) to the pwm end in the same sleeve. Before, there were individual cables from each and they were longer as well. Too much bulk. The last picture is the rat's nest before I made my changes.