Description

Latest updates until potential 3850X.

Comments

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I honestly love your incredible over-application of Noctua fans, and the overall build quality looks good. It's a sharp looking build. Quality air cooling is underrated.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

That is, if the 3850X ever happens (Although the leaks seem pretty reputable)

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah, I'm hopeful. I'm eyeing the 3600 and manually overclocking it.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 Maximum wind tunnel

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

and... puff the rgb ram gone in the second picture :D

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Hah yeah. I'm not a huge RGB fan and when I first bought the ram it was the highest frequency and lowest timing b-die I could buy at my local Microcenter.

Now for RGB. I run a dim red that lights up inside the D15, by the IO shield on the Strix-F, and a bit of glow reflecting down onto the GPU backplate. It doesn't look bad.

I don't have any updated photos for desk or full tower as the computer and gym room which the systems in are in the middle of updating over the next 1-2 weeks.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

Love the Noctua overload, if I may ask, do you have the top fans set to exhaust or are they pushing?

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

Top and Front are both in take. The only exhaust is from the rear 140mm. So far air flow is excellent and I hadn't noticed any hotspots with updating the fan setup this week.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

rrrrreeeeeeeeeee

  • 4 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks great!

  • 5 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build but why put an 8086k with an air cooler, I know its a good cooler but why not go for liquid?

  • 5 months ago
  • 4 points

Air coolers don't leak. Also this Noctua cooler is the quietest cooler you can get, much quieter than an AIO if complete silence is your thing. Love this build and all the noctua fans +1.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

ya I ment custom loop my bad.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

+1 idle is whisper quiet now.

  • 5 months ago
  • 2 points

I've had the cooler matched with my 4790K the last 1-2 years and the 8086k I purchased around 5-6 months ago.

I did consider going custom loop and made a shopping list but decided to remain on air based on previous experiences 5-6 years ago with having a pump die, poor fan choice (cougars), and yearly maintenance for draining threw me off.

Honestly may still move to custom in the future but it'll be after a next major upgrade.

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

If custom loops do throw you off a bit, how about settling for a AIO since it's minimal maintenance for good 'performance.' That goes without saying that the air cooler you have is still very good (I personally prefer the clean look of AIO's - especially NZXT Kraken's and the new ASUS AOI's, but to each their own.)

However I rate your build, I'm hoping to build a gaming/development PC within the next year or two, so I'm looking for inspiration. It's a sharp looking build. Great job!

  • 5 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree they're cleaner since they take up little space although I dislike the little bit of rad space, personal opinion, and would want to go way over the top in terms of rads.

There is nothing wrong with AIOs and some of them are quiet excellent performers.

  • 3 months ago
  • 1 point

In a build I have yet to post I got a AIO and painted the radiator white (good quality auto paint)and then put those grey noctua fans on it with the white corner bumpers and it looks amazing.