My first go at a custom water cooled system. It's been about seven years since my last build and my i7 930 was just not cutting it anymore.
PSU from an old mining rig. KB/Mouse/Headphones/Monitor recent upgrades now being used on this PC. The rest quickly purchased and thrown together over a weekend.
Main use is a media server for the family and gaming for myself.
Tossing up whether the customs cabling would be worth it, the basic sleeved cables from the old PSU are holding up fine for me. The next bits I would want to buy would be water blocks for the GPU's, I think the money would be better directed there.
It can plays anything I throw at it like a dream. Very happy with the build and how the ASUS motherboard has come along. Some little tweaking to make sure OC settings stay after a cold boot, but besides that it was a cinch getting it to 4.0 (stable at 4.1 also) with 3333 on the DDR4 RAM.
PCPartPicker helped gather all the details on the parts needed and was a handy guide on prices.
Thanks everyone! JB
Rock solid for its price and performance. I read that it can be difficult getting it about 4ghz, didn't have a problem with the Asus software getting it to 4.1ghz and allowing me to bench away.
Seems like all AM4 boards have some issues surrounding the RAM and BIOS's. This one has given me no issues I couldn't find an easy solution for.
Able to get up to 3466 with a CH6 and Ryzen 1800x
My first M.2, could never go back to something slower for the OS drive. Runs at full advertised speed.
This card has some nuts on it.
A lot of room to play with and being fully modular in the way the mb could be placed help fit everything in neatly.
Look good. Controller doesn't currently work with AM4 boards directly. Will need to run a USB cable to an external USB port which is annoying. Would buy something else for this board if I had known.
UPDATE: Thermaltake provided a replacement compatible controller and all issues are gone.