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Pros: I'm a huge fan of Corsair/Channel Well power supplies. This HX1000i stays VERY quiet through all types of load. I chose this over the AX1200i due to it being a little bit shorter (future plans) , 1000w being plenty for me, and being significantly cheaper than the AX1200i... and why would I pay a bunch more for a PSU that's about to be replaced by Corsair for a higher efficiency/newer AXi PSU?
Cons: The connectors are slightly difficult to push into sockets, but if you gently wiggle them while inserting them, you can avoid having to violently shove it.
Other Thoughts: HX1000i is powering:
Intel I7-5930K - 4.5ghz/1.2v
2x GTX980 - 1.5ghz/8ghz/1.16v
11x Phanteks PH-F1X0MP fans
WD Black 4TB 7200rpm HDD
2x Crucial MX100 512gb SSDs
In the near future it'll also be powering a custom dual loop watercooling setup. If you're wondering if 1000w will be enough for you and you have (or are planning for) a similar build, have no worries.
Pros: I used to be a G.Skill fan back when DDR2-800 was the sweet spot. I switched to Corsair for DDR3-1600 when I built a new system and had a bad taste in my mouth from a few prematurely dead DDR2 sticks. That started my loyalty to Corsair.
This DDR4 is prime. The LPX heatsinks actually look very nice in person, with the raised logo and whatnot. I originally did not want low profile memory, but these proved to be outstanding.
This memory comes with the stock speed of DDR4-2166, but has 2 XMP settings. DDR4-2666/1.2v and DDR4-2800/1.35v.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS X99-DELUXE LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: This motherboard looks beautiful and performs great. Some people may want the extra .05% performance from other brands' flagship motherboards, but this thing is perfect for me. The BIOS is easy to maneuver and find what you're looking for. RAID and other hardware setup is flawless.
The extra fan header PCB is nice, the WIFI works very well (I prefer hardwiring, though), and I have zero complaints.
Cons: VRMs run a bit warm than I'm comfortable with. Normal operating temp seems to be 57-61c. I'll probably just end up throwing a waterblock on those as well.
When overclocking, Intel Speedstep does not want to work when syncing all core multipliers. Adjusting the multiplier core by core allows things to work smoothly, though.
Other Thoughts: Be sure to update the BIOS to the latest as soon as you can to prevent a fried CPU and VRMs.READ FULL REVIEW
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