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Completed my build!

Level 9
(Note: I did more cable management after this photo. I was just excited to get it running)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Chassis
CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X @ 4.9GHz
CPU Cooler: Corsair iCUE H100i RGB Pro XT
Motherboard: ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4x8gb)@ 3600MHz
GPU: AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT SE Sapphire NITRO+ 16GB
Storage: SSD 480GB Kingston + 2TB 7,200 RPM HDD + 240GB Kingston SSD
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 GT, 80 Plus Gold 1000W
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

The building of it wasnt a smooth ride. First I got a bad motherboard and accidentally voided the warranty in a way that is too embarrassing to tell, then I found out my PSU was also bad and EVGA replaced it for me, then the first NVMe i bought bricked the damn computer not allowing anything to be installed, so I installed on my normal SSD i have and when I removed the NVMe it erased all my HDD's & SSD's making me reinstall the OS all over. Then I found out the 2015 untouched clean ISO fresh install of windows 10 hates all my specs because the 2015 clean OEM install doesnt support anything so i had to play russian roulette with the update assistant manager which bypasses years of updating and doing it all at once hoping a BSOD didn't happen again. When it finally got through I have no issues now.

That is the one thing i will warn peeps about, make sure you have an ISO with preinstalled updates from 2018 onward. After the update assistant managed to make it passed 71% without bluescreening it started detecting the motherboard features.

However, thanks to my NVMe being a butt-hole to me, I dropped the thermal cover (the thing with the dark hero logo) and the thermal padding got all gunked up, is there a replacement to buy or thermal padding to buy to replace it? I plan on using an NVMe soon.

MasterC@ROG wrote:
Nice! Got more pics?

The Pics below I just took and have shown me I already have dust to remove in the front dust panel. lol

I am also ordering two 2TB NVMe's for each slot, they probably will both come with those nice heatsinks already on them so I don't have to mess around with thermal padding and just keep the covers off. (Sad, I know) So far I haven't found good reviews on most thermal padding results in Amazon or Newegg searches so I would rather just get one which has one built onto it. After that I plan on upgrading the 2.5" SSD's and getting rid of the 3.5" 2TB HDD I have and turning it into a 4TB SSD 2.5"

Level 8
Looks great. Nicely done.*

Level 9
Nice, i just finished my most recent build too 😉

Level 13
NIce build. But you CPU loop can be position better.

Level 7

The ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Dark Hero is a high-end gaming motherboard that was released in late 2020. It is designed to be compatible with the latest AMD Ryzen processors, making it an excellent choice for gamers and content creators who demand the best performance.

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