I really wanted to hold out for the Godlike Carbon, but the more I thought about it, the graphics cards are black and red, the memory is hella red, why fight it. I know everyone else is sick of black and red pc builds but quite frankly this thing literally is going to be hung from my desk. It's not a car lol!
The OC Genie gave the chip a decent overclock and I got the memory to run at it's default XMP profile with no fuss whatsoever. I'm going to have to go to newegg and write a pretty nice review of the motherboard, a lot of people complained about doa boards, and just sticking to their asus guns. I'm glad I decided to take the leap even though it was a more financially irresponsible one. Intel Core i7-5960X CPU @ 4200.0MHz - 2149 XTU marks on HWBOT
So I got the machine all together and running for the most part to play around with overclocking. I'm looking for something stable and will constantly boot, while 4.2 was pretty cool, I noticed some stability issues with it, mainly just random shut off's and not being able to post for like 10 minutes afterwards. 3.8 with the mem at 3000 seems to be a sweet spot and is super consistent. I can reboot it all day without any issues.
I'm not a huge overclocking guy, and this is the first system I've ever done it with. The idle temps of the cpu are a little up there, but the case was sitting open instead of closed so the air pressure could build from the intake fans. I don't have an exhaust fan on the case currently but I think I'm going to put on near the bottom of the case so air blows out through the bottom as well.
Primary drive - samsung 950pro m.2 512GB
Secondary drive - Intel 750 800GB PCIe NVME
The secondary drive literally is just going to be used for video games and rendering in premiere and photoshop. I'll slap my Samsung 850 evo in the back of the machine just to have another disk, but most of my storage is going to be nas based so not a lot of things will be stored on this computer.