Alright guys, so big update here. I said the hell with it, and got a new motherboard/CPU/RAM combo. Decided to go with the Ryzen 1700 CPU, ASRock X370 Taichi motherboard, and some GSKILL RAM. My system specs is updated if you want to look at specifics. Although the board had great reviews, I also liked that it went well with the theme of the Define R5 case which is white/black. I also got the RAM in a color that went with it.
During this install, I took the opportunity to install my white sleeved PSU extensions, and do some organizing in the back side of the case. For now it's on the stock cooler but next up is a water cooling loop. I'm starting my research now on what components to get, but I'm open to any suggestions on radiator, and pumps I should use. I think it looks pretty good, what do you all think?
Some cable management in the back side so that some of the wires are not just cluttered where ever I could stash them.
The old SSD, and the new one, Samsung EVO 500GB
Did what I could with the back side, but unless I do some custom length wires, or sleeve the wires that come from the PSU to get rid of the extensions, I can't do much about all the left over wiring
I'll keep picking at it little by little but this is as good as it gets for now.
The end result on the front side
My next steps are the following:
Add a water cooling loop
Sleeve the front panel connectors/header wires that plug into motherboard. Kind of an eye sore, especially the front panel SATA wires that are right next to the white sleeved 24 pin connector on the mother board.
Hopefully you guys are enjoying the updates and the build so far. Open to suggestions :toast: