Juicy shot of the K95 Platinum with Thicc Boi in the back.
Overall desk view with 3D printed trinkets.
Check those TF Delta sticks!
Head-on look into Thicc Boi.
Oh look another angle.
My gaming buddies there to remind me of my humble console beginnings.
This is my main battle station. Pretty proud of it and plan on doing incremental updates down the road.
Future plans include CPU/GPU/MB updates to the parts depending on available funds. I'd also like to get some RGB strips but waiting to get a board with RGB headers to make my life easier. Hope you guys like it.
I decided on these sticks over the TF Night Hawks since the specs were the same, the Deltas were cheaper, and I personally liked the RGB implementation of the Deltas more than the Night Hawks.
Thought it would be a simple switch.... nope.
The Deltas weren't as low profile as the Ballistix Sports which in turn caused clearance issues with my Noctua fans on my H100i.
My options were to either front mount the radiator or try to mount the radiator closer to the glass side panel.
First I tried moving the radiator more to the glass side panel to give the DIMMs a little more breathing room.
That didn't work since the top cover panel of my case (Fractal Design Define R6) wouldn't fit properly due to the screws that mount the radiator to the top.... I know it's hard to picture but yea it must have been a design flaw or something they looked over while designing the case :'(
My only option left was to front mount the radiator which works fine and actually lowered my CPU temps a fair bit, however I don't like how the AIO tubes cross over parts of the RAM sticks but really it was either this or find a different cooler or case.
The new DIMMs at first didn't show up in Aura sync and they didn't run at 3200 MHz out of the box.
Both of these issues were easy to fix though. All I had to do to fix them were:
Uninstall and reinstall Aura Sync with the latest version.
Go into the BOIS and apply the XMP profile the DIMMs came with.
Overall I'm happy with the new look, just wish it didn't take more work than I was expecting though thats PC hardware in a nutshell.
I was expecting around a 10-15 fps gain in the games I tested and didn't get anywhere near that.
The Division 2 Benchmark at 1440p with a mix of High-Very High settings:
Pre-upgrade: 103 FPS
Post-upgrade: 104 FPS
Rainbow 6 Siege at 1440p on Ultra:
Pre-upgrade: 194 FPS
Post-upgrade: 196 FPS
Valley Benchmark at 1440p on Ultra:
Pre-upgrade: 95 FPS
Post-upgrade: 96 FPS
So yaa basically all within margin of error, however I did have a couple stutters in my Valley benchmark runs that went away with the new RAM.