Bengal Rig Update 3
Published: 1st December 2016 | Source: OC3D | Price: |
It makes you wonder if Kingston ever actually installed their drive into a motherboard. Why on earth is the sticker upside down. Insanity. However that is the only fly in an otherwise tasty bowl of soup. As you can see from the remaining couple of pictures the addition of orange on the Maximus VIII Extreme matches up beautifully with the gorgeous orange on the G.Skill TridentX, all of which is echoed by the CableMod black and orange cables that run from my BeQuiet Dark Power Pro PSU. As soon as we've finally finished reviewing this enormous stack of Z270s I might even have time to tidy the insides up, rather than it looking somewhere between an aran sweater and a plate of spaghetti.
The important thing is that this upgrade has finally brought me onto current technology, solved the 'dying RAID drive' problem, whilst also bringing the gorgeousness of the TridentX and Maximus VIII Extreme orange colouring to my already lovely Bengal case. There are a few things on the to-do-list, like we all have. The new, quieter, Corsair maglev fans would work well with the ASUS fan control software whilst improving air flow. I need to consolidate my many small SSDs into fewer, bigger, ones. I currently have one white LED strip but I think one at the top as well would help enhance the orange highlights on the Maximus, and with a 1440P monitor the old 980 occasionally struggles so - like absolutely everyone I guess - a move up to the 1080ti would cure some title-specific gaming funtime issues. But already after a couple of days use the system feels much more responsive and nimble than it did before, and the bright orange ROG eye glowing away at me is the icing on the cake. Now if you'll excuse me, we have a Kaby Lake mountain to conquer....