This is my work/everyday computer, gaming rig, video/picture editing machine etc. etc. I wanted something powerful, efficient, and clean.
All parts were bought around November/December of 2013. Wasn’t built until mid-January. Had to RMA the motherboard which was a pain in the rear. I was originally planning to buy a motorcycle but that dream was shot down… Midlife Crises maybe. So before anyone says it. Pics are before cable management. Cables are now looking crisp but too lazy to take off panels and take pictures.
CPU – While I was out of state for work my wife was in the D.C. area so I had her stop by Microcenter to pick up a 4930k.( They were having a pretty good deal at the time) Yes I said it 4930. I come home one month later to see a 4820k. Her rationale it was cheaper and it had a higher number… I love you babe. 30 days passed receipt expired. 3 hour drive to Microcenter… I just decided to keep it. Pretty good overclock on it so far. 4.7ghz. It can definitely go farther.
CPU Cooler- I just have to say getting the initial corsair link software to work on Windows 8.1 required a little forum searching to get a version that was compatible for some reason. Overall have to say it works great. Have good temps.
Motherboard – The X79 Deluxe has some amazing features. Half of which I probably will never use. (atleast im honest)
RAM – Alright. Custom engraved. I bought this ram because it had the OOOOO SHINY effect on me… Buy now.. No regrets... Man Mode [ON] OFF. It’s fast <3
SSD- Samsung Evo. What more is needed to say. Startup/shut down times amazing. Can launch CS6 and other applications in a few seconds.
HDD - Standard HD to store edited videos, pictures aka all media. I have 3 external drives lying around so space isn’t too much of an issue.
GPU – On this I decided go big and be happy. This card is a Monster. Will be getting a second one soon.
Case – I decided to go with the Fractal Midi R2. Sleek design. Tinted side panel. Spacious. Cable management. Removable HD trays. Everything I was looking for in a case.
Case fans – The fractal fans are nice. Not loud. Corsair fans… Definitely proud of that purchase. Good airflow and aesthetically pleasing.
PSU – This is overkill. I did it so I have a reason to buy a second GPU. :D
DVD Drive – Who needs it!
OS – Windows 8… Ok so I do not have many issues that can’t be easily modded. I spent multiple hours with Tech support having issues with the OS fixed. (Caused during installation I guess). Overall it works so I’m less irked by the situation.
Peripherals – Monitors are good for gaming. No complaints because that is their intended design. I need a better monitor to view pictures though. Triple monitor setup incoming. = wife mad. The mouse and keyboard. Love at first site. These keys are like acetaminophen to my ears.
Extra plans: Sleeved cables is a must.
Tell me what you think.