New lower cost build I threw together to replace my big 3570k/290 gaming rig. The new parts I got in March are:
Everything else I had purchased before with my old system. Waiting now to buy the Barracuda maybe even a WD Black but I'm managing alright atm with just the ssd.
Trying to figure out airflow atm. Have two 140mm's in the front and a single 120mm at the back. You can see my cardboard vent cover on the top for dat positive pressure and falling dust protection. However the PSU fan is already loud and even though the three fans plus the HSF are all pwm and at low speed most of the time it's still getting kinda loud.
Best value RAM I found at the time. It's 1.35v and low profile... fantastic. Also means I could OC it to higher speeds and stay under 1.5v. Purchased a single 8GB stick so I could get another one in the future if I needed to expand.
Supafast... Bought back in 2013 which is why the high price. Since then I've only written 1.1TB lol at this rate it will last even after I die.
Not this exact version. It's this one: H270XQ2G2M with the blower. Bought used for pretty cheap. Awesome value card but sags like hell as you can see.
Pricey case from Corsair but it has every feature you could need all in a m-atx package. I wanted a smaller case coming from an 800D, this definitely sized everything down while remaining pretty spacious and easy to work with/around. Still pretty sizable now I look at it but I wouldn't want to go smaller unless I could keep all the cool features this case has.
Solid unit with good protection measures and hardware. Sexy black cabling without the sleeving and easy to individually resleeve. 10 year warranty from EVGA which is fantastic. However I have had the first unit replaced because of some noticeable coil whine/buzzing. The replacement unit also developed this issue but performance doesn't seem to be affected and I can't really hear it when my headphones are on. Another issue is the loud fan. There is no eco mode where the fan throttles down under low load, it's always spinning fast pulling dust in and it's kinda loud. It's a 135mm fan as well which makes it a bit more difficult to just swap out. Other than that I think this is the the lowest costing, fully modular, highest certified, psu under 700 watts, I could find... great deal.
Korean IPS panel actually the 301 Sparta with a CCFL backlight, not LED... purchased in December and haven't had any problems so far. When I first got it I wasn't really blown away by the switch from my Asus TN panel but in April I had to go back to the Asus for a few days and omg it looked so tiny and horrible after I'd been spoiled by the Yamakasi. The external PSU for the monitor is Korean and isn't properly spec'd for US power. It whines kinda loud sometimes, hasn't overheated or failed hopefully b/c I keep the backlight brightness down.