Finally got to build something after years of wanting to. I wanted this build to something that would handle gaming without issue and not really need upgrade for years to come. So I went with a newer generation CPU and GPU. So far, everything works without much trouble. In retrospect, I would have with a MSI motherboard. The ASUS is nice but I've had some minor boot issues with it and more positive experience with MSI. The CPU works wonderfully. I don't plan on overclocking as it's already very fast. I did want the option to if necessary later, though. The cooler does a decent job and its software monitor is easy and informative.
I originally started this build with an ASUS Strix GTX 970. It is a fantastic card but I bought it before finding about the new Nvidia's. Manage to catch some in stock and picked one up on Newegg. The one I bought is not the "Gaming X" but the "Gaming". Only difference is the X model comes from MSI already overclocked. This model still is faster than the FE's. So far, it's good. Probably will not overclock this card, but I wanted something that was going to handle any game without problems for quite a while into the future.
Not much else to say. The monitor is lovely. This is my first build so 60+ fps and 144Hz was mind-blowing. I actually improved twice as better on Battlefield 4 with this build than playing on my laptop (MSI GP60). I would also recommend CableMod light strips for case lighting. They are magnetic, chain-able and very bright. I actually ended up putting electrical tape on the white strip to tone it down a bit.
But yeah, that's my build. Not the most extravagant, but performs very well.
Good cooler. Not to difficult to install does its job well. It's software is helpful in keeping track of temps and fan speeds for the mobo, cpu, gpu, and case fans. Even came with pre-applied thermal paste.
Decent motherboard. BIOS is easy enough to operate. Had some minor boot issues at first but possibly related to other components. Included manual is very informative.
Not much to say. Its fast. Don't know how it compares to other brands.
This SSD is wonderful. Nice design and very fast. Worth more than what you pay for.
So far no problems out of this HDD. Fast and good amount of space for the price. It is noticeable loud. Nothing distracting but you will hear it writing if your case is very open.
Love this case. Very modular with different options for cooling/ventilation. Easy to shift drive bays around or remove them. Mesh panels are snap on or slide on. "Basement" really nice for power supply and hiding wires.
Solid power supply with no issues. The included cables are the prettiest. However, wires are all black so they blend in better. The braided coverings on them are a nice touch.
Cheap and does its job. Its not quiet though.
Wireless Network Adapter
Absolute best adapter I've used. Consistently strong and hasn't dropped connection yet.
Good monitor and worth it if you can find a deal on it. First time with 144Hz and it is incredible. Setting changes are manageable. Height and orientation changes are very useful. Speakers, however, are not that great. Somewhat quiet and not the clearest, so I use another set of speakers or a headset.
Really enjoy this keyboard. RGB customization is wonderful. Comes with textured keys for gaming that help finding them during fast-paced gaming.
Love the ergonomics on this mouse. Fits larger hands more comfortably. Allows for allow of changes to its functionality and weights included as well.