Hi everyone, this is the first build I've posted on this site, so please be nice haha.
This complete build is a result of my first build. The CPU I'm using now is the first CPU I've ever purchased and it's been working great since November 2013 (Black Friday, woot woot!). I went from a mid tower to a small mATX case because I wanted to challenge myself to get the best I could of this size. Also, I have space limitations where I live now and wanted to free up some space. So instead of starting with the internals, I based my build off the case I purchased, the BitFenix Pandora. I had done a lot of research on it and I loved how it required patience for building and organizing, but would result in a beautiful case. I ended up going with the MSI mATX mobo for gaming. Considering the airflow limitations of this case, which is a front pushed to back with 1 pull fan on top, I went with a AiO Corsair watercooler which is working great, even with overclocking. I utilized all spaces for hard drive placements, so I have a Samsung w/ Windows running, Intel SSD for extra storage and games, and dual RAID 1 WD drives for my user profile files.
I upgraded my graphics card from a GTX 770 to a GTX 980 TI because I wasn't reaching max settings on a few games and I was playing off a ASUS 144hz monitor, but not getting many frames higher than 70 to even utilize the screen. However, I ended up upgrading to a Dell 34" 1440p ultrawide montior at 60hz. 1 GTX 980 TI wasn't powering the max settings all the way, with the increased resolution I had added, so I decided to try SLI for the first time, which had a few hiccups and configurations needed before it started working properly. With all this in my case, my temps are surprising still cool. My fans only ever spin at half the max speeds they are capable of. I've overclocked my CPU to 4.4GHz, but haven't really touched my graphics cards. At this point, I'm very happy with my build. I'm able to stream my games and keep them at high settings.
Let me know what you guys think and any suggestions to make the build better :]