What started it all : My girlfriend's brother had a computer from 15 years ago that was sitting in his room. I opened it up to try to play battlefield hardline to show him the new 300 knockout that I unlocked and it would not even load the damn game. I got frustrated pretty quick and decided to take my computer from my house and give it to him. This lead to me having no computer so I decided to start from scratch and build a computer how I always dreamed of having it. Having a newborn a few months ago I had to limit myself somewhat. [ No sli, no 4k monitor, NO LEDS due to the light being too bright for the baby. :( ] Anyways, I wanted to be able to play any game in the near future on 4k settings. I figured later on for Christmas I will add in a 4k monitor and it will have no problem playing any game. I found two spare green wd 3tb hard drives at my shop in one of my old machines that I put some work into but then they took a crap. Im planning on shopping craigslist for a second 980 ti sc that way it will be pretty future proof. I know the 750w wont be sufficient when I OC the CPU so I will end up upgrading when I get the next 980 but need to keep it power efficient for now and a low DB. The purpose of this build was to free up space, have no light, and be the best gaming machine possible with a small tower and a HUGE punch. Some things I thought worked really well were that I could get the main power to the top left corner of the board through the back without smashing it in the hard drive cage. Cables are always a mess in the back but who cares you don't see it. I will post if there are any problems but I built the whole computer in about 30 minutes. I finished it off this week adding a second fan on the top for more airflow exhausting that way it runs cooler. Its the coolest and smallest pc Ive built to date.
I ran into a few problems with this build. I added a cooler at the top and it rubs currently with the h80i gt, and the memory is down clocked because of the cpu but other than that the build has been a blast! She runs like a champ!
Great processor, will only clock 4.7 safely but it is the best one ive ever had ! Runs amazingly cool as well.
Great liquid cooler but its no dual core radiator. Single core packs a punch for what it offers. I am running a 4790k with a 4.6 overclock and it runs from 25 idle to 70-72 on full load.
The best SSD around, no question about it.
Great card for the money! Runs alittle hot and you will not be able to overclock it much past what it already is since its running pretty hot. 70-75 degrees depending on room temp.
One of the best cases that I have ever used. I will only use this case for future builds. its the perfect size and its amazing.
The only downside to this psu is I wish i had a bigger one due to the expansion of 980ti's.
The best possible monitor for the price point. i only wish it was 120hz and I would only use this one
This is the most continent way to keep your data protected on a backup stored somewhere of your choosing. Wouldn't hesitate to buy again!