Okay, I admit: cliché name.
Anyway, I've never done anything remotely hardware-oriented regarding computers so this was a huge learning curve for me. Spent a good few weeks simply researching parts and builds. In the end, I finally settled on what you see here. I've not been much of a gamer as I've been restricted by the fact I've only owned laptops for the past 8 or so years but I wanted a build where I could finally transition into the lifestyle without too much hassle. I'm not interested in overclocking, but I did buy with the possibility of a future SLI set-up if I need it. The entire idea was to create something that I could change when I need over the next few years.
Took about few hours to set up, most of which was a) looking up how-to videos for certain parts and b) figuring out why the 760 wasn't working (if you're wondering: the card is fine I just hadn't realized that it needed a DVI cable as the monitor only came with a VGA).
I know my cable management could be so much better. I'll probably continue to fiddle with it as I await a few extra modifications to arrive. I still need one more SATA cable for the optical drive (oh how I wish I could have found a white drive: it looks so weird right now), some blue LEDs and maybe another fan, just to be safe. The temperatures I've used were those I grabbed from HWMonitor while running PassMark. I have no idea if they are good, or if I should be looking at more cooling? Please do tell me!
The HDD is a carry-over from an old external HP SimpleSave. I hated using that thing as it required AC power. So happy I was able to re-use it.
Other than that, please have-at-it! Any suggestions would be great, or questions regarding the chosen parts.
Regarding parts/prices: I live in Australia. Prices suck. The case was from Umart, everything else was MSY.