I named my PC after the Monolith in 2001: A Space Odyssey, one of the greatest sci-fi movies ever if you're not aware
This build started it's life out as a basic 4690k, 8GB, GTX 770 build about 2 years ago, and since then everything aside from the motherboard, CPU and HDD and in that two year period there has been many, many renditions of this rig, R9 290X, GTX 780 SLI, single GTX 780, more RAM, less RAM, bigger PSU, smaller PSU, no RAID, RAID 0.
I wanted a system that could run any current game on ultra settings at 1440p and achieve 60fps, alongside handling photo editing with the possibility to overclock more or less every part in the system. I also wanted something of the utmost highest quality from the parts, whilst still staying in a relatively compact form factory and keeping the system aesthetically pleasing, which I feel was a tough task that I achieved perfectly with this system, and mainly this case which is more or less the highlight of the system in my opinion.
GPU: 54C idle, 67C under load
CPU: 42C idle, 63C under load
Both the NH-D15 and the GPU run semi-passive. The GPU kicks the fan on at above 60C, the CPU fan comes up at 45C with the case fans running at a constant 35%. It's absolutely dead silent. The loudest part is the HDD in almost every case no matter how much load you're pumping on to it.
GPU: 2101MHz core, 9200MHz effective memory, power% 126
CPU: 4.6GHz core, 1.266vcore
Great CPU for the money, fast, affordable and a great overclocker.
The best air cooler out there, dead silent and a great performer.
Decent motherboard. Nothing special about it, nor is there anything special about the price.
It's RAM, it works.
Great SSD, no wonder it's rated as the best thing since sliced bread.
Not the greatest HDD i've ever had. It's fast, sure, but it's loud as hell, and quite pricey too.
Absolute killer of a graphics card. Dead silent and a superb overclocker. 1508MHz stock, 2101MHz once overclocked.
Great case, albeit a bit barebone, but a great looker. Not the quietest case ever, especially compared to my old Define R4, but i got it for the looks and it delivers on almost everything you'd want from a case.
Great PSU, essentially the same as the EVGA G2 750W under the hood, but it was cheaper when i bought it :)