Finally got around to posting pics of the finished build. Upgrading from a pre-built from 2009 so some of my part choices had to do with being butthurt about having a lame computer for so long. I know I don't need 16gb of ram for gaming. It's just a cuddly security blanket.
I haven't overclocked yet; have a lot more reading and research to do before I try my hand at it.
Cable management, I will admit, is not the best, but I am not all together certain I will keep this power supply. I mostly chose it because it had decent reviews and went with the color scheme but I really don't like the cables it came with. I read beforehand that flat ribbon cables are terrible and now I am certain.
Very happy with the rest of the components. I kind of regret not getting a motherboard that supports SLI, but that was something I flip flopped on when selecting parts.
More build pics @ the link https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.639537249404001.1073741826.100000431967227&type=1&l=e8b8342b90
Looking to replace the monitors, if you have any suggestions on 24-27inch IPS monitors, feel free to leave a link
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$225.99 USD|
|CPU Cooler||Phanteks PH-TC12DX 68.5 CFM||$49.99 USD|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP ATX LGA1150||$129.99 USD|
|Memory||G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$124.99 USD|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" SSD||$99.99 USD|
|Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$99.00 USD|
|Video Card||Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB||$449.99 USD|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower||$89.99 USD|
|Power Supply||PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V||$109.00 USD|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$17.99 USD|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)||$88.00 USD|
|Mouse||Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser||$50.00 USD|
|Custom||Nzxt Hue||$28.19 USD|
|Total (United States):||$1563.11 USD|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||59.0° C|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1137MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||7010MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||34.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||68.0° C|
|Extreme Preset Score||X6949|
|Performance Preset Score||P17568|
|Entry Preset Score||E158735|