I wanted to do a new build for the year, with these new "next gen" consoles being announced. The old excuse of "all my friends play on Xbox, so I play on Xbox" won't be valid anymore, since Xbox One hasn't been released yet ; ) These components are easily down-gradable, meaning you don't have to spend this kind of $$ just to do a similar build, and you'd still have a gaming PC that outperforms....."next gen" consoles lol. Even with an i5, GTX 670 and a single SSD you'd be cutting the price by as much as 75%. My version of this is purely enthusiast built : )
This build is slightly larger than a shoebox and only requires one power cord, that's it. The monitor is wired into the PSU, and the mobo's bluetooth function allows for the integration of a wireless headset as well as the use of the Jawbone Jambox. While I could have also used a wireless mouse and keyboard, this rig will definitely be used for high-end gaming and I love my Razer products lol
The build is currently at 90% completion, with the installation of exterior trim pretty much the only thing left to finish. Stress testing/benchmarking has been great so far, with the Titan complimenting the small form factor of this build with low temps and quiet performance.
Just to give you an idea of the results, I'm getting 120+ Fps on BF3 completely maxed, around 90+ Fps minimum on Metro: Last Light. More updates to follow : )