So after re-purposing an outdated work server (Dell Poweredge 4600) for home use, I decided to try my hand at building my first gaming PC and get away from console gaming. The Nexus Mods site pretty much did me in as I saw how much I was missing by playing on the console. This is the outcome of about 3 months of research and lurking this site. Would love to upgrade to 4K very soon so hopefully I have some of the basics to handle it. As of today (12.16.2015) I have had zero issues with the build, performance exceeded my expectations and temps stay nice and low.
Hope you all enjoy it as much as I did building it.
Cpu: Not exactly sure why I decided on the 4790 as this was going to be primarily for gaming, but that is what I went with.
For this build, I had wanted to try liquid cooling and this model fit my budget and needs.
I went with this mobo after months of of research and I liked the fact that it came with the OC panel. I have only tweaked a bit so far and still have a ton to learn.
The reason I chose this card was easy. I knew I wanted to go with an SLI configuration, and I had a friend that was upgrading from one of these cards. I got the second card at minimal cost so a win for me. I do run a pretty aggressive fan profile on the gpu's and they can be a bit loud at times, but I guess I don't mind. I have yet to see them top 64°C & 66°C respectively no matter what I have thrown at them.
From the moment I saw this case I knew that was what I was going to use. I loved the military theme and the fact that it had some good reviews. After building with the case I can say this, it is ruggedly built ( IMO), has tons of room, and has great airflow. The only thing I am planning to change is replacing the tinted window with clear.
Not much to say about this, it does its job, although I think I've only used it once. Perhaps a delete in the near future.
Not one of my better ideas!!!