First, I'd like to apologize for some of the picture quality. For some reason my Nikon Coolpix S560 did not seem to like taking pictures of my build. I will try to update this with better pictures if I cant get them***
This was my first desktop build in all the histories! ;)
I work extensive hours at my job, up to 60 hours a week, so when I decided to buy and build a computer, I wanted to indulge myself. Like, a LOT.... This way, when I come home from work exhausted (physical labor) I have a computer that is both beautiful and a powerhouse waiting for me.
- The Thermaltake Chaser MK-I was not my first choice for a case. Originally I wanted the Corsair 760T White, but it was sold out everywhere at the time of purchase. I plan to move to it sometime in the future.
Corsair 760T found here: [removed]
*Side Note: Im also considering moving to the Inwin 904 (found here: [removed]) *If you have thoughts about the Corsair 760t vs the Inwin 904, let me know! Id love to hear them!
- I plan on buying 2 more Corsair SP 120mm purple LED fans to replace the CPU cooler fans, for more light inside the case. I forgot to account for those when I first purchased everything.
Regarding game performance, I am MORE than happy (sounds a bit koo-koo when you think about it, cuz how can you be 'more' than happy) with how my games perform. While waiting for my monitors to arrive, I was using a 27" 1080p Samsung TV for a screen. I play all sorts of games. RPG, FPS, MOBA, RTS, Racing, etc. I have a wide pallet.
On 4K, I can run FarCry 4 at a steady 30fps with all Ultra settings. Lords of the Fallen runs at 20-30 on all Ultra (more of a VRAM problem than anything). It runs much smoother if I tone the quality down a little bit. LoL of course runs on a potato, so I get around 300 fps. Dark Souls 2 runs extremely smoothly and gorgeously, with a steady 60 that almost never drops.
I have overclocked my GPU's, but ran into an issue where I got some very malicious bloatware and a browser hijacker on my pc after I asked my father to download something for me while I was at work. I had to factory reset everything. I've been having issues with installing and running MSI Afterburner since then, so once I get that figured out I will overclock them again.
I haven't overclocked the CPU yet, but I intend to (cuz who buys a K series CPU and doesn't oc it). I've been to busy with work lately to find time to sit down and read up on the process before I get hands on with it.
I plan to make more aesthetic modifications in the future... and also may consider upgrading the to the 8gb versions of the 980's when they are released, because I like to indulge the **** out of myself sometimes.
On a last note, I will be upgrading my Keyboard from the G510 to the G910 Orion Spark. I love the G510, but I didnt realize it wasn't mechanical when I bought it. I'll be sacrificing the screen, which I've come to really like, but that is what MSI Afterburner is for, once I get it up again.
Feel free to comment, criticise, or ask any questions. I can take it :)