Hey and thanks for visiting the build.
Updated the rig over the past couple months and this seems to be the end result. Updates include: Zalman fan controllers, Phanteks pmw fans, EVGA psu, various cables, and a cold cathode to match case led lights.
This rig is used for gaming and a variety of school programs. Hope the pictures suffice (iPhone camera) and if any questions need answers don't be afraid to comment.
Didn't plan on overclocking and i'm not into extreme editing so this was a clear and cost effective choice.
This thing is a pita in a case this size but definitely gets the job done and aesthetically it matches the case.
No frills, durable, with all the options needed for my applications and at a great price.
Team elite ram. Chose color to match my theme and amount for gaming and light task. No issues yet.
An ssd for boot and bragging rights. Plenty fast for consumer applications like mine.
The 1st one i received was DOA, RMA'd it for a small shipping fee and we are back up and running. Silent and speedy drive that is more than enough space for me.
Great card, no over heating issues, stuttering, coil whine, and runs the applications and games that I own on high - ultra (games may vary). There are a small army of deals on this card at any given time so keep an eye out if interested.
Beautiful case in my opinion with tons of modular bits. Great air cooling and water cooling support with tons of space for ssds. Not the smallest itx case ever but allows for the majority of air-cooler towers and 1 full length Gpu.
Haven't had the psu very long but I was thoroughly impressed with the cabling design and the build quality at first impressions. Not a small power supply by any means and it was a battle to fit the large diameter cables in with no tension and get the cable management up to my standards. probably a little over kill for my needs but I wanted to be assured that I will be able to run all that needs to be run at a comfortable pace for the psu. Plus at the time of purchase this psu was on sale for less than most reputable 500 watt options.
Haven't had issues yet.
Great case fan (I have 5). Moves tons of air while remaining relatively silent (hooked up to fan controller). Had a Phanteks case so these fans were a no-brainer aesthetically. A little expensive I found various discounts on these and jumped on them. Got them all for under 40 usd :). I have the fan controllers in an array so to promote positive air pressure throughout the case (cumulative cfm for intakes is higher than exhaust) to compliment the dust filters in combating dust build up.