Finally completed an entirely new build from the ground up! I've been upgrading components for my previous build that I first made about 8 years ago and it was just not able to perform with what I wanted.
New build, I wanted to stay gtx gpu since I have an Nvidia shield and I use gamestream frequently. I decided to stick with intel CPU.
Overall, TITAN is a beauty. Plays all games I've tested so far on ultra settings hitting anywhere from 60 to over 100 fps. Boots in about 10 seconds.
If you have any questions about any component feel free to ask!
Was going to go for the 8400 but snagged the 8500 when it went on sale for a price lower than the 8400. Great CPU overall, no overclocking but performance has been more than sufficient. At some point I may upgrade to either the 8600k or 8700k.
Picked it up in a Mobo, PSU, AIO combo that was on sale, and I sold the cooler so it was a solid deal overall. The board may seem like overkill at the moment but this was intentional. My previous build, that I've had for about 6 years, I cheaped out on the board and was very limited on upgrade paths. The one issue I had with it is that there is a red LED that stays on all times the PC is off. The manual says the LED means CPU power connection error, but there is no issue. I've found forums of people who have this happen to them too.
Not much to say, seems great and I've had no problems with it. Will likely upgrade to 32gb at some point.
In addition to 2 1TB hard drives from a previous build, I installed the 970 Evo. Installation was pretty easy and speeds are incredible. Made sure to get the 250gb as the 125gb for my previous build filled up fairly quickly. It's $0 on this post becasue it was a gift for birthday.
I can see why it's the most popular GPU on steam right now (just the 1060 6gb, not the brand). Amazing card, I'm getting great performances on all games.
Beautiful case, perfect amount of RGB (at least for me) and leaves room for great airflow and potential expansion. I added some Riing fans to accent the case lights.
Again, not much too say. Modular is amazing for cord management and I've had no problems with it.