I am FINALLY completely finished. After a month of deciding and two weeks of waiting (thanks ikea), I have my desk and monitor setup and have finally finished overclocking. I use this build for light photo editing (I'm no pro) and gaming at 3440x1440. Yes, I KNOW, 32gb RAM and 980ti SLI is overkill, but I can play any game I want at maxed out settings and that makes me happy :). My 5820k is overclocked at 4.3 1-2 core ratio and 4.2 3-6 core ratio @1.23v. I have pretty high fan profiles so I typically idle at 31C, get around 60C under a heavy load, and hit 81C max at full load from stress testing. I'm very pleased with the performance from the 5820k. The highest I could get my 980ti's overclock is +171 base clock and +86 on the memory. Only really overclock for fun and I usually just run them on the factory EVGA overclock for max stability. I love the Corsair Air 240 and the mATX size. My goal was to make a powerful, small pc and I'm very happy with the outcome.
Oh and I painted the Gaara / Shukaku figure myself back in high school :)
I changed out my NH-U9S for a NH-C14S. I don't know if I should be impressed with the U9S or disappointed in the C14S... Idle temp had no change (no big deal) and max load temp only dropped about 4C? I was expecting much better results going from a 92mm to 140mm cooler.. But I do prefer how it looks and I guess every degree counts. I am able to run my case fans and CPU fans at lower RMPs and achieve close to the same temps so it is noticeably quieter.
My white cold cathode was getting rather hot??? So I switched it for a RGB LED strip. It really like that.
Replaced my keyboard with a Corsair STRAFE RGB. I am in love with it!