This was my first custom build and I couldn't be more satisfied with the parts chosen here. The price is a little steep, considering I had to get the monitor, keyboard, mouse, and extras, but these parts were all purchased over a span of a couple months. The 4790K is delidded and will run stable at 4.9 @ 1.395v, but I prefer to just run it at 4.8 with 1.31v. The GTX 970 is OCed with a custom bios to 1531/8000, which is MORE than enough for ultra settings on most games that I play. This QNIX Monitor was like hitting the lottery, since I am able to easily overclock it as well to 120hz without any artifacting (the DL-DVI cable listed here was crucial for hitting it, since the one included showed artifacts over 110hz). I am looking at putting all of this in an Define R5 to make it even quieter, but as of right now, it is very quiet anyway, but nowhere near inaudible - the loudest part being the top mounted Push/Pull configuration. I have both the G.Skill & the Team Xtreem RAM OCed to 2133 with 9-10-10-21 1N timings and they are rock solid (again, like hitting the lottery). The most impressive part here though is the ASRock Mobo. I've seen a lot of complaints about it but this thing is a BEAST for the price. I spent a bit more, since I bought it right when it came out, but I've been able to OC all of my hardware without any real problems and have yet to see even a hiccup from the mobo. I'm also looking at upgrading the PSU to a 1200 G2 or the 1200 Platinum, for SLI in the future. Also, if anyone needs a fan recommendation BUY THE AEROCOOL DS fans, these bad boys are IMPRESSIVE. They push 2x the amount of air than the Corsairs AND the Noctuas that I had previously installed AND are about half as quiet... literally DEAD SILENT - I can't even hear them! Anyway, feel free to leave any comments or ask any questions; I'll be more than happy to answer any questions and I am looking forward to some feedback. Thanks for checkin' out the build!
Best regards, Ryan