UPDATE: Installed a H100i to replace my CM. Also added a backplate for my 780 ti. I need to buy the replacement side panel that has a window. Last picture shows update.
My first build, I found a few things I would of done differently already but meh. Sorry about the picture quality.
I use this for gaming, engineering(programming/compiling code, PCB design and various other things) and video editing. I picked the 4820k because I didn't need the integrated graphics on the 4770k and wanted the fastest base cpu. For the moment I'm just running air cooling while still keeping it at a nice temp I can easily O.C. it to 4.5GHz. Eventually I will upgrade to a water cooling system.
I really like the motherboard I got overall. Flashing the bios was simple did it myself with just the PSU hooked up to it before all my parts came in. Quick tip for anyone who has to flash their bios via usb, the diagram showing you which port is for the flashback is incorrect. A lot of ppl including myself were puzzled by this if you are trying to do it before your build is complete as I did. Simply take that cover plate for the rear of ur case that came with your MB and hold it over your ports. The only real con about this board is that for the sata ports inside only 2 of them are 6gbps and 4 are 3gbps, the real confusing part of this is that the esata ports on the rear are both 6gbps... which honestly I will probably never use but would of prefered more 6gbps inside.
RAM: Taking advantage of the Quad channel, probably could of gone with 4x4 but eh future proof now
SSD/HDD: Super fast SSD I plan on getting a second to RAID 1 them to put my mind at ease.
GPU: It literally took forever to find this one in stock (super clocked with acx), I refused to buy the stock card with the standard cooling. Well worth the wait. Getting a second eventually.
CASE/FANS: Great case I feel like there could be better placed opening to wire stuff through the other side. The CM was used on my cpu cooler so I can have a push/pull combo into the rear exhaust. It's kind of loud would not recommend need to replace.
PSU: Great PSU, the CPU cable could be a bit longer though. It would not reach to my MB from the back side of the case so i bought a replacement.
No one cares about the optical drive. Used to install windows and probably the last time used.
Monitor: Looks great 2560x1440 PLS screen. Was tempted to go with IPS but ran into higher response times and lots more $$. I plan on getting a second screen when I get my second gpu but I'm not sure if I will get the same one or an IPS.
Prices listed are what I paid
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core||$308.74||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$90.00||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011||$224.99||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400||$195.99||(Purchased)|
|Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400||$195.99||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD||$209.99||(Purchased)|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$52.24||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX||$702.99||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower||$85.99||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||OCZ 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V||$159.99||(Purchased)|
|Optical Drive||Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer||$19.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus PB278Q 27.0"||$522.49||(Purchased)|
|Case Fan||NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm||$9.99||(Purchased)|
|NZXT FN-200RB 166.2 CFM 200mm||$19.99||(Purchased)|
|Custom||EVGA 780 Ti Back-plate||$19.99||(Purchased)|
|Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.5GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||54.0° C|