I recently ordered all the parts for this machine and had them sent to my house. Upon seeing the enormous case, my mom decided the proper, and only name for such a thing was "Beast." Hence the name above.
This build took a long time, mainly due to the fan controller and the astronomical amount of wires that came with it. I also ended up having to use 2 SATA power cables, for i had five SATA power devices... Of course there were only four connectors per cable. The fan controller needed a molex power cable, also coming with four connections, of which I used only one. Needless to say, there were a lot of extra cables jammed in the back. Even with the almost inch of space behind the motherboard tray, and a fully modular power supply, I still had difficulty getting the side panel on. Upon a first boot, I noticed the fan controller was upside-down, and so had to remove the side panel, fix it, and struggle again with cables.
I installed windows 8.1 on the Samsung SSD, and everything is running smoothly. The only issue I had with installation, was an error on my part. When the computer would restart during installation, it would reboot on the install disk, restarting the entire process. I had specified this in the UEFI setup for the installation, but not realized I needed to manually switch to the desired boot drive to continue the installation. Upon finally realizing this and booting off the SSD, everything worked as desired.
I will be mainly using this machine for gaming, however I may end up using it for video editing and high end graphics. I usually prefer OSX for this, but I neglected buying compatible parts for it. I have yet to push the h100i, and it's abilities, however I plan to in the near future.
All prices below are the prices I payed for when I bought the components. Thanks for your interest in this build. :D
|CPU||Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core||$239.99|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$109.99|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150||$189.99|
|Memory||Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600||$169.99|
|Storage||Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" SSD||$149.99|
|Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$79.99|
|Video Card||Galaxy GeForce GTX 770 2GB||$449.99|
|Wireless Network Adapter||Rosewill RNX-N250PCe 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1||$9.99|
|Case||BitFenix Shinobi XL Window (White) ATX Full Tower||$169.99|
|Case Fan||Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition 63.5 CFM 120mm||$14.99|
|Power Supply||Corsair 760W ATX12V / EPS12V||$169.99|
|Monitor||Asus VS248H-P 24.0"||$167.58||Newegg|
|Keyboard||Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013||$122.99|
|Mouse||Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser||$69.99|
|Custom||NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller||$24.99|
|NZXT Hue RGB LED Controller||$28.99|
|CPU Clock Rate||3.4GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||31.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||-|
|GPU Core Clock Rate||1359MHz|
|GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate||7010MHz|
|GPU Temperature While Idle||32.0° C|
|GPU Temperature Under Load||80.0° C|