Will be used for everyday use and gaming. This is my first build. My previous PC is a Dell Inspiron 530 from six years ago. XD
Fortunately, the only issues I encountered when putting this build together was that I accidentally installed Windows 8 twice (deleting the duplicate was easy) and was having a bit of trouble installing the Hyper 212 EVO. I had to watch a video how-to to get it installed correctly.
Aside from that, everything's running smoothly.
CPU: Not looking into doing any heavy video editing. So no i7-4770k for me.
CPU Cooler: Contemplated getting an H100i but have heard nothing but great things about the Hyper 212 EVO. I'll wait until summer to see how my temps are, and then I'll decide at that time if the heatsink needs to be upgraded.
Motherboard: Couldn't pass up the UD4H at $115 from another user member online.
Memory: Will use 8GB for now and if multitasking starts to stutter/suffer, I'll purchase an additional two sticks. *EDIT* I bought 4x4GB of Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3-1600 RAM. So I now have 16GB of RAM as oppose to the 8GB G. Skill Sniper I was using.
Storage: My first time using an SSD and it's a world of a difference. The OS and programs installed on there loads up so fast. I also salvaged a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD from my old PC and bought a WD Caviar Blue 1TB.
Video Card: I can't imagine upgrading this for another few years. That, and it'll be compatible with future G-sync monitors.
Case: I absolutely love the design/look of the R4. Cable management is a breeze with this and it's very spacious for what I was looking for.
Case Fan: Replaced the stock exhaust fan with this. Keeps it cool and quiet, and also gives the interior a nice look with the colored ring.
Power Supply: NewEgg had this on sale and had to get it. I can't imagine getting another PSU for future builds without it being modular/semi-modular.
Keyboard/Mouse/Monitor: Overclocked the QNIX QX2710 to 96MHz. My Logitech G5/Razer Black Widow keyboard didn't need to be replaced but I wanted to go with all new parts with this build. So in its place, I got the SteelSeries Rival and CMStorm QuickFire XT. I'm really loving the Cherry MX Browns after having spent so much time with the Blues.
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.1GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||33.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||72.0° C|