First time build! Go easy on me... All these parts were gathered within 3-4 months since I was not in a rush, wanted to get the best deals possible. Will add more pictures of inside components this weekend along with stress test on the CPU and GPU. Definitely overkill... but hopefully it'll last me quite a while.
CPU - i7 4930k; I choose this processor because I was patiently waiting on Intel Retail Edge, managed to scoop this up for nearly the price of an i5 4670k. I had to wait two weeks to receive it but totally worth.
CPU Cooler - H100i; I choose this CPU cooler mainly because I wanted to keep the CPU as cool as possible. Might replace the fans though, even with corsair link the fans are pretty loud.
Motherboard - Sabertooth X79; I choose this mobo because of the great reviews on it; 5 year warranty is a plus.
Memory - Vengeance 16gb 1866; Reviews were good, however I purchased this when the price of ram was quite high.
Storage - 840 evo 500gb/Seagate 1TB 7200; I originally purchased a 250gb evo however the 500gb went on sale so I returned it. 1tb HDD for extra storage.
Video Card - EVGA 760 4gb; I kinda regret going for the 760 4gb rather than the 770 2gb. They were the same price but I did not know much about video cards, should have done more research.
Case - H440; I definitely wanted a case with a window, was going to get the R4 however after I found out about this case I changed my mind. Went through a lot to get this case... This case was very cable management friendly, with me being a first time builder this case definitely helped me with cable management. Only thing I dislike about it would be the terrible glare from the monitors.
PSU - HX850; I originally wanted the AX860 however this went on sale for $120 and I decided to pick it up instead.
Monitors - VN248H-P; they were nice looking monitors, Originally bought just one because they were going for $135 after rebate, decided to get a second however the price increased to $150 for the second one. Definitely recommend these monitors they look gorgeous. I also purchased a dual monitor stand to keep my desk a bit more organized.
Keyboard - Razer Blackwidow Ult 2014; I wanted a mechanical keyboard and already had the Taipan, so I decided to buy it to match with it as well. Keyboard works great.
Mouse - Razer Taipan; I like the feel of it in my hand, originally wanted the naga however the taipan seemed more reasonable.
Headphones - G430; It was on sale, needed a headset works like a champ.
Speakers - Z506; Had these for two years, they still work well
LED - NZXT Sleeved LED kit 1m white; wanted a nice clean white look to show off the components, choose this one because of the ability to turn on and off.
|CPU||Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core||$220.29||(Purchased)|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid||$83.56||(Purchased)|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011||$310.00||(Purchased)|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866||$180.00||(Purchased)|
|Storage||Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" SSD||$250.00||(Purchased)|
|Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM||$50.00||(Purchased)|
|Video Card||EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX||$300.00||(Purchased)|
|Case||NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower||$140.00||(Purchased)|
|Power Supply||Corsair 850W ATX12V / EPS12V||$120.00||(Purchased)|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit)||$0.00||(Purchased)|
|Monitor||Asus VN248H-P 23.8"||$135.00||(Purchased)|
|Asus VN248H-P 23.8"||$149.99||(Purchased)|
|Keyboard||Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2014||$110.00||(Purchased)|
|Mouse||Razer Taipan Wired Laser||$71.23||(Purchased)|
|Speakers||Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch||$50.00||(Purchased)|
|Custom||NZXT Sleeved LED kit - White 1m||$12.99||(Purchased)|
|Mount-It! Dual Freestanding Monitor Stand||$52.00||(Purchased)|
|Date Published||June 11, 2014|