Got a new job and decided to go ahead and build myself a nice computer. I am still on the fence about the consoles at the moment. I am an avid Xbox gamer, but I am just not sure what I think about the future of consoles at the moment. I honestly want a Xbox One, but PS3 really does seem to be number "one" right now. Regardless, having this computer solves that problem. Anyway, onto the build.
I acquired parts over about 4 weeks, buying more parts as my paycheck came in. - Grabbed the processor and mobo first at a Microcenter for the combo deal. - NH-D14 for OC'ing when I decide to do it later down the road. - Managed to get the RAM on that sweet Newegg deal a week or two back with the "wallet" promo code. - Best SSD on the market for OS and crucial apps. - One of the best HDDs for everything else. - Went with a MSI 770 as I heard it had the best cooling of all. No idea if it is really true, but regardless, I am sure all of the 770s are darn good. This one does have two larger fans as opposed to three smaller ones as some other brands do, so you would think it would be quieter at least. - R4 because it is sexy as "curse word". - NF-P14 for exhaust. Moved the stock exhaust up front to match the other. - Fully modular 80 Plus Gold because I can. - CD drive. You never know. - Got Windows 8 for free through here: http://www.onthehub.com/#back-to-school-discounts-on-windows-8-download
So far, this thing is awesome. 7-8 second boot time and literally silent unless you put your ear up to the case. That being said, I haven't really pushed the thing to it's limits yet. It's not OC'ed and I've only played CS:GO on it briefly. One other note, people whining about Windows 8 need to grow up and/or learn to Google. I don't like the UI either which is why I went with Classic Shell which brings back the start button and defaults you to the desktop. My computer is now literally just like 7 unless I press the Windows key.