Firstly, I spent a little more because I did buy everything from Canada Computers, however pcpartpicker wouldn't detect some parts. It was more convenient for me since I live minutes away from a Canada Computers. In total with tax I spent about $2400. Also, I took my current OCZ power supply out of our old family computer which a family friend built and bought a cx500 to put in that. So I just chose the closest thing to it. I'm happy with the OCZ, my only gripe is that it isn't modular. Don't worry, I did lots of research to make sure it was up to the task of powering this beast. I tried my best at cable management and I think I did a good job.
Im only 15 (almost 16) so this is my first big purchase. I'm happy to say I saved up for it all myself with my job. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. BEFORE you ask any questions read the last paragraphs, I think I'll answer most there when I explain everything :p
4670k - I was lucky to get a really good chip, I managed to get it up to 4.6 with a 212 EVO! Stays under 65c and is a stable OC.
212 EVO - Installation was straightforward and I'm happy with this. I bought a red LED fan to put on it too.
G45 Gaming - I was torn between this and the VI Hero, I went with this because it was $30 cheaper and IMO even with or even better than the hero. It looks great, BIOS is very nice, has all the connectivity I need. Very happy with this so far, I'd recommend it for sure.
Corsair Vengeance Pro - I went with 1866 because it was only $3 more than 1600 at the time so why not? No problems so far and the sticks look really nice.
WD Black 1TB - No problems yet, does everything I expected it to do.
Asus DirectCUII 780 - My favourite part of the system. This is a really sexy card and it performs amazing, I couldn't be any happier. Droops a bit but I'll find a way to fix that.
CM Storm Trooper - Really great case, I wish there was a windowed side panel version but there's not, so I've ordered a windowed side panel from the CM website. Airflow is great, room for everything and great cable management. Mine came with a few stripped and bent screws but no biggie.
PSU - See first paragraph. I really tried my best at cable management for my first build, I think it looks good.
Monitor - For it's price I really am very happy with it. No dead pixels, I can't see any ghosting, input lag, anything like that.
Quicfire TK - I got the red version and I love it. Has rubberized flip out feet which is huge for me. Also very stiff.
Sentinel Advance ii - Really great, the plastic doesn't bother me and I play with the weights in. The two thumb buttons are positioned perfectly for me. It also fits my large hands like a dream.
Sirus 5.1 Headset - Nice headset, very comfortable, great sound :) 1 question I expect is why the CM circlejerk? Well because I wanted that red and black color scheme. I made SURE I was getting quality though, I wouldn't have bought CM had I not known I'd be happy. Another is probably going to be why only a cheaper 1080p monitor with a 780? Well I'm saving up or asking for a 1440p monitor for christmas and I couldn't afford one with all my other components.. Plus this one has given me no problems.
Any other question's feel free to ask ;P
Future plans: My next paycheck is going towards a windowed side panel so you can see my sexy components, the NZXT Hue, bitfenix sleeved cable extensions, and games. That's it for the immediate short term. Longer term is going to be another 780 to power that 1440p monitor I talked about at highest settings, they're a lot of money though :( I'll need a better PSU and will probably go for an AX 860. Also getting an SSD to put OS and Games on
Thanks for reading! Have a good day :)
|Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor|
|CPU Clock Rate||4.6GHz|
|CPU Temperature While Idle||33.0° C|
|CPU Temperature Under Load||65.0° C|