Hello everyone, i posted my build here quite a while ago but it was far from being finished. I've worked hard to get the parts that i wanted to fulfill the build and here it is, V.2!
Starting out i bought a mATX board (MSI Z97M GAMING) and a Corsair Air 240 but i ended up struggling to fit a 980 in there, it simply would bend and eventually break the side panel window (apart from that look horrible aswell). I also had a H80i cooler which i would use but that was replaced aswell with the H105 i am using now.
I was foolish enough to use the parts and modify them to fit into the air 240 i had and it voided the warranty on both the Air 240 and the H80i. I ordered the Air 540 and a ATX board (MAXIMUS VII RANGER) to quickly assemble the build so that i could use it. I put up my build almost a year ago (https://pcpartpicker.com/b/2HgLrH) and by that time i was short on money so i've been gathering parts for quite some time now to complete the build. Anyhow, here's a short list and breakdown of the parts i am using in the build.
CASE - CORSAIR CARBIDE AIR 540 (BLACK)
Great case, dual-chamber design to hide cable clutter, power supply, 5.25" drives and SSD's. Has a dust-filter included for the front intake. I very much liked the AIR 240 which i initally bought but as it was too small i got myself the "big brother" case.
MOTHERBOARD - ASUS Z97 ROG MAXIMUS VII RANGER (LGA1150)
I had a colour scheme set for the build the first time i started looking at parts. I really wanted to do something black and silver/grey but as i couldn't use my (repainted) MSI Z97M i went red solely because of the new motherboard.
CPU - INTEL CORE i7 4790-K
It has the horsepower i need to run what i want and it saved me from going X99 and possibly a 5820K/5930K. Currently runs at 4.4GHz (auto-boosted from mobo).
GPU(s) - MSI GTX 980 4G (2-way SLI)
In my opinion this is one of the best looking cards in the 900-series category. Very high quality with quiet high-pressure fans. Both cards equipped with Coldzero acrylic backplates.
RAM - CORSAIR DOMINATOR PLATINUM 16GB 1866MHz (4x4) CL9
Beatiful pieces of memory, probably my favourite component in this build. As of the price of these monsters i did not go with a higher speed, although 16GB running at 1866MHz is plenty for a 4790K.
CPU COOLER - CORSAIR H105
Very good performance aswell as design on this cooler. I could have went with the H100/H110 instead but i wanted to match the build with the accent-ring on the block. Also with a thickness of 38mm this AIO outperforms the H100 by a couple degrees aswell. (Fitted with 4 x Corsair SP120 High performance fans)
PSU - CORSAIR HX850i 80+ Platinum
It was either this or the EVGA G2 850W, i simply chose this because i started out with ordering the sleeved cables kit that corsair has (Not using those cables anymore). Not so well-read about PSU's but knew that Gold/Platinum rated ones were the ones to go with.
SSD - CORSAIR FORCE LX 256GB
A good choice for an SSD, it had a very low failure-rate according to statistics and runs at 560MB/s therefore i bought it.
HDD - SEAGATE BARRACUDA 2TB
Nothing special, stores stuffs n' things. Has a Coldzero acrylic backplate taped to it.
FAN CONTROLLER - NZXT SENTRY MIX 2
Since the H105 does not have Corsair Link i bought this to control the speed of the SP120's, it really did hurt my ears listening to 4 x 2350RPM fans.
INTAKE: CORSAIR AF120 Quiet Edition x 3 (Front)
EXHAUST: CORSAIR AF140 Quiet Edition x 1 (Rear) CORSAIR SP120 HIGH PERFORMANCE EDITION x 4 (Top)
Good looking fans that fit the theme, performs fairly well.
ACCESSORIES (DUST FILTERS/CABLES/BACKPLATES/GPU SUPPORT STAND/LED)
Cables are ordered from Ensourced Customs (http://www.ensourced.net/), 1 x 24-pin extension and 4 x 8-pin extensions in black with "semi-clear" cable combs.
Backplates are ordered from Coldzero (http://www.coldzero.eu/), 2 x MSI GTX 980 Acrylic backplates and a Seagate Barracuda HDD Cover (custom ordered).
The dust filters i have are bought from Demciflex (http://www.demcifilter.com/c198/Air-540.aspx). Fairly high quality, not that great on the magnets but works as intended.
The LED-strip are called Akasa "Vegas" LED Strip Light White, they are very cheap and gets the job done with a very neutral white light.
If you have a 970 or a 980 you might just know that these cards are very heavy and the PCI-e slots on the mobo cant really hold them in place. The "support stand" is designed in (http://www.geomagic.com/en/) and made by myself in polished aluminium, its adjustable in height and has 2 pins holding the cards to proper height.