Yeah yeah yeah, this was my first PC build of all time. Like a lot of you guys, I took the plunge into PC building with minimal knowledge and minimal funds. I needed a computer that could handle playing games at high quality while streaming in High Def to Twitch. Until yesterday, I have been running an MSI gaming laptop but the GPU was ancient and the 12 gb of ram wasn't cutting it when I was multitasking. With a Twitch hobby comes EXTENSIVE multitasking. So I did a lot of research and came up with a parts list that my friends said was pretty strong. Then all I had to do was save up some paychecks, sacrifice full meals for a couple McChickens, and THE REST IS HISTORY.
After a little bit of stress testing, I must say that this computer is running unexpectedly cold. My MOBO is idling at 24c and GPU typically drops to 12c if I'm not doing anything but reading a blog (I particularly like the blogs about Donald Trump). I will eventually Overclock but I don't want to screw with it anytime soon. When the time comes, I'll upgrade my CPU cooler as well. The H60 was mostly just a safety buy for now and I don't intend it to be my OC CPU cooler.
I can happily say that I am streaming every game I play at Ultra settings and having no problems whatsoever. Also, holy crap. EVERYBODY needs an SSD for their OS. Jesus Christ. From 'power off' to ready to use I think I have to wait a total of 10 seconds. Half the time, I don't even sit down before my monitor is just staring at me in anticipation.
The Fractal fans and Corsair sleeved cables were an afterthought. As well as the 2 additional Rosewill fans (bottom intake/cooler exhaust). I initially wanted a mostly red theme for the Rust Bucket but after painting my HDD trays white as well as the PCI thumbscrews, I decided to go mostly white/black. LED lights are probably gonna happen, but I'm not rushing. Besides, light from the computer would mess with my Twitch lighting. Meh.
Overall, I'm very happy with my build and I bought with "future-proofing" in mind. I got a big case so I can fill it with plenty of new junk when the time comes. It might not be pretty, but it's a phenomenal case and a breezy setup. Comments and advice is/are appreciated. I'm still new to this. THANKS GUYS