*I changed the parts I put in incorrectly on the first build and changed the fan setup s the H50 was not an exhaust. Instead the new side fans are used as exhaust
So I built this PC as my dream computer, I wanted something way fast great at gaming easy to overclock and Extremely quiet.
After 5 months of buying a part or 2 at a time I finally had enough parts to build it. Granted first go it wasn't nearly this powerful, It started with a crappy Micro atx mobo a FX-4300 an evga 650 watt modular PSU and 8GB of 1600mhz ram but after the psu fried the mobo I decided to get a full atx mid tower build and that lifted the mobo restriction from 1600 mhz to 2133. Knowing overclocking the cpu would up the ram speed I opted for 1866Mhz which was bumped to 2000mhz and gave it a little extra push to 2100 at cas 8 latency.
The CPU was slowly overclocked to 4.5GHz core and 5.0Ghz turbo. With the corsair h100i in push pull i dont ever see temps above 30c with the fans maxed, with the fans on their quietest setting it doesn't break 40c
The GPU was a absolute headache. GTX 900 series are known for coil whine and after purchasing the EVGA GTX 970 SC ACX 2.0 due to having a great time and no problems with the 770 sc and 770 ti sc I was not surprised to hear it, but soon it ran into more problems. Under high load the driver would crash and soon it started crashing the whole PC I returned it after a huge argument with the sales guy that didnt even work in the computer section and finally was able to exchange it. This one still whines but after overclocking the base clock to 1500 and the memory to 7400 and adding a h50i water cooler via NZXT Kraken G10 GPU water block for safety, I stress tested it for 3 straight days with furmark, uningen, and 3dmark and no issues.
I also originally started with one 1tb WD blue hdd and soon realized I was being an idiot lol. Instead I opted for a 250GB Samsung EVO for a boot drive and 2x1TB WD blue in raid 0 for data
The Asus monitor was actually a xmas present from my parents that I had dropped in my newegg xmas list as a joke as just the craziest gaming monitor I could find when I opened it I was completely shocked, as I was not even remotely expecting it. With a bit of time messing with the settings and activating a color profile this thing is beautiful and so DANG fast. I have yet to try 3D vision on it yet just gotta find a decent priced used one lol.
*Update I tested the GTX 980 (used my friends brand new card) at stock compared to my GTX 970 SC Overclocked and the 970 at 1500mhz destroys the 980 in 3dmark with almost a 1000 point higher score in the graphics sub section (it scores about 6k in extreme and 16500 in performance 720)
The temp hwmonitor pic is right after a 3dmark run with fans on medium and the attic door closed lol (see fun fact below)
Well that's the story of my dream pc let me know what you think :)
*Fun fact my "man cave" is on the second story and directly connected to a side attic so I can open the door to the attic and drop the temps on everything by 10c lol
FX-8350 OCed to 5.0GHz Ram OCed to 2100MHz GPU OCed to 1500MHz HDDs in raid 0