This build was carried over from my first build so you could call this my 1st/ 2nd build. I transferred most of the parts over from my last build. Much happier with this build than the last one mainly cause I wasn't happy with the case and the addition of the H100i cooler.
Had a great time configuring all the parts even though it was a challenge at points.
Reasons for part selection -
Seemed the best CPU for I wanted to use it for gaming, music production, video editing and other everyday things.
Corsair H100i -
Heard it lots of good things about this cooler - good performance & reliability. Also really like corsair parts.
Asrock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer -
Helped with keeping the Red & Black colour scheme I was going for. Also really like Asrock motherboards give good performance & features for the money.
Corsair Venegeance Pro 8GB -
Liked I said earlier I really like corsair products. Tided in with colour scheme. Really good reviews.
WD 1TB HDD -
Good price and enough space for what I need. Also had a few WD hard drives before and have all worked fine.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB -
Like MSI products. Always wanted a high end card. Runs cool and quiet. Ties in with colour scheme.
NZXT H440 Case -
Heard excellent reviews. Great for cable management. Good quality materials. Looks really nice & ties in with colour scheme. Also it has a side panel window so I can see most parts.
SeaSonic 550W -
Heard nothing but great reviews about SeaSonic. Was tempted to go with another company and let colour scheme play a part in my choice but resisted.
TP-Link Wireless Card -
Went with it cause it supports up to 300Mbps and its ideal for my needs and it was cheap.
BitFenix Spectre Led Case Fans -
Didn't know a lot about the facts of different types of case fans until recently or I might have gone with something else. Bought them purely for the following reasons; cause I was buying a BitFenix case and thought they were a good brand and I wanted red led fans to tie in with my red/black scheme.
Corsair Red LED 120 Fans -
Seemed like the best performing and quiet red led lights I could find. Also made by Corsair. Tied in with colour scheme.
Cooler master Storm Devastator Bundle - Cheap gaming keyboard that's back light.
NZXT Led Sleeved Kit X2 - Brightened up the case with a nice red glow accenting the colour scheme.
OCZ Agility SSD - Spare SSDI had. Definitely going to upgrade it soon I think.
Only problem I've had so far is getting the h100i to work with the Corsair Link software seems pretty buggy.
Possible Upgrades Considering Later on -
Better Case Fans, More Ram, Another HDD, Better SSD, Liquid Cooling for GPU
Had a great time building it. Learnt a lot from doing it , experience I can put into future builds.
Hope you guys like the photos, tried to get photos both in light and dark environments.