A customer of mine, a retired mechanic, came to me with interest in creating a gaming computer focused around modern racing simulator games on a multi-monitor setup. Project CARS and Mechanic Simulator 2015 were two titles particularly mentioned during our design discussions.
Research seemed to indicate that Nvidia GPUs performed much better than AMD GPUs in Project CARS, so the Geforce 750 Ti was chosen as a cost-effective graphics solution that can deliver recommended settings performance. Because my user wanted to split gameplay across multiple large screens, I attempted to mitigate performance issues that might arise from that additional screen real estate by implementing an especially highly-clocked version of the 750 Ti.
High points of this build for me include the Enermax Thorex case, ASRock motherboard, and Avexir Core Series RAM.
Given time constraints, I wasn't able to do much more than get my standard Ninite install service and driver update done, but in the end my customer went away very pleased, informing me that he will be including this build in a full roll-cage simulator he's built in his garage - steering wheel, foot pedals, bucket seat - the whole deal. If I can get a picture of it later I will try to include it for this build! I did not have time to really stress test the CPU or GPU, so I won't be including temperature stats, but at least sitting idle in a non air-conditioned room, the build seemed quite cool (something like mid 30s IIRC). As always, I will be making most of my profits on this one by turning in rebates carefully and properly.
The motherboard, by ASRock, was a very nicely assembled piece of work - nothing felt poorly constructed about this board at all, and the layout was very logical. The UEFI BIOS was easy to use and logically designed. If I were to ding it for anything, it would be that I don't think it had enough fan connectors for a board of its class, and I also was mildly annoyed that it did not feature a heatsink on its VRMs - but this was at least mitigate-able via the cooling schema ultimately used.
The Avexir Core Series RAM worried me slightly, since the price was so low and an inordinate amount of effort seemed to have been taken making the component look "riced" - which it certainly achieved! - but fears were groundless, as this stick of RAM performed exactly as expected right out of the box. It fit under the cooler, ran cool, and admittedly the breathing blue LEDs on it look amazing.
The case, though very flimsy, has an exceptional layout for such a bargain-priced item - fan cutouts, back panel routing cutouts, and the fast expansion port securing system were all very well thought out. The quick release drive mounting system, while fairly standard these days, was a big relief to my customer as he accompanied me during assembly, and was admittedly one of the better implementations of the concept that I've seen.