This rig is built for the marketing work that I do in the Adobe Creative Cloud where I use Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop and Premiere on almost a daily basis. However, I also love gaming and wanted a powerful enough PC to handle any games I throw at it for the next few years.
Everything in this build runs exceptionally well but I'll highlight a few of the surprises that I discovered after the PC was together.
CPU Cooler: When I was shopping for a cpu cooler I kept running into people who used Noctua, Corsiar, or the MONSTROUS Phanteks PH-TC14. I didn't like the size of some of those coolers, didn't want to do an All-In-One liquid cooler and hated how the Noctua's looked... Even though, this little guy's fans run at higher speeds (so it is noisy) but keeps my 4790k cool under even heavy loads. However, the higher fan speeds do mean that it is a bit noisier.. however, it doesn't really bother me much at all when it revs up under load. The installation was also super easy, I read reviews that it was tough but once I tried it for myself it went in really really smoothly.
The SSD is something that I've never had before in a PC and I LOVE IT! seriously, Windows boots in just a few seconds and runs super quick. Never knew how much of an improvement an SSD would be but it's totally worth the money. r
Case: I had read before buying it all the great reviews about the Storm Stryker. I'd just like to add that it is a fantastic case to build in. Plus, I just love how it looks, the airflow it provides, and the stock fans that come with it run really well and off a built in fan controller on the front panel.
Honestly, this is my favorite PC that I've built, and can't wait to continue adding to it in the future and doing more builds!