This is my first ever custom built Windows computer. it replaces a very slow and out dated MacBook Pro 13" (Mid 2010).
I am extremely happy with this build. It has very solid 1080p gaming and video editing performance. Under normal loads the temps never go above 55o C (With a 28o C ambient temperature).
The only problem I encountered with this build was choosing the wrong fans for the H100i liquid cooler. I chose the DC version of the SP120's, however the Corsair link software only supports speed controlling of PWM fans. This was rectified by buying a small 3 pin y-splitter to connect both radiator fans to a single motherboard header instead, allowing the motherboard to control the fans instead of Corsair Link, which I no longer use (Its Rubbish).
CPU has worked flawlessly since the first start automatically turbo boosting itself to 4.4ghz.
This cooler has been fantastic but the bundled Corsair Link software is woeful.
Absolutely fantastic motherboard for the price, great GUI interface, haven't had any troubles and it colour matches the build perfectly.
4 Stars because I believe this RAM needs to have XMP Profiles. Many headaches working out what frequency it was running at due to CPU-Z reporting just shy of 1866Mhz while Windows 8.1 Task Manager reports 1333Mhz.
What can I say, its faster than a HDD and has worked without a hitch.
Works great, hasn't slowed down and doesn't stutter.
Great card, not so great drivers. Arma 3 crashes often due to a known driver issue where the display driver crashes then "recovers". However the computer is left un-operable after this and needs to be restarted. Very Frustrating.
Case is absolute eye candy however design slightly restricts airflow from front 3x 120mm fans.
Very reliable power supply, haven't had a single problem with it and fan hasn't needed to turn on with the low load from the power efficient GPU / CPU.
You either love it or you hate it, but once you install Classic Shell to snatch back the original start button UI, it is a great Operating System.
Wireless Network Adapter
Was concerned at DL/UL speeds at first, reaching only half my normal speed. Fixed with driver update from TP-Link website, has been fine ever since.
Used as an exhaust, its connected directly to the case fan header running at full speed with no noticeable noise. Excellent.
Used on radiator, works great and is relatively quiet. Only problem was unable to be controlled by Corsair Link due to it being the DC version instead of PWM.
Great monitor with superb colours however, the glossy bezel can be annoying with direct sunlight. Also has some "Game +" features including an OSD Crosshair, very useful for practicing AWP'ing in CS:GO.