With this being my second build of all time, I decided to go all out...I hope you guys enjoy :)
Mainly went for my own color themed pc and this was such a hassle I don't recommend it at all. Why can't everything be in all colors of the spectrum? Maybe I don't want blue and white, maybe I ducking hate red "reflecting" off of an absorbing color like black. Quack all the predefined colors!
CPU: Had to go with the cheap prices Microcenter is whoring out at me. 280$ for the i7 4790k is a mind blowing steal if you've seen some of the prices elsewhere. Although I had the i5 4690k in mind, I feel the i7 is such a better upgrade than the i5, especially since the price difference is about 50$.
THERMAL PASTE: Didn't even use it due to the fact I don't have any alcohol in my house to wipe off the Kraken's pre-applied junk, who knew. WIll sell it to you for 500$ cash hmu
COOLER: Since my nerdy heart was so obsessed and asphyxiated upon getting the NZXT White/Black H440 Case, I'd thought the best way to accent my case/theme is a led cpu cooler. But let's get real for second here, I just needed all the green accenting I can get and this seemed like a miracle cooler from the green gods!
MOBO FOSHO: Again the green thing... At this point I'm starting to think every big brand name are hiding their green themed hardware from me. MSI seems to have "leaked" Gaming 5 or 7 green motherboards back in 2014 but you know where they are?!? Probably in the cloud with every other conspiracy theory the internet so graciously showed me because they're "GAIIII and fake"! The only green MOBO worth acknowledging is the Gigabyte g87 sniper or w/e but cmonn that's soo last gen, I'm no square! So the only casual/decent motherboard I could find was the gaming 7 because of it's green debugger....YES I BOUGHT THIS MOBO FOR THE GREEN DEBUGGER AND THE GREEN BIOS 2 LED, DON'T JUDGE!
DEDICATED WAM: Was deciding upon this or some Corsair Vengeance Pros I found at like 2100mhz but my power railing on the MOBO was low or something so they wouldn't run at full potency unless I OC'ed all the time, and I didn't wanna run my new baby at full power 24/7 if you catch my drift. Soo I again went the expensive route just for one feature, the white leds on the Platinums. However the pics don't do it justice, the green lights in the case actually look very shiny on the stick's paint coating so that's a plus 1 :)
STORAGE: SSD 500gb, go big or go home
GPU: 980 Ti couldn't have come out at a more perfect time when I was browsing the market for GPUs. God bless Murika, God bless Nvidia.......And the reference cooler has a green led, cmon it just fits.
CASE: NZXT's H440. That is all.
PSU: G2 Supernova Fully Modular w/ Sleeved cables whaaaa?!?! But seriously these cables looked so nice I didn't even buy the White alchemy cables I was also looking at.
FAN: Holy **** do the Corsair Sp140 Led fans look good. I now don't even need an led strip in my case because it's already so damn bright! Great buy 11/10 would use money again!
LED STRIP: NONE IT'S ALL THE FANS BABYY
getting real lazy to type more so the optical drive is actually a 19.99 extrernal, I'm getting the monitor tomorrow, also getting the black tomorrow ( use that in whichever way you'd like), and I don't like green because I'm a Razer fanboy, I just smoke alot of pot ;).
** Last 2 pics are of my 1st build a year and a half ago, I think I made out for a decent upgrade :D