(Actual hardware pictures coming soon)
Fun fact: When using modern Intel SATA ports, older SSDs like the Vertex 2 in this build will flat out fubar your system! On this Asrock Z97 motherboard, I had to move the Vertex2 to the Asrock SATA port. I hope that saved you the three days I lost.
The NZXT H440 case is absolutely beautiful, with great cable management.
This build needs a better mechanical drive than the 2.5" Hitachi I pulled from an old Macbook Pro.
The mouse is actually a 2008 original Logitech G5 and the keyboard is a first gen Logitech G15. I will take both to my grave.
I originally used a PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750w in the build. On game screens where the GPU was able to hit extremely high frame rates, the PSU would scream like a banshee. Moving to the EVGA G2 750w mostly eliminated that noise (though it's still there if you get your ear close to the PSU).
The Qnix 2710 will overclock up to about 100hz using Nvidia's control panel, but the games I'm playing support Nvidia's Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) which - as far as I can tell - is stuck at 60hz. So I think I'll make the trade off in quality for the smoothness of a higher refresh rate, for now. If anyone knows how to get DSR above 60hz, I'm all ears!
I'll be installing a Noctua NH-D15 as soon as the sticker shock from this build wears off, then a little OC'ing can begin.
I've always loved RGB ambient lighting, and just taped the listed LED strip around the bottom edge of my desk.