With this build I changed everything from my old build aside from the case, the cpu, my old monitor, and storage.
Had fun building it, and am really happy with the way it turned out. Though it doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things, I love the color scheme as well. Why there aren't more simple black mobos is beyond me.
As far as the cards go, I am getting decent temperatures for an r9 290. The second one was a tight fit, but I got it in there. I'll get around to overclocking my cpu sooner rather than later before I get chewed out about that.
I was wanting to put the two p14's in the top of the case, but unfortuantley there wasn't enough room. There isn't enough room to put the square sound dampening piece in either, so for anyone looking to add two of those in an r4, be wary of this.
Using this for gaming and school. A bit overkill for school, but it's great for games. Haven't had any issues with crossfire yet.
The upgrade from 1080p to 1440 isn't as noticeable as I'd like, but it is noticeable. I'm glad I went with Asus again for my monitor. This one is fantastic. The upgrade from one screen to two is what I'm more happy about to be honest. You don't realize how convenient it is until you do it.
Just for fun, I went ahead and put in a picture of my old hamburger themed build, and my awful cable management before my new psu came in. I was too lazy to care since I was replacing it in a day.
By the way, for anyone who cares, here are my old specs.
4670K Noctua NH-U9B SE2 Asrock z87 Fatality Killer PNY Optima 8 gigs Same storage 2gb Gigabyte Windforce 760 Same case Rosewill Capstone 550 Asus mx239h 23''
Thanks for looking.
Now overclocked at 4.3 gHz. Haven't overclocked the cards and probably won't for some time. Temps shown are from the top card. Pretty damn happy with 78C on the top card under load, though I wish it's idle could be lower. The bottom card runs at a cool 37C at idle and 65C under load.