This is a graduation present to myself. I heart it... because it is awesome... and I built it (though it really did feel like playing with grown up legos). I originally had a budget of 1.1k, but I picked up a few shifts at the Olive Garden to finish paying for everything I could have wanted. I game, but lately I have been entering film festivals and I wanted a machine for video editing. So I came up with this... I call her Burta.
While this build isn't an OC dream. It still flexes enough muscle to keep me happy. I am definitely going to add a large SSD project drive as soon as I can. Other than the MB fans and the Disk drive, I am loving this (You can tell because I keep saying so). I just wanted to throw up another Sabertooth build because I hadn't seen much of them on this site.
PS... Next time I am going with an open case and fun lighting
PPS. any thoughts on a new keyboard? I was thinking the 910 spark
I-7 - haven't been able to put it through its paces, but I like it. Was able to get to 4.4ghz with only a bump in increased power. It handled Arma III (my stress test at the moment) and it didn't crash, so I am happy.
H-90- The only annoying this was figuring out what sockets the i7 fit into, but eventually eyeballed it. When my friend looked it up it turned out I placed it right. All I would recommend is replacing the fan on it. $20 bucks can get you a much better air per sound fan.
This thing is a Beast. I mean, it felt heavy and my gorilla fingers never felt like I would break it. 5 year guarantee is super nice. I really liked the built in fans in theory, but those things are loud. They are the only thing I can hear in my case. My roommate asked me what that noise was when I booted up for the first time. He was in a different room at the time....
quick and cheap.... just like me....
Western Digital- thing is pretty quiet and quick for a HD
I get to play fallout at max... So I am loving it
I really like this case. Big, Heavy, and tons of tinkering options
EVGA 750- 10 year warranty... So 2 weeks in and it is still running strong.
My least favorite part of this build. It's loud... really loud. I might take it out after I finish typing this.
Eh... it works. It does weird things I don't want it to, but it has some useful features too.
Wireless Network Adapter
I probably could have saved money on a wireless card, but I totally bought this because it looked awesome and reviews were mostly positive... I like to pretend that it was the reviews that influenced me.