Hello people! (Crappy phone photos incoming! I may retake them)
I present to you, my build! She is not finished yet and she needs a name I only have the water cooling to sort out and get 16gb or 32gb of RAM depending on the prices and how I feel.
This is a build it replace my old build of a 550 TI and q6600 cpu, it was old and dying ;;
I primarily use this build for gaming and video editing, for now, I may look into 3D modelling and folding. Now you may say this is overkill but I could afford it and I wanted it to be overkill so that it would last a few years.
I purchased everything from my local retailer cclonline.com amazing company amazing shop.
The only things I salvaged from my old build was my beautiful Noctua fans and my mushkin radioactive RAM (the RAM is only temporary at the moment though).
Before the build I had my mouse, my cherry mx black mechanical keyboard with custom double shots <3, my mouse pad, my headset and my monitor.
I spent a good 3+ hours on cable management and I can say im happy with the result, it looks clean and much better in person, the images do not really do it justice.
The airflow is amazing and it is really cool inside, I have never actually made it work or sweat at all, an i7 4770k combined with a 7970 is just amazing and I am truly impressed.
The define r4 is a dream to build in, I have built in many cases as I used to refurbish pc's and I must say, none come close to the r4, even the high end ones.
I did not use intel's stock paste, I cleaned it off and put on arctic silver 5 as intels heatsink is temporary until I finally decide which watercooling route I am going to take.
SSD's, man are they amazing, this thing boots in 4 seconds, I went for the fastest SSD available, which happened to be the hyperx 3k, I cant fault it.
The power supply is silent and is a monster, it had to be modular too, another reason I chose this psu is because xfx psu's are made by seasonic which is even more better.
You may notice 2 mobo screws are not in on the photos, this is because either my case or mobo has a weird orientation which knocks off them 2 holes only by about half a centimetre, I am okay with this because all of the other screws keep it secure in place and it is really sturdy, I have made sure.
A few parts were not on pcpartpicker so I had to add them myself.
I will probably take new pictures and upload them but these will do for the time being.
Feel free to comment and post your opinions, tell me what you think! (P.S. She needs a name and I cant think of one ;_;).