This machine is going to be used for my every day life and gaming. I have built a few gaming PCs before but, I have never went with a theme. After all my research and testing I found I like the Fatal1ty look and performance as well as MSI. I also wanted every thing to fall into place and look simply brilliant. No miss-matching.
CPU: After a long debate with myself I decided not to spend the extra $150 to switch to Intel and move up in ram to ddr4. I have this processor in another PC and It works like a dream. I like the bang for buck AMD has right now and unless a game comes out that demands more then I'm going to save my $150 and use it in other major parts in this build.
CPU COOLER: This is a upgraded version of my previous build with a CM v6. I saw the V8 (linked by my mentor and friend) and loved it. I was worried about clearance so I did some research and found it was safe. This is one amazing cooler and for the price you cant go wrong. I got mine for a third of what it released as new. Just look at this beast.
MOTHERBOARD: This was my most difficult choice. I love MSI and their company. I took a risk and went with some friends advice and grabbed the ASrock on a whim. I hated it. At first. The fact im running windows 10 and my case doesnt have a cd rom made it very tedious to get everything up and running at max performance. After all was said and done and I updated bios and got the software and drivers for win 10 correct this MOBO surprised me. I will take it for what its worth and keep it.
STORAGE: This was an easy choice. I want 500gb and I want SSD. I love how my ssd pulls and Ive used samsung in previous builds. They always perform well and im happy with their pricing.
MEMORY: After a small debate I found I like my G.Skill to stay on my new builds and The trident X doesnt disappoint. Its a great time to buy DDR3 ram and I got 2400 a small upgrade for me. It fits the build in performance and style perfectly.
CASE: This case chose itself for me. I love my NZXT Phantom and this new case is basically a newer version done even more correct. It has a fan hub, Its material makes you feel like you bought a ferrari, it has ground effects, It has the air support I want, its si-fi- esk. I just cant explain it. Just get yourself one.
POWER SUPPLY: This PSU is one of a kind. I had the 550 and loved it. I love the red fan and the overall look of this PSU. Granted it does get hidden by the case but its visable from the back and my pc is displayed. I have never had any issues with Fatal1ty PSUs and This one fits my build to the T.
GRAPHICS: Another long debate with myself. My previous build had a Power Cooler 7950 and I was very very close to switching to Nvidia. After watching many reviews on the $350 card range I found this MSI r9 390 just feels like more for the money. The 970 was the other option and im happy I stuck with what I knew.
WINDOWS: Find a legit KEY from Kinguin.net. You're welcome.
Fans: This is a good story. These fans are listed as red and I thought the orange was just the lighting when they took the pics of the fans themselves. I got them and they were bright orange. I got the fan Idea from a friend he loves this company. So, I did the build anyways with Orange fans and when my first power-up happened...BOOM! Deep red LEDS! I was so happy.
All my choices were spot on. I did tons of research. Spent countless hours reading and studying. I wanted this build to be perfect and I think it is. Thanks for reading and happy building!