PC Gaming Master Race Rite of Passage? ACHIEVED
Now I know what you're thinking.. "Psshh, he's using the stupid stock intel cooler. Haha idiot." "Actually, it's camouflage, it's really made of vibranium..." "O_o"
Wanted to build a machine that could shred any game I threw at it and it does just that. I love it. Took me about six months to complete it from inception to installation. Started doing research back in March and finally got my graphics cards at the end of July.
I originally was just going to get the one 970 but I got a pretty nice bonus from work so I stepped it up to two lol :P I know that two 970's for 1920x1200 is unnecessary, but I do plan on upgrading to 1440p or 1200p surround eventually so the horsepower will help in that case.
So, apparently one of my 970's has Hynix memory and the other has Samsung. I believe that the Hynix one also has the STRIX logo upside down which in and of itself is really stupid on Asus' QA part but on the other hand does look kinda cool with it being the mirror image of the correctly assembled card on the top lol This would totally happen to me, I couldn't buy them that way if I tried. I'm pretty sure that the reason behind this is because they were in different manufacturing batches.
I went with just the 4790 instead of the 4790K because its still overkill for gaming and with this build I wasn't particularly interested with overclocking. I may look into doing that for future builds when I have more experience.
I love the Corsair C70 case, it has a ridiculous amount of room for being a mid-tower and the cable management is just beautiful.
Comments are welcome :)
EDIT: Thanks for the quick comments guys! I'll post some more pictures and some benchmarks when I get a chance.