Powerful college gaming, photoshop painting, travel-friendly PC. Those were all things that I looked for when I started researching builds near the end of August of 2014. Yeah, I chose a locked processor because of the price and I felt that this model was still good enough for my GTX 970. I ran heaven maxed out and got this score: http://puu.sh/eDc9d/2eeca83a80.png (Stock GPU) http://puu.sh/eHny1/b0eb5a232c.png (Overclocked GPU)
I'm really happy with how my build went! c: I named my PC Soyeon, because I am a big fan of the South Korean pop girl group, T-ara! c:
Oh yeah, funny story, I forgot to plug in the 4pin to 8 pin power connector to power the motherboard so that set me back a few hours (I forgot to plug it in at first, then I plugged it in upside down on the mobo....)
Then I also did not know how to plug in the LED and power switch and reset button onto the motherboard. I played around with this for about two hours then I decided to look at the manual and it told me I had them in the incorrect orientation. Yeah I suck.
Bought windows 8 from a vendor on Reddit for $10 usd. Also, the build costed around 7.75% more than what the price on PCPP says because of tax.