So this is my first build. I've put some work thought and work into it and I hope that shows. So this is my all around do it PC. I am a computer science major so I code and program lots of things. I do a lot of work in the adobe suites as well as a hardcore gamer. I also run two OS systems at one time, so a good processor was needed. So I picked my parts based around that.
I chose the i7-4770k and an overclocking motherboard. I do overclock from time to time. I'm not it to get scores as I am to kill time and gain better performance. I currently have is overclocked to 4.3GHz and it idles around 37C to 40C. Under extreme load it will hit about 73C. Like I said, I'm not an extreme overclocker but I like to dab in it. I have my two 1TB hard drives in RAID 0 and my SSD holds the OS. I picked 16GB of RAM that are very slightly overclocked. I use a good amount of RAM but not to the point where I need more.
I chose the GTX 780. Not the TI, mostly because I really wasn't going to overclock it much and it wasn't worth the extra $200 in my opinion. So I bought the Superclocked edition which also gave me slight overclocking capabilities which satisfied my tiny overclocking crave. I chose an 850w power supply, which as of now is kind of overkill, but I do plan on doing a SLI especially since I have triple display setup. As of now, the one card does extremely well on one screen running any game on ultra settings without ever dropping below 38 - 46 fps. Modifications. First off with the case. I love the C70 case... except that god awful window that came pre-installed in the side panel. That was first thing to go. I went to Lowes and bought some acrylic and removed that sucker. I couldn't be happier with the results. Second thing was the RAM. I wanted to go with an orange and black theme and that bright shiny blue was killing it. I bought some high end metal spray paint and said bye bye to the blue. It was hard to get some of those corners, atlas, I just accepted the way those two corners came out. However, they hardly noticeable and makes everything look great. And last were the 24pin , 8pin, and 6pin extensions. I was going to sleeve the cables myself but I really didn't want to take the time during the semester to do it, but they look great. Last things that were added were the new Cougar Orange Silent fans and the RGB Hue LED lights. Once those were all installed, I was ecstatic on how well everything came together.
All in all, I love how everything turned out and couldn't be happier and I hope you all enjoy seeing it as well. Especially that cable management. ;) (God knows how critical we are on cable management)