Building my first gaming PC. Been a console gamer for years and have done some light gaming on my 2012 MacBook Pro Retina running Win 8.1 in bootcamp (DayZ mostly). Of course I did have a C64 and various PCs in the '90s... But I've always wanted to build my own rig in a small form factor case. This new Silverstone Raven is exactly what I've been looking for... Small and unobtrusive in my media cabinet (not a fan of the neon lighting and laser beams) but capable of handling a real GPU. I decided on the Silverstone Raven RVZ01.
I originally built the rig with an H77 motherboard but only because I didn't know you could not OC with it. Having learned my lesson I ordered a Z77 from EVGA a few months later. I also originally put in a GTX 760 from EVGA but I was getting like 10 FPS on Metro Last Light so I did their step up program to get a 780. Good idea that step up program. Lastly I originally had a Gemini M4 cpu cooler but replaced it with the water cooled H55 while swapping the mobos. So what was originally an $800 budget PC is now a $1300+ *** kicker. Can't wait to crank out some Minesweeper on this bad boy.