Gaming PC and entertainment center.
Easily does 144 fps for GS:GO and Mirrors Edge. I replay Mirrors Edge every time I get a new computer; it's my own personal benchmarking tool. Metro: Last Light looks great as well.
Looks fantastic all put together. The Phanteks cooler in white is so pretty and matches the case fans and hard drive brackets, but it does cover up the gold memory sticks. I added RGB lights... so sexy.
System was a bit loud for a while, especially the fan on the GPU, but seems to be more quiet now. Is that normal?
The PNY 970 is so ******* ugly. Get a 970, but don't buy the PNY brick.
I should have gone for lower capacity mechanical hard drive and put that money into a bigger SSD. Oh well.
The Acer monitor does not come with DVI-D cables so I had to get those separately to play at 144 fps. Why in the world would you sell a 144hz monitor without DVI-D cables, Acer?
When I built everything and realized I had no internet connection I had to go get a network adapter. I didn't know there were drivers for the motherboard (first build, guys) and when I put in the adapter I got the BSOD. I felt like I was way in over my head so I took it to a tech support company. It was cheap and we got it running. Now I know for next time.
If anyone takes the time to read this far any advice on where to go next? I am looking to buy one part per year to keep up with technology. I would like to use the motherboard for as long as possible and the case for forever.