I bring you my new personal rig, Omega. This is a build I have always wanted to do and really brings out the enthusiast pc builder in me. I have a passion for building and with each new rig I complete I gain more knowledge and am humbled with the opportunities that I have been provided. Without further ado here are the components and reasons why I picked them.
i7-4790k: This was an obvious choice for me because I live near a microcenter and before tax it was $279.00 As for overclocking I have not done anything to the CPU but I will edit the post when I do. Hoping to get around 4.5-4.6ghz
NZXT Kraken x61: I was in between Corsair and NZXT but with extensive research and other user feedback I chose the one that made the most sense, Clearly the X61 is quieter and will deliver better performance for a marginally higher price. On a side note I was not impressed with NZXT's packaging. I would have liked to see something other than what looked like a recycled egg carton housing my $140 cooler.
MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition: I previously had an MSI board and loved it, I like the clickable bios and how the bios is configured as well as overall performance and appearance. (Black/White)
Corsair Vengance Pro 2133mhz: I thought about going with 16gb but decided to put the money elsewhere in the build and upgrade in the future. (corsair bandwagon... get on it)
Samsung 850 EVO: After I had purchased this I had heard about all the problems people had with the 840, I did some research on 850 evo trim and came to the conclusion that Samsung had fixed the issues and I have not had any issues whatsoever.
1TB Caviar Blue: This is obvious look at the price.
Asus GeForce GTX 980 TI: This card is a beast to put it simply. I chose reference because I wanted the rear exhaust because the H440 is notorious for "bad airflow" even though I have had no issues. Card runs at 83C when under 100% load with Valley Benchmark on "Extreme HD" @ 1491mhz
NZXT H440: This case is clean, has amazing cable management options, and looks flawless if done correctly.
EVGA G2 750W: This fully modular psu came with great factory cables but I wanted white individually sleeved cables so those were added to the list. Well worth it and was very impressed with EVGA's packaging.
SP120's: Obvious choice for the quiet edition, Very impressed as I have always been with corsair's products. Although I would have liked to not had to use soap on the screws, or at least not had to google a solution to get them in.
BenQ XL2420TE: Great monitor once you get the color settings configured otherwise it looks very dull and straining on the eyes.
Corsair K70 RGB: Okay... I fanboy'd over this keyboard ever since it was first covered on LTT, and I fell in love. The MX-Red keys are amazing, would recommend to anyone.