Well Im new at this but enjoyed putting the computer together. Got some nice deals during Black Friday and finally slapped it all together a couple weeks ago.- Ya I had the old Transformer laying around and he seemed to fit the color scheme - and Yes I know he is technically Jetfire - I just like the Skyfire name better :)
CPU: Wanted to try something I could overclock so I went with the 4790K - Have not tried overclocking it yet tho
CPU Cooler: Wanted to try a water cooler .. ended up trying the Seidon because it was on sale ... verdict still out on it
Motherboard Wanted a Z97 with SLI - this was the cheapest one that fit the bill - Plus i liked the idea that the audio might be decent based on their advertising ... but noticed a bit of noise from the board on my speakers at low ... Also did not like the USB 3.0 plug ... but everything is working well
Memory: Just got 8gb of the cheapest DDR3-1600 i could
Storage: Went with the SSD boot and HDD storage config - so far it works great - Transferred my OS (windows 7) and programs from an old laptop harddrive - seems to be working fine
Case: Got the Vengance C70 and a tinted side panel because i thought the side panel it comes with was a bit ugly - I like the C70 it has a nice utilitarian feel to it. Was great to work in.
Power Supply: Kind of kicking myself for not getting a more power ... but this will work for the foreseeable future. If I want to make use of that SLI i will have to bump up tho...
I had some spare bits and pieces like an old monitor and keyboard - I also got the logitech wireless keyboard and mouse (which sucks) which will have do for now. So ya next step Graphics Card and Monitor ! :)
Cinebench R15 CPU: 829 OpenGL:30.73