This is the first gaming computer that I've been running and upgrading since 2013. Since I built it I've added the two solid state drives, the MG24UQ is now my primary monitor @1440p (using the other as a secondary display), and I upgraded from a Sapphire HD7970 to the R9 390 STRIX. The new card tends to run really hot so I'm liquid cooling it using the NZXT Kraken G10 and the Corsair H90. I also increased the amount of RAM from 8gb to 24gb (I'm not sure if I picked the correct parts on the list).
The processor is overclocked to 4.2 Ghz currently and I may increase the overclock soon. I overclocked to 4.5 Ghz @ approximately 1.3v . I badly want to build a new pc, mostly because it's shiny and new, but this computer is plenty powerful to suit my gaming needs. I need to learn to appreciate what I have already. Increasing the overclock boosted my userbenchmark 2% points in gaming, 7% in desktop upgrading it to Aircraft carrier, and about 5% in the workstation category upgrading to destroyer status. The CPU scores in the 95th percentile up from 82nd at 4.2 Ghz.
Idle Temp: varies from 30 - 32 ° C
Load Temp: Plateaus at a solid 40 ° C after an hour of heavy gaming
Core Temps: Peak at around 63 ° C but fluctuate as the load is moved around the cores
Voltage: Offset is set at + .105 mV and fluctuates between 1.284 and 1.304 mV with occasional spikes to 1.320 mV
Overall this machine has run very well, especially with the upgrades. It does seem to struggle to achieve consistent frame rates in certain games at 2k. Though it does run my two favorite games, Rainbow 6: Siege and Overwatch, at 1440p above 60 fps consistently on mostly very high/ultra settings.
I think I may finally retire this computer by the end of next year. My wiring job wasn't the best with this build and I would like a case with a window so I can show off my components. For a while I really wanted to build a new computer using a Ryzen 1600X but right now that would not be wise financially. I'm learning to respect what I already have, especially since my 3770K can handle anything I throw at it. I'm very pleased with my build and I think with occasional upgrades it will give me solid performance for a few more years at least. I'm excited to hear more about AMD Vega to improve my 2k and 4k gaming abilities. That will probably be my next upgrade to the rig.