First good update so far! I bought an SSD. A Samsung 850 EVO 500GB to be exact. Much better performance boost than I expected. I had a few problems instralling Windows 10, and getting the motherboard to actually boot from the SSD. Eventually I backed-up my important stuff and formatted the drive.
Well, My motherboard has died. Wierd looking wet spot by the vrms. so i purchased an ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0. It doesnt overclock as well, but it works until I can afford Skylake or Zen comes out.
Well.... it was my dream computer for 2 days. the graphics card finally died. ive had it for nearly 2 and a half years. Presumably static that killed it, but I cant know for sure. So, I have decided to give my Fiancée my Corsair RM650 sice her PSU was failing. I have purchased the RM750 for myself because its cheaper than the 650 right now. And will be purchasing an MSI Twin-Frozr GTX 970 in a week or so.
This build has taken me damn near 3 years. Ive gone back and forth between having all the money I want to damn near being on the street. I first wanted to get into computer gaming all the way back in 2011, but was too young to work, had school, and my family wasnt rolling in money. in about 2013 I started doing odd jobs around town for just about everyone, and had soon amassed $75. which was promptly put towards a "Great Deal" on a 750 Watt Kingwin PSU. This particular PSU, was a steaming pile of ****. it wasnt even rated at 80+. It wasn't rated AT ALL. However, it worked for the time being. A few months went by, and so did a birthday. Naturally i recieved pretty much nothing for it, but that was fine by me because i don't like handouts. I wanted to EARN my money. And work for my computer. Which is exactly what I did. My birthday had passed, and in the eyes of the state, I was allowed to join the work force. My girlfriend at the time was food running at a 5-star resturaunt nearby, and convinced the managers to hire me. I worked every day they would let me, making minimum wage. A few months went by and I had over $1500 all for myself. $600 of which went to my GPU, CPU, RAM, an ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0, and a Rosewill Challenger case. However, I also recieved some shocking news, and barely 8 months later, my daughter was born. All my money during the pregnancy went to my girls, and I wasnt concerned with my computer as much. However, eventually my cheap ASUS Mobo died, and I bought my MSI 970 GAMING. as time went on i slowly bought the small pieces to my computer. I got my HDD on sale for $85, and picked up the dvd drive and wifi card locally. At about this point in the story, my daughter Ember was 4 months old, and that steaming pile of **** PSU started to go. I ran it until it couldnt run anymore, and pretty much exploded in my case. I did some quick research and decided on the cheap, but efficient(and quiet) Corsair RM650. Another 7 months go by without a single upgrade. Im here everyday reading new builds, and finding new parts. Safter stewing in my sadness, the tax returns arrive and ive got $4800 to wisely invest(waste on stupid ****). The first thing I buy is the chassis I've dreamt about for the past year. The White NZXT Phantom 410. It was by far the best upgrade I've done. it is completely silent, gives off an ominous blue glow, and actually ******* works. unlike my challenger, which had all 3 case fans die, and rattle like crazy during use. it was so loud, it would wake up my neighbors if i used it past 10. when I recieved this gem of a chassis, I decided I wasnt satisfied with my cpu performance anymore. So I hopped onto Amazon, and ordered the best aircooler currently available. The Noctua NH-D15. I installed it as soon as i got it, and had it mounted in a matter of minutes. I fired up my computer and was relieved to see my temps so low. The stock cooler I had been using for 2 years had my processor idle at 50 Celcius, and under load almost 65. After a bit of tweaking, I sucessfully OCed to 4.5 with a minor Vcore adjustment and a few other adjustments. At first I had stability issues, but got it worked out and sucesfully ran Prime95 for 8 hours straight. Without ever going over 55 Celcius. I have never been more satified with my computer, and plan on conitnuing to upgrade for years to come. My next purchase will be a Samsung 850 EVO 500GB for OS and favorite games.