I call this build "The Gainer" since it will be slowly gaining strength over the summer. I plan on getting an I7 4790k, a new gpu (haven't chosen one yet since newer line of gpu's coming out soon), an EVGA 220-G2-0750-XR psu, some new ram, and few different custom things I plan on doing w/ custom sleeving and making a custom psu shroud.
One problem i ran into was the front case fans i can not reach the cords to the motherboard :. I don't have a molex connector or w/e it is needed for the fan volt controller for the front of the case. Any feedback on what i should do to maintain cable management with getting the 2 front fans to reach the motherboard would be much appreciated. This case was fun building in compared to my previous NZXT Source 220. Much more room on the back side to route your cables. I think there is about 1.5 inch clearance between the back and the panel for routing cables :D. I removed all the HDD bays since I wont be using them and in the future plan on doing custom liquid cooling. I am open to suggestions on GPU's and RAM. If i get any type of 4k, it will be a 4k television, i have no plans on getting a 4k monitor anytime soon. If i ever get a 4k monitor it would probably be at least a year or so.
All the prices that are $0.00... All either are reused from previous setup or were given to me from family and friends!!
4.2 ghz OC.. could prob get more out of it, but got no idea on overclocking. Im much noob lol EDIT 4/23/15 learned how to properly overclock my cpu and got it to 4.6 ghz with max temps of 65c.. could possibly get more out of it but i dont think i will press my luck.
CPU temps are very nice and cool while idle and under load!! I don't think I have seen the cpu go over 44c yet under load.
Not much to say.. thermal compound, helps keep my cpu nice and cool
Either I am very noobish or my motherboard doesnt want me to put in my own voltage settings for overclocking, that is why i give 3 stars.
Served me well when i had this paired with my older build w/ the AMD A8-5600k when it first came out. One of the sticks of ram starting to show its age and is ready for a funeral soon :\
Best HDD I have owned so far, fast boot up speeds for a hdd! :D
When i first got this gpu 3-4 years ago, I was able to max just about every game I played. Now it can't max most games anymore. Time for a replacement this summer.
Best case I have ever worked with so far with cable management and has dust filters!! :D
Served me well over the years when i had my AMD A8-5600k and current gpu paired with it. Will have to upgrade soon once i get my I7-4790k and newer gpu.
Not much to say.. burns dvd's and cd's
IMO best O.S. I have ever owned. Tried Windows 8.1 for a day or 2 and did not like at all and after some time going thru diff people I managed to get a refund on it and stuck with Win7
Pushes ALOT of air, keeps my h100i purring like a kitten
Pretty good monitor (i have the white version) Got no complaints with this monitor, been serving me quite well for the last 2-3 years that I have owned it. Hopefully it lasts me another 1-2 years at least before I finally pull the trigger on buying a 4k monitor
Best mouse I have ever owned. Improved my performance in FPS games by prob 20-25% :D