I finally got around to upgrading my PC to it's final form! (for a little while at least)
I went from a 200R, H97, and 212 Evo to this Z97, Air 240, and H80i GT!
Imgur album with captions! --> http://imgur.com/a/JCnF6
Overall, I am very happy with this build considering I'm fairly new to this stuff. I only even started to think about building a pc about 3-4 months ago.
Great CPU for a good gaming experience! It doesn't quite handle streaming and gaming at max settings yet but I'm sure it will once I do a little overclocking.
This H80i GT will come in handy once I start overclocking and it also looks freaking awesome. I would give it 4.5 because the hoses are a little too stiff.
This motherboard was one of the few choices I had for matx Z97 boards. The main reason I chose it was for sli/crossfire support later and also the beauty of it!
Decent slightly budget ram. 16 gigs will hold me off for a while. Doesn't really go with the red color scheme I sort of have going, but it's kind of hard to see without led strips anyway.
SSDs are soooooo fast! I love the boot times and read and write speeds and overall great experience.
The 2TB Seagate HDD is mainly overflow for random programs and big games like Dota 2 or game I don't play very often. Good quality and fast write speeds for an hdd.
Going from integrated graphics with a 4200M, this card makes my dreams of 60fps 1080p gaming come true! I keep it cool with an aggressive fan curve and set at a boost overclock of 110% to put it at 1,443mhz! Not the best overclock ever, but still a decent one at all.
This case is so small and so pretty, I couldn't resist it. It fits perfectly on my desk and cable management was a breeze. However, the case panels are plastic and the window is plastic. Good for the cost imo though.
Slight budget power supply. Now that I think of I probably should've gotten a different brand, but I also got it on sale during Thanksgiving. However, since it is not modular at all, this gets a 3.5/4.
This VN247H-P looks so nice! The colors, the size, everything! Well, except that the stand it really bad because it tilts up and down, but I also got it for a few bucks off and it fits my needs well. My second monitor is a Gateway FPD1975W that I got back in 2007! It still works, but I just notices that the pixels seem to be glitching and moving from right to left quickly and this wasn't happening on my other mobo. Drivers are updated, hm. Welp that is for another day.
The CM Storm QuickFire TK is the perfect size for my desk and I love the blue leds and switches. I have had this keyboard for I think 2 or 3 years now and the only complain is that the w key led is starting to fade and turn on and off. Not going to bump it a start just for that because I love it that much
The Razer Death Adder Chrom is a great feel in my hand and has great tracking for my fps needs.
The Logitech G430s are also a great and comfortable headset with a blue color scheme to go with the keyboard and good sound quality and built in mic.