I use this for gaming, video editing for fun and just everyday use.
CPU: decided to go for the newest processor. and it works for me. 85 celcius at load is when i use prime95. if i leave real temp on the whole day after using it i never go above 75 Celsius
CPU cooler: wanted to custom water cool it but i decided that i will do that when i do my next build. so instead i just bought the h100i. it works well i changed the fans to the corsair sp120 high performance
Motherboard: i was debating between the msi z87-gd65 and the asus maximus vi hero. decided to go with the asus because i have heard good things about it
RAM: my dad had those already but he never used them so he sold them to me. i dont mind because he has helped and supported me with my decision with a lot of things.
Storage: also from my dad. got a small discount i think as i have seen them in the 60+ range
Video Card: I decided to go with MSI since it was suppose to be a good brand. couldnt decide between msi or evga. i think i should have gone with evga but it doesnt matter it works for me without any problems.
Case: i wanted the R4 but i didnt want one with a door. i also wanted a window and then i saw the midi r2 and yeah i like the case. also for me, the top of the r4 was kind of ugly since it had fan holes. the r2 had a covering which made it look nicer to me
PSU: i wanted something decently cheap and modular. maybe i should have gotten a 850 watt because i might sli later on but hopefully this will be enough. its quiet although i heard from people that it has a coil whine.
Os: got it on ebay for a really good price. and it works. i wasnt sure if i could trust people there lol. and its the full retail not oem
i tried my best at cable management. if i decide to change psu i will try to fix it even more or if i dont il try to when i add another 760. i dont want to redo it now since i dont have any zipties left so i will be ordering more later on. for now i think it will be decent.
the middle pic shows my room setup. i share rooms with a friend so i dont have that much room lol
i have a question. i feel air close to the mobo under the two fans on my h100i. fourth picture shows where and its towards the back close to the motherboard. is this normal or did i not do it right? i am sure i orientated it the right direction because when i stress test my cpu i can feel warm air going out the top or just having it idle i can feel air at the top too.