IN 2 x Corsair Dominator Platinum Light Bar Upgrade Kit
IN 1 x Corsair Air Series SP120 to complete the roof with 3 exhaust fans
Added the pics of the last upgrade:
IN 2 x Thermaltake Riing 12 LED White
For push/pull configuration
IN 2 x EK Vardar F3-120 --> OUT 2 x Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK_WLED.
Needed 12 cm. fans for radiator in the front.
IN NZXT Kraken X52 Liquid CPU Cooler --> OUT Corsair H100i Liquid CPU Cooler.
3-yo Corsair was getting old, and new Kraken, although pricey, looks really awesome.
IN EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB CLASSIFIED --> OUT ASUS ROG Matrix GTX 980.
Great new GPU for upgrade, but will go back to Matrix... cooler and much more silent than the Classified.
IN Corsair Force LE 240GB SSD --> OUT Crucial M4 128GB SSD.
Needed more space for games and got the Corsair quite cheap.
IN Dell S2716DG 2560x1440 144Hz Monitor --> OUT Asus VS248H-P 1920x1080 Monitor.
New GPU new Monitor. Spend a lot of time trying to decide which new monitor should get. Have to say that this G-Sync Dell is AWESOME. Really happy with the decission.
CPU - Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz
What can I say, bought it together with MoBo + RAM and it's been working great. Great temps combined with the H100i
CPU COOLER - Corsair H100i
I bought this AIO almost 4 years ago for a 3570K and it's been working flawlessly since then. Never used Corsair Link, pump is always @ 100% and I control radiator fans through BIOS. After several instalations I've been using Arctic MX4 as thermal compound.
MOTHERBOARD - Asus Maximus VIII Formula
Acquired with CPU and RAM for the quality of the product, for the looks (always loved MoBos with armor, my previous one was a Asus Sabertooth z77), and with the intention of installing a custom loop whenever the H100i decides it's enough.
Experience with it has been great overall. The only gripe has been with the cheap Aura software which controls LED colors. It resets everytime the PC is completely turned off, so it's a pain in the arse having to run the software everytime you want to set the LED colors you want.
The position of the USB 3.0 port combined with this case, makes plugging the damned cable a nightmare.
MEMORY - Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
Bought it for the quality of the product and the looks. No issues at all atm. The only thing I don't like is that DDR4 memory training makes boot time longer, but it is what it is...
SSD - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB
Crucial M4 128 GB
HDD - Seagate Barracuda 1TB
I bought the EVO recently for installing Windows 10 and read/write speeds have been awesome; use it for OS and main programs (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel, Office...).
The M4 is from almost 3 years ago and has been the OS drive (WIndows 7) until I switched to Windows 10 This year. I use it just for steam and games atm.
Barracuda - Basically for the rest of the stuff and wife's thousands of photos.
GPU - Asus Matrix Platinum GeForce GTX 980
Coming from an Asus GTX 780 OC DCII, bought this beauty in January 2015 and, despite being really expensive, It's been the acquisition I've been happier. It's worked flawlessly with every damned game @ 1080p. Never seen it above 61ºC and it's fans ar dead silent even at high RPM.
I'd been thinking of getting a 1080 with a 1440p monitor but, taking into account how this Matrix is doing with recent videogames, I may wait for the 1080 ti Matrix so I have time to save for it and for a cool big *** monitor :).
CASE - Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass Galaxy Silver
What can I say, fell in love with the non tempered glass model (which is the case I'm coming from) and again a few months later with this tempered glass edition. I think I hadn't bought this one if a friend of mine hadn't offered me 120€ for the previous one, but when it happened I made my mind really quickly, it had to be mine! LOL!.
The case as can be seen is a piece of art, with infinite options for cable routing/hiding and component placement. The quality of it is stunning and I seriously want it to be my case for the next several years!
NOTE: In the previous case the window came with a couple of scratches. I contacted the manufacturer and, after sending them a couple of pictures, they sent me a new window for free. Kudos 2 Phanteks!
NOTE 2: I have the case near a window and the only think I don't like is, because of the fact of the back panel being transparent too, I could see the light coming from all the tiny holes in the HDD area, something which didn't look good because it seemed as if the case were shot at. I fixed it placing a black vinyl in the back panel in that area.
POWER SUPPLY - Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum
The first model I bought arrive defective, so I asked for a replacement. It's been working great for the last 2-3 years.
I bought a red modular cable kit from Corsair a couple of years ago which are the cables that I'm using atm.
MONITOR - Asus VS248H-P
What can I say... I bought this old friend and has been working correctly without issues for the last 3 years. For gaming I usually use a 40" LG TV which is opposite the desk. I want my next upgrade to be a 1080 ti with a 32" 1440p monitor, but that will happen in 2017.
SPEAKERS - Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
I don't have room for a 5.1 set, so I had to buy a 2 speaker system. I have to say that The quality of these is stunning. Basses are incredible for the size of the speakers and the sound is crystal clear.
LED Controller - NZXT Hue+
As can be seen leds are bright, software to configure them is great with thousands of possibilities. The only complaint I have is the quality of the led strips. I had to ask for a replacement 2 times.
The installation is tricky so you better read the instructions before installing and putting the strips together :).
Hope you guys find all this brick useful and sorry for my English, it's not my native language and it's getting rusty.