The name comes from The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.
This was my first attempt at building my own computer. For years I exclusively used a MacBook Pro, but having graduated years ago portability was no longer my main priority. I wanted a more powerful machine to use for gaming, Plex, and some photo/video editing. I know an i7 is preferable for video editing, but I'm not a professional videographer and the i5 works very well for my workload. Plex is able to transcode and serve 3-4 HD movies simultaneously. If no transcoding is required, the bottleneck will be my network before the computer. Overall I am very happy with the build.
Updates to the original build:
- Swapped out a loaner NVIDIA card for the R9-270
- Added sleeved cable extensions
- Noctua NF-F12 Fans for the H100i (Included fans are noisy and obnoxious)
- Swap out the 120GB SSD for a 250GB... In retrospect, I should have sprung for the bigger boot drive to begin with
- Additional storage for growing media library