This is my first build. I've always been a bit gun shy and bought prebuilts from tiger direct, ibuypower, etc. This time I bit the bullet and slapped this bad boy together myself. Was very fun. Glad I did it.
Built strictly for high end gaming and I'm loving it so far. Must've gotten a crappy haswell running 4.4GHz with vcore 1.3 but stays pretty cool with the kraken. Highest I've gotten so far under load 57 degrees. Can't complain too much there.
Got a decent gpu as well it seems not too shabby of an overclock, definitely seen better though.
Removed the hdd cages and mounted the radiator in the front of the case. Actually did a little engineering and have my hdd in the 2nd 5.25" drive bay. With the ssd mounted behind the motherboard.
Only real complaint was mounting the cooler. Was a huge pain in the ***!! The bracket doesn't fit perfectly so I had to do a bit of working to get it to mount/seat correctly but she cools like a champ.
Overall very happy and definitely looking forward to the next one!
Didn't run 3DMark 11 but ran Firestrike quite a bit. Definitely over 9000!!!! Satisfied with it for sure.
Questions/comments/critiques all welcome, I know I could've done a better job with the cables I was just so glad to have it done. Thanks for checking it out!