Ive been needing a new PC desperately for a long time now.
I have always been an avid gamer, but lately I am starting a Building Design diploma, so needed something which has a bit of grunt for rendering. This is why I went for the i7-4790K. I liked the high clock speed, and the ability to OC it in the future if I found necessary.
I was very worried I would get a DOA part, but everything works. Still need to do a Stress test, but it seemed to run fine in Valley benchmark.
Always been a big fan of mATX cases, and when I saw the Corsair Air 240 I had to have it, even if it meant choosing parts specifically for it.
I had originally wanted to run a H100i and MSI GTX 970. But there was some issues with the height of the card bending the side window/panel. After choosing the Gigabyte card, I had to also swap to the H80i to accommodate for the length of the card. Was looking at the NZXT water kits but I really liked the RGB LED in the H80i. My only complaint about the H80i is that it is pretty loud using both fans on it!
The only thing I dont like about the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GPU is the Windforce logo with a very bright blue LED when I was aiming for more of a purple/black look.
I am still in the process of getting some sleeved cables which are purple/black, just hadnt decided yet, thats why the cable management is a little bit on the crappy side.
Probably didnt need the 1TB SSD, but had it for a few months for use in my old laptop. (Also why I hadnt put a price for it as I forgot, I think it was roughly $450)
Was tempted to go for the Asus Maximus Gene motherboard, but decided didnt need to spend the extra money on it, especially if it didnt suit the colour theme I wanted also.
I have terrible internet currently so wont have 3DMark results for a while until I can download it.
If you have any questions or just wanna make a note of anything I may have done incorrectly even please leave a comment below!