This is my first build and I super thrilled about it! I have had it for almost two weeks and its just amazing. Built it over Black Friday in order to get some deals...
I have a bigger power supply because I plan to crossfire when I need the performance. I also have the cooler master hyper 212 evo on there. I don't own it yet but plan to buy it sometime around Christmas. When I overclock at all (4GHz) and put my cpu under a stress test it can easily get to 80c. I did it once and I stopped it when it got to 76c... only took about a minute to get that hot. stock cooler is great.... just not for overclocking.
MOBO blew me away. The bios... the quality... everything. It even has its own power button it it! It also has a usb 3.0 dead center on the board. Im not sure why someone would need it but what the heck... I got it!
R9 280x is also amazing! I got the second revision of the Gigabyte card because it was supposed to have all the fixes the first one needed. plus it came with BF4!!!! Why buy the game when you can get it for free!! The gpu itself kinda bends because its so huge... sorta bugs me.
For me the monitor is huge and thats awesome!
the SSD allows my computer to boot in about 3-5 seconds!
in games like BF4 I get about 60-70 fps on ultra. Sometimes it goes up to 80 sometimes down to 55. I have not seen anything it cannot play besides the extreme test on 3DMark... get about 15-25 fps on that.
Over all I super happy with it! it does everything i wanted plus more!
By the way. The Phantom case is much bigger in person.... wider too. It was the first part I received and i was just in aw. hence "Huge..."