Started out as a humble PC for CAD work and slowly kept adding more components. It's now far beyond anything I throw at it.
CPU: Previously owned an i5-2500k OC'ed to 4.5ghz. Came across a partial build with the 4690k and bought it. Happy with the current CPU but cannot tell a big difference, performance wise, between the old Sandy Bridge. Current OC is 4.7ghz @ 1.29vcore. XMP is enabled and everything else is on auto. Advice on the OC is welcome.
Motherboard: This was also part of the partial build purchase. Other than the price, this board is a dream come true. On-board wireless and bluetooth. Integrated MOSFET liquid cooling. The armor makes the board very stiff when installing components and provides comfort when handling. Couldn't be happier.
Memory: Upgraded from Vengeance Pro to these bad boys. Aesthetically, they are a beauty. I initially wanted to keep 2 and sell the other to a friend. I'm having a hard time doing so now because they look so beautiful in the case. I know, I know.... I'll never utilize all of the RAM.
Storage: OS is on the EVO. Programs & games are on the V300. Movies, music and pictures are on the WD RED. EDIT I've picked up a 500gb EVO and migrated OS and library. The WD RED is still in use.
Graphics Cards: SLI'd EVGA 970 SSCs. Currently playing on 1080 res but plan on buying a 4k tv. Not sure whether or not I want to wait on Pascal or go 980ti route. I plan on watercooling the next gpu. EDIT The water cooled 980ti is a beauty. All of my games run at 120+ frames. I'm still on the Fallout 4 binge but this thing plays 144-145 frames all day long.
Case: Swapped the build from a Corsair 540 to their 760t. I thoroughly enjoyed the size and layout of the 540, but after extended use and time, it did not work as well as I'd hoped in it's designated spot. The 760t is a beaut in itself.
PSU: More than enough power to do what I need. Purchased this because of the modular cables and brand. I recommend to anyone, buy a modular PSU. Even if it's a semi-modular, do it. You will not be disappointed when it comes time to running and tucking wires.
Water cooling components: Setup is simple and easy if you take your time and double check everything. I've changed my loop 5 times since water cooling and never had a leak (knock on wood). This is the final rendition of this build in this case.
Pictures will show (from last to first) the progression from the Corsair 540 to the 760t and to where it finally sits. I am more than pleased with the build. In true builders fashion, in which many of you actually reading this will agree, I cannot leave it alone. I intend on selling all of the rads and case. I'll then migrate the remaining components to a Thermaltake P5 and add either a 420 or 560 rad. I want to keep my 140mm fans.
Any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks for reading!