hello! I am hooked on the build bug and wanted to build again, so I made a gaming, programming video editing rig for myself. I called it fire and ice because it is a mix between red and blue. you may see a 560ti in there in the open panel view, but that is gone now.
cpu. cheapest 6 core, overclocked a tad up to 3.6ghz
cpu cooler. Wanted something blue and cool, working well so far
motherboard: looking to go crossfire with the video cards in the future, it had alot of overclocker settings that where great, not to mention asus's rog branding with its awesome red (fire) color scheme
gpu: cool, blue, fast. ok overclocker with the ability to run one of my 4k monitors
ram: upgrading to 16gb as soon as I can, then 32 to make a ram disk
ssd. Fast, and not a bank breaker
hdd, cheep, for all my big files
power supply. got ok reviews and was blueish and 750w
case, big red fan on front. lots of options for bigger liquid cooling setups in the future.
OS. duel booted with arch linux. I would go with windows 8 for the faster boot times, but the ssd takes care of that and its nice to be on the old gui.