I began this build by buying a new graphics card for my old PC that was built in 2008. I shortly realized I was overdue for an upgrade and began the long process of planning and buying components for my first personal build. I was able to buy most of this stuff relatively cheap or at a lower price than usual to save close to $600 had I bought them all for what they were priced in full from amazon, newegg, etc.
I use this for gaming, streaming, and video editing!
I am in the process of painting several components so Ill update pictures of the build as I finish them!
More pictures coming soon!
The automatic overclock from my motherboard is great for this CPU. It runs relatively cool and renders my video very quickly.
No complaints so far. Does its job well and keeps my CPU temperature around 30-35 C at idle and I have not seen It get hotter than 70 under heavy load while overclocked.
I was nervous to flash the bios after reading about several people that had bricked their boards by doing it wrong, but it worked like a charm. It has a lot of good fan power placements around the board. The SLI setup is pretty good as well!
So, due to a little amazon wizardry they sent me a second 960. The first was lost in shipping, and then they sent me a second which I received with out a problem. After contacting amazon to send one back they basically said not to worry about it. I guess their loss is my gain?
An amazing stylish case. The included intake and exhaust fans work perfect and the cable management is great. My only issue is that the rubber dividers where wires pass through easily pop out, but it is not difficult to put back into place. It also has plenty of room for expansion which I have already added a second SSD and hard drive from a friend's gaming laptop that had several failed components (not the drives though!).