I built this pc to mainly run 1080p games on ultra and also to be my new daily pc. However the build did not go to plan.
8/09/15- PC parts arrive and I begin to build. I then completed the whole build to find that the system would not turn on. I then removed the hardware out of the case and tried a simple post test using the GPU, motherboard, CPU, RAM and power supply. I shorted the power button pin on the motherboard and the system didn't respond or do anything. I then tested the power supply to find that it was fine, so my immediate reaction was that the motherboard was broken/ Not working. (The original motherboard was the Asrock z97x fata1ty). Unfortunately I got a h100i GTX standoff stuck in the motherboard so I have to wait till next week till they arrive, hence why there is that s*** stock heat sync in its place for now.
9/09/15- I buy a new motherboard (ASUS ROG maximus ranger VII) and do the same post test outside the case. This was then successful and I then began to build the pc once again. From first impressions the new motherboard seems much better quality and the start, reset and debug LED are a big bonus.
Ill be adding more images of the final build once the new water cooler mounts come which is at the end of the week. With some additions to the cable management.
12/06/15- new cpu mounting brackets arrive and the water cooler is mounted :)
my cpu idle temps are now around 28-31 degrees, compared with the stock sink which gave me around 39 degrees. I am yet to test the temps on full load.
I now have a nzxt led light kit installed so I will update with some more pictures soon.