**UPDATE: So after failing to flash the BIOS on the proper format of zip drive, I took the rig to a computer repair shop and they were able to properly flash the BIOS needed to run. Everything POSTs now! woot! Updated Pics soon.
Asus Rampage IV Formula was found on Amazon for $200, so I just ordered it I should get it with in a week.
Already posted the original build once. Accidentally deleted it later on :S.
Here's the update.
Had a 4820K lying around, so decided to go from an i7 4770 and sabertooth mk II Z97 to this.
Yep that's right I had mixed H97 chip to Z97 motherboard. So cry about it, but it's in the past. Here's the kitty that helped my put my new stuff in!
I bought this stuff at Newegg and Tigerdirect, and also at these prices. Way over-priced. Didn't know at the time because I didn't know about this site at the time.
Reasoning for Overkill? Because my wife would break laptops every year that would cost between $500-$1000 for the past 5 years. Told her I could build a computer that she couldn't break. We both won that day.
GTX 780 because I couldn't justify spending more for a 780 Ti or 290x at the time. 900's were not out at the time, nor were they even announced. This was back when people were speculating the next video card to be 800's
The new Asus P9X79 looks awesome so I couldn't resist $140 for an X79 motherboard. Has all the stuff I want, and cuts all the crap I don't want. Was DOA when I got it, so I returned it.
Crucial M500 is an amazing budget SSD. I will recommend this to everyone for life.
Seagate Barracuda is just as good as WD Caviar Blue, just had a rough start. I don't care about how one brand did something that made people mad, as long as the current product works, and this one works.
I wanna get rid of the case so bad. Hate the fan door. H105 barely fits in it and it sits on top of the mobo.
Fans are awesome and keep everything cool. SP120s would've been better for the radiator, but I can't complain about the temps. Also when I bought the fans I wanted LEDs and there weren't SP120's w/ LED at the time.
Keyboard works. Mouse is perfect for me.
Security Software is awesome. Never bothers me and always finds stuff and takes care of it.
Cables are too stiff for my liking, but they pack plenty of PCIe cables in case pins pop out or whatever.
New photos coming soon with the X79 and blah-de-blah. Any help on overclocking would be appreciated!
Pain in the neck to install in Corsair 450D. Impossible to add/remove fans after radiator is installed when used in conjunction with Asus P9X79 LE motherboard. Good performance, just a little bit better than H100/i but might not be worth the hassle.
Works. Was overpriced when I bought it. Heat spreaders look okay.
Best hard drive purchase I've made as far as quality and price goes. Performs in the top 60 fastest SSDs in the world (list includes the various sizes too). Really good bang-for-buck SSD. Not crucial to gaming; only for spoiled gamers who want their games to load NOW xD.
Got a lot of flack for high failure rates. Same with WD Caviar Blues so kinda scratching my head with that one. I'd be happy with either, but this was the first 1TB 7200RPM I saw, so I bought it. No regrets. Really fast and quiet. It did grind for a couple days after 2-3months usage, but that went away and performance never degraded.
The cooler works and the chip is great. VRAM could use an extra gigabyte. Not a great clocker (at least my particular video card)
Looks beautiful coming out of the box. The front fan door is a bane in my existence. It's only held on by clasps, which one broke because the female end (attached to the case) would not catch because it was also broke. Very little cable management behind the tray. Only marginally more than the cheap $30 cases. SSD slots are in a retarded spot and should mimic the 750D as far as placement is concerned. Not enough USB 3.0 slots, but that's just how I feel for paying over $100 on the case. Minus the door, build quality is really solid. Noise levels are dampened, but that could be my setup using AF120s.
Well, it hasn't broke yet. Has cheap chinese capacitors according to some review, but it won't blow up either. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy
Kind of want 8.1, but I guess I'll wait for Win10 to come out.
My first fan.
Great picture for a TN panel. Super-responsive and 100+fps looks smoother than butter.
Uses same panel as the cheapest 144Hz 1ms Asus monitor, if you want alternatives. Stand looks cool with two-tone black and red, and you wouldn't believe it, but it's super solid. Doesn't adjust really.
Looks ugly, performs as a keyboard should. no problems, although for the price, I figured they would atleast include 2 usb 2.0 ports in it
I love big mice with ok DPI. This fit the bill without being insanely expensive.
Great sound for a great price. All about that bass!