Just passed from an AMD based rig to this Intel rig. AMD is great for a big data charge, but for general purpose PC Intel is better.
CPU and Mobo are not for OC, but is good because i've never made OC. Probably next year i'll upgrade the CPU with an i7 (always NO-OC) for more pow!. Planning to buy a real second monitor.
CPU: I've chose the 4460 instead of 4590 or 4690 because of the price. The 4460 is the cheapest and the differences between the 3 models were just 100-200 mhz.. So 4460 is fine
MoBo: The best H97M based mobo i've found was this AsRock Pro4. Good board. Well manifactured and great support
Case: The tower cases have just bored me. I had a Zalman Z11 Plus before, but i really love cube cases.. so i decided to buy this wonderful Node 804. Simply incredible!
VGA: I've planned to upgrade the vga with a R9 280x or a GTX 7XX but for now (at least until september) i'll be ok with my 270X. Is good for FHD gaming with some compromise.
RAM: For now 8GB sounds still good. Maybe in future i'll buy an 8GB Kit (2x4GB) and pass to 12GB of Ram (yes, i used to virtualize some stuff).
HDD&SSD: The SSD is old, bought at least 3 years ago. Small size but still good for SO and some other programs. The mechanical disks are really good. Quick in i/o operations. Maybe i can do a RAID 0 volume, but i prefer to have 2 separated disks, one fore data and one for storage. Next upgrade will be the SSD. I want at least a 128gigs SSD, faster than mine.
PSU: My OCZ works fine. Is semi-modular and is good for my PC. Probably i'll upgrade it only when is broke. 550W with 80+ cert.
HP 27xi: 27 inches of monitor. IPS panel and FHD resolution. Glossy panel with great luminosity and contrast. Great colors.
Second display: Found in garage.. Old but good for a second monitor just for a sporadical use. I'm looking for a real 22-24 inch monitor.
Good. Cheap and powerfull.
Temps always under control. Good packaging and stuff. Great termal paste. Great product.
Best matx h97 based under 100€. No OC support, but good product.
Fast (for 3 years ago). Small but good for SO..
Really good. In RAID 0 is fast as an ssd.
Mid range vga. Good for FHD gaming, perfect for lower res. Fans are quite.
Really the best cube case for matx mobo. Big, stable and really quite. Great cable managment and fans upgrade.