This desktop was built to replace the MSI laptop I had for about a year. The laptop was tragically killed by my jeep liberty along with my calculus book and everything else in my backpack because I am a moron and left it under the tire. The laptop actually still worked sort of but the Nvidia 650M was struggling in games like Fallout 4 and heavily modded versions of Skyrim (I use around 150 mods). I decided to replace it with this stunning example of the PC master race and now a few of my console friends want to build similar computers. This thing hits around 50 fps with Fallout 4 on max settings (including max god rays and 16x filtering with max LOD distances).
Notes on installation: The Thermaltake cooler is fantastic and the pump is easy to mount but the fans and the bolts used to attach them are a nightmare and there is no powered hub just a fan spliter so you will need to buy a powered hub or let the fans run at only 1/3 speed at best. Also the fractal design fans are awful to mount as well. they came reinstalled but I wanted to move one and it was terrible. The screws are made of really weak metal and very easy to ruin.
Performance: The samsung 950 pro drive is a beast but I can't get it to run all the way up too 2gb/s as advertised even when using the samsung magician benches. The CPU overclocked well, stable at 4.9 GHz but crashed instantly at 5GHz. That was a bit disappointing but everyone bites it in the silicon lottery occasionally. The Power-color card doesn't overclock at all without ******** the bed (artifact hard and unacceptable temps approaching 200F) and is very loud but it preforms a lot like a really cheap 390 should and I am happy with it. Plan to upgrade too an Arctic Islands or a Pascal (next gen AMD or Nvidia cards) when they come out.
Conclusion: PC is a beast despite being a pain to build. The MOBO was complete overkill but I like it and the SSD is just stupid fast and I also like it too. The GPU was a dumb choice on paper but I just wanted something to hold me over until the next gen AMD cards. A lot of you are thinking this computer as it sits is stupid and a complete waste of money and you are absolutely right, however this is my computer and it is special because it is mine and I love it. Except the power-color card. Its trash and it knows it.
Note: All aprox FPS were on the 2560x1080 screen shown in pic. Don't ask how i got fallout 4 to work at 21:9 its a combination of tears, magic and screaming.