So I've had an xbox 360 since it came out and it finally gave me the red rings of death unfortunately. So I started looking into the next gen consoles coming out and I am not very impressed with that they have to offer. Tablets will have better graphics in a couple years...
So I decided to build myself a gaming rig. I did some research for about a month or so before buying my parts and I can honestly say I am very happy with my first ever build and I am now addicted to it all.
I'm all about understated elegance so I didn't opt out for the shiny or ostentatious parts that some of the guys on this site have used. The Fractal Design R4 is perfect for me. It's large enough to fit anything I may need in the future and quiet enough to let me enjoy my reading from time to time.
Anyway, I find it pretty hilarious that BF4 convinced me to spend this money on this thing but what the hell.
I like getting the best of the best but I realized I didn't need the hyper threading that the 4770k offers so I opted for It's baby brother, the 4670k and so far it has worked wonders. I have it overclocked at 4.4 on 1.2V and ran all benchmarks including Prime95 multiple times. Looks like I have a pretty good chip.
I do plan on purchasing the H100i whenever a sale comes around so I can push it even farther, but for now the CM Hyper 212 does the trick.
The mobo looks awesome and performs even better. The UEFI Bios is a breeze and it has everything I will ever need.
I had to purchase the low profile ram due to the cooler but ram is ram and it does it's job.
Now storage... SSD's are amazing. Coming from a cheap laptop and then using this thing for my OS, BF3 and a few progams, it's ridiculously fast. Looking back, I may have gotten the Caviar Black for my mass storage drive but I can't tell the difference from something I've never tried so no complaints!
Now for the part I had such a problem deciding on. The EVGA GTX770. I love it. I was debating on going with 2 760s but I think I made the right choice.
Power supply is semi modular, has everything I need and does its job well.
The monitor.. I was debating on whether to get the ASUS vg248qe 144hz monitor or the 2560x1440 Qnix monitor from Korea. Well I chose the Qnix and my risk was worth it. I love it. The colors are bright and crisp! Games look amazing on it and I really cant feel any input lag at all. I also overclocked it to 96 and 120 hz so I'm a happy camper.
I do plan on purchasing another 770 down the road or when it comes on sale (if ever) Or maybe using EVGA step up program and upgrading to a 780. Any thoughts?
Anyway. From not having a desktop pc to building my own with these specs, I'm very happy. Looks like I have found a new hobby.
Oh and any ideas on a gaming mouse? I'm going to purchase the Corsair K70 keyboard. thanks guys!