This was my first build, moving from the PS4 and consoles to PC gaming once again. I wanted a better open platform to game on as well as run my FL Studio and Photoshop stuff on.
I really enjoyed this build, and had a lot of fun putting it together. I am probably going to upgrade the RAM and move the CPU cooler to the Corsair water cooling system. I am also changing the case, but haven't decided what case to move to yet.
The CPU is great, and as I wasn't comfortable with the idea of worrying about overclocking yet I went with the standard model over the K model.
I cannot sing this GPU's praises loud enough. This rig all together eats Battlefield 4 at ultra settings @1080p with no FPS drops below 65+. I am thoroughly impressed and will probably stick with EVGA cards from now on.
The RAM is good, but no matter what I do always read the speed for it as 1333mhz which is odd and somewhat frustrating. If anyone knows the solution please let me know.
I really hate the 212 EVO. It was difficult to mount properly, the hardware is flimsy and hard to work with, and the mounting bracket is hard as hell to install the way it needs to be to run properly. The instructions were terrible and the mouting nuts have slip when you are mounting the heatsink. Finally, the heatsink itself has slip when installed, I can twist it about 5 degrees one way or the other and that worries me alot as the mounting hardware allows this slip no matter how tightly you mount it. Ignore the cable management. I know it's pretty bad, I need to revisit that. I probably won't until I change cases though.
As of this point I am only using the second monitor to monitor temps and as a Master Mixing screen in FL Studio.