Hello Ladies and Gentlemen, first I would like to start off by saying this build was a ton a fun to build! Ok now lets talk about difficulties, my first difficulty I had was mounting the Motherboard, I could not get that dang thing in right. I ended up realizing that I had the IO Shield on wrong making it impossible to mount. After I put the IO shield how it was supposed to be positioned it just easily slid in like butter. Another difficulty I had was realizing that on the side on the left of the case, I didn't realize that I needed a 140mm fan, originally I had bought a 120mm fan thinking it would fit. WRONG! I was shocked to see that I had made a mistake such as silly as this one. What I ended up doing was returning the 120mm fan, then buying a 140mm fan, in the end it turned out to fit perfect and looks amazing in the case. Another difficulty I had was installing the GPU, what I didn't realize is that the motherboard had the PCI express slot 3 of the metal bars down, I had originally had only the top two, but then quickly changed it when I had realized my mistake. My final difficulty I had was installing the water-block on top of the case, since I couldn't get I actually had to have a friend come over and help me install it, in the end we figured it out and got it mounted. Next, I would like to talk about performance, this thing is an actual beast, coming from an Macbook Air, I am blown away with how well it performs. In Rocket League I average 86fps on the highest settings, With "The Crew " I average a 76fps on the highest settings. On American Truck Simulator I average 79fps on ultra settings. I am very pleased with how quiet it is as well. Under load my GPU is at an average of 53C and while not under load it is hovering around 24C. Under load my CPU is at an average of 49C and while not under it is right around 25C. Now I will explain why I chose each component. Intel Core I5-4690K: I chose this CPU because I had heard that it is a good solid component, also I chose the unlocked version for overclocking its speed to 4.0 GHz.
Corsair H100i GTX: I chose this CPU Cooler because of two reasons, one I was in the search for a good, reliable liquid cooler for a decent price, and two I just love the looks of the tubes or pipes I don't actually know what they are.
AsRock Z97 Extreme4: I chose this Motherboard because of two reasons again, Its black/blue, and I am just so happy with all of the USB Ports, you know the saying "You can never have to many USB Ports!"
EVGA Superclocked 16GB DDR3-1600: I chose this Ram because it is compatible with my motherboard, and hey it fits my color scheme.
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB SSD: I chose this has my storage because I was shopping for a reliable and fast SSD for a good price.
EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+: To be honest this is the only thing in my build that I am disappointed with. Just in case you don't understand, I am very mad that Geforce has announced the GTX 1070, for near only a few bucks more. Otherwise this Graphics Card is amazing, and is still very powerful!
NZXT H440 (Mattle Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower: I chose this as my case because of its beautiful design and looks, I also chose this case because of the great cable management you receive with the tray that covers up the Power Supply. Also its black/blue.
Corsair 850W ATX: I was in the market for a fully modular PSU, and at least 700 watts allowing for futute proofing it. Sadly the only Fully Modular Power Supply that I could find at Micro Center was this, a little upset about the price, but I mean its still a very good Power supply.
Microsoft Windows 8.1 Home OEM (64-Bit) I chose this operating system because I don't want to point fingers, but personally I feel that Windows 10 is just, (I hate to say it) bad. So I figured hey why not just go with 8.1 Pro!
Corsair Fans: I chose these fans because I just feel that they are reliable fans, also they are very quiet and quite stylish.
ASUS VG248QE: I chose this monitor for two reasons, 144Hz, and 1 millisecond response time, Also I just wanted a 1080p montior.
Razer DeathStalker Chroma: I chose this keyboard, because I was coming from a laptop keyboard, I loved how the keys feel, and I just felt that this was the closest feel to that, also it it fancy by being Chroma!
Black/Blue Sleeved Cables: What can I say they make my setup look amazing.