I'm a 17 y/o JR and this is pretty much my first build
I am sorry that I didn't photograph the building process which is probably a lot more interesting than the end product. I should have gotten a 4770K so i would have a reason to get an h100i, or x60 to watercool, because this case has fantastic room for that. The pictures are a before and after, the first picture was an Antec 1200 gen 1 which was bulky and heavy, the NZXT H440 was a refresher. no cable management required Sorry for the bad pictures and they are a little bit out of order. Thanks for the good words. Eventually I will purchase a 120hz monitor, I hope new technologies arise so TN panels aren't the only high refresh rate options. I might get sleeved cable extensions to get rid of the ugly yellow and black cables that are visible, but I think it would be easier to just get a completely new modular power supply.
EDIT: i uploaded more pictures, as you can see i didn't cable manage anything under the PSU cover because it is completely unnecessary, and it makes the rest of the cable look really good.
EDIT2: Conveniently you can see where i placed the LED light strips, there is a hole where you can put the cable through to the back! The GPU will clock to 1220 mhz under 80c load
EDIT 3/27/2014 : Ordered an H100i because why not, I plan to update to broadwell anyways late this year. I'll post pictures
EDIT: 3/28/2014 Wow fast shipping from newegg, I just got the cooler, I thought that i broke my PC, but no I just forgot to plug in my SSD... Then when i plugged it in it was still broke... Until i unplugged my other hard drive then it worked.. So it was the Boot order. I'm uploading PICS of the H100i i installed
Before you ask.. I know the H100i is completely UNNECESSARY, but when I go broadwell later this year, I will get a K chip! So this is just future proofing if you will. Enjoy!
AIDA64 kills my computers temps. Prime95 Blend is 55-60 with core 0 being all over the place. I can't really trust core 0's temps, they are 5-8 degrees high than the rest most of the time.