This is the beginning to my journey down the slippery slope of PC gaming builds. I am already feeling the upgrade itch. It's almost as bad as my car...
Anyways, onto the build.
I wasn't planning on going with a 980 but I was super lucky and I was able to take advantage of the price-match shenanigans that happened a couple weeks ago. Other than that, it's your standard, cookie-cutter gaming PC build. Nothing fancy.
One of the many benefits to the reference-sized 980 is that I could fit it in an Air 240, one of my favorite cases. I was originally planning on an Asus or MSI GTX970 or R9 390 and those wouldn't fit properly in the Air 240. Unfortunately, the piping from the H80i GT does interfere with the side panel but it's not too bad.
As for upgrades/changes, I'd like to find a quality air cooler to replace the H80i GT. Unfortunately it's tough finding a nice one that fits in the Air 240. I'd also like to do a complete Noctua fan swap. Finally, a custom sized and sleeved cable kit would be nice for some better cable management. I would also like to experiment with a custom water loop at a later date.
The build was a ton of fun and the performance blows all my old computers out of the water. This is just the beginning of the addiction for me, though.