This is my first build and I'm pretty happy with how the final result. I though it was going to be much harder and tedious, but I ended up loving it to the point were I custom paint some of the red accents of the motherboard since I got tired of the popular red and black themes. Some of the pricing has change in the last few months but you need to take into account that I've started this build on September and I bought all the parts along the way until I was able to finally finish it on December.
Yes the power supply its a little bit overkill, but my justification for that is that I got a pretty good deal when I bought it for only a few dollars more than the 1000W version. The extra room won't hurt anybody and it will definitely give me better flexibility for the future.
I didn't find a lot of problems during the actual build aside from receiving a defective GPU that broke down after one week of usage and a defective monitor with some awful bleeding along the way. Both units were send for a replacement to Newegg and the second ones have being giving me an outstanding performance since I got them a few months ago. Overall the GPU's are super powerful, cool and silent even at full speeds with ASIC qualities of 70.6% and 71.1% respectively. For the monitor, I don't have words to describe the ultrawide buttery smooth experience at 100 Hz. Some people are having problems with it but the second unit I received had all the announced and promised specs (1440p, 100 Hz, g-sync, ultrawide, IPS panel) and also addressed my initial bleeding problem.
After playing around with the overclocking of the system I was able to reach a rock solid 4.8 GHz on the CPU at 1.25 volts after running prime95 for 6 hours. However I might try and push it even further to 4.9 if temperatures allow me to. The overclock on the GPU's is still a work in progress... I was able to reach 4000 Hz and 1500 Hz on both GPU's, however I had to lower the overclock after some weird textures and driver crashes on Witcher 3 during a 2 - 3 hours gameplay. I'm currently standing at 1493 Hz and 3903 Hz, but I want to see if I can keep them stable at those first magic numbers even if the performance doesn't increase that much
My plans in the short term are to do some cable management on the bottom of my desk and buy some custom cables from Ensourced with a combination of neon green, acid purple, colonial blue and electrical blue (see photo for design idea)
I hope everybody likes the build!!