There were a few hiccups along the way, just as you'd expect with any build, with plans made in advance not always quite turning out as expected, however I somehow managed to get everything set up the way I wanted more or less. I don't think it could have gone any better! Only a few niggles along the way however it's all turned out OK in the end, and boy does it run like a dream. Cool, quiet, and I'm finally able for the first time in my life to max out any game, the GTX 780 Ti more or less just laughs in the face of any game, it's fantastic!
CPU - Intel Core i7 4770; Mainly due to the fact I don't see any need to overclock, and Haswell have a 20% increase in performance over Ivy Bridge even before the fact. General speed of the CPU is extremely fast anyway - I don't need it to be even more overkill than it needs to be.
Cooler - Corsair H100i; People have asked me a lot about the H100i, I have swapped out the fans for SP120 Quiet Editions, which give lower performance but less noise, this means that my liquid cooling loop isn't as overkill as many people have thought, it gives excellent cooling while still maintaining very low noise even at full load. I bought Noctua thermal paste but didn't end up using it as the pre-applied paste works a treat. Now I have some spare.
Asus Maximus VI Hero; Fantastic board, can't fault it, although it was more of a struggle than it needed to be to get this to line up with the I/O plate in the case...
EVGA GTX 780 Ti Superclocked; This already beastly card has just been ramped up by EVGA. I just had to get it, I want this machine to last for a long time. I have also fitted out the case with an AX860i PSU to accommodate a second card later on.
Samsung 840 EVO 500GB SSD; Why? Because mechanical hard drives are slow, noisy, and the cages block airflow to my graphics card and take up lots of room and add too much weight to my case; that's why.
I treated myself to an insanely good racing wheel as I am a hardcore advocate of racing games. I would much rather spend money on an authentic driving experience at home and spend no money on fuel, than be on the road street racing and putting others at risk!
Thanks for checking out my build!