I've played PC Games for about 11 years, roughly the amount of time I've been in the USA. Prior to that I've only ever played some games occasionally. Never having built a PC and always getting Dells and occasionally asking a friend to make me one; I've decided to tackle and experience how it is to build first hand.
Anyways, I went ahead with this project due to some friends gifting me some stuff!
4770K was gifted from Christmas of 2014
EVGA GTX 780 that was broken and still had warranty was gifted to me for Christmas 2015 and RMA'd for a EVGA GTX 970.
The monitors we're bought from a Pawnshop together.
I've got to say that, it was tons of fun. Ordered all my parts through Amazon for the ones I did not have yet and with Prime shipping I had it built in a day! (Cable management too! or atleast what I could do with my experience, or lack thereof)
Build was completed on 02/01/16.
As far as gaming, I only ever play League of Legends and CSGO and both run on Max easy peasy. I do plan on streaming on Twitch with friends so part of the reason for this was my old PC couldn't do it without dropping crazy FPS...
Idle Temperatures run from 32c~ Game load (League,CSGO) 57-60c~
Heaven Benchmark 97FPS; 2450 Score; Ultra w/ Tessellations off.
Everything is stock though I plan on Overclocking the GPU/CPU.
The BIOS has been updated to latest version so for whatever reason they decided to remove Non Z Overclock... So have to find a way.
Tried my best with the Cable Management so I'm looking to get some criticisms and some tips too! :)
Anyways, it's been a fun build and if you've any questions let me know!