It has been years since my last computer build, and since my current one has to date spit out 2 graphics cards, a few hard drives, and now the mobo, I figure it's time to just burn it to the ground and build a new one.
At the same time, my roommate has the Oculus on pre-order, and doesn't have a machine to run it; So, we decided to build a new rig together. Given the Oculus' requirements, we needed to look at a higher end build compared to my last one. I have also never really had the opportunity to go a little overboard with theme design so I really wanted to try my hand at it with this one. I've always been a fan of the black and green look, and a lot of the other colour combos seem to be overdone (not that black and green isn't but not as much) so that's what we were targeting with this build.
There was really no budget for this build, however, we didn't want to go all out with multiple GPUs in SLI and a full custom water cooling loop (yet). The components were instead chosen to give us the best performing rig we could build today while keeping plenty of room for future upgrades. The components we've chosen have quite a bit of headroom overclocking wise, and when we run out of that, we can then throw in another 980ti and a custom cooling loop.
Some might say we've chosen some unnecessarily expensive components when there are much cheaper alternatives with the same performance, however, theme design was also high on our list; So all of our components were not only selected because they could perform, but we also think they look the best and fit the build perfectly.