*FAN SETUP* Two top Exhast. Two front intake. One Bottom intake. The rear is intake with rad as Fan==>Rad Fan==>
Hey guys I'll try to make this quick yet informative!
I made the huge mistake of buying a "gaming computer" (acer predator G series) a long time ago for like $1200. Knowing what I know now makes me cringe at the money I wasted. As I learned more and more about computer parts I slowly replaced parts here and there till I got to this point here! I've tried to stay only in the realm of what I truely need. I'm a single monitor, 1080p gamer who also has a side hoppy of Graphic Design (After Effects, Photoshop, Cinema4d)
CPU- Kept the i7 from my original purchsed computer. Its an i7-2600 (non-k) that is overclocked to 4ghz. We'll used to be. Its currently at 3.8 just so I dont worry about temps or anything and its not like its helping me out all that much for the extra 200mhz. It does great for what I do.
GPU- Like I said I have a single monitor setup so the Gigabyte 760 is perfect for that. Stays really cool too!
SSD- Went with the OCZ Vector mainly because it went on a nice sale at the time and its speeds are very competitive with anything else. All storage folders have their default routes to the HDD.
Cooling - The Corsair H50 does really well for as cheap as it is. I had a Cooler Master N250 air cooler on this but the AIO cooler does a much better job at keeping overall case temps down.
MOBO - Liked the ASrock z77 Ex 4 for its price at the time and it has everything i need. AND SWEET Gold looking Caps!
CASE- I chose this case fore its classy, grownup design!
Hope you guys like my build! It has been a long time in the making! Tried to take snazzy pics for you too! The last 3 pics have the old air cooler in them.
(ps. guitar pick is in parts list as I squeezed on in between the top mesh to stop a vibration noise)