For convenience sake, I ordered every component off of Newegg.
First off, please don't give any comment such as "Intel is way better than AMD in every application" or "You should have totally gone with nVidia, what were you thinking?" I am all for constructive criticism, but don't go fanboy on me. The Pc is built and I am not going to make a $500 upgrade just for personal preference.
This PC has been on my saved parts list for a while, and was almost a joke or a dream. But today my dreams come true. I am running Windows 8.1 if anyone wanted to know. My primary use is gaming, as well as streaming and video rendering. On FireStrike on 3DMark, it scored a 10314. From MLL, to Battlefield, to Skyrim, I have yet to see any drop in performance.
There are a few problems with Corsair Link. I am not sure how to setup/configure it in a way that I can accurately check temperatures, or even adjust fan settings. Also, there is a switch on the Define R4 that goes between 12V, 7V, and 5V. This is likely to be able to adjust fan speeds from the case itself, but I have yet to see any difference when moving the switch. I am also not sure if the CrossfireX is working properly, or if I just need to adjust some settings in the AMD Catalyst Control Center.
So far I have not done any Overclocking, mainly because I am not very Software Savy. I am more knowledgeable in Hardware. I know where and how to overclock, but if anyone has any tips or overclocking benchmarks they would like to share with me, I would be grateful.
Please leave comments, and I hope you enjoyed this build as much as I did.