61 months ago
I posted a build yesterday but decided to change a few things.
EDITED: changed Seagate 2TB to Western Digital Black 2TB as recommended.
I bought the SSD a while ago, along with the Logitech wireless keyboard and the Tartarus. The Deathadder was more of a recent purchase and just bought the monitor today (on sale from $299). It's 2560 x 1080.
I went with the Xeon processor because I'm not confident in overclocking the CPU and I heard it's performance is on par with an i7. I'll be gaming and programming and I'd like to be able to run numerous applications at once. I still went with a Z97 motherboard though so that I may SLI in the future (if you find a H97 that supports SLI [not Crossfire], please link it). Lastly, the GTX 970 is a reference design that's available at Best Buy in the US. I prefer the reference design over aftermarket designs because it exhausts heat out the back of the case.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance. :)