Cheaper and better performance
Not intel but at least it's an octa.
Sorry, maybe that did come off a bit more harsh than the joke it should be. I do like the thought you put into the box.
Awesome! Maybe look into fan controllers. I can't imagine you have high temp problems with this rig so maybe even just disconnecting one of them.
Your heat sync isn't even touching the CPU it looks like, I mean you took really great pictures but... what the hell man?
Great finds on most of your parts, Not a fan personally of LED but if you like how it all looks then I think it's great. Might want a HDD they're only like 40 bucks for 1 TB at the high end, gonna need it just for regular day to day storage. It's a LOT of airflow which is nice but I worry it might be a bit loud once everything starts getting maxxed. Over all I think you did a stellar job on your first build.
It's kind of like a dog with 3 legs, yeah it'll run, hell it might chase a ball from time to time. It still makes me sad when I think about it though.
Should have used 2x4 GB dimm, it's preforms much better, what is this going to be used for? a GTX 770 is quickly becoming useless for gaming and graphic based workstation applications, I don't see a need for 2 case fans, there's not going to be Much risk on heat running a liquid cooler for the CPU and a PSU that includes a fan. An optical drive in this day and age is little more than added weight, kinda like a boob job for Rosanne Barr, sure it used to serve a purpose but now its just sad and lonely. Just a few simple way to trim the fat and make things a bit more wallet friendly and better preforming.