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Its finally finished!!!
I started planning and ordering parts in December for this build, with the intention of having it done in January. Unfortunately I had some medical issues while travelling that left me unable to work for the most part of 3 months (Thankfully all is good now though) this forced me to keep the parts I already had on the shelf and the build to be put on the back burner till I got back up and moving forward again.
That said the build itself was everything I expected it to be and enjoyed every minute of it. it went smoothly with no real issues, besides overclockers sending me the wrong monitor.
It speaks for itself really I wanted something powerful that could handle Gaming without breaking a sweat and tackle video editing without issue.
CPU COOLER Cooler Master Nepton 240m
Was set on having an all in one liquid cooler and naturally it came down to the nepton or kraken x61, I went with the nepton as I liked the over all aesthetic a little more than the x61, its an awesome cooler does the job very well and is whisper quiet.
MOTHERBOARD ASRock 797 extreme 6
Not too much to say, I wanted a high end Z97 board that suits my needs with extensive features a devilishly good looks.
RAM Corsair Dominator Platinum 16gb 1866mhz cas 9
Quite possibly the most overpriced Ram on the market, that said it looks awesome, and for me this build is all about great performance and looking good. Will be adding the light bar kits in the future.
STORAGE 250gb Samsung 850 Evo, 2 x 1tb Seagate Barracuda
Solid ssd with great performance that is reasonably priced, I will be adding an additional one in the future.
Pretty standard here Seagate being one the best on the market for Hdd's one drive for mass storage the other for backups.
GRAPHICS CARD Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 G1-Gaming
Now this was tough, I was set on Nvidia but went back and forth between the 980 and 980 ti, ultimately I chose the 980 as the gaming I will be doing is at 1080p and along with a G-sync panel it was hard to justify the additional cost of the ti, I'm happy with my choice as it suits my needs.
CASE Fractal Design Define S
What an awesome case I cant get enough of it, Clean sleek lines with a large side panel window, unrestricted airflow across the Gpu, Motherboard from the front, as drives are stored in the back compartment, surprisingly large amount of space for cable management and all the Velcro straps provided, I plan on water cooling in the not so distant future so this case was a clear winner for me. The only complaint I have is that there is no dust filter included for the top.
POWER SUPPLY Corsair HX850i Platinum
Great tier one unit, with plenty of room for me to expand, the only thing was the price of the custom sleeved cables and the amount of shrink wrap on them, but I had to have them as they matches the colour scheme perfectly, when I water cool I plan to remove the shrink wrap just to tidy it up a little more.
FANS Corsair 120/140mm quiet addition
Mostly chosen for the aesthetic do the job, but i can see myself switching them out in the future.
MONITOR Acer XB240H ABPR 24.0"
I wanted a 1080p G-sync panel that didn't break the bank and 24" is plenty for me. Great monitor so smooth while gaming, colours took some tweaking as they appeared a little washed out to begin with. And as soon as I colour match some paint, I'll be spraying the red base ring blue.
I would like to say thanks to PCPP for being an amazing place to learn even more about PC Building and Components and exposing me to all the people that have helped out over the past few months in the forums with ideas and inspiration, you guys are awesome. Now to totally contradict the first line, this is just the beginning and by no means finished :)
Does the job and does it well. no complaints
Great cooler one of the top performers and quiet to
Solid feature rich motherboard.
Great looking Ram little pricey for what it is
Great GPU a real performer and one of the best looking.
Cannot get enough of this case in my opinion the best mid tower on the market.
Exactly what you expect from a tier one unit.
Cheap G-sync monitor great for gaming colour seemed a little washed out.
Decent keyboard for the price, cant complain
I like this mouse its just a little small for my hands.
Great headphones good quality sound, mic is ok, But they are especially useful as you can sync your phone to them so I don't miss calls while gaming.