UPDATE: Sorry about the font being messed up. And thank you so much for all the comments! Keep them coming!
Hello fellow PC enthusiasts! Let me introduce you to my gorgeous new baby: Project Monochrome.
Let me begin by telling you the reason for me buying this beautiful machine. I am an amateur cinematographer, and I have needed a new machine for renders and editing for quite some time now. For about 4 months straight, I researched day in and day out computer components and their prices. My original budget was around 600 dollars, and for an editing rig, 600 big ones wasn't gonna cut it. So this summer, being the 14 year old that I am and unable to get a job, I did lots of work around the house and slowly made my way to my goal of raising 1,000 dollars. After finally hitting my goal, I did some final research, and ordered my parts as they got on sale. I feel I did an excellent job keeping my budget and getting the most for my money. While dreaming about my build, I slowly realized that I wanted my PC to be black and white. (Hence the name "Monochrome".) Upon ordering my Graphics card, I went to Home Depot and picked up some Plasti Dip white color rubber paint. I was very nervous about opening up the GPU, but it was much easier than I had imagined. (Props to Tek Syndicate for doing a guide on this.) After its white coating, my 770 looked absolutely fantastic! It also matched my RAM perfectly. Well, after that little story, I'll go into the breakdown of what my build consists of. CPU: Micro Center was running a bundle of this CPU with my Gigabyte 990FX motherboard. I saved almost 50 bucks! Not much to be said about it except it's just fast and has amazing overclocking potential. Speaking of overclocking, can anyone help me out with that? I've already taken it to 4.7 at a massive 1.52 volts, but if I go any higher, it wont pass Prime95. It locks up after about 20 minutes. Can anyone help with that? Other than that, its an amazing processor. Cooler: This is my first time ever experimenting with water cooling, and I must say that I am astonished at this cooler's ability to keep my CPU nice and cool. 4.4 GHz, running prime95, and just over 40 Degrees!?!?! Astonishing! Motherboard: To be honest, I mostly chose this motherboard because of its all black design. That and it was on a huge discount with the bundle I got it in.
Memory: It's RAM. It's pretty. It's White. It's fast. There's not much to be said about this.
Video Card: Wow. This card is incredible. I'm able to play all new games at Ultra settings. Just Wow.
Case: As a beginner PC builder, I can honestly say that I couldn't have had a better build experience thanks to this case. Offering all these amazing features at a really attractive price, even people with a 150 dollar Case budget should take a good long look at the Phanteks Enthoo Pro. It made cable management a breeze, as you can see in some of my pictures.
Power Supply: It's fully modular and gives me plenty of room to upgrade in the future. I plan on possibly adding another GPU.
Fans: They're fans...
Conclusion: This 1,000 dollar machine will provide me with plenty of power for years to come. Overall, I'm incredibly satisfied with the complete quality, looks, and performance of my build. I hope you enjoy the pictures I have provided, and please leave comments and rates. Now, I'm gonna go play some Bioshock. Enjoy!