This is an upgrade from a Core 2 Quad Q9650. It's used for web browsing and gaming. Some of the parts like the power supply, monitor, Kingston Predator PCI-E SSD, OCZ TRION SSD, and speakers were purchased eight months to more than a year ago.
When I started building this build at the end of October 2016, I had bought the ASUS Z97-AR motherboard used off of Amazon.com for $64.83 including shipping. The cpu I originally had for this build was the i7 4770K that I found and bought used off a guy at Letgo.com for $160. Unfortunately I could only get a 4.1ghz overclock at a stable 1.28 volts. So I stuck with an overclock of 4.0ghz at a stable 1.21 volts. Temps weren't an issue because I delidded the i7 4770K with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. It was just I had to run it at 4.1ghz at 1.28 volts which was kind of a let down.
So this past January I was browsing OfferUp and found a guy selling a lightly used i7 4790K for $200. I put an offer for $185 and he took it! I had the money at the time and I thought why not? Maybe I could get a better overclock with the i7 4790K than the i7 4770K running at 4.0ghz and did with the i7 4790K running stable at 4.6ghz at 1.26 volts. I can also run it at 4.5ghz at 1.19 volts stable. Not bad for buying a used i7 4770K and a used i7 4790K for the price of a brand new i7 4790K!
I also delidded the i7 4790K with Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra. The tool I used to delid both the i7 4770K and the i7 4790K was the Rockit 88 delid tool and re-lid kit. Using it was really easy and the video they post on how to use it is really helpful.
When I bought the XFX RX 480 GTR back in Novermber 2016, I noticed some gpu sag. To fix that I tied some black fishing line to some metal and plastic pins inside at the end of the RX 480 and routed the fishing line behind the motherboard to tie at some cable tie points. You can see the black fishing line under the motherboard cable at picture #10 and the fishing line tied to the cable tie points at the back of the case.