Had an old Hp pavillion dv7 laptop that was just barely cutting it for games, u know like 20-30 fps I got used to it but wanted to upgrade when the time came and decided 'why not build 1!' First ever build so I would appreciate comments and stuff...tried to go for a yellow theme but then the new GTX 900's came out and none of them were yellow.... Future modifications include painting over the red on the MSI shroud to yellow to better match my theme....
Few things about this case. I had the RM 750 before but it didnt fit, had to return it and get the 650 so make sure if your using this case that you measure your PSU length!
Cable management wasn't actually that bad, the flat modular cables made it easier but maybe its because its my first build so i don't know what i'm missing out on.
Its a great little quiet rig, even at load, sitting on my desk next to me i can barely hear it and when i put my headphones in I cant hear it at all.
Mouse is left over from laptop and i'm a student so windows 8.1 was free I use it to play mainly MMO called aion and battlefield 4. This thing crushes everything i throw at it and still stays 60 fps. Only time i lose 60 FPS is if i use DSR (dynamic scaling resolution) to render at 4K on my 1080p, then frames drop to 40 on average but i can leave it on 2K with no problems..
The NZXT is great I can light my case any color I want! I can make it fade, flash, blink, its just great for fun.
I haven't overclocked the chip at all yet and im not finished overlcocking the GPU (still new to everything) but so far no problems.
I wasn't originally going to do this, but this website was so helpful to me as a first time builder and I see that there are not many of these builds with the xigmatek aquila case, and of those there are, I didn't see any builds which used high end cards, so I decided to help out by putting this one in.
If you want more pictures of certain stuff let me know! Comments are appreciated!
Edit: The PSU makes a buzzing sound whenever i put it under load....it sounds like the PSU fan is off bearing....should i RMA the PSU or is it no big deal?