ALL PRICES ARE IN CANADIAN DOLLARS
My old desktop (which somehow became my sister's K-drama machine) has been sucking up dust and dog hair for too long. The cpu rad is just absolutely disgusting but I can't just rip it out and burn it. 144hz on BF4 is also something I want to experience first hand but with a GTX 770 I can only manage 75fps at best. This PC on the other hand is a dream come true. This is my very first build assembled all by myself and I'm very proud that it actually runs stable. You can see my terrible paint job on the CPU rad which I have touched up with Wite-Out. I used permanent marker for the black NZXT logo.
It's a build inspired by the many S340 builds here on PCPartPicker. The vertical GPU is my favourite aspect of the build and I was simply blown away seeing how it was possible on Youtube. The part selection was mainly done here as well as on Logicalincrements. My keyboard and mouse are from my old days as a Razer fanboy which I might replace for more RGB. I originally purchased a Zowie XL2411p monitor but more reddit browsing got the better of me and so I had to try IPS. The washed out colours on the TN monitor had to go. RGB case fans were a no-brainer. I initally had 1 pair of DRAM but I got a second pair just of the asethetic. Most of the S340 builds here on PCPartPicker have two pairs but it's definitely overkill for my purposes.
I have yet to install LED strips behind my table so the second Hue+ is just sitting pretty.
I would have never imagined myself spending so much money on a PC last year but after spending so much money on headphones and my Mom actually telling me I needed a new rig for Uni... I broke... my poor wallet. : )
This PC is mainly for games so no surprises there. I will finally be able to play the games on Steam that have just been sitting there. It's about time I actually played BioShock Infinite.
Enjoy the Steam Summer Sale Lads, Alan