After 3 months of heavy rebate crunching and offers seeking, I finally built my first gaming rig.
I must say the pieces were easier than anticipated to assemble together.
The only thing I was unable to connect is the HDD LED in the NZXT case since there were no indication of +/- anywhere on the full cable length and pins so I decided to leave them unplugged to ensure I do not short circuit anything.
This computer runs silent and destroys my lowly 1080P@60hz monitor which I plan to replace soon.
Took me longer to play in the UEFI Bios than to assemble it!
Finally ran Firemark 3D : http://www.3dmark.com/fs/7901433
I also got around to using ASUS GPU Tweak for the Matrix and it is a beast.
I reached 7800mhz on the RAM speed the gpu without having any problems and 1.4Ghz core clock.
I may try to push it farther later on but this speaks volume about how amazing this 980Ti card from ASUS really is!
Keeps my 6600K OC at 4.2Ghz in the 24C on idle and 36 under heavy load.
This thing is a beast.
I can barely imagine what a 280mm or 360mm radiator can do!
This motherboard is pretty solid for me.
Has all the ports I need and was easy to set up with the UEFI for all my components.
I was very worried about making my first build but the MSI EUFI was pretty easy to use.
Its fast and does what I need it to.
Nothing bad to say about it.
This card is as powerful as it looks.
It seems to skip from 34C to 58C as soon as it starts being sufficiently used and still remains somewhat silent.
I have yet to need to OC it over the base 1.32Ghz clock speed it cam with.
I simply love it.
Great case, great look and easy for first time builders to set up in due to large space.
Removed a star because my case's HDD cord was unmarked and I wish all the screws were in a small plastic box instead of a generic cardboard cube.
PSU supplies my build with continous power without any problem.
First connection gave me a code 00 which then set itself up after disconnecting the supply and reconnecting it after 5 minutes.
Super silent and efficient.