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The GPU and PSU in those pictures are components I owned previously, and used for testing purposes. The EVGA 760s are no longer used, I purchased a Galax GTX 980 HOF. PCPartPicker didn't have the right color edition of it in their database, but it's the Teclab version.
This is the very first machine I have built. I got the name from one of my friends who had built 5 computers, and mine being the sixth. I built it myself with him on a phone call.
Gave me no issues, Seems like I hit the silicon lottery, as it overclocks rather well with the core voltage under 1.3 ( have it set at 1.27)
Had some hassle. Apparently the h105 needs to have the pump set to "always on" or 100% so it doesn't die prematurely. I did this, only after trial and error finding what fan header I had it plugged into because I'm an idiot.
Thermal compound was purchased for "future proofing" if I ever need to re-seat the CPU.
Motherboard came and worked first try. No issues.
G.SKILL needs to get their stuff together. I had to RMA the sticks because one arrived dead.
The 950 pro is the best SSD I've ever owned, topping write speeds of over 2000mb/s. Windows is installed to it. HDD is for games. Expected performance from Western digital.
I had a 760 from my old computer, so I just got another one. These GPUS are AMAZING. I don't see why you need 980s and such. 2 of these can run GTA V 60 fps on max settings. The only thing I regret is not getting the 4gb version when I purchased the first one.
I was such a nub.
That was with my old monitor. 1920x1080 was too much for even both of the cards in sli. I now run a GTX 980 from our friends at Galax, and I'm quite happy with it. Everything is crushed by the card, and I haven't had any issues since installing. The cord you see hanging off of it is the boost button, it wouldn't fit unless I unscrew it. It still works, just not accessible by the rear of the card. I don't use it anyway, the thing only makes the fans go at full RPMS and be really annoying.
Cooler master made a good choice with this. I like the customization, and it was EXTREMELY easy to assemble the computer. I (once again) was stupid and struggled to find the screws box. (Located in the case basement in a HDD mount.)
Corsair is so good. So good. I had to use an old PSU I had because this didn't come right away, but worth the wait.