This is my finished build... as of today :)
All but the monitor, mouse, and WD black were purchased in the past 12 months with many thanks to slickdeals.net As a whole its pretty and runs like a dream! ALL prices are listed as after rebate and tax and are accurate to withing a $1! The only thing not right is the speakers, they are CR4 special editions that match the HD598 perfectly...
I view this system as the ultimate balanced machine...
Picture: Just about as good as you can get for 1080 Sound: HD598 and Mackie CR4 less then 250$ for both good luck finding a better entry level combo Peripherals: K70 brown and G9x... Amazing! Everything else... just looks and runs good!
FYI the case is no longer blue as it has been painted black... I brought a blue case when I was planning on a blue MOBO but I got a great combo on the 4790k/MOBO so red it is! I do plan on swapping the blue LED!
I lost the Lotto, I am stable at 4.6. BUT core 3 always runs 6-7 degrees colder then 1,2 and 4. So there must bean issue with the TIM under the heat spreader or something.
Re-set cooler 3 times thats not the problem
Black, cold and Silent what else matters!
If you have a socket set with an extension this is super easy to install! IF not its a bit of a pain.
Love setting up snazzy fan curves! BUT I wish you could use GPU temps to control some of the fans... Then it would be perfect for me.
Good deal no issues... its RAM?
First SSD, need i say more!!! If I could go back I would get a 500GB, 250GB is enough but you have to think about where your saving large files and how much you need them.
Iv had the drive for 8 years and its great! Until you build a silent system then its easily the loudest thing. But with a little config in windows it spins down when not in use so +1
Currently love the look of the card and its performance. It was silent!
The bearing went bad after about 5 months and I have had some RMA issues with Powercolor... Will update when issues have been resolved (Better or worse)
Great product to go with great service! The headphone jack on the front IO failed day 2 of the build and NZXT had a new one on my door step within a week!
Modular and quiet I haven't heard it yet and it has a 9.8 from JonnyGuru.com
Got it of a website, they sent my a picture of the CD Key sticker on a Windows CD case.
My assumption is that when a store like Walmart stopped stocking their shelf's with windows 7. So in order to recoup some capital they sold them in bulk. The purchaser is now selling them at a steep discount.
Bought it 7 years ago, so $300 was a good deal
Love it, just have to keep my wife away she wants to take it to work
after 8 year, I cant remember what other gaming mice feel like!
Hard to have to wait until Black Friday to get a good deal on these, but they are worth it!
I sold my cheep 5.1 speakers that were in a 2.1 config for these.... Im glad I did looks amazing and sounds it too.