What's up guys. I just wanted to start a build log on my PC as I finally move away from a budget build into a high-end*ish* Z97 build. This will be primarily used for video editing, gaming and hopefully some GPU benchmarking.
I'll be capturing my build and benchmark process on video for you guys to see but for now I wanted to post a few pictures of each component.
^^^ In this video I talk about my reasoning for each part selection.
Parts list is below:
CPU - Intel Core i7-4790K
CPU Cooler - be quiet! Dark Rock TF
Motherboard - Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5
RAM - 16GB HyperX Savage 1866MHz (2x8GB)
Storage - 240GB HyperX Savage SSD
Storage - 1TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
GPU - MSI Radeon R9 290X Lightning
PSU - be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 850W
PSU Extension Cables - Bitfenix Alchemy Black
Case - Phanteks Enthoo Pro White
Initially I wanted to get my hands on a black, mid-tower ATX case but it wasn't in the cards so for now I'll be working with this Enthoo Pro. It should still turn out pretty good though...
Thanks to HyperX for supplying the RAM and be quiet! for providing the PSU!
Yeah some of their stuff is kind of expensive in the US. I'm enjoying it so far though, it's dead silent and can't beat 80plus platinum (well I guess technically you can but it's more than efficient enough for me)
I also like that it can regulate the fan speed of my case fans