IMGUR Link for pictures, in case you find that easier. This build has been a long time coming. It started off as a 3770K build, but an unfortunate incident with a less than reliable power supply left those parts bricked. I learned my lesson and did the second iteration properly. Here she is!
All the boxes lined up. I don't know why but this seems to be a mandatory thing in some places, so here it is.
Olive, our cat, decided to help out with the photos. Cats and boxes.
Finally, the good stuff! RAM is pretty, but overpriced. I got a great deal though, and seeing as I'm liquid cooling in the (near) future, it won't get in the way.
I was so happy with this cable management when I built the thing. I really think that was because I was so excited to get going and didn't want to spend any more time on it. Looking back on it, I don't think it's anything more than passable. I'm planning to go back and sleeve them individually and do a proper job of it at some point though.
We're moving in a few weeks, so this is the bare minimum. Scratched up mouse, not sure where that keyboard even came from... My Studio Monitors are missing as is a monitor to actually push the 7970. That will come soon. Headphones are Beyerdynamic DT990's. Absolutely gorgeous when properly driven. But at the moment I'm running off of a FiiO E7 or something similar.
The Eleven Rack is an amazing amp simulator. I tried the POD and it was amazingly versatile, but not very realistic. I have less options here, but they're better. I get a killer Dream Theater-esque tone out of this thing.
The 24" monitor is fine for the time being, but things will get really interesting when I finally get the 30", hopefully by the end of this year or the beginning of next. I'm thinking of picking up a 1440p 27"er for the time being. Kogan (a cheap electronics place in Australia) has a super cheap one that I'm interested in.
Final changes will be a full liquid cooling custom loop in a few months and a decent sized SSD, as well as a few more independent hdds for some redundancy. Also, some fishing line to pull up that sagging GPU until I (if I can find one) get a waterblock on it. 7970 might become a 8970 or be traded for a reference 7970 so that I can get a waterblock for it. Might even become a GTX 780 depending on the prospects of the 8xxx series.
If you can see anything I can improve with what I have available (better cabling or anything) please let me know! I'm looking to improve it in any way.
Edited by theaterinterior, 20 July 2013 - 03:22 AM.