YEAH! FIRST POST!
(Sorry got a little excited)
What's up ladies and gentalmen of the OCC, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kyle. I'm an avid computer enthusiast and first time builder from the NW of the USA. I have wandered here due to a review on a product from a google search. It was the product that I actually ordered (It was the Enermax ETS-T40 Black CPU Cooler). I'm glad to find a place to give people advice and find resourcefull information. I hope to have the best time on here.
Anyways I wanted to get an opinion on this build. Maybe some advice for a first time builder like me? *Shrug* I started collecting these parts one at a time. Most of them I have installed and some that I'm currently getting. Currently the build is incomplete but will be finish within a couple of weeks (Due to fnds). I will Have pictures of the completed build posted. This build was made in mind for gaming on a HDTV and wanted to experiment with OC. I might do a SLI configuration in the future.
CPU: Intel Core i5 4670K 3.4 GHz
I didn't want to spend more money then I have to or a CPU that I would be mostly gaming with.
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming Series
The features were appealing to me. An easy OC button, Killer Ethernet and just the gloomy red theme.
Case: ZALMAN Z12 Midtower Case
I actually window shopped this one. I liked the build quality of it and the carbon filters for the fans. I was on a budget at the time that I bought this. (By the way if someone has the clear windows for this I would buy it from you.)
Power Supply Unit: Corsair RM Series 850watt PSU
It was hard for me to find a quality power supply that was fully modular without breaking all kindzzz of wallets. I didn't relize when I order this online, it was overlapping the bottom mountaing point for a fan. Still, wanted great quality.
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
It was on sale at the time on Newegg for 67.99. Not bad. Plus wanted to fit the "Dragon Red" theme. I knew that if I bought a higher HRz rate, I wouldn't really get much increase in performance (to my extent of knowing at least)
Graphics Card: MSI NIVIDIA GTX 770 Twin Frozer 2GB
I wanted to take atvantage of the price drop that NVIDIA annouced. I love NVIDIA. Can't get enough of their website for driver support. Plus to make sure of any chance I don't have compatibility issues, I wanted to get relitivly the same brand that my motherboard was.
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-BK
I noticed on OCC review that the ETS ran a little bit cooler then the Cooler Master 212 EVO. Nice to see OCC did a cooler comparison instead of just the results of one cooler.
Solid State Drive: SAMSUNG 840 Pro 128GB
I never had a SSD before. Wanted to invigorate the power of the SSD. I also wanted something that was going to last me a very long time.
Hard Drive: Western Digital WD AV-GP WD10EURX 1TB
If I wanted to game, I knew I had to get plenty of storage that was fast and reliable. I didn't want to cheat myself out of not getting a SATA III HDD
Case Fans: (1) Cougar CF-V12HPB (2) Cougar CF-V14HB
I wanted a high bearing fan set that would push a lot of air out of my case. The design of these fans were appealing to me and seemed like a good buy at the time
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
Just my preference. Some games are not compatible with windows 8.
If you guys like my build or think that I should improve on anything let me know