Hey everyone this is an update to my first build that I completed about 2 months ago: Eye Candy
The parts marked $0.00 are parts that I already had and the parts with the prices are the updates since then.
I'm currently waiting on the mouse and keyboard and will purchase the 2nd 27" monitor in the next month or two.
I haven't had time to overclock yet and will try to do it this weekend.
Thoughts so far:
Corsair H100i - Silent love it. Installed 4 Corsair SP120 quiet editions to it. Decided to plug those fans into the motherboard, if this isn't a wise choice please let me know.
Air 540 - This case is amazing, tons of room and great for cable management. IMO the best case from corsair with its two compartment organization option. It's also got a tinted window that I was worried at first would be too dark but it's not at all. Silent case regardless of the 8 fans and the H100i. If anyone knows where I can buy another dust filter for it PLEASE let me know as the bottom of this case is basically open.
860i - I purchased this in the event I will SLI in the future, overclock and add more SSDs as needed.
ASUS 27" Monitor - I love the look of this monitor. I originally had the 3 monitor setup in my first build but decided I liked one 27" monitor more. I'm assuming I get more than 60 FPS in Crysis 3 but seeing as the refresh rate is 60 mhz I'm not sure I'll get anymore (not too familiar with FPS)
Phoyba RGB and Controller - This controller is pretty sweet and comes with a ton of colors. I only showed the white/blue/red/green colors in the pictures however there are a ton more as you can see on the remote and it has strobe/flash/fade/smooth capabilities and I think 8 brightness settings... not sure on that though. The only complaint I have about this is that the connections to the controller and the strips aren't solid and if you wiggle them they flash the lights as if disconnected so I only used two strips as one was very hard to keep lit at all times, so I will use this as a back up in case one of the other two go out for some reason.
NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller - Love the look of the fan controller, haven't messed with it much. If you're wondering why it costs more than listed it's because I got the cables sleeved red to match (I like to match).
The corsair Red sleeved cables are the icing on the cake.
As you can see on the bottom I mounted the RGB controller as the cable length wasn't the longest and I got impatient with it haha
I will update 3DMark scores/pictures once my keyboard and mouse come in and I get a bit of time to overclock.
Also the speakers that you see are CREATIVE INSPIRET6160 for $79.99
Let me know what you guys think! Please let me know what questions or criticisms you have!
- Ryne Smith
** Edit: I uploaded 3 pictures of the keyboard/mouse
** Edit 2: Went out and bought a new 27" IPS 1440 x 2560 monitor and another 770