So this is another build I put together.. the story behind it.
I've been through a few systems full tower's / mid towers / ultra towers and I got tired of the size and weight and a gazillion wires crammed behind my back panel. I also wanted to go step away from a custom loop watercooling system and switch to a simple AIO kit.. some may say I am downgrading but in my eyes SIMPLE / EASY is important as I am a new father and don't have the time to dedicate anymore.
CPU - What else is there to say? 4770k dime a dozen, performs amazing but somehow I always get a terrible overclocker as I am seeing tons of people @ 4.5 ghz at 1.2-1.3v.. right now I am sitting at 4.2 with 1.25v. I guess I will have to live with it!
Cooler - The H100i is what you would expect from corsair, it looks great and performs very well.. I was torn between this and the kraken x60 but no regrets I bought the h100i.
Motherboard - I have always gone the high end Asus ROG route but wanted to try something different. I use to use MSI back in the days and never had an issue.. this board performs great, has some cool features and looks awesome.
Memory - I have always used corsair memory but wanted to try some Gskill as I have heard great things about them.. and it lives up to the hype runs @ 2400mhz no problem and looks good doing it!
SSD - Its a EVO :) its fast :) , WD BLACK is my misc storage drive.
Video Card - The last time I used a ATI Radeon (lol) card was back in 2005ish I think it was the Radeon 9800 and it worked well from what I remember, since then it has been all nvidia. The last few builds I have done I used a 780 / 780 ti but like the trend is going in this build I wanted to try something different. I could not be more satisfied these cards are beasts and I would say quite close to the two EVGA 780 TI ACX's I had... currently averaging 120-130 fps in bf4 @ 2560x1440 with ultra and msaa on max.
Case - I have had a Corsair 750D / 450D / 650D / Phanteks Enthoo Primo.. and now this. I have nothing but good things to say about this case.. cable management was an absolute breeze, overall this case was a joy to work in.. NZXT is doing great things!!!
Overall I am 100% satisfied with this machine.. some might say its overkill for single monitor gaming however in the next few months I will be picking up the LGUM95 34'" 3440x1440 ultra wide monitor which will push these gpu's to the test.