This is my latest incarnation of my gaming rig. Typically, my system has always been an evolution of parts, with an update here and there every six months or so. This time, I decided to go all out and build it from the ground up. It has paid off in a big way.
The monitor/TV may seem a bit like overkill, but I like feeling immersed in the game, particularly games like Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen, where the immensity of the universe can be "felt." I cannot wait for the Oculus Rift! And I highly suggest using Voice Attack to supplement your controls and to add to the immersion. The ASTRA voice pack is incredible!
The Thermaltake Ultimate cooler was reported not to mount to the Thor V2, but I was able to easily mount it using to the honeycomb grid at the top of the case using the provided screws and washers.
Overall, the build took about 3 hours. I ensured to take my time on this one and really wanted to optimize the cable management to maximize air flow. Surprisingly, with all of the fans this is sporting, it is incredibly quiet.