Here's Mesa, my personal build! I knew from the start I wanted a white theme, but the lack of white motherboards meant that I was forced into the more common and less preferable red. When Z97 came out, all new the boards were odd colours too, no plain black ones (with the exception of the EVGA Z97 Classified) so I was still stuck with red. Then, the computer gods shined down on me, and gave my the MSI Z97S SLI Krait edition, just what I'd been waiting for for ages! The photos were taken with the OnePlus One, tell me what you think!
Intel Core i7 4790 - For my CPU, I went with one of Intels newer chips, the 4790. I didn't need overclocking, so I got the non-K model to save me some money. Mainly, I want to game, as well as edit/render videos. I also do some coding in Visual Studio so the extra threads definitely help there.
Corsair H100i - I really wanted liquid cooling in my dream PC, even though it is utterly and completely unnecessary to the cooling of my CPU. However, there are multiple reasons I wanted this cooler.
Noise - The H100i keeps my system whisper quiet, as I'd heard that the stock cooler can get loud under load with an i7.
Aesthetics - Come on, you have to agree it looks nice, right? ;) I also put the SP120 PWM Quiet editions on the radiator too, so it would look much better and be quieter.
MSI Z97S SLI Krait Edition - This board. Wow! It's gorgeous! Deep black PCB, with bright white heatsinks and slots. I think that the Krait has the perfect balance between having the white on the board without it being overpowering. (I'm looking at you, Sapphire PURE CrossFire PC-A9RD580) I have the ability to upgrade to SLI later, which I will be doing for my triple monitor setup soon, so that was a definate plus. One thing I'd have loved to have seen would be a black/white I/O shield, as well as more USB ports on the back of the board, as I find myself always running out with all my things plugged in.
Corsair Vengeance White - Nice RAM, does what it says on the tin really. White heatsinks, decent speed and low voltage, there was no HyperX Fury at Scan so I went with this instead.
Seagate Barracuda 2TB - I had no need for an SSD, and 2TB will be enough for me for now. I will most likely end up with a 2 or 3TB SSD when they come down in price, so I didnt really feel the need for one yet. Decently fast and quiet for a mechanical drive.
Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 - This card is a beast! For 1080p, this card will literally max out everything at above 60fps no sweat. Max temp was just under 55O C. The Windforce logo lights up blue, which you cant change, but I really dont mind it, and I think it looks nice anyway.
Phanteks Enthoo Pro - This case is amazing for the price! I love almost everything about it! Great cable management, nice GPU compatibility and even better watercooling support. Only caviat for me really is that the window scratched too easily for my liking.
Corsair CX600M - Reused an old PSU, I am going to upgrade to a HX750/850i soon to make sure I have room for SLI in the future. The CX has mostly flat cables, which is nice, but I put the lovely white extensions on the end of mine, so they look a bit prettier. I thought I'd get away with the stock cables for my GPU, but they look awful, I want to get new ones ASAP. Unfortunately, they're out of stock on the 8pin white cable for the GPU, so I'll have to wait on that one.
That's my build! Feel free to comment any questions or queries, I'll answer them all!