Hello everyone so I finally finished my first build. This build was supposed to be finished 2 years ago but I got very busy with becoming a dad and had no time to build it. Then when things got settled down and I had some free time I started buying the parts and finished building it. I had bought couple of parts back then so I had to re sell them and buy new parts and the only part that I kept was the Phantom case. This build is mainly used for heavy Gaming/3D Modeling/Rendering/Photoshop/Animation. I had no problems in placing and putting all the parts together the only time I got little lost was I did not know where to connect some of the cables but then I figured it out and connected them. So here is a breakdown of the parts as to why I chose those parts.
CPU: I chose i7-4770K for the hyper threading so it won't give me a problem when I use programs like 3Ds Max, Maya and Photoshop and I got it OCed to 4.2ghz which I'll probably take it up to around 4.6ghz as I am new to overclocking I do not want to mess it up.
CPU Cooler: I just wanted a liquid cooler so I chose H80i and I heard good things about it and the reason I did not choose air cooler is because I just don't like those big things covering my whole motherboard :)
Motherboard: I got a lot of help from www.tomshardware.com about the motherboard and a lot of people recommended the Maximus VI Hero so I bought. I love the look of the motherboard and it has awesome features.
SSD: Had to choose the popular Samsung 840 EVO and I am loving it. It loads Windows just in seconds and is very fast!
HDD: Not much about the HDD it is just HDD that I will store a lot of music and files on it.
GPU: At first I was going to get GTX 770 but then I got some extra money so I was like let me just pick up the GTX 780 and boy did I do the right thing. This card is amazing and so far I only run Titanfall on it and it maxes out the game with no problems at all.
Case: The case is really a personal preference I just liked the way it looked and I love red color. Also it has some good cable management options even though I did not do that great of a cable management.
PSU: I was originally was going to buy Seasonic X-Series 850w but I wanted sleeved cables and I have no idea how to sleeve the cables and don't have the time. So after that I changed it to Corsair AX860 because corsair sells their own individually sleeved cables and I was going to buy that but they were out of the RED sleeved cables so I started looking for another PSU. EVGA caught my eye because they announced their own sleeved cables plus G2 series is a Tier 1 PSU so I went with EVGA Supernova 850 G2 and I bought their red sleeved cables. Also if you are wondering why I got 850w is because I will be adding the second GTX 780 later.
ODD: You know nobody cares about ODD anymore so I just bought the cheap one so I can use my Windows CD to install Windows.
OS: I was going to buy Windows 7 because I hate windows 8 but I ended up buying windows 8 because I heard upcoming updates are going to make it better and windows 8 has slight better performance in games.
Monitor: This monitor was given to me by my dad as a present and it was brand new not something that I would choose but it is still a great and huge monitor so I can't complain. I will be adding to more monitors later when I buy the second GTX 780.
Keyboard and Mouse: I feel in loved with ROCCAT products when I saw them the keyboard is very awesome mechanical keyboard with Red cherry MX and the mouse Kone XTD is just beautiful and very good mouse with both of them having a lot of different customization option with the Roccat software called Roccat Talk FX and the mouse glides so smooth on that Roccat Raivo mousepad.
Headset: I had the G930 from back in the days when I had my Alienware M17x laptop and I will never ever in my life buy a laptop again.
Hope you guys enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed building this pc. I had a lot of fun and I am very happy with the results!