Just a build to play games, browse the web and record/edit music. I forgot to buy speakers thought, so for now i'm using apple earplugs, dumb I know...
Would've suggested a z97 mob instead.
Especially for $150.
How's that monitor? It looks small in the pic but 28" is not. Are you going to SLI later? Great build.
What is the need for the non-reference cooler?
overclocking. Need it to do so safely.
Better cooling performance.
for the build or the CPU specifically?
Stock cooler is really bad and looks even worse.
loving the background