Decided to build a MATX rig after having a ATX rig forever, really loving the smaller size. I have a NZXT Grid+ on the other side of the case controlling all the fans and i have to same im really impressed with it. I was looking for a stealth fan controller since i dont have any drive bays and the Grid+ works like a charm. Temps stay pretty cool with all the fans,reaching around 70 under gaming load when it was 100 degrees in Los Angeles during the summer. Using an old 80GB Intel SSD for OS drive which doesnt show up on the parts list.
Im pretty happy with the outcome of the build and minus replacing the 770 to something newer and swapping the HDDs for SSDs i cant think of anything else to change. Some friends have told me to put an AIO cooler on it just for prettier looks inside the case when viewing through the window but i like seeing a heatsink with a 120mm fan sitting on it so i wont be changing it.
Also good job Asrock with this line of MoBos, the blue heatsinks are a nice subtle touch to the board and provide a nice look without being over the top like some of the other boards.
Awesome CPU, handles all my gaming needs without trouble
Good low profile cooler, has no clearance with the case and provides plenty of cooling
Havent had a problem with it yet, does everything i need
16GB is more than i really need, but there area few games i play that use over 10GB of RAM so it comes in handy.
Reusing from old build
standard 1TB Drive
reusing from old build
Great card, runs quiet and handles all the games i throw at it without a problem.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this case, super clean look and shows off my parts nicely
really like this PSU, comes with flat cables and is semi modular.
Put this on the CPU cooler to replace the stock fan and love the performance it gives. moves a ton of air.
does a good job without too much noise
These are some great intake fans, they move a ton of air into the case and keep my temps down.
Put them up top as exhaust and they give a nice subtle blue glow to the case. very happy
the perfect 1080p IPS monitor. colors are great.
Really love this keyboard, the MX Browns are wonderful to type and game on it feels like my hands are typing on clouds.
Wasnt sure how i was going to like this mouse at the start, but after playing with it for a while and getting used to it im in love with how it feels and performs. My palms tend to get sweaty after long gaming sessions yet i dont feel like my hand is going to slip from the mouse at all. There are some nice rubberized parts to grip and it doesnt seem to collect dirt and grim very fast. Only downside is the Logitech software, when it works its really cool but sometimes it freaks out and i have to restart the program to get my mouse settings back, but that is not a problem with the mouse.
Got them on sale at Best Buy, havent had a problem with them.