Alright so I built this back in September 2013 before AMD release the R9/R7 series.
I built this for pure gaming max everything 60+ in all games is what I wanted and still have it seems. my monitor is a HP w22 1680 x 1050 60hz 5ms no LED.
I wanna know what you guys think of this build?
This is what it was at first, had to replace the PSU (Darn Raidmax), and I got a new CPU cooler
over spent on your case and fans, did you actually buy all of those?
Looks like you over spent on RAM.
Didn't get a quality PSU.
I would've went AMD for the CPU, you spent $100 on liquid cooling and didn't get a K series CPU, what's the point there?
Overall it should suit you fine, but live and learn from it, definitely far from a good build.
Yeah looking back on it shouldn't of spent so much on fans.
RAM was only $69 at that time
PSU... Yeah I didn't know it wasn't a great PSU
Why AMD over intel? I first got the dark knight cooler then I came across some money and the AIO, no idea what I was thinking seeing how I can't even overclock my CPU and my motherboard isn't good for overclocking (or so I hear).
It is by no means a good build but I have learned alot from it
1. Don't cheap out on PSU
2. Don't get Raidmax PSU
3. Don't get a expensive cooler for a non overclock able CPU
4. LED fans sound nice but really get annoying
5. I don't like OCZ Vector SSDs
6. Need more space should of gotten 2TB drive
Do you think my PSU would be fine for crossfire? or would it be better to sell my GPU and get a GTX 770?
If I could redo it I should get a Samsung SSD, I5-4670k, Wouldn't of gotten a Raidmax PSU, probably would gotten same AIO cooler, Z87 motherboard.
Anything else that would've be better?
I want to learn from this as much as I can.
I wouldn't SLI off your current power supply, it's only 80+, not even bronze. Pretty shabby. I'd look into getting a new PSU first, but if you won't get a new one I say a 770 over a 7950 xfire, even though the xfire should be faster, just for safety sake.
I said AMD over intel because to get a k series and a decent supporting board would cost you $100 more easily. So at that same price an 8320 and good mobo is the better option, especially with $100 into liquid cooling.