Decided to upgrade from my old HP "gaming" laptop to a more gaming friendly rig. This is what I came up with. I went for a majority MSI build, and was extremely satisfied with it. Easy to use BIOS, motherboard has an OC dial right on it, and graphics card is out of this world for performance. Went with the 980ti, because I picked it up extremely cheap at a summer blowout sale. The case is just a beast (30 pounds with nothing in it) but is absolutely solid, and feels almost indestructible. Kept all accessories (mouse, keyboard, headphones) to Logitech brand, as they all sync together to create an ultimate gaming experience. Overall this build was a little expensive but worth every penny. Not too sure what else to write in here, but if you have any questions, I will try my best to answer them below :)
Planning on upgrading to 1080ti when it's released!
BENCHMARK at 4.8GHz - http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/1985302
Sorry there are no pictures of the building process, was too excited to focus on taking pictures.
UPDATE Swapped monitors from Asus 27" VP278H-P to an Asus 4K MG28UQ, found a great boxing day deal on it. Quality is 300% better ;) (monitor is shown in second picture)
Super fast CPU. Love that it's unlocked. Makes it extremely easy to OC.
What to even say about this thing... Well first off, it's an absolute tank. Can run almost every game in max graphics at 4K resolution. Super quiet, and never gets overly warm (60-65 Celsius max). The price is the only downfall of this card, but the card goes on sale a lot, which is exactly the time to buy it. But still an easy 5 stars from me.
Wow. Just wow. This case surprised me when i bought it. IN A GOOD WAY. Did a little bit of research on it, thought it looked pretty awesome. When I actually got it I couldn't believe how solid/unreal it was. The space is huge, great for cable management. It's extremely customizable, fans can be placed almost anywhere, HDD/SSD locations can all be changed. Plus it has great ventilation, even with the side window.