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Well my first build was last November. I recently moved into a new home and inherited a massive TV. I turned my original build into the HTPC/Living Room gaming machine. So I went with a new build based on Haswell. I kept my Sapphire 7970 for this build and was about to get another. But I've been reading about how the micro-stutter is terrible with Eyefinity and the new drivers don't fix it. I am probably going to wait for Volcanic Islands and see how they perform compared to two 7970's, or if there is a driver fix. I wanted to also try entry level water cooling and make a themed build. I went with a black and white color scheme to match the case with blue accent lights. Shout out to /u/Unisenon for answering all my questions about his "Rarity" build. Yes, I know the power supply is way overkill. I bought it awhile ago, not really doing much research, but it was a steal. Got it for $200, and for a high quality PSU like this that is incredibly efficient with monitoring software, I'm fine with it. I'm running an EX280 radiator with the stock 140mm fans in push with the 200mm fans in pull. That took a little modding and bending to fit, but I think it is well worth it. Also, I managed a stable overclock at 4.7GHz with 1.258V. I was reaching a max of 85 degrees Celsius under Prime95. Oddly, a higher Vcore led to instability at 47x and it kept crashing in windows at 48x. This is the first time I've seriously tried my hand at overclocking. So any tips are welcome. I spent a lot of time and meticulous work to do this and am very proud. Thanks for looking!