Originally Posted by DiGiCiDAL
Congratulations, BTW! I'm only a little bitter that I forgot to stop by this thread over the past few weeks. However, at least it went to a good home and I'll get to (hopefully) see a build log of it - or at least some finished pics.
I have a build log in my sig. I'm waiting on a bunch of parts and have yet to order a bunch of other parts. I rushed through my last few projects and I'm hoping to have a little more patience with this one. My budget is a little tight, I will stick with one GPU and a mid-range CPU (3570K), it's hard to ditch this CPU because out of the 6 Ivy Bridge chips I've owned its the only one to do 5GHz effortlessly. Also because my PC usage doesn't call for anything more than that. That's why mATX and mini-ITX boards appeal to me so much, I like small yet powerful, and I can't see myself using more than one GPU unless I get a nicer monitor(s).
I'm in the process of getting everything sleeved right now. I think I've picked the fans, and I'm going with something a little different than what most people are currently raving about. I hope it pays off. With my budget I just can't afford $20/ea fans. I will likely get the motherboard tomorrow in which case I will get the GTX 780 up and running in the Merlin just for the sole fact that I picked up a copy of AC4 from a client and kind of like it. The stock cooler is killing me though!