I name it Windstärke which means Windforce in German because all of the fans that I have in my case, a grand total of 10. 3 on the front, its the Sliverstone fan, the Industrial, and the Rosewill. The Sickleflow fan on the bottom with a fangrill on top of it to stop any lose cables getting in it and its blowing air towards the gpu, 3 of the stock fans on top, and the Fractal HP14 on the rear and finally two on the cpu cooler.
In case you are wondering about the odd cpu temps, I used the thermal margin.
I put V1 in the name because I plan on upgrading it soon to a i5 6600K or maybe Zen depending on how it is along with a new motherboard and ram and maybe a new cpu cooler, sleeved cables, and I might make a psu cover so I can just keep all of my extra cables which I have a lot of down there and give the back of the case more room so I can maybe install a fan hub without it being crowed or something else and maybe put some sound dampening foam on the front panel. After that I plan on working on a custom loop which would be V3, I plan on filling the case up with rad's and maybe upgrading the gpu.
The parts that are at $0 I already had from my old build expect for Windows.
The 860K does not like high overclocking. I have mine at 1.5V at 4.6Ghz. It wouldn't want to 4.7Ghz at 1.5V but I haven't tried 1.55V which is really the max safe limit so It might be capable of doing it. My temperatures would be lower but my cpu cooler is a pain in the *** to install and caused me to mess up my thermal paste.
I got the motherboard for a steal at micro-center, $40 for a motherboard made for overclocking was a no brainier for me, I'm currently have my A8 6600K at 4.7ghz with it and I might push for 4.8ghz, My only complaints about it is that the things that hold the stock cooler on were very hard to remove, I contacted Gigabyte and they recommend some unorthodox methods to try to get it off like trying to pry it off and not all of the sata ports are 6Gb/s like it said on their website so my SSD is running at SATA 2/3Gb/s speeds but it is still pretty fast. I just messed around with the sata ports and now it is running at full speed, a whooping 520MB/s. I had to replace the A85X UP4 with a A88X UP4 due to it being psychically broken, more details below. The A88X UP4 has been a amazing motherboard so far, the VRM heatsink wouldn't even get hot with a A8 6600K at 1.55V at 4.9Ghz but then again that is probably due to all of the air flow I have in my case.
I have recently got a R9 390 which has been overclock balls to the wall, its at 1180Mhz currently. Now I know someone is going to stay "hey that is going to bottleneck, vagabond your stupid" you should chose the cpu for the FPS you want and the gpu for the graphical settings you want. I am mostly happy with the FPS I want but I would like it higher in cpu intensive games like Just Cause 3 but ~40FPS is good enough for me for now I love how it matches my color scheme and EK has a waterblock coming out for it soon. I chose the MSi one because it seems to one of the best overclockers on average and I love overclocking and pushing things to their limit.
If you are wondering how I got the Fractal Fan for super cheap, I brought it brand new off of Newegg and used the promo code that was for it along with a free $10 gift card they sent me. Maybe they secretly did it to make up for the detective R7 260X I brought from them months ago.
I chose the case because I plan on doing a custom loop sometime in the near future and it offers plenty of room to do so and it has sound dampening foam in it but all that does is makes my build a little less loud, nothing is quite like having the gpu fans going at 3KRPM, the Industrial fans at 3KRPM and the Sliverstone fan at 2KRPM, it literally sounds like a leaf blower once you crank everything up. The next case I get is either going to be a Phantek Luxe if I win the random drawing on the MSI contest or a caselab case for me since its go big or go home.
I don't need to explain why I chose the psu if you know anything about psu's. I was considering getting the Corsair RMi but the price was too high for me to justify it. I do regret not getting a 850 watt psu a little but I doubt I am going to even be doing crossfire/sli any time soon so 750 watts will work fine for me.
Why all of the fans? I am big fans of fans. I realize I don't need this many but I like making use of the room in my case. I chose the Industrial fans because the Chromax corners for them and there performance and durability.
I also have some insanely fast internet right now which is very nice, I have gotten over 700Mbp/s on it before and over 600 Mbp/s upload.
The case was dropped on to pavement on the day before thanksgiving, I swear it wasn't my fault. The motherboard had to go, RIP Gigabyte A85X UP4. Part of the 16X PCI slot was detached, the debug led didn't light up and when I went to removed the cpu cooler the cpu was stuck to it. The graphics card (a XFX DD R9 280) was ok. The psu seems to be okay, if it goes out I will just have it replaced asap and with a 850 watt G2 or maybe P2,it shouldn't take anything out. The case was damaged, the side panel wouldn't even go on. The original motherboard was a Gigabyte A85X so I just got a A88X and the case was a non window version of the Define S. I didn't pay for any of the repairs so I just got a new version of the motherboard and a version of the case with a Window.
It has beefy VRM heatsinks on it, 10 power phases so it is begging for you to overclock on it. It came with 6 sata cables which is a lot, about the same amount as some X99 motherboards come with. The only real downside to this motherboard is its feature lacking bios, its basic and really isn't much different from cheaper boards. it doesn't give you much control over fan speed which I find disappointing.
Its a very fast SSD, one of the best in its class, I don't think I need to say much else here.
Its a thick card but it that is due to the beefy heatsink on it. It stays fairly cool, about 70C at full load with the fans at 50% which you really can't hear but that is probably due to my other fans in my case. Its also a great overclocker.
Its a semi quiet case, the non Window version is quieter due to more sound. The case is very open so it has a ton of airflow and it supports a 420MM rad and a 360MM rad and a 140MM rad, that is as much as $150 cases. The only real downside when it comes to the case is the lack of room for easy cable management and it only holds 3 HDD's.
Its a very good psu, it has a ten warranty, very good performance, its quiet, has plenty of custom sleeves out there for it, and its made solid, its a easy 5/5.
I like to think of this as civilized Delta fan that won't fry a fan header. It moves a ton of air with a ton of force behind it. Its loud but that is expected for a 3KRPM fan. The only real downside to this is that it requires a good amount of voltage to get started so a normal voltage reducer isn't likely to work for it.
Nice fans. They move quite a bit of air at full RPM and don't make much noise at 2K and they look great with the Chormax attachment. They also are water proof so you can just pop them out of your case and rinse them off with water if you want to clean them. They are great fans overall.
Its a quiet fan that moves a good amount of air, not much else to say here.
They are ok fans, move a ok about of air but they are dead silent and you can even stick your finger in them without it hurting. Its nothing I would recommend buying unless you could get it for around $5 or less.