Hello Once again!
My name is Trevor. I'm from the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I am 19 (edit: now 22) years old, I've been playing hockey for 12 years, and i'm majoring in Computer Networking at Robert Morris University in Chicago. I still play hockey for RMU.
Check out my best friend Chris's build here: http://pcpartpicker.com/b/7wgLrH (He's a pilot so that's pretty bad-*** = +1)
I built this because i have been in love with technology for quite some time now. As a kid - my parents didn't know all that much about computers (they still don't...) and i didn't want to be like that. I wanted to know everything about them. I did a bunch of research and i am now going into my Sophomore year of college so my Freshman year really helped the learning process by building a bunch of computers at school. I know the RAM is overkill but even though DDR4 will be the new thing to have, i just wanted 16 Gigs now so i wouldn't have to upgrade for a long time. Plus i wanted a fast computer for my school work and running multiple OS on VMware, and using Cisco's packet tracer. Thing does such a good job in those regards, i couldn't be happier.
UPDATE 9/1/14: I have successfully overclocked my CPU to 4.20 GHz!
CPU: Pretty easy choice here, wanted something for OC and something to handle heavy gaming. I bought the CPU about a month before the 4690K came out, which is why I have the 4670K.
CPU Cooler: I started with a Noctua air cooler on the first version of this build. Two weeks ago I bought the h100i and I love it. Temps are pretty good. push/pull config as an exhaust.
Motherboard: I didn't need anything too fancy, more or less looked for something that could handle 2 290's in crossfire eventually and would last a long time.
3dMark Testing: Better than 83% of all results sounds pretty great to me!
Memory: Yeah Yeah Yeah - 16 Gigs is overkill, but I wanted it so I don't have to upgrade for a long time.
Storage: 840 Evo as a boot drive - some games, and 1 TB for everything else
GPU: I love this card to death, it was a bit pricey when I bought in June of 2014 - but totally worth it. Little toasty - but what do you expect from AMD. gets ave 100+ FPS on Ultra for everything i play (BF4, FC3, Skyrim)
Case: This case is awesome, lots of room for cable management and easy to work in - looks slick too
PSU: Meh, bad choice on my part, kind of ugly but it gets the job done.
My operating system was free from my school.
Thanks for reading! Game on!