So far what I've written on my previous journal is that I have made a lot of changes on my planned setup. But this time this one is really official for my 2nd Gaming PC rig. So far I have build another Gaming PC rig and have been using these since November of 2013 ... I decided to make another gaming rig to separate it from my work station. The 2nd rig will be my main entertainment / gaming rig that I will hook it up on my 50" Devant SmartTV 3D it will be a hybrid HTPC/Gaming PC since I still doesn't have the next gen consoles (PS4/Xbox One). So far here's my setup and I will call this a next gen pc lol as oppose to the next gen consoles that was already out. I will be using the Intel Hashwell setup since I already own an Ivy Bridge that was on my work station.
Memory: G.Skill RipjawsX DDR3 1600 4GBx2kit CL9 Red F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Gene
SSD: Plextor M5 Pro 128gb
PSU: Corsair RM850w
HSF: Corsair Hydro Series™ H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler (push pull config)
Case: Bitfenix Phenom M
GPU: XFX R9 280X
Hard disk #1: 2TB
Hard disk #1: 1TB
So far I've been enjoying using this one and it's going strong and can handle all games to high and ultra settings on a 1080p resolution. I'm planning to have another XFX R9 280x to crossfire it but I think I will have a hard time installing it on the case because the inside of the Bitfenix Phenom M is very ugly because there's no cable management on the case and the inside of the case is really really tight. The only thing why I get the Bitfenix Phenom M case is because of the looks and it looks like a big toaster lol. I'm really tired of the Medium and Full Towers because it's really heavy to lift. I guess I will use this one for a very very long time depends if it can't handle a game in the future to run. Plus the only thing that was upgradable there in the future is the video card only but I think it can handle it well for a very long time too.