I was tinkering around with my old laptop to get the HDD out to use as an external when the idea hit me to build a proper PC to facilitate everything. Mainly Software dev and gaming. Originally going to go for Z97 but thought what the heck...lets go X99 :D
I am loving the thing so far. It's so quick to load Windows with the Samsung SSD, though I need to beef up the HDD space by a lot!
I probably won't need all 6 of those cores in the cpu but they're nice to have :P
Only issue I had was with the cpu cooler. Ended up buying the version NOT for X99 :/ Got the mounting kit separately and in the end it became a bit of a pain to install. Wish I'd gone for a water cooler one but it's doing the job and it's a very fine cooler once installed!
Went for 16GB ram to future proof the system for games yet to come and these were one of the cheapest I found.
The 970 felt like a no brainer for the performance it gives for the price it costs.
The monitor looks amazing and I'm very happy with it!
Just received the mouse and keyboard today (after a lot of calls and fighting with the courier) and I love them. The R.A.T 3 is the most comfortable mouse I've used in a long time and suits my grip style perfectly and the keyboard is exactly what I was looking for (easy to type, has the num pad and separate directional keys). The keyboard I have is actually the brown switch not the blue in the list. The brown switch wasn't listed.
After everything, I'm delighted with the build. Hope you guys enjoy the pics. It's not the tidiest setup in the world but it will do and it was much worse before! :P
Just upgraded the PC this week. Added a second Gigabyte G1 GTX 970. It SLIs like a dream! I was worried about going this route because of horror stories online about stuttering and having to tune the cards etc. but I haven't had a problem with it. Once I got it up and running it was perfect. (Note on the X99 boards there is a physical switch that needs to be turned on to allow for sli. I've been led to believe it's x99 exclusive thing). I also added a second monitor, the Asus MX27AQ 27-Inch 1440p monitor. Absolutely love it. I turned down the antialiasing to fxaa due being on 1440p and am running tr reboot over 100 fps. I tried out buried at sea when I first got the second card and hit around 280 fps at times. All set for the Witcher 3 coming later this month. Can't wait to see how it play with my rig! :D
Added a couple pictures.