My x99 build featuring h110 liquid cooling with push pull 140mm fan configuration and GTX980 graphics. I use it to create wicked spreadsheets.
I was hanging on to my old desktop for far too long. Since it lasted around 10 years all together (with some hand-me-down help), I figured it was time to build a new powerhouse rig. The rig sits on my desk, so i went for as minimalistic and simple as possible for my case design. I didn't want any lights to take away from my gaming and intense spreadsheet design. I also opted for a high airflow case to cutdown on the noise from fans needing to run at 100%. The H110 is amazing and keeps my i7-5930k at a cool 39°C - 40°C most of the time. Though I did run a stress test on the system and that brought my CPU Temps up to around 51°C, but the h110 didn't even kick up to high gear. It is wonderful.
The MSI GTX 980 handles exactly as one would expect. Like a flipping dream. Since I don't have a 4k screen (yet), there isn't too much out there that can really go up against this card. Especially since I've been playing older games.
I got the samsung 840 on an amazing sale when the 850s were coming out, so it was worth upgrading to that from the 120gb corsair Performance 3 that I had in my laptop. To this day, I firmly believe that SSD is the most effective upgrade that anyone can make. The performance increase is astronomical.
I went with 16GB of DDR4 mainly because... that RAM is expensive. The MSI X99S Gaming 7 can handle up to 128GB of ram (which is absolutely insane to even consider). I opted for two 8GB DDR4 sticks in dual channel since I plan on definitely upgrading to 64GB once the price comes down. With 8 slots, I wouldn't have to remove any RAM to get to that number.
The seagate drive was on a great deal on neweg. I honestly wouldn't recommend the hybrid drives over standard drives at normal price. The seagate hybrid just doesn't perform under pressure. But having the larger cache can come in handy, so since the sale price was the same as their regular 2TB drives, it was worth it at the time.
The case... The Corsair Air 540 case is a thing of beauty. So much space to work with. So clean on the interior. Space on the back side of the case to put your low heat components to keep them out of the air flow of the things that require better cooling. The fact that it can mount a 280mm radiator. Its just a great case for the price. My only gripe is that they mounted the motherboard a tad bit high, which makes it difficult to mount a radiator with 4 fans to the top. Now, you could avoid this by mounting to the front of the case and reversing the case fans push pull... Or you could be stubborn like me and just drill new holes into your fan to allow it to mount.