This is my 2016 X99 build with the latest Broadwell-E. My laptop died a couple months ago and I was left with buy a new one, or build something faster. My goal was to have a fast system that has lots of room to upgrade, and I am happy with the choices I made for now.
I have overclocked the 6800k to 4.2 GHz @ 1.35 cpu voltage and 1.25 cache. The Zotac GTX 970 is overclocked to a using MSI afterburner with an aggressive fan profile, seems stable so far. When I built this system the rx480 and the gtx1070 was not yet released, and the 1080's were near impossible to get a hand of. I plan to get a board partner 1070 in the near future, once prices and stock stabilize.
Love it so far, running for 6+ weeks with no hiccups. A smooth overclocker that runs stable. This is the best value for the money to get into the X99/LGA 2011v3 platform.
Runs cool, pretty good value for the cost. Installation was super easy with the X99 platform, which does not need a back plate, it does come with one for those on platforms needing one. Comes with AMD and INTEL front brackets, snaps into place easy.
This motherboard, had some bad press off the go with users complaining of DOA arrivals and other problems. I've had a lot of skeptical buyers ask me how it is running over the last 6 months. In my own experience the motherboard has been great, and still is running smooth. I run a lower overclock and a reasonable voltage, that overtime has been very stable. The motherboard has more than enough connections, and I still haven't utilized the m.2/u.2, thunderbolt connection on the motherboard, and the many PCIe slots. Overall- would recommend!
People often say memory is memory. And while I can't vouch that this memory is any better than others, I can say it works like it should- like memory. Runs smooth in XMP as well.
This tower is huge. Cavernously huge. A full ATX board looks small in here, seriously. On the plus there is a ton of room for fans, there is a lot of room for cable management, you can fit rads in the top, front or bottom. Cons- The drive bays (both) are not the greatest quality. The top bay is not removable. Overall, great case to work in, tons of room for the biggest graphics cards, custom water cooling, and so many fans.
This monitor is great considering the price. The IPS panel is crisp, fairly bright. It is a 60 Hz monitor, which is a drawback for gamer's, but the IPS display makes up for that. For me personally, I don't play many competitive shooters, more RPG and adventure/survival games, which being at 60Hz isn't an issue for me. Also like the lack of bezel. Dislike the inability to use vesa mounts, and lack of adjust-ability. But, for the money- good 1440p IPS display.