This is the second PC I've built. However, the first one was 8 years ago in high school. I was totally overwhelmed when I started researching hardware, but I feel good about where I ended up. The enthusiast market is pretty incredible right now, and you can build a seriously powerful machine even on a budget.
Mainly, this machine has been pieced together to accommodate any and all creative desires I may have. I'm an Industrial Designer by trade, but I still get cravings to do personal projects in my free time. I needed something that can handle heavy Solidworks and Keyshot use, along with the occasional NURBS modelling in Rhino.
The build went pretty well, I enjoyed planning out how I wanted the fans oriented, and tweaking in Corsair Link was fun.
i7-5820K - this thing is a beast, glad I decided to upgrade to LGA-2011 X99 platform. I think the DDR4 and potential upgrade options will suit me well in the long run.
Quadro K2200 - so far, no problems with Solidworks or Keyshot. I specifically went for the Quadro to unlock necessary drivers for professional programs that the GeForce series doesn't offer (EX: Real View in Solidworks). It does a good job of handling CSGO, HearthStone, and Team Fortress so far. I haven't tried any of the latest games yet so we'll see.
Corsair Air 240 Case - so sweet. Love the form factor, and love how it looks on my desk!
ViewSonic VP2770 - I'm blown away by the quality of this monitor. The WQHD resolution is perfect for my needs.
Hope you enjoy! Please let me know if you have any suggestions for upgrades or tweaks. Thanks for reading.