This was an update from my first rig. It traded that 1440p-60fps on a budget sweetspot for something with a little more showmanship and power. Is it unnecessary? Yes. But is it good? **** yes. Can it run Crysis? It'll destroy it.
Things that remained the same: MSI Z170A Tomahawk AC G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB Corsair H60 Samsung 850 Pro + Seagate Barracuda Evga Supernova G2 650W Asus VX24AH Monitor.
Things that got changed and why: Case: Corsair 100R to a Thermaltake View 27. Why? Because firstly that 100R was a little problematic in my situation mainly regarding small size and clearance, making a lot of things difficult. But also because I wanted that showmanship. I love the look of this case, the gull wing window and the ability to mount your graphics card fans faced front. It's also much bigger and I've gotten no space issues with it so far.
CPU: i6 6600K to i7 6700K. The most pointless upgrade here, by far. I just wanted the 6700K from the outset but couldn't afford it at the time, and was very impressed by that i5, which I overclocked to equal the 6700k's base clock. But now I think this is much better for my video editing for the family.
Graphics Card: GTX-1070 Founders Edition to EVGA GTX-1080 FTW. Why? Because **** yeah that's why. It became possible so I did it. And despite this whole overblown debacle, I chose the FTW as in my opinion that's the best 1080 you can get, especially given how safe it is to own with EVGA's customer service. The temps are much better on it too, when it is mounted normally. If I use my case's fancy mounting capability though, there is little airflow in front of the fans and hence the whole card gets about 10deg C hotter. That's more a fault of the case, though.
Mouse: Razer Deathadder to Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum. Well simply put, the Razer was great but not for me. So I went for the G502 that everyone raves about, and I love the little thing. It's like a little brick, I loaded it up fully with weights and it suits me perfectly now. It just feels robust and high quality.
Things that got added and did not exist before:
3x Red LED Thermaltake Riing fans. They're great, I went with red because of the 'Red Rocket' theme. I have a motherboard with red accents, red RAM, and a graphics card with RGB LEDs that I set to red. I stuck one top of my radiator and the other two inside my case blowing in from the front panel. They look great from both the outside and in, and give an intimidating red glow.
Kingston HyperX Cloud II headset. I didn't have a good audio solution before, and got one from my girlfriend for my birthday. The woman has taste.