Just trying to stay away from console so I decided to build this pc. It is my first pc build but I used to take computer repair classes for career but decided to go different route.
Since its my first build I went ahead and decided to go with the latest intel platform for future proofing.
CPU: I decided to go with the 6700k even though I've read that most of the time CPUs don't really affect gaming performance that's why most budget build with Skylake goes with 6600k but I want to future proof this build :D
CPU Cooler: Went with Corsair h100i gtx. This is the first time I have install a liquid cooler because when i was doing computer repair back in early 2000s it is not something that regular people use therefore I had a hard time installing this thing :D but it turned out great. My CPUs is not OC yet so I can't really comment but so far it keeps my CPU temps between low 20s C to high 30s C.
MOBO: I've always been a fan of Asus even back in the days they are very reliable so I decided to go with this board and I got it on sale along with CPU for $500 for both :)
RAM: not sure about the RAM but its pretty fast :)
Storage: I got an old Toshiba SSD but I also purchase this M.2 from Samsung just to try but when i heard about over heating issue with M.2 I'm not sure that's something I want to put on my MOBO. So I haven't really install it yet. I'm trying to decide if I should return it or not. What do you guys think? :D
GPU: I went ahead with another Asus product and based on my research its one of the decent GPU around. Hopefully its good enough to run latest game at 3440x1440p using my U3415W monitor. I haven't try gaming with it yet but soon :D any suggestions on what to play?
Case: I want a case that is big enough but not super big like some mid tower so I went with this one and based on some of the user's review here its a decent case. It looks good in person too :D
PSU: it was on sale for $90 after rebate and its platinum. :) I should be good for awhile even if I go with SLI set-up.
Any suggestions or comments is always welcome. I'm still trying to improve this build somehow. Thanks :D