So I i've been planning a new build to replace my 2500k sandy bridge for a while now i finally got around to doing it. this machine will be a bit of an all rounder it will be used for gaming, 3D Modeling in Autodesk Maya and video editing in Adobe after effects and premiere pro as well as basic tasks like web browsing etc.
I wanted an ITX System ive always liked them, there's something about building a small system with lots of power also this system will sit on the top of my desk so it will give me more room over my old mid tower.
CPU: it came down to the i7 6700k and the i5 6600k i decided that it would be worth the extra money plus I got it on an ebay sale so I got a good deal anyway.
Motherboard: I chose the Asus Z170I Pro Gaming because it has a good wrap and it has all the features i need.
Graphics: i decided that the GTX 970 4GB will suit me needs for now and it was also on sale so I brought it. its a Gigabyle Twin turbo edition.
Memory: I ended up with Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB 2400 kit Ram is Ram i looked at 3200mhz but couldn't justify the price difference. 32GB for the extra performance when rendering and editing.
Case: I wanted it to small after all that's the point of ITX right? the case was actually the hardest choice for me when planning the build but I ended up going with the Silverstone SG13 It is pretty much the smallest case on the market that can support this hardware.
Power Supply: I went for the Silverstone Strider Platinum 750w simply because it fits in this case its platinum and silverstone are known for there PSUs and it has a length of only 140mm I also ended up getting the Silverstone PP05-E Short cable kit which made my life alot easier with cable management.
Storage: i decided that this build would do away with macanical storage all together as I have a file server for mass storage I have used SSDs for a few years now and the Samsung 950 Pro 512gb came out and I saw it on sale so i brought it this thing is an absolute beast. I also added a Samsung 500GB 850 EVO for a steam drive which could become a Raid 0 in the future.
Cooling: as for cooling an AIO liquid cooler is a no brainier in this case as you have limited height for air coolers I got the Cooler Master Seidon 120V it was cheap and so far so good.
overall i'm happy with how the build turned out it was a fun build but challenging at times with such a small case but managed it in the end. i'm happy with the temps considering the confined space. :)