My previous computer was an intel i7-4790k and A GTX 750-TI. That system did just fine for my workload but it was missing the speed and silence (do to the hot CPU) of the x99 platform. Later in the beginning of the year as I got some more money I decided to make the jump to intel x99. Just be warned this isn't a cheap upgrade, but the raw speed of the CPU is worth it. But I use my computer for Photoshop, adobe premire pro and other very CPU intensive programs. My old computer worked fine for this but the problem with it, is it was simply too loud (using the stock cooler). I decided to go a different direction with this build and aim for silence over functionality. First, I chose to buy the intel i7-5820k for it's price and due to the reason I don't need the extra PCIe lanes (only 1 GPU in theis system). My friend gave me their old R9 290 as he upgraded to a GTX 970 and this video card will help with openCL acceleration. I purchased the Fractal define R5 for it's legendary modular design and noise dampening. I also purchased the Asrock x99 extreme4 and configured the BIOS to turn off all the case fans at idle for nearly total silence. I bought the phantecs TC14PE because it is much cheaper than say a corsair H100i or the noctua NH-D15 but performs nearly as well (1C difference!). After I assembled the build and ran a stress test, I noticed that my CPU was only hitting a max of 50C, so I decided to do some overclocking. I managed to get my CPU to 4.5GHz at 1.3v, max temps are 75 but it peaks at 80C. Even after overclocking I can still barely hear the machine at full load, so this'll be a much better step up from my old rig. Haswell-e and x99 is defiantly worth is from a content creators perspective, buy gamers shouldn't touch this platform unless they for some reason need to run more than 3-way SLI.