When my friend asked me to help him build a pc, I never thought it would have ended up in like this build. After struggling to stream and game with an A8-5600k and HD 7850 build that I actually gave him 3 years ago. Finally after 3 years he wanted to upgrade to a powerhouse of a pc that will allow him to livestream, video edit, 4k gaming, watch blu rays etc. Basically an all out entertainment pc.
Now the main problem was that 24in 4K monitor since my friend already bought the monitor before consulting me about it. But all he wanted to have was a 24in monitor that matched his previous two 24 in monitors.
Second, the case selection was spur of the moment because originally I was going to use a Coolermaster N200 Case from the previous build but my friend told me that his mom wanted the old pc to be used for internet and business/document work. So after building in the case I realized my case mistake as the Corsair case had a 160mm psu max length while the EVGA Nex is 180mm so that was completely my fault for not checking and it in to pcpartpicker before my friend bought the case. That is also why the PSU fan is up since the 24pin motherboard power cable would not fit at all when the PSU fan was down. I hope to rectify the cable management next weekend when my friend is available again.
I am chatting with my friend on what he wants to do. So far I am considering taking the HDD cage out and mount that hard drive with velcro to the bottom of the case. Or we do a case swap.
I would have love to put a GTX 1080 in this build but being out of stock and my friends choice in a 4k monitor had left with him with no more budget to add any GTX 1080 in the build. For the money, the GTX 1070 will do him well and able to do what he wants.
For those going to give me flak about the cpu, cooler and motherboard choice.
CPU when bought was $80-100 cheaper than 6700k and since my friend is not as tech savy as me (Like going into the bios and overclock savy) he probably will never will so I rather not deal with issues when the locked processor will do him just as well.
CPU cooler I know is not the best as people saying the Cryorig H7 and others have surpassed the EVO but none of them was in stock. So the EVO won in being cheaper and in stock plus will help keep the PC quiet with lower temperatures than stock
Motherboard I literally had no choice in the micro atx category since my friend wanted a Gears of War inspired color scheme so mostly red/black. Also he needed an optical cable port since he uses his astro headsets with mixamp alot for gaming and assorted other things. It had nothing to do with the features except maybe the m.2 slot but I know it was in the cheaper chipsets but the optical cable port was not.
Most parts were bought from Amazon and Newegg!