My old computer was almost four years old and it was starting to struggle in some high-end games, so I decided to spend big and build a new rig.
Initially with the CPU I was debating between going more budget-style by snagging an i5, but once I figured out my GPU set up I decided that I might as well buy an i7 6700k.
Originally, I was going to reuse my old CoolerMaster hyper 212 evo, but that broke shortly after building, so for a few days I used the stock fan from my old computer's i5 3570k, and ordered the Corsair H60.
As for the motherboard, I decided to up the anti from my previous build. I needed something that could handle SLI and overclocking (which I'm considering doing a year or two from now), and this board fit the bill.
The RAM was something I had to dial back. I was thinking about splurging on 32GB of DDR4, but once I decided on other expensive parts, I cut back. I also realized that I don't need more than 8 or 16 at the moment, and that I can always add more later.
The HDDs were taken from my old computer. I originally tried a 120GB Intel m.2 SSD, but that was incompatable with my motherboard so i returned it. The 212 broke shortly after, so I had to spend that money on a new CPU cooler rather than a normal SSD. I'm hoping to get an SSD in a few months.
The GPUs were quite a jump for me. Last build I went with an AMD radeon HD 7950 for budget purposes. I almost went with an R9 390 this time, but splurged. This was actually the part of the build that took the least effort to decide.
The case has a fun story behind it. I almost reused my old case, but I was so sick of it and I hated it. I finally found this case. Everything about it looked perfect. I ordered it and waited anxiously. it arrived and had a massive crack in the side panel, so I returned it and was delayed a week. Finally the replacement arrived. Now, let me say that this is the largest mid-tower that I have ever seen. It could pass as a small full tower. it has SO MUCH SPACE FOR EVERYTHING!!! My only complaint is that the front LED is blue, and the GPUs glow green. I'll unplug the case LED at some point to fix that.
I reused the power supply. The one listed here is wrong because pcpartpicker no longer lists the actual one. the one I have is 80+ silver, not bronze. That's the only difference. Also, it's barely semi-modular, so thank god I have so much extra space.
Windows 10 is Windows 10. Not much to say.
I reused the monitor from my old comp. It's decent; not amazing. I'll probably upgrade to 4k at some point.