I recently bought a new Nikon 7200 to take pictures of my family and other misc things. While editing photos with Lightroom and Photoshop I noticed my old computer wasn't cutting it. Since I don't want to build another rig for a while. I tried to choose some parts that will last me for a minimum of a few years.
CPU (Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core)
Future proof processor. This one should last a few years at a minimum. I have it overclocked to 4.8GHz while being very stable and with low temperatures under load.
Case (Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX Mid Tower)
This is no doubt the best case you can buy today. It's extremely well built while being unbelievably good looking. I originally was going to go with the cooler master mastercase 5 but kept coming back to this case even though it costed more. I liked the thick aluminum and the clean inside of it.
Motherboard (Asus VIII HERO)
Asus, Red/Grey, Flexible, etc... I originally was just going to get the Asus z170a board, for no other reason than it being red on it, i got the hero instead.
Memory (G.Skill TridentZ Series 32GB DDR4-3000 Memory)
Best looking memory available today. Plus it's fast and capable. I was hung up on this part longer than any other part, it was between this and the Corsair Dominator ram. Again looks won this one and now that its built, its my favorite looking part of the whole build.
Storage (Dual PNY 240GB)
Dual SSD's in Raid 0. Fast, capable, and most importantly, very reasonable priced.
Video Card (Radeon R9 390 8GB)
Best card for the money, hands down. It plays most games at extremely high frame rates on 1080p. I had zero brand loyalty to either manufacture and have had great experiences in the past when i used to build PC's about 8-10 years ago and longer when we had choices of VooDoo cards, Matrox, and many other choices :)
Cooling (Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler)
Great reviews, maintenance free, and it didn't look ugly to me. Yeah some parts even if they may have been better i just didnt like the look so they lost to a part i liked a little better that still was a great performer.
Power Supply (Corsair 750W Fully-Modular ATX PSU)
Teir 1, 750W, Fully Modular. decent pricing on it. I think this is probably the only part i wish i would have bought differently. It bothers me that its white rather than like everything else in the build. It will be hard to justify the AX1200 I'm looking at to replace it though lol.