After recently selling my old desktop (FX-8120 based) because I was using my new work/school/gaming laptop (Clevo barebone, i7-6820HK, 32GB DDR4-2400, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, GTX 970M) I never stopped regretting having a nice tower on my desk.
So after doing alot of research I decided to build myself a new one.
I didn't really have any demands, however it had to fit into the new Evolv ATX TG edition, because it is such a sweet looking case!
I knew I wanted to use the Z170 chipset, and my first choice was between the i5-6600K and the i7-6700K. For most gaming use a 6600K would more than suffice, however since I am going to be doing a little bit of work on the desktop I could really make do with the HT cores on the i7. Also I knew I wanted to have the CPU liquid cooled, and in the end I chose the H115i (same as the old H110i GTX). At first I was thinking about custom loop, but it was just going to be too much work for me. Also this works out perfectly.
For the motherboard I went with the Asus ROG Hero Alpha, and the Alpha mainly over its non alpha brother because of the LED RGB headers on the board itself. Which I will connect to the case RGB LED strip once I get the required adapter.
For memory I just wanted quick memory, that fitted the style of my motherboard, and honestly there was nothing better for that then the G.Skill TridentZ series.
For main OS (and some games) storage I wanted to try out the M.2 NVMe drive, and since I love Samsung SSD's I went with the 950 PRO 512GB stick.
For the GPU I really desperately wanted a Asus STRIX 1080, and after alot of struggle with orders getting cancelled etc: I finally got it!
Unfortunatly I had some real issues with the 1070, especially it not being delivered. So when I checked again the 1080 STRIX was in stock, and I should be able to put it into the system this week.
The case, well, after seeing that beauty need I say more?
PSU wasnt a hard choice, EVGA really delivers a premium feel/look for not too much money. It's 80+ Gold and fully modular, not much more I could want.
I swapped out the case and radiator fan for some Noctua's and it is all working like a charm.
P.S. I apologize for my English, as it is not my native language it may contain some mistakes.