I do a lot of photo editing in Lightroom and have been using a Macbook with i5 and 8GB of ram up until now, which is okay, but didn't cut it in terms of repsonsivness when editing 1000's of pics quickly. I needed something stable that I could edit quickly on and oh my god this set-up has done the job, it is so much faster, which goes without saying considering the specs.
The build was pretty easy to do, there's only a few things I'd point out to people looking at the parts list.
The motherboard only has two fan headers on there for external fans, so you'll be needing to get yourself some splitters if you're packing in the fans like I have done! I figure this is relatively standard practrice for more experienced builders, but worth mentioning as I needed to order some after I did the initial build.
The memory I got wasn't listed on the motherboard's compatible memory list, but it works perfectly - I started with x2 8GB's, but have just ordered two more to bring me up to 32GB.
The case is really nice and easy to build in. If anything, the only complaint I have is that there's no USB C ports to hook into and the glass is super smokey on the side so those glorious LED's on the inside are dulled into obscurity.
I got a funky orange grille for the case thrown in for free which I think looks nicer than the supplied black one, so that's on there, too. It's possible there's more colours out there available.
Changes I'm going to make:
I'm going to remove the Coolermaster and add in a closed loop water cooler with LED's just to brighten things up inside. I hated fitting the coolermaster's bracket! It's a pain in the arse if you've never done it before - it really does feel like you're going to break something.
The Fractal LED fans are really nice and high quality... I had two plain fans fans included in the case which are currently being used as exhaust fans, but since I'm going to switch out the coolermaster, I might just buy a couple more and drop two new LED fans at the back of the case for a bit more lighting which should brighten things up a bit.