Just finished building my first PC (3/7/16) and she is beautiful and amazing! Having never owned an SSD of any sort, the Samsung 950 Pro NVME SSD is simply stunning! My computer consistently boots in 15-17 seconds. I will buy a 2.5in SSD whenever my NVME one fills up. I went pretty overkill on this build and it shows! I topped in the firestrike 99th percentile! Alice, named after the Alice from the Resident Evil series, slays gaming. I so far I have played the new Tomb Raider and The Witcher 3; I get a constant 60fps with every last graphics setting turned up all the way. I only had an Xbox 360 prior to this and let me tell you the jump to this PC is so great I could literally throw my 360 away and forget about it one minute later.
UPDATE (3/11/16) Screenshots fixed; much better quality.
CPU: I have it OCed to 4.7Ghz and it works amazingly.
CPU Cooler: I have four fans on this thing. It does a great job of cooling. The tubes are way stiffer than they look, but that did not actually effect anything.
Motherboard: I almost got the Asus Gene mobo but I got this one instead because Newegg had it on sale and it ended up being over $100 dollars cheaper than the Asus board. This board works excellently. I updated the bios right away and I was able to install my operating system onto it easily. It detected my m.2 SSD without me having to change any settings in the bios like I have seen some people have to do.
Memory: Overkill, but awesome. Since I am only going with a single GPU configuration, I wanted to get really fast ram to help boost my gaming performance more, even if it is only a marginal increase. Also, I was not able to use the ram fans because there was not enough clearance with the radiator.
Storage: FAST! I wish they made a larger capacity one!
Video Card: It was a toss up between this card and the 980 Ti Kingpin. I picked this one because it looked cooler! I don't regret it! It is super awesome! I currently have the GPU OCed to 1400Mhz and its memory OCed to 728Mhz. I am new to overclocking so give me some more advice on what I can tweak! See my screenshot for all the exact settings I have done so far. These current settings lasted 5 minutes on Furmark and gave me the Firestrike score seen in the picture above.
It fits on my nightstand. It has liquid cooling support. It is Micro-ATX compatible. It is exactly what I want! My only complaint is that the side panel bend out just slightly on the radiator side because the screws stick out just a hair too much. I might take off the washers someday if I feel like taking it apart again, but it had given me zero problems so far.
No complaints. The fully modular feature was very nice!
OS: Got it free from an awesome friend! I have no qualms with Windows 10.
The 5Ghz range on this card is terrible. My laptop gets a stronger reception than this. I will be upgrading to the Asus AC190 soon. I wish I just bought the Asus one in the first place. My internet connection is terrible right now.
Case Fans: They are kind of loud right off the bat. Not super loud, but loud enough that is pretty noticeable. They are 3-pin fans so I will be ordering some low noise adapters soon.
The RGB keyboard is sick. It can even play a star wars battle on it! I am using it to type now!
Mouse: Weakest part of my system. I hate it. Will be upgrading soon!
Headset: Sounds pretty good. It does not have much bass so I only use it really when I am trying to be quiet. After all, I have a pretty decent audio setup that I am going to talk about soon.
Monitor: I found this TV super cheap on craigslist so I picked it up. It can actually support up to 60fps according to the manufacturer. So that is exactly what I do, play at 60fps on everything! I want upgrade this in the future at some point, but I want to keep my TV. I am trying to think of a way to mount this TV above a monitor. Let me know if you have any ideas.
Audio Setup: Okay, so I have the Audioengine D1 connected to one of the DAC-up USB ports on the mobo. Then RCAs run into the Crown amp which has a pass through connection which goes into the Onkyo amp. I use an f-mod inline crossover at 30hz before the Onkyo amp. The Dayton sub is connected to the Crown amp and the Polk speakers are connected to the Onkyo amp. IT SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL!!! It brings out the best in gaming and in music. I had my friend play BF4 on it and he told me it sounded like it was real life warfare. I completely agree with him! It is amazing! If you want pictures of how I connected everything let me know and I can try to make that happen!