This is a completely new build to replace my 7 year old PC that just wasn't cutting it anymore. I designed this to be a machine for gaming, video editing and content streaming. The ASUS solution turned out to be a great decision, it's easy to OC and runs very stable.
The CPU is a 4ghz Intel Core i7-6700K that I have running stable at 4.6ghz. I was able to squeeze out higher clock speeds but ran into some issues while stress testing. With the voltage and bios settings I settled on, the 4.6 (46 * 100) is giving me the higher benchmarks than trying to boost the base clock over 100mhz and using higher CPU core voltages. I was originally just going to load up the machine with 32gb of DDR4 but I found a great bundle deal on NewEgg and saved $129 by buying the ram with the WD5001FZWX drives.
The boot drive is 2 Intel 750 Series 2.5 SSDs in Raid 0, this took some tweaking in the bios but I was able to get Windows 10 installed from a DVD. Since I went with SSD Raid I needed to add a SATA controller card since the U.2 port shares the system bus with the Intel SATA ports. The Vantec card works great and uses the same ASMEDIA chip that controls SATA ports 5 & 6 on the board. I added a copper heatsink to the Vantec card but it didn't actually need it.
The star of this machine is the ASUS STRIX GTX1070 OC, this card kicks all kinds of @$$ and I was also to lock it in early on Amazon for $481.49, the price has jumped up by over $50 since I received my card.