I was in desperate need of a new computer since I play games on PC a lot these days and needed a build to handle 4K video editing and eventually 4K gaming. This build runs games I love (such as GTA5 and PUBG) at 80-100+ FPS on high or ultra settings. It also runs Adobe Premiere Pro CC smoothly with seamless playback of color corrected & graded 4K footage.
Video of me building this PC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgCZTobYwlI
Here are my thoughts on some parts:
Case: When I was looking for a case, I needed one with front drive bays and I fell in love the Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass. I love this case not just for the design, but also for the cable management and the nice box that organizes all the screws.
CPU: The Intel i7-7700K is fast. Noticeable difference in performance from my last build. Everything I do on this new build feels so smooth.
CPU Cooler: The Corsair H100i Liquid Cooler I used in this build was from a previous build. It works great and keeps my CPU cool.
Motherboard: The Asus Strix Z270H has features I like and a design I love.
Memory: The 16GB of Corsair Vengeance RGB @ 3200MHz is enough for my needs and the lighting great!
Video Card: The Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB is great for getting 60+ FPS in all the games I play on high or ultra settings. This card also works great for 4K video editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. Love this card and its lighting. Only problem is the RGB lighting has stopped working on half of the card, but its not a big deal to me.
Storage: The Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 is extremely fast! I have my OS along with all my programs on this and everything boots with amazing speed.
Power Suppy: The EVGA SuperNova G2 750W impressed me as soon as I opened the box. The unit was nicely packaged and came in a nice case. It included plenty of good quality cables along with some zip-ties and straps. Only thing that would have been nice is that the cables were just barely long enough, but that was not a problem for me.
Optical Drive: I decided to get the Pioneer BDR-2209 Blu-Ray Reader & Writer in the case that a client may request a physical disc copy of a video after editing. This is also useful since I have some old games and programs on disc. This does seem to get decently loud when in use, but I have no complaints.
Optical Drive: The Atech Flash Technology PRO-88 Media Card Reader / Hub eliminates the need for me to have a separate card reader, one hanging out the front of my case, or on my desk. It works and its fast. The hub has a USB-C port which I find nice to have. I used the StarTech Internal USB 3.0 Motherboard Header Adapter Cable to connect this Reader/Hub. The only disappointment I have with this item is that the color doesn't perfectly match the black color of my case, but I don't notice it much since I usually keep the lighting in the room pretty dark.
Building this PC was a very enjoyable experience for me. Hope you enjoy the photos and video of this build!