Computer has been done for a month or so now, just haven't gotten around to posting pictures and specs. Was looking for an upgrade to my dell XPS 3000 that I got around 09. Only thing I replaced on it was the PSU and GPU about 2 1/2 years ago. The idea behind my build was looks and gaming. Tried to keep to a white and blue color scheme. Did a fair amount of research and lots of switching parts on the site before I committed to this final build.
CPU: Was tempted by the 5820k but decided against mainly due to budget concerns (see GPU choice)
CPU COOLER: Went back and forth between going All-in-one cooler and traditional air. Originally was planning to get the kraken x61 but sided with the NH-D15 when I found out it does just as good as a job while remaining cheaper and easier to install. Plus it's fairly quiet.
MOTHER BOARD: Honestly I picked this one because it looked really nice and it had some decent reviews.
RAM: Decent reviews and pricing on the HyperX ram.
GPU: Went with the Titan X mainly because I wanted to rune the ultra wide resolution using only one GPU. Again there were only rumors of 980ti by the time I bought this card.
CASE: Original plan was the H440 but then saw that the Noctis went with it strictly due to looks.