This was my first build in a long time. it's probably been close to a decade.
I originally intended to use this system as purpose built gaming rig, but the more and more I played with pc part picker the more and more power my future PC . I ended up looking at a x99 system with 32 gigs of ram and 2 980s. I stand by my decision to back down to this beast.
I wanted something I could easily upgrade but was powerful enough now for the games I wanted to play. I figured if the 970 and benq couldn't maintain a smooth experience I could grab another 970. I almost went with the asus 1440p gsync display, but I realized 27 inches was a bit too big.
Eventually I want to upgrade to a full water cooling system, but not until I get a second card. Ive slightly overclocked both the CPU and GPU with the 5-way optimazation tools, and probably won't fully push this until I get that full water cooling setup.