The parts were chosen to play most AAA titles on 1080p at 60fps, as well as CAD (CATIA and SOLIDWORKS) simulations, programming, and general web browsing.
The parts maybe overkill for gaming, although this build has gone through many changes, and at the end I saved enough to go all out on a brand new skylake build.
One of my friends helped me out with the build so the build process was quite smooth for me.
CPU: standard Intel Core i7 6700K, everything runs snappy.
CPU Cooler: I decided to go with an air cooler, as opposed to an AIO, due to being a bit uncomfortable with having liquid in the case. The CPU runs quite cool during idle at ~22°C, probably due to the computer being in the basement and the cold canadian winters. I'm expecting the idle temps to rise during summer.
Motherboard: Not much to say about the mobo, everything that I needed it had.
RAM: Dat heat spreader tho. Besides this kit being DDR4 at 3000MHz, the main motivation behind purchasing it was the fact that it has one the nicest looking heat spreaders I have ever seen.
Storage: The Kingston HyperX Fury is being used as a boot drive, and the 2TB WD Black is for games. The 2TB Seagate was salvaged from my previous PC, and is used to store media like, movies, TV shows, and music.
GPU: At first I decided to go with an ACX cooler video card from EVGA, although I decided to purchase the reference designed card, due to the more aesthetically pleasing looks. Load temps do get a bit high at 70°C, but the blower style fan keeps all my other parts cooler than if the hot air was exhausted into the case.
Case: This has got to be one the nicest looking cases of 2015, and and absolute pleasure to build in. cable management was on point, and having modular hard drive brackets really helps with having the best airflow for better cooling performance. I am using 1 hard drive bracket to hold the NZXT HUE+ due to the fact that I could not find a better place to secure it.
Power Supply: Everyone always mentions that you shouldn't skimp out on a power supply, and this one certainly makes the cut as a Tier 1 power supply. It is fully modular, with all black cables.
NZXT HUE+: NZXT really hit it out of the park with this RGB LED lighting controller. The CAM software which is needed to control it, really does a great job of offering different options for controller the color of the lighting strips, as well as changing the lighting effects.
CableMod Sleeved Extensions: While the power cables from the power supply were great, I preferred to have individually sleeved cables, and picked these up to make everything look a bit better.
And that's pretty much it!
Thanks for viewing! and let me know what you guys think in the comments, any feedback is greatly appreciated!