As part of my personal computing I been a laptop user for as long as i remember. This is my first attempt in building my own desktop for gaming/programming and anything under the sun of the internet.
Processor: I wanted to build a system that is current so i gone for the Skylake i5 6600k. In my past experiences i was pretty satisfied with the i5 performance.
Video Card: I originally ordered the basic version of the MSI 980 Ti which is the red one. I was surprised when i got the VC that it is a golden edition. I was tempted to return it then I felt inlove with cooper look of it so i abandon my first idea to go for the red theme build.
Motherboard: After abandoning the red color theme i had to look for mobo that will matched my VC. The first mobo that caught my attention was the gigabyte soc force which is a very beautiful board with orange all over it. The reason i did not go for it is the price. Asus z170 deluxe is $100 less and have build-in wifi/bluetooth so that seal the deal for me.
Memory: Corsair given me a 25% discount so i say why not get the best looking memory which is the Dominator DDR4.
CPU Cooler: My original plan was to get a 280mm AIO liquid cooler so I bought a NZXT X61; to my disappointment it did not fit on top of my case when paired with a dominator memory on-board. I don't like the look of front AIO (standing in front of the case) so i decided to replaced it with a H100i gtx. I am not happy with this changed because I gone for looks over performance.
Storage: Samsung 850 evo 500gb for my Main Drive (OS). Western Digital Black 2TB for my backup/files and 2 PNY CS2111 in RAID 0 for Active Data/Other programs. Got the evo and wd black last black friday, and the PNY cs2111 is just cheap on amazon so i decided to get two of them. The reason i gone for this PNY SSD is mainly for the burning triger logo.
PSU: While browsing looking for parts, saw a 50% discount on refub PSU in corsair website so i immediately grab the HX1000i. Discount made my decision to get this PSU.