This PC has been in service since 2016 but has undergone some changes throughout the years. Here's a breakdown of my system.
CPU: i7 6700k - 4.6Ghz @ 1.255V Been a great CPU but as I do more CAD, rendering and gaming it is beginning to feel a bit dated. My next update will probably be in late 2020 or early 2021. Definitely looking at more cores and a faster clock speed. It will probably be either Intel 10th Gen or AMD Zen3. Looking around 10-16 cores ~5Ghz without being a furnace.
RAM: 32Gb Ripjaws V - 2700Mhz @ 1.35V On this motherboard, I have never been able to achieve the advertised 3000Mhz speeds on XMP profile. The highest I could muster as an OC was 2700Mhz. Increasing the amount to 32Gb was a recent update, since I was running on 16Gb between 2016-2019.
Mobo: Asus Z170m Plus I like Asus Bios so I opted for this one. Not the most robust or feature rich mobo, no RGB control, only one M.2, but it is still a fine motherboard.
CPU Cooler: H100i It is definitely a bit dated, but seeing as it works well I don't see a need to upgrade. This was off the first system I built, a FX-8320 @ 4.3Ghz. The blue LED died a few months back so I just disabled it. I re-applied thermal past this December and temps are good. Around 30C idle and 60-75 under load.
Boot SSD: Samsung 970 Evo Plus 256Gb M.2 Great and fast drive. Looking to move to a 1TB NVMe in the next build.
WD Blue 2TB: Old Game Storage Mainly used for games I rarely play. Slow but decent capacity.
Seagate FireCuda 2TB: Faster than a regular HDD, used for recently played games. I use this drive as my main game library. Its decently fast, and I keep my VMware disks on it, record games occasionally and save my CAD files.
GPU: MSI Ventus 2080 - A Facebook Marketplace deal I traded my old Gigabyte 1070 on FB marketplace and picked this up for $350. I still have the box with warranty. Been great for the past 6 months. I haven't OC'd it at all and the coil whine is barely audible without headphones. With headphones, can't hear it at all. Temps are under 75C under load.
PSU: EVGA 650W Gold It's been a good PSU, but I will probably upgrade to a 750 or 850W unit for the next build.
Fans: PCcooler Corona RGB x3, Artic 80mm PWM Much better fans that what I was using before. I had a bearing die on my Corsair SP120, and I recently changed over to these. Cool RGB effects and good performance. Bitwit (Kyle) did a review on them and was surprised by their performance.
White Cable Extensions: A really nice addition to a build. Matches the white case and with the RGB fans, the light looks great on them.
Monitors: Primary - Dell 1440p,155Hz Freesync: Great TN monitor, great for gaming, highly recommended Secondary - Acer 1440p, 60hz, good color and viewing angles since IPS display. Not great for gaming
KB: Strafe RGB: This was another FB marketplace deal. $50 new in box. I love the silent reds much more than my old MX-Blues. Good feel but quiet.
Mouse: Glorious Model O: Good mouse, very light. I was using a Logitech G502 for the past 5 years and it was definitely a big adjustment going from 120 grams to 60 something. But I really like it now. Only minor thing is the right click sticks when pressed hard. Almost never notice it.
Mic Setup: Neewer NW700 - Cheap but effective XLR mic, needs phantom power Behringer UM2 - Phantom power for XLR, works well, has mic volume control but no mute.
Audio Setup: FX Audio DAC-X6 - Cheap DAC that sounds decent. Made a difference with my headphones vs the built in audio
Headphones - Koss Pro4s: Good sound stage, very balanced. As a studio monitor very good. Not overly bass heavy. Clear vocals and mids. Comfortable & light but feel premium. Enjoyable to game and listen to music with.