I was sailing on my Vishera 8-Core for five years I think. I wanted to try something younger.
I wanted to make something simple, in make and application, with a clean look. When I tried me an MSI graphics card, I liked the red hints along the black that it wore, and thought " I should make something with that theme ". My M5A99X donned the blues, so it was the only refreshing thing to do.
I was first going with an 88R chassis, but when I realized the mess my non modular PSU would leave inside, I then saw the 400c chassis and changed my mind. Also, the graphics was either a 970 or 390, but since the 480 was coming out a week later, it made sense to wait. But before I knew it the 1070 convinced me of her prowess, and I knew I had to have her. For myself.
Now, this one became a simple system since it wouldn't be overclocking its processor. It meant it didn't need certain skills or intellect to have fun. Just a flaming graphics card. The B150M board holding a locked Skylake, was simple enough to house a GPU, and small enough to fit in anywhere. With just enough memory, drive space, and boot speed, we had your common build. No need for a big PSU since there was no intention to upgrade. A new system should be expected by the time this one would fall far behind, and it seemed to me that wouldn't be happening for a long while - not when this system was built for a simple use.
All behind a big window, this one was dressed with LEDs and cable extensions. Not a complicated thought. Big graphics board for graphic demands. Just simple. Just standard.
P.S. I know two 8Gb dimms would have been better, but it was too late when I realized. Also, I assumed the processor didn't come with a stock cooler, since the i7 didn't. But by the time I realized it, I was already glad to be replacing the ugly stock cooler.