First Time build used for gaming of course as well as video rendering, editing, and CAD. Along with the usual everyday activities. This is a beast of a PC but I got to say I love it. I have always wanted to build a PC since I was in my teens but funds and life made that difficult, now I do not have to worry about either anymore.I do not do super demanding work but I did want to be able to make sure my pc was plenty powerful enough to do anything I threw at it and keep up with games that will be coming out in the future.
I put this build together over the course of about 4 months or so as I was slowly waiting for parts to go on sale or researching the heck out of everything I could before I pulled the trigger. I started off first buying the Case I wanted which I wanted to have options with and possibly be able to add water cooling to in the future if I ever got comfortable with that idea. I went my rounds deciding i5 or i7 then I somehow found a decent price for the i7 and went for it.
I use the display listed here as well as a 55" Sony 4k Android tv for games or movies that I want more resolution while watching or gaming. This brought me to the EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Superclocked+ which I liked for its simplicity, great overclocking ability, and the fact that out of all the 980 Ti cards I reviewed it was more of a mid tier price to performance based card that fit my build well.
I went for a Silver and Black build to which the 980ti has a bit of gold as well but for the most part I was sticking to silver and black. This theme came mostly because I could not quit thinking about the MSI z170 Titanium MOBO which is just gorgeous. This was probably the biggest splurge in my build that is probably only purchased due to the looks. The vainness overtook my common sense here and somehow it showed up at my doorstep one day. ( This time I do not regret that decision)
The color scheme also had a part in me choosing the cooler for my CPU, but I really like Cryorig as well. Cryorig has great customer service and their product looks amazing and really does operate and keep my CPU darn right chilly. The fans I went with because they are noticeably quieter than the stock fans that came with the case and hey if you want to do it right they need to all match in a rig at this price point. Yes I know the grey is not silver like the board but its close and I think for the most part people get the point.
Most everything else in the rig is just preference and what I thought was the best at the time of purchase for the research that I did while trying to stick to price to performance goals. The color scheme and the cost of the build is where the name came from for my build it is definitely one sweet chunk of precious metal.
Still a few updates coming and will try to get some nicer pics.