This is a customer build I did this year with the intention of Twitch streaming, gaming and video editing. It is a very balanced system and will provide plenty of options to expand should the customers needs evolve.
Case: This one came down to the customers preference and it was a great choice. The NZXT cases are high quality. Its not a perfect case but it sure is a excellent option.
CPU: When it was built the 6800k was not out yet, but even today I still recommend the 5820k with overclocking unless you dont want to overclock; then the 6800k would be a great way to go. This CPU is technically overkill for just gaming, but anytime you plan on streaming and gaming the x99 platform becomes appealing but not always necessary.
Motherboard: Well customer wanted a red theme and we needed to go with ATX not eatx. The MSI x99a gaming 7 was a perfect choice for this build.
RAM: 16GB is the minimum I would recommend for really any kind of build now a days but for streaming and gaming it really becomes a hard minimum. Some games may need more than that but again thanks to x99, this customer can get another 16GB to fill the unused 4 slots that still sit there. Generally I also dont use more than 2400mhz unless its a high dollar build. Rather than going 3000mhz I rather go 2400mhz and apply the savings to something else.
Storage: The 850evo is the best all around SSD out in my opinion and 500GB is plenty for a few games and your programs with breathing room. I really only go for the PRO model if its workstation workloads and a high budget build. I can also say that the OCZ Trion 150 can be an excellent alternative to the 850evo to save money. The WD 1TB Black serves as a data drive.
GPU: The gtx 970 with current prices is a really good deal, especially since the GTX 1070 is going for so much right now. The AMD RX480 is appealing but for less than $300 this EVGA 970 is a great buy.
Power Supply: This is where many people go overboard. I always like to get a good quality gold power supply and this EVGA g2 750watt hits all my marks. This system consumed less than 420watts at full stress test load and likely will only be around 360-400 watts when streaming and gaming. Technically the 650 watt would have been great but the 750watt was not much more money.
Cooler: The Corsair h110i GTX performed excellent on this setup, keeping the 5820k @ 1.260v very cool. I normally like the 280mm liquid coolers since they are a bit more quiet but this one was a good deal at time of purchase.
LED lighting: The Logisys RGB kit is honestly the best bang for the buck out there. its wireless, has many colors to choose from, some effects and can be dimmed or shut off all for less than $20 at frys. Some builds may need extra extensions to run more than the included single LED strip but check out the home LED kits as you can get a good deal on a harness from that section at frys.
OS: Windows 10 Home, covers all the bases plus DX12 support.....whenever we see true DX12 games....No one knows haha.
Hope you guys like it! I thought I had more images of this build but I will be posting a few more builds soon with more shots. If your looking for a custom PC shoot me a message and I will be glad to help!