Hello everyone, thank you for taking a look at this.
This was the first computer I have ever built, and boy was it fun! I am now hooked and can't wait to build another machine.
Okay, let's break it down:
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700k - Of course I had to go with the latest and greatest CPU, especially with the new GTX-1080 GPU's (which I am still waiting for one to become available) getting bottlenecked at the 4790k's. I used this CPU probably 2 hours before I decided to OC it, and I am currently running it very smoothly at 4.6Ghz, and will probably try to OC it further to 4.8 or higher if possible
Cooler: Corsair H105i - This cooler grabbed my attention because it has (2) fans, and a wide radiator. I may upgrade this item first; however, if the CPU needs more coolent. It is very quiet and I have yet to see my CPU get above 35c, even on a heavy load of streaming to Twitch
Case: Corsair 750D Airflow Edition - I picked this case because of its full window, and the ability to expand later (GPU's, RAM, Coolers, Fans, LED's, etc, etc). If I do decide to go with a water cooled rig, then I will probably upgrade to the 900D
Mobo: ASUS ROG Maximus VIII Hero Alpha ATX - This was a tough decision for me: Hero or Formula. I almost purchased the Formula, when I started noticing reviews of the new Hero Alpha. I was sold. This Mobo has a lot of features, including onboard LED Control, Heavy Heat sinks, Reinforced PCIE Slots, Bad *** Sound Card, Networking with Built in WIFI/Bluetooth, and much more! on top of all the hardware spec's, the Mobo came with an awesome software suite which allows all sorts of customizing and control
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO 500GB SSD - This is my main drive. I keep the OS on it, and any programs that I need to get up and go. This drive is incredibly fast, and I love it
Storage: (2) Western Digital Blue Cavier 1TB HDD - I got (2) of these large capacity drives for one reason: organization. I keep my work and play separate on these drives. I have a gaming drive and working drive. The SATA connection is also pretty quick, and I have not hung up on opening anything yet
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W P2 - Fully modular, fully awesome! This power supply is definitely overkill, but with my plans on adding multiple GPU's along with a future PhysX card, I will need the power for OCing and running all of those things. The modular design allows for easy cable management
Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray Writer - Simple Optical drive that can read and write Blu-ray/DVD/CD. This will come in handy if I want to watch my movies on it or if I buy a physical game/program in the future
OS: Windows 10 Pro - Had to go windows. Linux is free, but with the constant driver issues they have, I needed something a little more reliable, and I WAS NOT going to put Windows 8.1 on this thing! I plan on build a FreeNAS Box later though, so Linux here I come
Alright, that is it in a nut shell. I need to add a GPU or two, and some LED's, but I need the $$$ first!
Please let me know what you think!
Thanks for reading, looking forward to doing more of this!