So this was my first build since fitting a voodoo 3 to my PC back in 1998. It's not for me it's for a video production editor, and they had a budget of £1,200. After plenty of research these were the parts that I settled on.
Everything went together pretty well, I was surprised at how tough closing up the processor latch was, but then again the last time I did this processors had about 40 pins compared to the 100's + contact patches on these new processors.
The NZXT case held everything well, and spending time on cable management through the process has kept everything nice and clean while there is still room for future expansion.
The only compromise was with the graphics card, had originally planned for the 970 but the 960 will have to do.
Nothing has been overclocked yet, however we will be benchmarking this in the next few days and will then refine the set up, especially as we start running a few videos through the system.
All in all very happy with it!