After not having a gaming system for over a year, I was able to do some scavenging and build this system with peripherals for $1200. All the SSD's and excess amount of RAM have no purpose, but due to the fact I was able to find them all for the cheap, I figured why not.
I knew I wanted to build a system, when I heard the new GTX 1070's and 1080's were around the corner. That being said, the idea behind the system was to build around the 1070. I ended up going with a strix 1070, simply because it was one of the few in stock at a reasonable cost of only $425. I was able to obtain all the ram, hdd's and ssd's, cpu, motherboard, and case from a guy for $800 who was moving and wanted to get rid of the parts. Originally the system had a GTX 980 as well, but after putting everything together the way I wanted, I decided I wanted to stick with the idea of getting a 1070, so I sold the 980, although it performed to all of my needs. After all was said and done, Project Strix become a reality.
Overall the system has been running great with the CPU staying @ a max of 60c under full load and the 1070 stays under 65c @ full load boosted to 1850 mhz.
The system runs all games i've played completely maxxed out at 1080p, 144hz.