This is my submission for the MSI Build Your Dream PC Guide contest. So it would be nice to win so a +1 would be much appreciated. Also anyone could slap a build guide together and call it a day, but I at least tried and put some reasoning behind each part. One more thing, the build requirements never specified what this machine is oriented to, but MSI being a gaming company I made It gaming oriented. Enough cheese here's my reasoning for each part. Cheers!
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K This being a "Gaming" build I had to go with the best (in the budget at least...) X99 has the extra 2 cores, but skylake has a higher clock speed. Plus almost all single core benchmarks Skylake was superior, not the mention it also has hyperthreading. ( But it doesn't help this thing $414 right now -_-)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool CAPTAIN 360 This Sexy CPU cooler not only has a 360mm rad, but a nice red and black theme which matched the theme perfectly. At 30 idle OC and 28 idle and 61 OC load and 54 load, the temps are decent for the price of this CPU Cooler.
Motherboard: MSI Z170A Gaming M7 This board is straight up awesome in terms of ascetics. Has plenty of SATA, fan headers, etc. I also love when there is a cover over the IO. It was in budget so I grabbed it. BUT and this is a HUGE BUT ( almost as big as Kim's XD) this board has very mixed reviews, many say that the OC abilities and the BIOS isn't the best... I'm not saying they're the worst though. OC isn't a problem because the CPU cooler can OC as much as a custom loop, so it's not being pushed to it's limits.
RAM: G.SKill Trident Z Being fast, red and black, and in the budget this RAM kit was a no-brainer. Not to mention these things are SEXY. (I know I should be ashamed for using all 4 ram slots but, I always thought when all 4 are filled it always looked better. plus 16 gbs is overkill for gaming...)
SSD: Kingston Savage 240GB There are defiantly cheaper options out there but, the color scheme is unmatchable. They are plenty fast and 480 GB is plenty for the OS and some games. Also If your wondering why i went with 2 separate SSDs over one is because, RAID 0.
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB How original... but plenty fast for a mass storage option. Also if almost 1.5 TB or storage isn't enough for you pick up a 2 TB red for like $35 more.
Graphics Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 TI This card will tear through any game even at 1440p. I was thinking about going sli with a weaker card (970 or even 980?) but sli may look good on paper but playing is a whole new ballgame. I'm not saying it will suck, because you will rarely see bad scaling ( especially with only 2 cards). I just know it is always better to get a single stronger card rather than 2 weaker.
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) Another "How Original" but there is a reason this is probably the most popular case ever. Working in this thing is a dream and the cooling is... dare I say, "A Breeze" lol.
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750w A bit pricey for this build but plenty overkill, considering this build only uses 480w. Being fully modular helps with cable management, and 80+ Gold Helps cut down your electric bill.
All in all, I actually had fun making this build, and researching each part. I really hope you think this build is worth a +1 because I should be doing homework but I think this is more important lol jk Cheers Mate ( ?° ?? ?°) if you read this far...