UPDATE: got a major hard on when the RX 480 was announced. had my mind set on getting it once it comes out. boom! a buddy upgraded to a 1080 and is selling me his 980 at a super good price. will get to playing with it this weekend.
UPDATE: had lots of freezing issues with my new build. Windows 10 just randomly freezes. After trying different power saving settings and BIOS settings nothing worked. My motherboard came with F3 bios version. After flashing the bios to F6 using Gigabyte's own QFlash utility it stopped. Havent had a stoppage in two weeks. If you do choose to do this, make sure to use QFlash and not the Windows utility to flash your bios. All the report problems with flashing were related to using the Windows program.
Ok so the title was a bit of a lie. I'm just waiting for my graphics cards. Probably SLI 980s or single 1070. Any thoughts on either choice? Leave a comment.
Been working on this build plan for awhile. It's my home workstation and gaming. I do a bit of amateur photography so the most intensive non-gaming task is Lightroom. The prices I paid for all the parts are about 25% higher than prices listed on PC Partpicker because I live in Vietnam. Everything is stupidly more expensive here. It also took awhile to get everything I wanted. Ideally, I would have used a better power supply and cooler but it is what it is.
I think this is a reasonable system for doing work and gaming without going overboard.
*The power supply is actually the same model but it's the 620w version. Couldnt find it on the list...
*Windows 10 sucks donkey balls. All drivers and updates are legit. It still randomly crashes. The entire system just freezes and I have to hard reset. At this rate, I'll probably go back to Windows 7. I would highly recommend people use 7 if starting new.