In Preparation for Star Citizen i started planning this build and kept putting it off and putting it off, then i got a fair offer for someone to buy my old rig and took the money from that to start this build. Starting off i knew i wanted to go with the I7-6700k due to it at the time being the best quad-core Intel on the market. Then as i had planned on going with the Asus Maximus VIII Hero but after looking into what you get by going to the Hero Alpha, paying a little bit more for a built in wireless card and the AURA Lighting Headers was worth it. Looking into cases i fell in love with the Inwin 909, something about that brushed aluminum and the tempered glass really got me excited then i saw the price and at $400 i just couldnt bring myself to do it but liked those features so much that's what i looked for in a case and decided to go with the Phanteks Ethoo Evolv ATX Glass and wow what a gorgeous, well built case. knew i wanted 16gb of ram and decided to go with the G.Skill TridentZ DDR4-3600mhz, works great. Last time i upgraded GPU's i was deciding between the 960 4gb and 970 4gb and had decided to go with the 960 to save on cost a little bit and regretted it a little bit so i decided i wasn't holding back and this time around was going with the GTX 1080 and of course it has to be the Strix Edition because i may have a slight Asus Bias. After learning about the power behind the M.2 Hard drives and wanting unmatched boot-up and game load times i decided i was going to go with the Samsung 960 Pro 1Tb M.2 and i absolutely have no regrets there this hardrive is worth killing over, also leaving my pleb level hard drives from my previous rig in as well. with the goal of custom-looping this whole build down the road i just went with the H100i v2 for now and got the 650w Gold Corsair PSU with a Cable Mods Braided Cable Kit to make cable management easier and it looks great. Really the only issue i had in the whole build since i was trying to get Asus AURA Controlled Fans... Found out they do not exist yet... So i went with some Static Red Magnetic Levitation Corsair Fans, which worked out great and look good too. Also i added a cheap Ebay LED 5050 Light strip that works fantastically after finding out that the Phanteks 2M LED Strip when powered by the Asus AURA Header cant preform how it should.
All in all i have to say this build is amazing and should be able to play everything i want for quite some time and looks amazing aswell!!
Hopefully thats enough pictures if there's a certain part you want to see more of let me know ill add pictures.
Also, because ive seen it a few times already, If your going to feature this build on your instagram page at least tag me in it @the_anonymous_d
Thanks for checking it out!