Just finished my first build since 2003! WOW IT'S A BEAST!
Couldn't have completed this as smoothly as I did with out all the great work of the community here. The blog, builds and comments, helped me out immensely.
I knew I wanted a large case that I could grow into and boy is the 750D that. While some may want something more flashy, this thing is an understand monster with ample room for everything I could ever want....for now.
For the MB and Processor, I chose the Maximus IX Code and i7-7700k. I wanted to hit 5.0ghz so it was the logical choice, didn't seem based on the reviews I read that the Formula would be worth the extra coin.
Installation of the processor was a breeze the MB feels sturdy and has all the bells and whistles I currently could want. What a difference 14 years makes!
LEDs on my memory!? What a world we live in! Got a good deal on the Vengeance LED 32 GB (4x8). Pletty of RAM and pretty lights!
For solid out of the box cooling, I threw on the Corsair H100i v2. Can't hear a peep from this thing over the case and GPU fans, let's me easily crank to 5.0ghz while keeping temps within reason.
I have worked in storage for the last 4+ years and was excited to try out an M.2 drive. SCREAMIN FAST. Going back to my work laptop with a regular 'ol SSD this morning was brutal! I plan on using the 950 pro as my OS drive and eventually adding in a M.2 960 pro for games/cc once I can find one at retail in stock without a markup.
Asus ROG STRIX GTX1080 was down to $619USD with a mail in rebate so seemed like the best choice of the 1080s avaliable. Plus I can sync more pretty lights with the pretty lights on my MB. "The colors, Duke, the colors!".
Threw in a couple of drives I had lying around for now. A 3.5" 4TB Barracuda HDD (not on the pcpartpicker list yet?) and a 2.5" 1TB Firecuda SSHD (also not on the list?). Plan to add in another 3 of the 4 TBs and run in RAID 1 and replace the FireCuda w/ a set of 2.5" SSDs.
Powered it all up with the EVGA SuperNOVA 850W Platinum (mostly cause it was the blackest of the power supplies, shhhhh don't tell my wife I paid a bit more just for the color!). Powers everything with room to spare.
Added the Corsair K70 RGB Rapidfire, cause lights and this is the most gorgeous keyboard I've ever seen, who knew keyboards could be gorgeous!? Razer DeathAdder Elite for the speed and lights!
Took about 2 hours in total to build, still trying to find a truly stable 5.0GHz clock, have a great clock at 4.8, but will have to play around and see if I can get that elusive stable 5.0!
Will add some additional photos tonight/tomorrow. Plan on building out a next phase in a month or so, to include a custom loop + some of the additional storage and Aura Sync RGB LED strips.
Thanks for Reading!