Really excited to finally have finished building my own PC after months and moths of waiting for price drops.
I built this machine for everyday workflow that involves video and photo editing in all sort of applications that require heavy rendering and fast storage space. As well as some high FPS gaming on the side ;)
I went with GIGABYTE GA-X99-Designare EX ATX motherboard, a mobo that many suggested to go either with ASUS or MSI; however, I stuck with this one and was not disappointed at all. It works like a CHAMP! Very solid board that does not need a back-plate when installing the new NZXT Kraken X62 CPU liquid cooler (The most beautiful liquid cooler that I ever seen) which keeps low temperature and hardly any noticeable noise.
Wanted to leave room for future upgrade on my memory so I decided to go with the Corsair Vengeance LED 64GB (4 x 16GB) DDR4-3200. Love the somewhat white LED with a touch of blue which works great with my color scheme.
Can't afford a Quaddro nor a Titan; however, the Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX is a very solid card based of the research I have done before buying, and got it on Amazon for a steal with an additional $20 off the listed price.
Had a copy of Windows 10 Education key lay around and installed it on my Patriot Hellfire M.2. Although I was skeptical before buying this, because I was not able to find enough reviews nor forums about it, I decided to bite the bullet and give it a shot since my top choice of the Samsung 950 Pro was not able to fit inside my budget. Has been running great and smooth with great read and write speeds of 2,775/2,273. Can't complain. Samsung 850 EVO using it as a fast cache storage resource under rapid mode works fabulous.
Everything is wrapped around the Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower (White). I love this case and since I am not a big fan of big and bulky full towers and wanted to have something compact that was able to sit on top of my desk for an easy access of my front USBs and my media card reader: Kingwin KW525-3U3CR Super Speed USB 3.0 which I painted the front plastic interface in order to match with the white of the case.
Overall I am really happy with my results and will defenelly be using this beast for a while.