Hey, everyone! I recently completed this rig and it will serve as my everyday driver. My last setup(which was my first build) was a budget build that opened the doors of custom builds for me. That first build, although a budget build, got me hooked. So I decided to go into deeper waters for better aesthetics and performance.
Case = The Corsair Air 740 accommodates everything very nicely given the size and space available and cable management comes with ease(I may transfer to a phanteks case soon).
CPU = I OC'd my i7-7700K to 5Ghz so eventually I want to go to a loop setup for cooling. The AIO is holding the fort down for now, but I would like to push my CPU a little further so a custom loop would do justice.
GPU = The GTX 1070 FTW. I initially was set on 4K so I ordered a 4K monitor and a 1080 FTW. I set up the 1080 and proceeded to test it with benchmarks and strenuous games which led to black screens and the fans going to 100% so I decided to return it and drop down to 1440p/curved for better fps and the 1070 FTW which was more than capable.
Mobo = Gigabyte Z270X K7. RGB, Aesthetics, SLI, and DP were pretty much my only requirements so this board fit the bill.
Ram = Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB(2x8). Both sticks white leds blink(not in sync) - So that can be a bother to some. They pair well with the Z270X Mobo RGB's.
Monitor = Acer XR342CK 34" Curved 1440p 75hz (XR341CK is listed on my parts list). This took me the longest to decide on. I went through 3 monitors before I landed on this one and stayed with it. I wanted G-Sync, 144hz, 1440p, curved(1900r) - but that combo is hard to find. The other monitors I was looking at were: 1) Acer Predator Z35 35"($999 - It has G-Sync, 144hz, preferred curve, but was 1080p). 2) Acer Predator X34 34"($1099 - it has G-Sync, 100hz, 1440p, but didn't have the preferred curve). 3) The Asus ROG 34"($1182 - It has G-Sync, 100hz, 1440p, but didn't have the preferred curve). 4) The LG 27" 27UD68-W($600 - It has 4K, 60hz, no curve, no sync). I purchased the Acer XR342CK because it was about $200 less, but the ROG has been on my mind ever since.
(I have the bottom fans set to exhaust because I have a mildly dusty home because I have two dogs/carpet so I was trying to prevent the amount of dust sucked in over time while maintaining acceptable temps.)
I see other builds on here that are very impressive so I hope I'm up to par. Thanks for checking out my setup and thank you for any questions and/or comments!