I have been saying for years that I wanted to build a PC. Did a 6 month deployment in Afghanistan and with some of the money I made I finally decided it was time. This build will be mainly used for gaming, and very light editing if I decide to get a DSLR down the road. Also later on I will be installing a full water cooling loop. CPU/GPUs included.
So before anyone says it, I will be the first. YES I KNOW I WENT OVERKILL.
CPU - This was a tough decision going with the 4790k or going X99 and going with the 5820k. I was trying to keep the build under $4000 so this is what i wound up with.
Cooler - I will eventually be going with a custom loop. For now I chose this for good temps and I like the way it looks more than the Noctua D14/15 air cooler.
Motherboard - When I was researching motherboards this seemed like the only option for the money. Plus the ease of overclocking with this motherboard is really what decided it for me.
Memory - Wanted 16gb instead of 8gb to future proof a little bit. Wanted fast ram. That's about it for here.
SSD - Yes I know the speed increase with the 850 PRO vs the 840 EVO is very minimal, But reliability is what I was going for.
HHD - Looking back, WD Blue 3gb probably would have suited my build better. But i'm happy with what i've got.
GPUs - I wanted something that wouldn't have any problem pushing this ROG SWIFT monitor above 60fps to make good use of its 144hz refresh rate. 2 970s was a cheaper option yes, But when I seen the benchmarks for these cards vs the 970s I knew what I wanted.
Case - After I ordered it and before I got home to unpack it, I was wishing I went with the Corsair 750D. But I absolutely love this case, From the looks to the fan/rad/water cooling support, and the build quality. Wow for a first time builder this case was very ease/convenient to manage cables.
PSU - I had originally picked out a EVGA 1000w PSU. But when I saw the efficiency/power draw of the 900 series cards I was able to save some money here.
Optical Drive - CD/DVD Don't need Blu-ray. What else is there to say?
OS - Eh just something to hold me off until Windows 9.
Monitor - This and GPUs took the longest for me to decide on. I researched for a month and considered about every monitor option out there. Yes the ROG SWIFT is expensive. $800 was not easy to spend on a monitor. But now that I have seen/used it, There isn't another monitor option out there.
Fans - Just wanted to get rid of the Stock Fans. Really liked the way this Fan Controller looked.
Keyboard - Had this from before. Plan on getting a Chroma.
Mouse - Love the Chroma series. Pretty cool. Feels great.
Headphones - Probably should just have went with a pair of Razer Krakens. But this headset is nice and I like it.
Glad to answer any other questions you may have.