This build is named after the Greek God Proteus - the shapeshifter, due to the rgb features. It was built and refined over the past couple months. This is my third PC build to date and I can honestly say it is my best. My old Z97 Sabertooth mobo died on me so I have upgraded to Skylake.
PC is used for gaming, light coding and photoshop work. Small mods completed by myself.
Lower prices gained through second hand purchases, reusing of some old parts.
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Glass Case - Fell in love with the original Enthoo Evolv ATX before the glass model come out but glad I waited till this model was released instead. The removable upper radiator bracket, SSD brackets and ease of cable management are great additions and the glass panels on each side are just the sexiest. Well worth getting your cable management right in one of these. Had issues with standoffs and screws but was quickly resolved by Phanteks.
i5 6600k - great for gaming and light editing. Does fine by me at stock speed, still need to OC.
NZXT X 61 - Cools well, looks clean and has rgb features.
Asus Maximus Hero viii- Looks top notch and asus is my favourite bios. Had a free Kingston SSD thrown in to sweeten the deal. Would have loved the Maximus Formula however I couldn't justify the price difference for the addition of just thermal armor and rgb features.
Zotac Amp Extreme Edition 980ti - I know this isn't the newest generation of Nvdia's GPU's but I got it for a great price. Blows 1080p gaming out the water. Can consistenly provide a good framerate at 144hz. This card runs very quiet with the preset fan settings and cool due to the hulking fan and radiator setup on it. I couldn't believe the size and weight of this thing when I first saw it. GPU sag was undoubtedly an issue so I cut and carbon wrapped a rod of stainless steel to act as a support.
BenQ XL2411z (144hz, 1ms) monitor - Alot of people agree this is one of the best 1080p, 144hz monitors at its price point. I entirely agree with them, before this I was gaming on a 60hz tv and the difference in gameplay is phenomenal. Everything feels smoother, more responsive and colours pop.
Asus VN247H monitor - Snapped this up for a good price. Wasn't really considering dual monitors but at this price I thought I'd go for it. Decent 60hz monitor but gaming is saved for the BenQ.
Kingston Hyper X DDR4 16gb RAM - Ram is Ram, got this in a deal with the i5 6600k, 16gb suits me just fine.
OCZ ARC 100 (480gb) - Reused from old build, good quality. OS loads in ~8-10 secs.
Kingston V300 (120gb) - Came for free with mobo, used for game installations.
WD 1tb and WD 2tb HDD's - Cheap and cheerful. 1TB HDD was free.
EVGA 750 G2 - Had my old Corsair CX750M die on me. Should never have skimped on the PSU. Chose this EVGA psu due to the internal build quality being way above the competition. As soon as you open it you can tell it's a high quality product. Very quiet and have experienced no coil whine.
Thermaltake rgb 120mm/140mm Fans - Adds a little something extra to a build and they are not expensive by any means. Had issues with one of the controllers at first but was easily replaced.
NZXT Hue+ - Got a good deal on this. Easy to setup, love the multitude of effects, and pairs well with the NZXT X61 when used through CAM software.
Roccat Ryos RGB FX Keyboard - Was blown away by the extent of the macro and RGB customization on this. Wanted a corsair K70/K95 but for the deal I got on this I couldn't pass it up. Chose cherry mx browns because I didn't have much experience with mechanical keyboards so felt I should go for an in-between. Very happy so far.
Corsair m65 mouse - Top quality mouse. Nice weight distribution, good range of dpi settings and sits very comfortably in my hand.
Logitech G933 Spectrum - Splashed out on these but I really wanted wireless. The dolby 7.1 surround sound is fantastic and really adds to immersion. They are extremely comfortable and the RGB features are a nice addition. The quick timeout is annoying but I don't mind it because It stops the battery draining fast.
TP Link Wifi card - reused from old build. Smashed all the antenna's off by accident but now I have internet via powerline adapter this is not an issue.
TP link Powerline Adapter (1200 Mbit/s) - Very surprised with how well this works considering my distance from the router (3 floors up). My only regret is that I did not buy one sooner. Average download speed of 7-8 mb/s.
3mm Cablemod Nylon set - Got an entire set for a lot cheaper than retail, how could I say no. Great quality and really give that professional look.
Case painting - Used plastidip to paint PSU shroud and hdd covers yellow. Not gonna lie, had a real tough time with it. PSU shroud is not easily removable so had to tape everything off inside which was a nuisance and the can kept spitting so I found it difficult to get even coverage. The finish isn't perfect but I am happy with the overall look.
Carbon wrapped SSD's, Mobo vinyl replacement- Applied carbon vinyl sheets to the SSD's and overlayed the red vinyl on the mobo armor with yellow vinyl.
Sorry for the long description and absurd amount of photos but I really wanted to showcase the combinations of NZXT hue+ and Thermal take rgb fans. Thankyou to everyone on here who have given me advice and posted such fine builds for me to learn and gain inspiration from!