It has been 3 years since I have built up a PC for myself and the results today were satisfying.
Workstation use, gaming & working with music were the main drivers for this particular setup, with a view to chop/change/modify at any stage. I am always changing things as my nature is dynamic.
i6700k was the obvious choice, together with an MSI Pro Carbon Z170 M/board. I wanted to go in a different direction from Gigabyte/ASUS as the board offered the right aesthetics I was looking for and had a neat RGB LED strip on the edge of the board, which is kinda cool when you apply a meteor effect to the LEDs.
The NVMe SSD as a boot drive was of the most interest to me because 2,500MB/s read, >1,000MB/s write; that's why. Coupled with an 850EVO series from Samsung but in hindsight, given I use very little space as I store my data externally, I would definitely look at the 512GB version of the 950PRO and remove the 850 entirely. None the less, very fast system, games run very quick over on the 850 EVO.
GTX1080 Founders Edition - I have been following tech news since 2002 (building for that long too) and nothing quite swept me up in hype and excitement as the announcement of the Pascal GPU lineup. Previous investment was a pair of GTX560Ti cards and this just brought a whole new light of appreciation to PCs and PC building.
H100i cooler - True, tried & tested. The colour accents matched the GPU, RAM & the motherboard. Non-intentional but cam together nicely.
PSU - I have an issue with overkill.. - I mean.. "Scalability for the future" ;)
Few mods include the 6 x Thermaltake Riing RGB LED fans and the Phanteks RGB LED strip. So many variations to play with, built of course into the wonderful Phanteks Evolv ATX Tempered Glass Edition. I thoroughly enjoyed building into this case and the slight tint on the TG panels really takes the edge off the lighting, removing any overkill effect. This is great as it will be spending nights in the living room.
Not much else I'd like to add to this other than; Enjoy the build, if you like what you see, leave me a message below in the comment section. Thanks :)