After the sale of my old system I decided to put the money towards something that I want to keep for a while and progress with. So here it is. With the only regret being getting a non modular/braided cabled PSU :/
Decided to go with an i7 6700k just because developers are finally starting to take advantage of the extra cores avaliable (just look at BattleField 1) and I could, so I did. Paired up with the EVGA 1070 FTW it's a great combo to run my 29in 2560x1080 21:9 monitor.
Again I got 16GB of ram just because it is starting to be more and more utilised.
Never really thought much of AsRock in the past, but saw some pretty good words being said about this board. Has plenty of features, dual bios, m.2 NVME, and great overclocking support. Managed to get the i7 up to 4.6ghz stable and just under 1.34v. Which is all kept under 65oc with the Corsair H115i featuring two 140mm LED fans.
Was a little bit skeptical about the Crucial SSD as I have never used any of their products before. What I can say is I'll definitely be using them again. Much faster than my old 250GB 850 EVO drive.
Finally on to the important bit the GPU. What a beast of a card. Plays all my games in ultrawide no problems hitting 100fps+ out of the box. Makes me want to get a 144hz monitor now....... Boosts up to around 1988mhz at 70oc without touching anything. Will sit a 2ghz when the fan profile is set a bit more aggressive.
All in I'm very happy with the build, looks fantastic in the Fractal Design Define C. Hopefully room for a custom watercooling loop in the coming year ;)
Thanks for looking Matthew