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This build has been a long time in the making. I helped my friend build his PC 3 or 4 years ago, and have wanted to do so myself for a long time. I started researching parts and planning my build in February, which in hindsight was probably not the best idea--I knew I wouldn't be able to do this build until June, which gave me ~4 months to squirm with anxiety waiting for it to happen. Finally in late May I received an advance on my housing allowance for my summer internship, and the part-purchasing could commence. I should have waited a bit longer--I bought the 980 HOF (probably a terrible decision anyways, but that white cooler/PCB would've looked pretty sweet) a week before the 980 Ti was released, but I managed to return the HOF so it worked out.
Getting the SSD bracket onto the PSU cover was a bit tricky. The metal wasn't thick enough to thread if I just drilled a plain old hole, so I had to drill smaller holes, then use a punch to make them wider and 'deeper,' and then thread them. Then I just took the SSD mounting bits from the back side of the case and threw 'em on.
I'll go into a little bit more detail about the selection process and reaction for some of the parts:
Monitor: I'm loving the 1440p IPS Dell monitor--25" is the perfect size, too. Has plenty of real estate and looks incredible. I might add a second 1080p (maybe 1440p) 144hz monitor in the future, but not for a while at least.
Case: I was thinking about getting the Corsair 600T case originally, but when I saw the Enthoo Luxe, I knew I had found what I wanted. Cable management was a breeze (see photos) and the build couldn't have gone more smoothly. Currently set up for positive pressure with 5 intake fans and 1 exhaust, in combination with the dust filters it should be a while before I have to clean out the insides.
GPU: This thing is a monster. Overclocked to ~1450 MHz, it gets 60-100 fps on Crysis 3 on very high at 1440p, and more importantly over 600 on League of Legends. I'm installing some more games and will test the waters on Witcher 3 soon. Note: I read that I should be able to get over 1500 Mhz on the card but can't seem to push it any higher than it is already. Any advice would be appreciated.
Most other part selection choices were fairly straightforward for me after deciding to go with X99 for workstation/CAD/rendering etc.