I think there are a lot of people out there that grow up telling themselves, "one day I will have a computer that actually obliterates anything I throw at it." Well, that day has finally come.
I started off with about a 2K budget, given that already had a monitor and most of the peripherals. I ended up nickle and diming myself waaaay past that point. Mostly because once I had the rig up and running (no real snags in the build), I realized I really needed to treat myself to a monitor that could take advantage of the EPIC gtx 980ti LIGHTNING that I apparently had to have.
So, key points I can't help but point out:
GTX 980TI LIGHTNING - Just wanted the best option out there at the time without going for the Titan and I was able to overclock it to 1527 MHz Core and 7970 MHz Memory without too much fine tuning. Biggest concern of the whole build was the shear Godamn size of this card!!!! (TWO 8 and a 6 pin). Only other thing to worry about is airflow when I SLI these things.
6700K Skylake - I didn't want to push it too hard with the OC but it has been stable at 4.6 without issues and i had it to 4.7 before i started thinking the temp trade off wasn't worth the additional 0.1
M.2 SSD - Gen 3 makes this probably the most instantly gratifying piece of hardware in the whole build. Performance compared to SATA is crazy and I hardly have time to pick my nose before the OS boots.
Acer Predator - Given the reviews, I feel pretty happy to say I have no dead pixels and minimal backlight bleed. My other monitor (Yes, i know it doesn't match...don't care cause I'm only playing on one) was great until i realized just how nice it is to play 1440 at 140 fps, not to mention I'm a total convert to G-sync.
Oh, and props to the greatest GF for coming up big with the Logi mouse and keyboard.
Aesthetically I'm pretty happy with how the Rig turned out. The H440 goes well with the motherboard and LED fan. I could have gotten picky about changing the yellow stripe on the 980ti and running some red cables but this thing already looks so much more bad-*** than I ever thought it would.
I don't think i have ever posted anything on any website before. Enjoy. Comments welcome.