Update 1: Managed to snatch the #16 all time high spot for 2x SLI builds on 3DMark Firestrike Ultra 4K Benchmark! Pics updated.
What: I wanted a clean, understated and professional looking build for my office and game room. I decided to use Matte black coolant tubing and polished nickel fittings and blocks in my custom loop to emulate a hot rod motor. Still a little work to do on fit and finish and polish. Waiting new, shorter cables and better combs. Also waiting a new, appropriately sized lid for the S5 case from Caselabs. Will update with fully finished pics soon! Thanks for check my build out!
The Goal: Don't break anything except records.
(#16 of Top 100 Fire Strike Ultra 2x SLI via 3DMark!)
Caselab Mercury S5: I saw this referred to as the bentley of computer cases and I have to agree. It's amazing. If you use one, just keep your cables short and under control as there aren't many options to organize.
i7-6850k: Because I couldn't justify $1,600 for a 6950k.
EVGA Micro 2: I'm not a deadly serious overclocker so I didn't need anything nicer plus, there aren't a lot of mATX X99 boards out there. This one however, is perfect for my hot rod motor inspired build being all black and gray as well as including a sharp internal I/O cover.
Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB: Really underwhelmed with these. I didn't realize there was no way to control the LEDs. They sort of lazily turn off and on and it just looks tacky. I will be switching to Dominator Platinum once my wallet recovers.
Titan X Pascal x2: Because I wanted to impress you.
Acer Predator X34: Less "HEY LOOK VIDEO GAMES" than it's ASUS counterpart.
M.2 950 PRO: Huge improvement over a standard SSD so far. I just wish it was bigger.