Greetings from Canada! My PC gaming obsession started upon purchasing my Lenovo Y50 laptop with a GTX 860M graphics card for school a couple years ago. After buying a ton of games through Steam sales, I figured it was time for an upgrade and good frame rates. I built the PC itself a couple months ago but I have since upgraded my full desk setup so it's finally time to publish my build. Typical use of my system includes gaming, AutoCAD, Revit, and listening to music. It far exceeds all of my expectations. The build itself was very easy, even for a first time builder.
CORSAIR CARBIDE 400C - This case has a lot of room for cable management and I love the bottom shroud that hides the power supply. I find myself opening the side panel more often than I should since it looks so good.
INTEL CORE I5-6600K - I chose this processor because it's perfect for what I need with great overclocking results. Currently set at 4.5 GHZ running stable and very cool.
MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON - Amazing looking motherboard with rgb lighting, sli compatibility, USB type-C, and a great Bios. What more could you want.
ASUS ROG STRIX 08G 1070 - In my opinion the best looking 1070 out there with amazing performance. Runs all my games at 1440p, fully maxed out with frame rates well over 60 FPS. Running at +50 core clock and +350 memory. Very silent and cool under load.
CORSAIR H100I V2 - Was torn between this and the Dark Rock Pro 3 since the Cryorig coolers aren't available in Canada yet. Grabbed the Corsair on sale and happy I did. Even on silent mode I have nothing to worry about. Of course it's also a beaut.
MUSHKIN ECO3 480GB SSD - Not the fastest speeds out there but unnoticeable compared to the Samsung 850 Evo in my laptop. Also the ugly green sticker peels off easily if you want the ssd in plain view. Beware that the sticker needs to be on for warranty!
BENQ GW2765HT 27" 2560x1440 60HZ - Picked this up on Amazon during the black Friday sale. One of the cheapest 27" 1440p monitors out there. Makes great looking games look breathtaking. Has okay speakers if you have nothing else to listen through.
LOGITECH G710 PLUS - Cherry mx brown switches are my favorite! comes with o-rings installed which I promptly took off since I love the sound without. Both the Macro keys and audio controls are amazing. I also spray painted the orange piece black which was fairly simple but made a huge difference aesthetically.
LOGITECH G402 WIRED MOUSE - Picked this up on sale and works great no complaints.
Headphones - Phillips SHP9500 with V-MODA BoomPro mic (could not recommend these enough!) - Sennheiser HD 598 CS (couldn't resist the boxing day price)
Speakers - Pioneer SP-BS22-LR (overkill for a bedroom but don't care)
Amp - SMSL SA-50
Speaker Stands - random cardboard cylindrical packaging found at work and cut to size
Mouse pad - Vipamz Extended Xxxl Gaming Mouse Pad
Lamp - Himalayan Salt Lamp (favorite part of my build)
Unigine Valley Benchmark 1.0 FPS: 112.5, Score: 4708, Min FPS: 46.8, Max FPS: 205.6, Mode: 2560x1440, Quality: Ultra,
Thank you to the pcpartpicker community for giving me the confidence to attempt something like this. Any further questions just let me know. Cheers!