To begin with, this PC will be used mostly for gaming and homework. I understand that there is little need for an i7 for gaming, but I came from having an i5 4460, which ran incredibly slow. I was looking for an upgrade, and decided to go all out. I wanted a PC that I wouldn't have to upgrade for a long time. (Although I probably will) I was also wanting a PC that wasn't ugly, so I spent quite a premium on components that match.
I plan on upgrading the storage soon, adding a Samsung 960 Pro for a boot drive and getting a larger capacity hard drive and SSD. The first upgrade I will make is a GTX 1070 or GTX 1080. The only other thing I would want to add is additional memory.
The i7 7700k wasn't out until after I bought this, or else I would've bought one of those. I haven't overclocked yet, but I plan to eventually.
It is quiet, and keeps my temperatures down a lot. The main reason I chose liquid cooling was to avoid having a large air cooler in my case. I love the way liquid cooling looks so I chose to get one
It looks nice, and preforms well. The BIOS is quite nice.
The Vengeance LPX fits my color scheme of black and white, and it has plenty of capacity for my needs. I was originally intending to get the black and white TridentZ kit, but they were out of stock. I intend on eventually adding another 16GB kit if needed.
The SSD was chosen because it was on sale on Black Friday, and I knew I wanted an SSD. I bought it without much consideration. It's fast and it works well.
The hard drive was a leftover from my previous PC. I wish it was larger, but it works well and isn't too slow or loud.
I was originally wanting to get a NZXT H440, but as soon as I saw the S340 Elite, I fell in love. It was so expensive because I preordered it. NZXT's website charged $14.99 shipping, which I paid for because I was in love with the case. My only complaint is that there is nothing to dampen hard drive noise, making my hard drive louder than it would be in other cases.
It provides power, and is fully modular and gold rated. I chose Corsair because I have had one in the past, and even though it died, the customer service experience was phenomenal and something I wanted in the case of future failure.
The Hue+ was received as a gift, and I love it. The device looks good, and the effects it creates are amazing.
The brown switches are amazing, I bought it based on other reviews. It is my first and only mechanical keyboard, but I love typing and gaming on it.
I was planning on getting the G502, but I saw G602 and liked how it felt. The G502 was out of stock so I settled on the G602. I can't sense any input lag that wireless mice usually have, so I'm happy with it.
They sound good and are comfortable. There's not much else that can be said about them. If I had more money, I would've gotten a pair of M50x's.
The CableMod extensions were the most recent addition to the build, and were purchased without thinking about it. They look good, and could replace the cables that come with any power supply.