This is my personal gaming build. I play NBA 2K, Ashes, Witcher 3, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Doom, and Warframe. Originally was going to stick with an i5 6600K but i7 price dropped so I thought "what the heck, might at well." Sold my previous build to pay for this one and didn't spend that much more. Aside from the GPUs.
The motherboard I got from MicroCenter so $20 savings when I bought the i7 6700K. I knew I wanted to SLI though the SLI ribbon is useless for me now. I wanted a blue color scheme for the motherboard but every SLI mobo was around $275+
I also got the PNY SSD from MicroCenter on sale and there's nothing special about it.
The SLI HB Bridge was sold out everywhere. I thought I would have to pre-order and wait on the back order list. I checked Nvidia one last time before I was going to order from Amazon and low and behold it was in stock. I wish you could change the little led though. It does what it does. Did a minor mod to make the LED red on it and I think it came out decent.
I love the sexiness that is the Entho Evolve case. Looks good and performs just as good, oooooohhh yeeeaaaaahh. The modularity is very much needed with this build.
I had to sell a couple of items to get the GPUs but nothing I was attached to. I want to game in 4k so I got the 2 GTX 1070s. I know most will say go with 1 card but for the prices of what the 1080s are going for these days I opted for 2 1070s. THe lowest I found a 1080 for was $640 but extra $20 for shipping and back ordered for a month or so. The Zotac Amp edition actually looks aesthetically better than any other 1070 in my opinion. It almost looks like a sexy sports car. Zotac was the only AIB partner that had 2 of the exact same cards I could purchase together. The card boost to around 1900mhz or so out of the box and is advertised for only 1797mhz boost. I don't think I'll need to OC but will still test a bit but from what I have read and seen from reviews, most 1080s and 1070s tap out around 2000mhz-2100mhz on average. Highest OC I was able to get stable on both cards was Core clock 2068mhz and Memory 4608mhz on the Ram in SLI. I'll also try them 1 by 1 and see if they can be pushed a little more.
Power supply is from an older build in which it powered the Powercolor Devils 13 Dual core R9 390. Very much overkill for this build I know but it's a power supply. BTW it's still awesome in all it's overkillage glory!
There will be more pictures to come as well as my reviews of each component of the system. Finally got my dual boot Win 10 and Hackintosh up and running.
Update. I installed 2 EVGA GTX 1080 FTW Hybrids cards.