My current setup, modest in comparison to the 1080ti monsters out there. Worked real hard to get the colour scheme and cable management right. I've moved into a new flat and have been slowly upgrading my former build (Project Proteus) to this. Zotac 980ti has been was swapped out for a Msi Quicksilver 1070, Mnpctech gpu bracket has been installed, aswell as new gpu cable combs, motherboard has been switched out for the Z170 Sabertooth and the biggest upgrade is the new Asus PG348Q ultrawide monitor.
The PG348Q is incredible, I gamed on a Ben Q XL2411z before (144hz, 1ms). It took me a little bit of time to adjust to the slightly increased response time but overall I am so pleased with this purchase and as soon as I sit in front of it I forget how much I paid for it! The colors really are popping considering I came from a TN panel to IPS and the viewing angles are excellent. The backscreen controls are easy to use and features such as bluelight filter and on screen crosshair/FPS counters are nice touches.
As many owners of this panel will agree there is a degree of backlight bleed however not enough to affect me in game unless I really focus on it. The reserved chrome and copper aesthetic of this monitor is more to my taste than the extreme look of the Acer Predators however the stand takes up an absurd amount of room. The 3440 x 1440 resolution is a perfect sweet spot to enjoy 4k quality gaming whilst also being less taxing on your gpu than conventional 3840 × 2160.
Hate to say it but I swapped out my already capable Asus Maximus VIII Hero for the Sabertooth Z170 because I think mobo capacitors are ugly and detract from a build's look. I ordered the Maximus VIII Formula originally, however it arrived damaged and in the meantime I got the Sabertooth. I'm happy with the clean look and you don't see many sabertooths nowadays so always nice to be different. This build does contain an NZXT Hue however I have come away from the whole RGB trend and tend to have it turned off most of the time now.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and for the constant inspiration given by all the new builds here on PCPP!