After 8 years with the 1st Gen i7 (920), I decided to go with a full AMD oriented system.
My main purpose was to build a system with fresh as well as matured components (in terms of established in the market for some months, so bugs, optimizations and compatibilities have for the most part been dealt with) that will last some years while at the same time having the potentials of upgrading.
My second purpose was to build a good looking build, as the PC would be decorating my new IKEA office, which due to lack of space (small 1 bedroom appartment) is located in the living room. Choosing for 2 decades mostly black parts/cases, this was my first attempt to go with a black & white build. Of course last years RGB trend could not be absent from my build, and to be honest I am a huge fan of it.
Due to financial limitations for now (completely new system/office from the beginning) I went with a 1080p build, that is why my build is based on the best 1080p GPU in the market right now. The RX 580 8GB. Accordingly, based on the GPU, my monitor had to be a 1080p Freesync monitor (preferably 24inch as more than 24 in 1080p makes the image look "pixelized"), and also 144Hz since I am playing a lot of competitive CS:GO. That is why I went with one of the best looking 24" TN Panels, the Viewsonic XG2401.
I hope you guyz like it! As for me, I can't stop looking at it! :)
My build is continuously being modded/updated/customized so keep in touch for new pics/info.. :)