When I started planning this build I knew from the start I didn’t want a quad core cpu. So that eliminated the 6700k-7700k. So my search started looking into x99 a little to see what I could afford to get into. Originally I was planning to do a i7 6850k and a gtx 1080 because at the time they were the only options in my budget. But then time went by and when X299 dropped the price for a 8 core CPU and a gtx 1080ti was now in the reach of my budget.
What I built this pc for was 3D modeling and gaming along with video and audio editing. Most of the games I play include SWTOR, PUBG, Overwatch, Destiny 2, Csgo. So I decided the 1080ti was the way to go to push the highest frame rates in The FPS shooters I play and run the highest settings for someone of the best looking games out there. So far everything about this machine has been pleasing.
The only two cons I have about this pc is that when the gpu starts really going it makes a really noticeable coil whine, but only at high frame rates as far as I have noticed. Second off was the power supply cables where a pain to work with as the cables although made well were hard to bend to connect to components.
My regrets are not taking good pictures (none without glass panel).
Future upgrades will be a 4K display and a 144hz - 240hz monitor along. Maybe possibly Sli but idk if it’s needed. Also not having overclocked the cpu yet. Custom water cooling.