My first time building a PC. I needed an upgrade for photo/video editing from my MacBook Pro 2013 now that my photography has gotten pretty serious. This is obviously going to be used for some gaming, although not much.
Case: The Noctis 450 is an incredible case. The airflow is great and keeps all the components under 70*C. It looks really nice and the install went very smoothly. Some people complained about no rubber grommets, I personally did not find this to be an issue as cable management was easy. My only tip, plug in all the modular PSU cables before installing the PSU. Rookie mistake most likely, but I forgot to do this and it was a pain to reach under the PSU shroud to plug the cables in. Nonetheless, it is possible if you forget.
Motherboard: Still trying to figure out all the ins and outs of the Asus X-99 Deluxe. There are so many features that come with this board. From what I have figured out, the bluetooth works flawlessly. It also looks very very pretty with a white themed build.
CPU: No issues so far. Haven't used it for many labor intensive tasks, but it performed well in the benchmarks.
Kraken X61: Awesome cooler. Looks great, customizeable LED and the CAM software is great for monitoring components. It does its job.
GPU: The Kingpin is a tank. Handles every game with 60FPS on 1080p. No complaints and the free shirt is tacky but cool.
I also bought two corsair LED fans and installed them in the front. Both 120mm.
At the time I bought this, the price was $2,478.00