This is my first build in 20 years and I am amazed how much easier it is now versus then. The original idea for this build started as a mid-grade machine intended to stream Xbox One games. But, the max performance bug took it's bite on me.
Everything in the build went smoothly, from installing the parts to installing Windows 10 and drivers. Currently, the CPU is running at stock speeds but have memory running at 3200. I've never overclocked any of the prior builds I've done in the past, but the Asus Maximus VIII Gene makes it seem pretty easy to do.
I love the split chamber design of the Corsair Air 240. The modular design of the Corsair RM750i made cable management very easy. My only dislike is the Type4 cables they use, especially with the PCI-e power cable coming from the GPU. It slightly pushes on the plexiglass on the side panel of the case. Later down the line, I plan on replacing the Corsair wires with custom length sleeved wires and adding a sixth Thermaltake Riing RGB fan as a second exhaust fan.
The M.2 SSD is absolutely fantastic! I cannot believe how fast Windows 10 boots up. This is also the first time I used watercooling. So far, the hottest I have seen the CPU get is 35C. I haven't done any type of benchmarking or stress tests yet. Since the specs of this build is pretty up there, I'll probably start PC gaming again. :D
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my build!