This is my gaming PC and hopefully I'm at end-game because my New Year's resolution is to stop all credit card spending. I started a couple years ago because I wanted to build a PC; got totally burnt out on XBox gaming on the tv. I told my mom I could build her a computer so she could play Sims and I could do it cheap. I think I lost money on the deal from what I paid and what I charged her but I wanted the experience and that was my first attempt. It went great and, in testing, found out how much my 8 year old daughter enjoyed playing The Sims. Cool - now, I need to build a PC for me, I know I can do it now. I built a decent PC for myself with my tax refund in spring of 2016 around the time American Truck Simulator came out - that's all I wanted to play (heck, I still play it almost every day). I think that PC had an Athlon FX processor and an R9 380. After wanting more power and slowly upgrading I decided I wanted to go Intel and really go all out, also Newegg increased my store card limit by a lot lol. I sold my second PC to someone at work and started on this build here - a lot has changed - it started with an i5 6600k and an EVGA 1070 FTW on a Z170 board. I just recently upgraded the mobo and cpu to Coffee Lake and I'm so happy now - the i5 was a definite bottleneck for me with the 1080ti at 1440p 144hz. gaming - there's absolutely no stuttering now. Anyways, that's my story. tl;dr - I've been building towards this thing for a couple years now incrementally.
EDIT Jan 2019 Disastrous accident. I think what happened was that the NZXT X61 AIO failed which caused the CPU temp to get super high and it shut itself down...hard. I believe this killed the Z370 mobo or at least some of it. I replaced both of those items and got a new case just because I've wanted the Meshify since it was released. Now, I've got white speakers that look out of place but oh well, at least I'm back to gaming after a couple weeks being down and out.