I'm a little nervous with this build since I've never installed a liquid cooler or an M.2 drive, so my experience with them is zero. I plan on following step by step online video guides to complete. I ran all the parts through PC Part Picker and everything looks compatible, however I still would like to run it by the group for any possible tips, part suggestions, or any issues others might have encountered with these components.
I will be using this rig as my everyday computer as well as high end competitive gaming (WOW) and streaming. I typically have up to 10 chrome tabs open but minimized. My mind is pretty much set on using an Intel CPU. Over clocking is probably way above my skill level so that's not an option.
Storage: Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (OS and games)
** I almost went with the Corsair 750D. I know its probably overkill but I thought the extra room might be easier for a new builder to fumble around inside of. Besides, I read about some people having trouble fitting the Kraken X61 in the 450D.
I'm not 100% set on this Mobo. I'm kind of an RGB freak so the lighting on the board got my attention.
I plan on keeping this as my main computer for 6-7 years. My budget is roughly $2300. I could go a little more if it would be a significant improvement.