You see I'm having serious issues with the current motherboard. Drivers have totally broken Windows 10 for me, I've tried contacting MSI and Microsoft but none were helpful. This may sound silly, but I mostly want to get the mobo just to go with this Corsair & ASUS theme I'm going with.
I'll be honest, I've run my Windows 10 HDD through multiple system configurations so that probably has something to do with the driver issues I'm experiencing. I've thought it over many times and I might just get a brand new Windows 10 and get over it. But I feel that might bring more issues than solutions, expenses issues. So I'll just keep contacting Microsoft.
hmm seeing all those 5.25" expansions, do you actually need them? (all those usbs, optical drive etc..) - I'd prefer some decent usb external solutions, since it's more convenient to have the choice of placing them where you need, and not within the PC case,
and without required "open" 5.25" expansions, you might consider some acoustically-treated yet nice looking case, like this FractalDesign Define R6 Blackout TG maybe :)
seeing the external drive, you might want a generic usb-sata enclosure and pick whatever hdd/ssd you'd wish - it would be easier to replace/upgrade in future
about the motherboard choice, great thing I love about ASUS mobos is their ability to configure and control non-PWM fans to dynamically adjust speeds, all done via nice graphical interface either in BIOS, or from Windows using AI Suite app :)
Eh, no not necessarily all of it, I just like having the option. But as for the Blu-ray and a multi-card reader, I actually do intend to use it for some projects and movies collection. No doubt that case is very good at what it's intended for but it looks a mid-tower. And I'm looking for a full tower with at least two 5.25" bay.
Regarding the motherboard; I'm sorta being a sucker for brands now, which no one should ever be but here I am considering something clearly inferior (durability wise) and paying more for less. But the hell with it, got any good GIGABYTE mobos around the same price point? I do plan on extensive OC on GPU & CPU when all is said and done.
Also, @Sm0k3d0ut that monitor looks very good thank you for sharing that. It's perfect! Now I don't have to waste $600 for a 1440p 160hz monitor. And I'd have to look into what you referenced (Nvidia's announcement). Should be an interesting read.
looks good but if your concerned about storage of stuff (if its important that is) and file transferring why not go with a nas its super fast for transferring and its in raid 1 so it also protects data trust me it really helps when your pulling stuff off and your hitting gigabit speeds close to 100megabytes/ps