Fellas, I'm building a new workstation and looking for anyone's opinions. Highlighted red are already purchased. CPU: Intel 6800k GPU: AMD Sapphire R9 Nano MB: Gigabyte X99 Designare EX RAM: Kingston Hyper Fury 2x8gb (2400mhz) (dual channel now, quad later on) OS Drive: Samsung 950 Pro m.2 250gb Case: beQuiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Cooling: Corsair H110i PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 Gold 750w Reasons for the 750w psu, basically the long ass warranty and to account for loss in power over the long term. My current 650w psu is still going strong for my 2500k build but I'm going bigger for redundancy. I really don't see myself doing too many upgrades in the next 5 years, the m.2 drives are very good currently and the new mb's have U.2 slots. My biggest issue is the mobo. The MSI Pro Carbon looks good, but as far as I can tell there are issues with USB devices disconnecting randomly, along with MSI not having official support for windows 10. From the brief research I've done, the rest of the board is great but the bios has problems. The rad as hell Gigabyte Phoenix with gaudy led's might be okay, but I'm not a fan of the orange. The P model evidently cannot upgrade the bios without a compatible chip and the 6800k isn't on that list. The Aus X99A-II might be the right model, but I'm having issues finding reviews for this board. I'm not super boned up on mobo's so if anyone has any input about the current field of X99 boards I'm very much looking forward to your opinions. I'll be doing my own research of course, I'm just keen for your say. ---------------- For reference, this machine is primarily used for CAD, rendering, photo editing, some gaming and 10 bit animes (not srs). I'm not going for a 6700k, I'm after a few more cores for workflow and there is more than enough power for gaming on the 6800k. No Crossfire or SLI so I don't need the extra lanes, the other drives will be SSD's and a few mass storage WD Blacks from my current machine.