Ok background, I have a laptop currently Asus something or other, its working pretty darn good for being a laptop. I have a pretty decent monitor that matches my prints so I will continue to use that for now. But I would like to get even more power in my next build and since I use the laptop as a desktop 99.9% of the time I decided to go with a tower build. I would like it to be future proof for the next few years if at all possible.
Now I have never built a computer but I dont think its all that hard. I will be buying the parts over a few months since I can not just go drop all that cash at once. But this is kinda what I am looking at, and am totally open to suggestions if there is a place that I can save money or if items I have listed are just to much overkill.
(SEE POST #12 FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF PARTS)
CPU - Intel Core i7 7700k
Cooler - Noctua NH-D15 6
MB - Asus ROG Maximus 1x Hero
SSD - Samsung 960 Pro Series NVMe M.2 500GB (Does it hurt to go with a single 1TB vs 2 500GB or is that overkill)
Spinning Drives - I have a couple 4TB drives that I will use for internal storage of files not in use
Ram - Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2x16 (I might just jump up to 2x32 sticks)
Video Card - EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC
Power Supply - Corsair RMx Series RM650x 650W
Case - Cooler Master HAF X
I plan to use this 95% for photo editing, 5% video editing (cell phone / GoPro footage) I would like to have a SD & CF card reader in the front of the case, is that something thats doable? I also would like to have dual monitors set up which I think this set up will be able to do, but please correct me if I am wrong.
I am looking to all you wonderful people that know so much more about building your own machine for a little guidance.