And now I am going to critique your list.
First off I will go ahead and say this. "Future Proofing" by using Skylake and DDR4 is a complete farce. The difference in performance between Skylake and the Haswell refresh is so minimal, but you're pushing up the price range in that area simply by going with newer hardware. Plenty of people are still using Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge generation chips/boards and their PCs are still completely capable.
Another thing I immediately notice is WHY on earth are you including a wifi network adapter when the Maximus line of boards have very very high quality wifi adapters already built into the board.
Also, you just simply referenced a more expensive case, I'm assuming there is a reason for that, but I must ask what it is.
I guess I understand "Future Proofing" using a slightly larger PSU, but I can't say much since it's basically the same one I included just an extra hundred watts.
Why would you immediately go with an H100i? Unless the CPU will be overclocked there is ZERO reason to use liquid cooling. Especially when the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is only $35...
Overall I hands down agree with the inclusion of a 980ti, however doing so is not justification to reapply the money saved into the wrong areas. Cutting the SSD size in half and HDD size into one fourth the capacity causes a lot more hurt than the gains you get by moving up to a Skylake/DDR4/Liquid Cooling configuration.
If I were to recommend a 980ti setup I would do so similarly to how I had it laid out and instead of just shoving the savings elsewhere, pinch some pennies and stretch out for a 980ti SLI setup which can hit close to the $2000 usd target and absolutely blow away your "Future Proof" setup.
Anyways, just my 50 cents.
Edited by Kwen, 13 November 2015 - 08:33 PM.