Thanks to a bit of help, it is done. I have completed the upgrades to my PC and it is running at full speed again. Awesome feeling not having to worry that the motherboard is going melt. My old motherboard was throwing errors all over the place and I was barely keeping the thing running.
So the final specs for my box are:
- Intel i7-7700K
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
- EVGA Nvidia GeForce 1060 6GB
- 500GB Samsung 960 Pro SSD
- ASUS Maximus XI Hero Motherboard
All packed in a Cooler Master HAF XB EVO.
Overall performance is top notch, and I can’t stop kissing the i7 CPU. I didn’t realize how much I was suffering in Photoshop and Illustrator. And the improvement for Virtual Machines is like night and day.
Kinda feel weird getting a gaming motherboard but I wanted a good NVMe port to get the best performance out of my storage. I guess I’ll eventually get used the glowing bit.