This is my new personal build for gaming. I was running a 4790k and a GTX 1080. Why upgrade? Parts dispersion. Wife gets the 4790k to replace a 4690k and a GTX 1080 to replace a GTX 980. Kids get their first computer. They're 7 and 8. So I'd say a i5 and a 980 will be plenty for minecraft as a first computer. I generally go a little overkill, but I try to stay relatively smart with my choices (i.e., I can't justify a 2080ti for $1400...). If you have any questions, please ask.
Next upgrades will be putting Corsair RGB LL120 fans on the front. Just waiting for Black Friday/Cyber Monday. The debate I'm having is whether or not to replace the rear fan as well. I'm worried it'll be too much though. The sleeved 24-pin is just a trial. I sleeve my own cables and I'm still trying to find what I want to do there.
Got to give credit for things not mine. Wallpaper is by Justin Maller. http://www.justinmaller.com/wallpaper/408/
Intel i7-8700k As far as parts go, I went with the 8700k despite the 9700k being out. The performance increase between the two wasn't enough to justify the extra $60-80 if you could find a place with it in stock.
Asus ROG Z370-E I don't like the new Asus Z390 motherboards. I think the lettering on them looks meh at best. The MAXIMUS XI HERO looks dope, but not spending $300 on a motherboard. I don't do crazy overclocking or anything special.
Corsair Vengeance RAM I just like the look of it better than the other RAM choices out there and Corsair hasn't let me down yet. I don't need 32GB. But if I upgrade my wife's PC in the next year, there's a solid chance it'll use DDR4 and I can just move 2 sticks over. And I got the kit for $240 which was a steal.
Crucial 1TB SSD Had this from my old build. Using this as a scratch drive. Got it for $200 two or so years ago when that was a good price. Now it will be a scratch/storage drive.
Samsung EVO 860 Prices have come down a lot, so $160 for this as my main drive, ...done.
GTX 2080 1440p gaming with this is glorious. I'm almost always at 100 fps or better on ultra. Games I currently play are COD: BO4, World of Warcraft, PUBG, and Battlefield 1.
Meshify C This case is awesome. I had a NZXT H440 which was not the best for airflow. I wanted better airflow, to fit a 360mm radiator, and a smaller footprint. This hit all of them. Other notes with this case, you can fit the H150i Pro and the HDD rack in the bottom. It scoots far enough back to allow this. I don't have any mechanical drives, so I'm just using the rack behind the motherboard. But useful information I couldn't find prior to buying this case.
SuperNOVA G3 I've been using EVGA power supplies for the past 5+ years and have never had an issue. Ye old faithful.
Dell S2417DG I've had these for a few years now. I've run thru several monitors trying to find what worked best for me. A 24" monitor is what I've found to be best for me. It's 144Hz and G-Sync. And doesn't kill your wallet. Picked these up for around $300 each on a sale.
I had the Dell U3415W. It's a pretty monitor. 34" gives you insane immersion in single player games like Witcher 3. But, it's limited to 60Hz which is kind of a bummer if you can push higher. And in FPS games, you miss too much in the corners or have to look around too much to get the information you need.
I had the S2716DG as well, but found that 27" was just outside my field of view for taking in information.
Not a Dell fanboy. These just seemed to have way less issues than the ASUS or ACER options.
Logitech G410 I've used the Corsair K70 with reds in the past. While nice, I prefer the Romer-G switches. I think they're quieter and less clicky. Tenkeyless works better for me for more mouse room and ergonomics.
Logitech G600 If you play WoW, druids have too many buttons... Now I have enough buttons.
Logitech G502 FPS mouse of choice. Adjustable weights. RGB. Accurate.
Logitech G560 This had a lot of bad taste initially. When they were first released, they were plagued with volume issues. You wouldn't want the Windows volume over 10 or it was ridiculously too loud. There were issues with them freezing, or causing Windows to freeze. There was finally a firmware update that fixed this. Now I would recommend them (8 months later...)