I wanted something dedicated to finally enjoying gaming on non-OEM and build my first rig as well. I didn't want anything outlandish and the focus was having a solid base while keeping overall costs to minimum. I'll never SLI anything so mobo and gpu selected having non dual gpu option. I went with latest i5 K series resting on Z270 board holding some overclocked G.Skill DDR4 8GB 3200 double sticks. For all intent and purposes the GTX 1060 SSC card keeps costs down while allowing endless 1080 resolution on majority of games available (not doing any 4K in foreseeable future either). As I see it 1070/1080 variants and additions will soon become cheaper once next higher (1090?) generation of gpu's hit the streets later this year. By that time or next year I can sell off the GTX 1060 SSC and upgrade on sales or discounts. The prices shown here are what was paid using online coupons, daily deals, and 2 manufacture rebates.