Being a console gamer for most of my life, I was never really interested in gaming on a pc until a few of my friends started building their own rigs to play on. I felt left out so I decided to go ahead and build my own. What started as a $800 budget build, turned into what you see now. Here are some of the reasons I chose the parts I bought.
CPU - Very solid CPU, was debating getting this over the i7 6700k, but since its performance with gaming was very similar, and I only planned on doing some light video editing, the i5 was the better choice. I do plan on overclocking later on when I have a better grasp on clock speed, voltage, etc.
Cooler - Since I will be overclocking down the line,I definitely wanted to get a good cooler. I chose an AIO over an air cooler mostly because I didn't like the look of having a big fan in my case, but also because it keeps temps lower. It did have a little bit of a whine noise from the tubes when I first turned it on, but after about half an hour it stopped and hasn't happened since. Having the ability to change the corsair logo color is a big plus and it has stayed quiet for the most part, I haven't really tested it to its full capacity.
Motherboard - Needed a motherboard that had overclocking compatibility and a black and white theme to it. Got this when it was on sale. So far it hasn't given me any problems and the BIOS interface is very easy to navigate. I don't really have anything else to say about it as of now.
Memory - Just wanted white colored ram, this was cheap and 8GB is really all I need for now, do plan on buying another 8GB later down the line.
SSD - Definitely wanted an SSD for the fast boot times. Mainly got this one because it was on sale and I heard Samsung was a very reliable brand. It did come with a 10 year warranty, so that was a big plus! Anyways I do plan on getting a Tb hard drive later on, but since I'm not really downloading a lot of games as of now, 250GB should be sufficient for a couple months.
Graphics Card - I only plan to game on 1080p resolution so this card is perfect for that. Have maxed out every game I've played so far while staying very quite . Took forever to purchase because it kept going out of stock but I guess it was worth it. Only problem is I can't seem to change the rgb lighting, many have been having this issue so I hope they come out with a fix soon!
Case - This case has had some mixed reviews, but I ended up purchasing it mainly because of its tempered glass and how aesthetically pleasing it looks. It does come with a fan hub and a fan controller which was very convenient since I have 8 fans running in the rig. Only problem I had was the amount of room it has in the back for cable management, only given half an inch of space it was a bit difficult to adjust everything to fit accordingly.
Case Fans - I didn't want to install an led strip light to my build so I chose to get some led fans from corsair and I'm extremely satisfied with how quiet they run as well as how well they complement the build. No complaints about them whatsoever!
Hope you guys like the build!