This is my first gaming build with budget in mind. I was lucky that a lot of stuff either were on sale or had rebates available when I purchase them. The total comes out to be around $1400 AR.
Intel Core I7-7700k - I was debating between this or Ryzen 7 but with the capability issues and promotion that was going on for this chip at the time, I ended up getting this.
Gigabyte z270 Gaming 7 - This motherboard have many features. The RGB lighting is nice and compliments the case and EasyTuner apps allows you to OC your CPU at 4.7 Ghz.
One issue I had was using usb mic in chats, my friends were telling me they could not anything but loud statics. I am still trying to figure out why this is happening. If any of you had experienced similar issue, please comment down below. turns out connecting to rear usb port solves the issue
Phanteks EVOLV ATX - I love this case. The exterior aluminum finish looks great and the existing cables are already organized. There are plenty of space in there and it feels like a full tower to me. It comes with one fan in the back, and two fans in the font. It is amazing!
EVGA 650W Semi-Mod - Semi Modular is bit cheaper than full modular design. This one only has 24pin cable hard-wired, everything else is modular. Very popular PSU.
Gigabyte GTX 1080 D5X - If you do not want RGB light on your GPU or if you need a smaller profile so it fits in your case, this card will be perfect for you. This is like the base model of the windforce or gaming 1. I wish I waited for other models to drop in price, so I get the RGB light and a bit faster core clock. Don’t get me wrong, I have absolutely no issues with it so far.