A buddy of mine was having problem after problem with a PC that was previously built for him so we decided to salvage a few parts and start fresh. He uses it for gaming, occasional streaming, and a lot, I mean A LOT of internet surfing lol.
CPU: The CPU of choice was the i5 8600k. Plenty for what he does and we plan to overclock it in the near future for a little added performance.
CPU Cooler: We went with the Corsair H100i v2. It fits nicely in the case, looks great and keeps the 8600k ice cold. Roughly 26 deg C at idle. Roughly 57 deg C under load.
MB: I have always been a fan of ROG STRIX motherboards so this was a no brainer. Wifi was a must so that ruled out the A series. With every feature he could ever want and the option to expand later on, it suits the build perfectly. And the RGB looks beautiful on it.
Memory: He had 16GB's of Corsair Vengence RGB in a previous build so no need to change it. The 3000mhz should play nicely with XMP when we start overclocking.
Storage: We picked up a 250Gb M.2 for his primary and boot drive and wiped clean a Samsung 850 Evo, that he had in a previous build, to use for a secondary drive.
GPU: He had a GTX 1070 FE in his previous build that has been great so no need to upgrade that either. We might try to mildly overclock it when we take on the CPU also.
Case: Coming from an ITX build he wanted something a little bigger with better airflow. We originally planned on getting an IN WIN 303 but saw the NZXT H500 on sale and fell in love. It's a simple design, easy to work in and has tempered glass. We replaced the (2) 120mm NZXT fans with RGB ThermalTake fans
PSU: We used a 550W PSU from his old build and didn't see a reason to upgrade it. For now it does just fine.
All in all everything was straight forward. No compatibility issues, everything fit how it should. There is a lot of room in the case to work with. A ton of open slots to run cables thru but not too much open space to look empty.
I'll update this when we start to overclock everything.