CPU/MOBO: My trusty old 2500k has been pulling double duty as a gaming PC and media file server for many years now, but I've been itching to put something new together that will be dedicated specifically for gaming. I chose the X370 Taichi because it was on sale, and VRMs are supposed to be solid. Paired it with a R5 1600 and a Samsung NVME drive. I've never had an Asrock board before, but it seems to be pretty good so far.
GPU: With GPU prices and availability going absolute nuts there were limited options. I actually found a reasonably priced RX580 on Amazon.jp, which I promptly ordered, only to have amazon tell me that it wouldn't ship for 2 months. With the board and CPU already on the way I cancelled the order and promptly found a decent deal on a 6GB GTX1060. I sometimes use the nVidia game streaming to my living room tv anyways, so this seemed like it might be a blessing in disguise.
Case: I have been agonizing over which case to get for a long time. It was probably the thing that I spent the most time thinking about tbh. I have always liked the looks of the 303, but hated that the led colors couldn't be changed. Then Inwin released the 101, which caught my attention, but a press release stating an RGB version was around the corner had me playing the waiting game again. Then I stumbled upon the somewhat newly released 303 RGB, and snapped it up after an evening mulling it over.
Still to come: cable extensions, new 2.5" ssd for steam library, General tidying up