This is my 2nd Skylake build I've done in the past year. This one was built for my girlfriend's 17 year-old son. I originally wanted to build a budget gaming PC since this will be his first time gaming on a PC vs. a game console, but I was told to build it like I'd build it for myself. Which I did to an extent, but I had a budget to stick with and decided to go with a non "K" processor, non modular power supply, and a mechanical hard drive instead of an SSD.
The pictures are listed in the order in which I received the parts. I purchased 95% of the parts from Amazon and the GTX 1070 and M.2 NVMe were purchased through Walmart (of all places).
If I were to do this over or make modifications, I would go with a 6600K processor, non-LED white fans or white LED light strip and change all those out to RGB LED lights since the white components will match whatever RGB color you choose.
I don't have any good "final" pictures with the side panel on because we needed to ship this to her son and I didn't want to remove the protective film on the window.
Oh and I also custom designed a front panel removable Overwatch sticker for him.
A very decent starter processor for gaming.
Probably the best all-white CPU cooler out there. It keeps the processor while under load, very cool.
I purchased this motherboard for a couple of reasons. I like that it's all a satin/matte black and it doesn't have any video outputs on it which helps reduce confusion to non-PC users on which port to plug their monitor into.
Great RAM that is all white.
This was a super huge over-kill for this build, but I wanted to make sure he got the best.
Best alternative for a budget gaming computer storage drive.
I honestly wanted to get either the EVGA FTW or Gigabyte G1 Gaming 1070 instead, but under time pressure to get this done, it was all that Walmart had available at the time.
But the green LED behind the GeForce GTX is a nice contrast/compliment to the white theme and LED's.
Decent budget case that is white. Was easy to install everything but the screws for this case are super cheap and feel like they'll break after unscrewing another 3-5 times.
Chose this because of budget reasons and you can not see the PSU inside this case nor the cables due to the CableMod extensions I got.
Wireless Network Adapter
I honestly chose this WiFi card because it has a black PCB.