My first ever build, coming over to PC gaming from PS4. My goal was to play games at 1080p and 60fps and this does that just fine. I really stuck with the black and green color scheme and tried to get as many parts to match as possible (even the mobo, lol). Overall, I think it turned out great and it does exactly what I wanted it to.
Intel i5-6500 Probably the best bang for your buck i5 CPU out there at the moment. I never planned to overclock so getting this saved me about $50 over a K-series CPU, and it performs great.
CRYORIG M9i This little thing performs better than I ever expected it to. It keeps my CPU at around 50°C under full load, definitely worth the $20 I paid for it as it is quieter and cooler than the Intel stock heatsink.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper B7 Since I wasn't overclocking, the B150 chipset serves me just fine. This thing gets the job done and also matches my color scheme. There's a few cool LEDs on the board that add a little bit of flair to it as well.
Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB It performs just like any other good kit of RAM, gets the job done.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 100 Million Edition This GPU runs pretty much everything I play at 60fps on the highest settings at 1080p, which is exactly what I wanted. It also matches my color scheme which is nice.
Phanteks Eclipse P400 This case was super easy to build in, looks nice, has great build quality (it's all steel, no plastic), and has good airflow. There are enough cable tie down points in the back of the case to make cable management relatively easy, and the little LED in the front adds some style points.
SeaSonic 620W Fully Modular PSU It's a top quality power supply, and does the job its meant to do. No complaints.
Asus VC239H This monitor had all the features I wanted (1080p, 60Hz, IPS, 23") and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Colors are completely accurate and there's also no backlight bleed to be found when the monitor is off. The built in speakers aren't great, but that's to be expected.
Thermaltake Riing Case Fans These fans are whisper quiet, look cool, and move some decent air. I'm satisfied.
Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Keyboard This is the first mechanical keyboard I've ever owned and I must say it's absolutely fantastic to type on. I can't see myself ever willingly going back to membrane, at least on desktop setups. The LED lighting looks great as well, and there's plenty of customization available for both the lighting and keys in Razer's Synapse software.
Cyber Acosutics CA-3602 Speakers These things pump out some massive sound, especially for only $40. The sub has really powerful bass and the two satellite speakers, while not professional quality by any means, are great for gaming and perfectly fine for casual music listening.