This is my first PC build. I have been wanting to build my own PC for a few years, but I was the last of my friends to actually do it. I did my research and found the best deals for all of these parts. The total spent is actually $1500, as I found great deals on almost everything.
Haven't overclocked the 8600k yet, but I'm sure this thing can OC pretty well with the Dark Rock 3 I have. I'll have to do some more research on other builds that used this combo and what they can put out. I got the GPU in a package deal with the PSU for $460 total. It's a DT model, but I honestly don't think it will affect anything that much. For the case I was initially looking at getting the H500i from NZXT, but I ended up going with the Corsair 275R and I love it. The only gripe I have with it is that the front case LED blinks when it's in sleep mode, I wish it would just turn off. When I overclock in the future, I might get some more case fans as well. Right now I only have one intake and one exhaust. I also got the monitor for $380 + tax, a great deal for 1440p 144hz G-sync.
Very happy I finally built this. Comment any questions you may have!