I built this to be my ideal computer. It's not the best money can buy or the most budget option. I could not be happier with the outcome. In my humble opinion, it is stylish and sleek with a splash of RBG lighting yet not gaudy and filled with the new rainbow colored tech. I got most of the parts on good sales so as to not be wasteful. Ill go into each part in detail:
CPU- I feel this is the best value CPU on the market. I was toying with the Ryzen but ultimately decided to stick with intel. Now that the new i5 is a hex core I think they are a great value and fantastic performer. Why pay 2x as much for the i7 when I would never need it? the new processors are so powerful you don't need the best to hardcore game or render. The i5 was the way to go.
CPU Cooler- For $20 its better than the stock cooler and personally, I think looks better than the bigger format ones. Like I said for $20 it exceeds all expectations.
Motherboard- It has all the ports I want and looks sleek. Im a big fan of MSI boards and I have no complaints. I didn't need a more expensive one with fancy lights. It was a decent price and had everything I needed.
Memory- Pretty good price for the speed of the RAM. The RBG is kinda fun I can't lie. Im a big fan of the Corsair RAM so I just waited for a sale, due to high RAM prices, then pounced.
Storage- Decent price SSD storage. M.2 just too expensive still. This SSD drive works just fine. Fast boot, no problems.
Video Card- The 1060 3gb was just a killer deal at $180. I just couldn't turn it down. I don't need much more at 1080P. Solid card all around. Fantastic for the price.
Case- It's not just me who think this case looks sleek and classy as **** right? I love it and the Micro ATX size is perfect. It has amazing cable management and well built. Plus for $60 it's a heck of a case.
Power Supply- 750w is overkill for the build but it was on sale and seemed to be a good quiet PSU so I just went with it.
Monitor- Oh boy I love it. I was debating between a 27' 4k and this 34' ultra wide. I always multitask so the big screen is beautiful. With a 144hz refresh rate it is great for gaming too. I got it on a good deal and Im glad I picked it over the 4k. The screen looks amazing as it is, don't need the 4k just yet.
The keyboard, mouse, headphones, and sound bar were all things I had and just carried them over. No complaints.
Thanks for checking out my build! This is probably my favorite one to date. Have any questions or comments feel free to ask!