I decided to do a budget gaming build under budget. The components were chosen based on user reviews and Tom's Hardware recommendations to provide a few years of good graphics followed by a few years of pixelated trees and blocks for fists. Purchasing items from Amazon with bitcoin through a website called Purse (https://purse.io), I was able to achieve various discounts ranging from 17- 25%. Newegg was cheaper for a few items. Being painfully frugal saved me a few hundred dollars in the end. I highly recommend anyone who can wait a few months to complete the build to take this route.
CPU: Tom's Hardware recommended nothing more expensive than this guy because of diminishing returns.
CPU Cooler: Great user reviews, installation was easy, nearly silent.
Motherboard: I racked my head for a month trying to decide on a motherboard. Thunderbolt or no thunderbolt? How many USB ports? It finally came down to user reviews, this mobo has it all (except thunderbolt because the price/speed is not worth it to me).
Memory: Overkill for me, 8 GB would have sufficed, but meh.
Storage: I went hybrid because the price difference was almost negligible to a comparable HDD. My first upgrade will be M.2 for the OS.
Video Card: I chose a non-overclocked version because it is the exact same as the OC version, just cheaper. Also, I can overclock it later on if need be.
Case: It comes with 2 supply fans and 1 exhaust fan, I bought a 3rd supply fan because heat is bad and positive pressure is good.
PSU: I chose this one for the price and awesome reviews, but mostly because of the platinum rating (heat is bad).
Quiet and easy to install
Plenty of room to fit everything. The included fans do a great job of keeping components cool.
Extremely quiet, plenty of cables included to install what you need. The 2x4 CPU cable seems to be a little short for my build, it drapes across everything to reach.
It takes a while to disable all of the add-on junk that only Microsoft cares about, but after that it is almost good. The app based everything is a little annoying, they force Cortana on you like she matters.
Cool, quiet, ugly.