Intel i5-4590 EVGA GTX 970 SC MSI Z97 Gaming 5
My first PC build in over a decade. Last time I built a PC I was still in high school. I use mostly Macs so I wanted a cheap gaming PC so I could play Rust on Fantastic! Being out of the game for so long made me realize how expensive it can get to play on high settings with over 60 FPS.
Because of this I decided to go with last generation Haswell products. This was to keep the build cheaper and to wait out the price reduction of a future Skylake build. I anticipate this build to last me at least three years and I anticipate adding another EVGA GTX 970 in SLI and upgrading the CPU to an i7-4790k (both for ~$700) before buying a new setup.
I am into astrophotography so I decided to go with a red build with red LED lighting since I love how red light looks in the dark. Very pleased with the final product.