This is my first build. I use it mainly for gaming but also for some school work. As I come from Finland where the taxes are pretty high, I ordered most of my parts from Germany (excluding case and power supply). I already had peripherals for the build. I am very satisfied of my results and I had no problems in building this beast (except installing Windows 7 from USB, that was infernal). So here is a breakdown of my part list:
CPU: Intel i5-6600K
Because I use this machine mainly for gaming, I thought I don't need i7 as it cost almost 200 € more than i5. Went with Skylake because I wanted to future proof my pc. I was able to overclock it easily to 4.6 GHz.
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Cheap cooler which keeps CPU under 72 c under load. Also more quiet than my gpu. Doesn't look that special but it doesn't matter. Might change for liquid cooling at some point.
Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING
Was thinking of Z170-A at first but this MOBO has slightly better audio codec (I think) and it only cost 5 € more than Z170-A. And it looks better inside my red/black build.
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury DDR4-2400 (2x8GB)
16 GB didn't cost that much more than 8 GB so I decided to go with it.
Storage(s): Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB SSD and Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
I installed Windows to the SSD and it boots very fast. I keep almost everything else in the HDD except programs.
Video Card: Asus Strix GTX 980 ti 6GB
This card is a beast. It performs really well on my 1440p display. The card itself is huge, a lot bigger than I expected even though I knew it was going to be big. But it fits well inside my case and looks very good. Due to its size the card sags a little bit but that doesn't concern me that much.
PSU: EVGA G2 750 W 80+ Gold
I don't know much about power supplies but I guess this was a good choice with its gold efficiency. And it leaves room for overclocking or maybe another video card.
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX full tower (windowed)
A great case with lots of room inside and looks also very nice. There is also a lot of room and different options for cable management which makes this case very easy for first time builders.
Monitor: Dell S2716DG 27" 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC
With G-Sync, 1440p, 144HZ and 1ms response time this monitor is easily the best display I have ever had. Only con is that it's a TN panel but I think the colors still look good enough.
Conclusion: I've used this PC a little over a week and I am really happy how it performs. I saved over 200 € by ordering most of the stuff from Germany. Thanks for reading! Oh and sorry for the picture quality.