Welp after building my own PC, my brother finally jumped off the Xbone wagon (the console was crashing ever 5-10 minutes of play, no joke). So it was time to build him a rig. He's mainly a racing game person, and so i decided to name the PC in reference to his favorite racing show (Free cookie to whoever knows it).
CPU: This was honestly a tough choice. We were bouncing around CPU's because we constantly made changes to the price range. 1 plan was to get a g3258 and overclock it until an upgrade to a Xeon later. But, he wanted performance now, so we ended up going with an i5. Skylake was finally dropping in price so we decide on a 6500. He's not much into PC tinkering as I am, so no overclocking isn't an issue. Its deinfintly faster than my 8320E in single core stuff.
Motherboard: Cheapest H110 Motherboard we could get, Has all we needed really, though it would have been nice to have more ram slots
RAM: Just single stick DDR4. Cheapest one that was in stock that doesn't look completely terrible
Storage: The original plan was to get the 240GB SSD and a 2TB hard drive, but the 1TB should do. The motherboard still has 2 Sata ports so storage expansion will still be good.
Video Card: Bought used from a friend, so in Canadian Dollars (or Pesos at this point) it was a very good deal! Basically maxes out DiRT 3 and should perform well enough for the other racing games he plans on playing.
Case: Looks awesome, has a window, decently small. Basement area to just hide all the cables in which is helpful. I plan on switching to this case sometime if I can just because of the form factor. It is a little to tall for the desk though, so the roll-out shelf where the shiftier is cant be put away, But its pretty good overall
Power Supply: My brother argued hard to get this PSU over a 430W, He wanted the extra power in case he ever upgrade to an overclockable CPU or an higher end graphics card. It was a good price, 80+ Bronze and Semi-Modular so it was fine to work with
OS: Bought an online key for a deal. He's grown to Windows 10 a lot after moving from an older iMac.
Mouse/KB: Reused from his old iMac. He likely wont play shooters often so a wireless mouse is likely ok.
TV: Reused from his setup for our old Xbox and PS3. Works great for Sim Racing stuff.
Future Plans: There isn't much room in the desk where the front fan is on the case, so more fans for the top and back are likely gonna be the next upgrade. The 960 still isn't overclocked, and even though he says its fast enough, it wouldn't do the card justice!