Greetings! I recently spent money to build my first PC. I always was fascinated with computers ever since I was a kid. Hope you enjoy :)
I've opted to an i7 7700, despite i5's being better at gaming. As stated earlier this is also is a video editing PC
Personally I love AIO pumps mainly because of how little noise they produce, I went with the Corsair H100i v2 for aesthetics and the two additional fans which came in handy when setting up the neutral pressure fan orientation
The Asus PRIME Z-270 was my choice. Great motherboard that features a plethora of on board features.
16GB was the bare minimum for multiple reasons. For example, I multi-task constantly, and the extra memory will allow for a more a smooth experience. To match the color scheme I have selected white
SSD as my boot, and Hard drive as mass storage.
This one was a battle for me due to the fact that there is a huge selection of beautiful cases. Ultimately I chose the NZXT S340 because of its beauty.
Personally I see WAYY too much builds that have an overkill 1000+ watt power supply for such a cheap build. I went with Corsair RMx 550W mainly because this PC doesn't require too much power, in addition 500W was the bare minimum for my GeForce 1070ti
I could have gone with an aftermarket video card, however I believe that Nvidia's Founder's Edition cards are aesthetically pleasing. I did acquire this card far before Bitcoin exploded.
While it would be a shame to cheap out on a monitor that is powered by a beast of a video card, I did not want 4k mainly because of price. I picked up the Dell S2417DG for $299.
To keep up with the Corsair theme, I have selected the Corsair K70 rapidfire keyboard because I like the feel and sound of this keyboard. Fantastic for typing, better in gaming!
SPEAKERS & HEADSET:
I'm not an audiophile so I went cheap here and got the LogitechZ200. For my headset I went with the Corsair VOID Pro ( USB )
NOTE: The whole assembly took about 6 hours. Last two were spent configuring the UEFI/BIOS and installing drivers