I have built a computer before, but this is both my first personal build, and my first gaming build. I did have problems installing drivers at first and i had to install an optical drive because the motherboard required driver updates in order to install an OS from an USB port. Luckily, I had an optical drive laying around that i could use and eventually had windows installed and drivers updated. This PC was built almost 2 weeks ago If you have any questions ask them and i'll be sure to answer.
Great processor, I haven't pushed it very far because i like the fact that it doesn't run very hot
This cooler has great cooling capacity! I have it running on my i7 6700k, and it runs great. I have the stock fan plus a qf120 performance fan on the other side, and the cpu idles around 35 and while gaming is around 65 degrees.
When picking the motherboard i had around $200 left for my build and needed both a motherboard and a case, this motherboard looks nice and has everything I need. Plus, it is made by Asus and has been reliable so far.
I used this RAM because I had it available. It may not make sense to have 16GB in a build of this price, but I already had it and put it in the computer. This part also had a problem with the motherboard not allowing it to run at over 2400 MHz. However, now it is running at 3200 MHz very well.
I wanted an SSD as a boot drive and wanted something at least 240GB. This SSD had a good price and performs very well. My boot time is currently around 20 seconds. I also must mention I have a 320GB Samsung HDD as a storage right now. I plan to upgrade to a 1TB hybrid drive in the future and keep the SSD. I also may or may not choose to use my M.2 slot available on my motherboard.
Pretty good graphics card, I payed $60 and got it used, upgraded from a gigabyte gtx 650 ti and it is a very good improvement. Can play most games at around high settings @ 1080p with decent frame rates. I have it pushed +50 on core clock and +50 on memory clock currently.
This case is very good for the price. The fan that came in it is very quiet and there is enough room for cable management. The only problem I have had is the fan mounting in the front. It was difficult to get it mounted in and made a loud noise from pressure at first. The problem was an easy fix though and probably my error.
EVGA power supplies are very good, especially in this price range. It has way more power than I currently need, leaving plenty of room to upgrade and has an 80+ bronze rating.
I bought these after the computer was built and they provide pretty good cooling. the XF140 is very quit and both are decent fans.
The QF120 does make a lot of noise, but pushes a lot of air.