I have never built a PC before, and my last one prior to college was a store bought Compaq that I put a Galaxy 9500 GT back in 2010 or so. That computer still runs, some how. This time I wanted to be ready for VR.
I went with some different picks here. Chose the i5 because I do not need this computer for anything but gaming. So for the extra 100 or so dollars you save versus the i7, its worth it in my book.
The mother board is also on the more "budgetish" side of things. Obviously not cheap, but I did get it specifically because it had what I needed, and a good beginners BIOS for over clocking which I plan on doing sometime soon.
I went with the M.2 drive simply to cut down on wires. The less wires to me the better. Even if the case has cable management built in, I still like less wires.
The graphics card is godly. Unfortunately some people who were the first to get their hands on the Gigabyte GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Package got some QC problems such as bent fins, coil wine, and the fans knocking on the guards. I somehow managed to escape all of those except I had a small bend in an end fin, nothing crazy. This card is massive, I love it. I love the RGB logo. I love how quiet it is, even in full load. Stays super cool.
This leads me to the case. I wanted to run this card in SLI eventually when there is actually stock available. This case has plenty of room to fit another huge card in it and will still have plenty of air flow. Plus this case is so damn sleek! Clean cut corners and a huge window. I just need to get some lights for inside now.
For peripherals I went with a Cosair K70 LUX RGB with MX Brown keys, Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum, and then monitor is a Dell S27DG16 Gaming monitor at 2560x1440 with G-Sync.
Note: I got the premium Xtreme gaming that came with the VR front panel, I just dont have it in yet cause I am waiting a little bit to get a headset.
Here is the links to the 3DMark results. Ran it in 1080, 1440 and 4k.
http://www.3dmark.com/fs/8940934 Firestrike 1.1 Link isn't working ,
Added pictures of the 1080p Firestrike Screen Shot and a Screen Shot of the temperatures during the Firestrike Ultra (4k) Benchmark. You can see it stays rather cool and boosts up to 2000Mhz with out any aftermarket overclock.
EDIT 2: Silly noob me forgot to install the Gigabyte OC software and I put the card into OC mode and also OC'd me CPU. Pics are uploaded now!