This was my first computer build and I spent a few months finalizing this list. This is primarily for gaming but is also used for school work and my photography hobby. I would like to give a shout out to NZXT for their beginner friendly case and also their costumer service is top notch.
I would say that the ssd and graphics card turned out to be my favorite part of this build because they are something new for me. Windows is amazingly fast with an ssd and load times for games and general use are fantastic. The worst part is going back to a hdd based computer after getting used to this computer. The graphics card is amazing because my previous experience with pc gaming is with integrated graphics and mobile gpus.
This build went flawlessly and I would like to give credit to this site for part selection, reddit/r/buildapc, and youtube channels such as linustechtips, jayztwocents, and techsyndicate.
My next major upgrade will be a cooler for the cpu, but it is running so well that I can't justify buying it anytime soon.