I have read many build guides on pcpartpicker and find the shorter the better so I will try to be brief. I used to be into PC gaming many years ago and decided around January that I wanted to build a gaming PC that could handle most games on high settings and would not be obsolete in the next couple years. After sifting through many great build guides here I decided on a black and white build. Special thanks to @donavan_stabb and @noloannator whose guides I used as the base for mine!
CPU - Intel 4690K - I wanted the ability to overclock and all of the benchmarks I could find said this was one of the best bang for your buck CPUs and it handles a lot of CPU intensive games very well
CPU Cooler - Cryorig H7 - I flirted with the idea of watercooling but that is a project for another day, the H7 is another great bargain part and cools exceptionally had about a 15-20 degree celsius drop on CPU after installing this vs the stock cooler
Motherboard - Z97S SLI Krait - this board is exceptional well designed for the case, bios is also very easy to work with (got this on sale at Microcenter for 75 dollars)
Memory - Kingston HyperX Fury - It seems like 8gb gets the job done for now in gaming and this fit the build colors
Storage - A-DATA Premier SP550 - I wanted to go for gold with a Samsung Evo 850 pro but decided to save some coin and get this, still way faster than a mechanical hard drive
Western Digital Caviar - for games, pictures, videos, and everything else
Video Card - MSI GTX 970 - I needed something that could handle some more demanding games cough the witcher cough so I got this on sale on Newegg and figures I can SLI one day if need be
Case - NZXT s340 - one of the best looking cases on the market in my opinion - clean design, easy to work in, plenty of zip ties do cable management in the back
Power Supply - Corsair 600W - I honestly bought this because it was on sale and had a rebate which meant it cost me barely anything, will have to upgrade to something fully modular if/when i want to SLI
Monitor - HP 27xw - I was contemplating going dual monitors for the longest time and then this was on sale at my local Costco and it is beautiful! I know the refresh rate is over 5ms which is recommended for gaming but with vsync I have not noticed any lag
External storage - Seagate Backup Plus - because back up your files or fear the wrath of the computer gods when your hard drive fails...