So this is the first PC I've ever built. Up until now I've mostly gamed on consoles. I know. Filthy peasant. Any PC gaming I've done has been on laptops and has mostly been restricted to older games at medium quality it still felt like it was on fire most of the time. So this may not be the most powerful build on here but its a huge step up for me.
CPU: I went with the i5-6500 because I couldn't budget/didn't need the i7 and don't plan on OCing
Mobo: It was recommended to me and was pretty cheap for an H170. Also it comes with a free Gigabyte "I'm fapping" door hanger!
RAM: Its ram. Its red. It does the job.
SSD: It had pretty good reviews and was fairly cheap. The red and black also matches the build, which is a plus.
HDD: It seems to be the most recomended for a budget 1TB hardrive
GPU: After waiting for a long time for aftermarket rx480s, I got another paycheck, saw the price had stabilized on the 1070s, and said screw it.
Case: Love the case. It looks fantastic. Cable management was easy even for a beginner like me.
PSU: It was highly rated. I went with 550W since I bought it when was originally going with a rx480 or 1060 (stupid, I know), but I was told 550 will still be fine for the 1070 especially since I'm not OCing the CPU at all.
OS: thank god for free windows though my school!
Fan: probably didn't need it, but the case came with 2 exhaust fans (top back and back top), so I though I'd add at least 1 intake fan on the front.
Monitor: I got it pretty cheap from Best Buy. Its 1080p 60Hz with an IPS display. Looks nice but not exactly going to show off the potential of my fancy new 1070. I will probably try to get a 1440p and/or 144Hz for Christmas or Black Friday and move this to being the secondary display.
Speakers: Didn't even think about speakers throughout the whole process of buying parts. Monitor doesn't have built in speakers. They are pretty good for how much they cost. Not studio quality by any means, but they get the job done.
Keyboard: I went with the 1stplayer firedancing keyboard and mouse combo. It was only 20$ on amazon and it followed the white and red look of the rest of the build. The keyboard is a fake mechanical keyboard and is okay for the price. The mouse is fine as well, but the color of the LEDS is an indicator of its sensitivity settings with red being the unbearably slow settings. But who cares about that it the long run. The combo isn't professional gaming by any means but they are fine with me.