This one is my first custom build. It sticks to a ~$1500 budget with all included (Monitor, Keyboard, etc).
It goes with the great Intel i5 6600K which is awesome for gaming with 4 cores, 6MB of cache memory. It is also overclocked to 4.5Ghz without any issue at all and temps keep around 50-60 celcius under a lot of stress by benchmarks like Prime95. This CPU is the brain of the Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard, a great motherboard that supports both SLI and Crossfire, and has a lot of overclocking potencial. Besides that, it's powered up with a G.Skill Ripjaws V Series combo of two cards of 8GB to make 16GB in total working on dual-channel at 3200Mhz overclocked, to deliver nice performance as DDR4 memories at this speed would. The storage is the default mid-high performance config with a Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB SSD only for the SO use, and a Seagate Barracuda 2TB at 7200rpm to use as a bigger storage media for anything else needed (Games, Videos, etc). The graphics side is on charge of a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 G1 Gaming 4GB video card. It has a factory overclock that makes it really nice out of the box, but still, it has some more room for overclocking, getting core timings of 1500Mhz and 2000Mhz memory speeds, which puts it head to head to a stock GTX 980, performing awesome on latest titles and with a terrific design that makes it excelent for this build. For the PSU, an EVGA Supernova G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified wich is more than enough for the current build. A Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter is added for network connection, wich works great and it has both bluetooth and wifi. A NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller takes over to manage all of the fans (4-200mm, 1-140mm led fans) in this case. Finally all attached into a beautiful and flexible Thermaltake Chaser MK-I ATX Full Tower Case with DEEPCOOL RGB360 Color LED Strips on it. This case looks awesome and it even has room more than enough for this build and future expansions. Last but not least, a Lenovo - ThinkVision X24 23.8" IPS Monitor to enjoy great quality in all games, a budget Thermaltake Gaming Keyboard and a TeckNet Raptor Gaming Mouse
And this is it, my first custom build OPTIMUS PRIME