This PC was planned for a total of 2 months starting in November 2017. All the parts were ordered early January 2018 and the build was completed in mid to late January. This is my 1st PC build and it is mainly used as a gaming and schoolwork PC with some occasional editing. All the parts were heavily researched and I'll go over them.
CPU: I went with the core i5 8600k because it's a 6 core 6 thread processor that is blazing fast. It is very good for gaming and editing and it's multicore performance is only beat by the 8700k. I also went with this processor because it is unlocked and ready for overclocking, so far I have only put it on turbo boost settings but in the future I plan to overclock. One of the main reasons is that it is easy to upgrade to the 8700k in the future if I ever need to.
CPU Cooler: I went with the Masterliquid 240 because I knew that it would be plenty for cooling my 8600k while gaming and editing, and if I ever need to, it will be able to cool an 8700k if I upgrade.
MOBO: I went with the ASRock Z370 Killer/Sli for multiple different reasons. One, it is capable of overclocking. Two, it is ATX and ha support for 2 graphics cards. Three, it is black, silver, and white to match my graphics card. And finally I got it for a good price.
RAM: I went with the Corsair Vengeance RGB because of it's speed and reliability. My two 8GB sticks are rated at DDR4-3200 with a CAS latency of 16. They are also white to match my build and have customizable RGB.
Storage: I went with the WD Blue 250GB SSD for affordable fast storage to put my frequently used desktop applications and operating system on. I also went with the Seagate Barracuda 2TB for mass storage for games, videos, and other apps.
GPU: I went with the MSI DUKE 1070 ti because of it's power and style. Originally I was going to go with the MSI Gaming Z 1070 but when I saw the price I was skeptical. I kept looking around and I found the MSI DUKE 1070 ti for a relatively good price for the time and I snagged the last one. It's 8GB of GDDR5 is plenty enough for my gaming needs and because of GPU shortages I got it for a good price. It's color scheme matches my build and it's 3 fans help it look cool and stay cool.
Case: I chose the View 27 because of it's price and looks. It's gull wing design makes it's look sharp and it also makes it easy to build in. It's price is really good for the quality and even though it is relatively old, it still has the features I need.
PSU: I went with the CX550M because of it's price at the time and it's wattage. It's a 550 watt power supply (making it plenty for my build) and it's 80 Plus Bronze rated making it pretty efficient. Also when I got it, it was only 24$.
Monitor: I went with the Vg278Q because of it's ratings and it's refresh rate. It got 4 and a half star ratings on amazon and it's 144hz refresh rate. I know this PC is overkill for this monitor but I plan to get another monitor. I don't know if the monitor will be the same of different.
Wi-Fi Adapter: My PC isn't next to a router so I chose this wireless adapter for Wi-Fi and it works great.
Peripherals: I chose the Blue Snowball Ice for voiceovers and recordings because of it's price and looks and that's also the same reason I chose the Redragon Keyboard, Mouse, and mousepad bundle.
I hope you enjoyed my summary and PC build.