The CPU for this build was one that I had laying around from an older build of mine. I had it paired with an R9 270x, and have received zero complaints from my cousin about its performance with the GTX 1060. As of right now there are no plans to overclock this chip, however I was able to push it to 4.2 GHz with a ~$50 motherboard. Possibly going to update to an 8350 depending on the Ryzen specs.
I chose this cooler mainly based on aesthetics. The mounting the hardest part of this build, however I did not read the directions to see how so that is my fault. This cooler should be enough to cool this chip even if I decide to overclock it as I was using just the stock cooler before.
I have yet to overclock with this motherboard. I chose this board so that if he decides to keep the build how it is he should have decent over clocking, and if he does decide to upgrade he is only out 100$ ( I already had the CPU so gave it to him for free).
Ram is ram, it was cheap and looked good. 8 gigs is plenty just for gaming and its easily up-gradable.
I chose this card because he is only interested in 1080p gaming for now and the 6 gig variant shows very little increase in games based on real world scenario benchmarks.
The NZXT S340 was chosen by my cousin, and I am extremely impressed. Not only is it beautifully minimalist, but the cable management was simple with lots of options. Would highly recommend and will be using the S340 in future builds.
This was the cheapest modular power supply at the time of purchase and I am quite pleased. The cables were the perfect length for the case, although if you were to go much larger on the case i doubt they would reach. The cables aren't sleeved all the way so you can see the colored cables, but that was fixed with some electrical tape and you can hardly tell if you don't look for it.
The only part holding this computer back in my opinion is the CPU, but for now its good enough for his needs. The highlight of the build is definitely the case.
Sexy air cooler, although after I went to the instructions I found they were difficult to follow.
Beautiful case, good cable management, and excellent air flow. Cannot recommend this case enough for the price.