Seeing as this is my first build, I went a little crazy when it came to the parts and the price, but it has been well worth it so far! This was a fun summer project for me and my brother and its great to have an upgraded PC for games again. I use it mostly for PC games, some graphically intensive like GTA 5 as well as some 3D modelling and rendering.
I went with the i7 for the CPU just to be sure that I would be able to handle any 3D modelling or other CPU intensive stuff I come across, even if it pushed my final price a bit farther. So far no problems, runs a bit hot but that's probably from the heat of the summer as my place isn't air conditioned :'(.
CPU heatsink was the best choice for traditional air cooling, had some troubles on the install but that's because it was my first time actually putting a PC together. Works well.
The motherboard also was not cheap but I wanted something that would last a couple years and was good quality. This MB had pretty much everything I could ask for, mainly Crossfire for if I ever get a second AMD graphics card.
RAM is RAM. Feeds chrome. Works fine and isn't too pricey. 16GB is all I really need for any games and casual browsing. The red sticks also look pretty good with my red fans and motherboard LEDs.
I went with a SSD so that my life isn't wasted in a GTA loading screen. Coming from a mechanical hard drive it's night and day! For 500GB of SSD storage, 200 CAD is a pretty good price as well.
Video card took me some more time to decide on, but so far I'm happy with the choice I made. My old card in my Lenovo Y500 was a GTX 650 and the RX 480 is miles better. GTA looks great on the highest settings and all other games look great as well. Had some troubles with Overwatch crashing in the driver after games but I might have found a fix for that. Overall, the RX 480 is a good buy in my books, if you can ever get your hands on one (I waited on the card for at least 3 months).
The case I'm also very pleased with. Came with lots of cable management options as well as the look of it is very sleek and clean. The three extra case fans just barely fit in the front panel but they did in the end (after some lengthy persuasion). I didn't go with the full tower simply because the mid tower is big enough and a large tower would take up my whole desk.
Power supply is great as well, there's a nice little feature so that if you choose to have the fan pointing down or up the label is still upright and facing the window.
I've been using windows 10 for a while now and I'm comfortable with it so might as well give Microsoft more money :P.
My brother was also building a PC and he needed the extra fan power so I helped him out with the combo deal and inherited three extra case fans. They look very nice, especially with the red. I might move one of them to the back of the case so that there's some light back there but they work fine as they are.
So far this build works great! No complaints (other than the Overwatch one mentioned) and I'm looking forward to this coming semester so that I can waste time on GTA.