first question I always ask: what is your expected budget.
Putting together a PC is actually quite simple. sometimes crapgoes wrong just like with anything electronic, but provided all the parts are good you should be fine. just stick with standard sizes for things.
The parts I propose are as follows WITH prices!
CPU: I7 6700K. it isn't "current gen" but it is very main stream and a very good CPU for the money. ~$340
Mobo: ASUS Z170-A LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ~$119
RAM: A set of G Skill Ripjaws 16 GB (In two sticks of 8 GB) @ 3200Mhz DDR4 will run ~$133 for the kit
PSU: EVGA Supernova 850 Watt fully Modular PSU (this is a little overkill but you will never have to get another one) $150
Storage: Samsung 850 Evo 1 Terrabyte Solid State Drive. ~$350. This is a bit expensive for an SSD but it will suit your needs just fine as all of your files will go in one place. bonus as these are fast as FK. Your Operating system will boot in 10 seconds flat.
GPU: any GTX 1080 Graphics card. these are top of the line and just dropped like a rock in price since a newer card higher up in the line came out. ~550 OR if you wanna go slightly cheaper, the GTX 1070 is a great alternative. ~$380 for these.
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M (mid tower case) so it should fit wherever. these are fantastic, easy to work in, and very well designed. Look sharp too.
Buy a copy of windows 10 64 bit home. Need an OS!
Everything else like CD drives and what not you can just get the cheapest whatever and throw it in there. it is up to your needs, but that is the bare minimum.
I would pick up a nice 144 Hz HD monitor too for all the money you will be throwing at this thing to see the actual performance your paying for. A new mouse and keyboard may also be in order. Good luck with the Build! and whatever you decide can we has pictures!? Pc builders like this sort of stuff lol.
Edited by Sovereign_m, Mar 08 2017 - 14:48.