Had a gaming laptop for the last three years and felt it was time to upgrade. Attempting to beat dark souls 3 without 60 fps and high resolution was extremely difficult. Only issue I had was with installing the fan controller but ended up figuring out a solution for that. If anyone wants to see my wire management just leave a comment and I will upload it. I am just too lazy to take off my panel right now.
Update: Thanks for the love and constructive criticism. I did not actually expect people to comment due to the build being pretty average. I set a budget of 1500 and pretty much hit the nail on the head. I am switching out my pny 1080 for the gigabyte windforce just due to the better cooling. I feel my case fits better with an aftermarket style GPU compared to a blower style. For gaming, as stated before I wanted to actually enjoy the beauty of dark souls while being able to actually beat it. My main game is Smite, but I a have been playing a lot of CS, just beat Arkham Knight, and just started my first Witcher 3 playthrough. So far build runs flawlessly.
I went for an interesting mix of cheap good parts such as the i5 and the cpu cooler but while also looking cool aka the LED's and Fan Controller. I did some pretty decent wire management I feel for my first time (phanteks case helps alot). Once again any feedback is welcomed and thanks for liking or disliking my build :P. To get my fan controller to stay in place I had to bend a metal part of my case since I could not place screws. Probably not what I was suppose to do, but this allowed me to connect all my fan headers in the top left making all the wiring easy.
Update (7/3/18): Added Kraken x62 AIO water cooler. Plan on switching motherboard, upgrading CPU, and SLI 1080s before the end of the year but we shall see how that goes.