For starters I went for Ryzen, because I wanted to keep the price down and I wanted that sweet sweet thread count and not to mention it works very well in most modern games with all but the highest end graphics cards. I went with a 2700 as I had originally assumed it would be a similar situation to the 1700 vs the 1700x where the 1700 was binned almost identically to the 1700x. Unfortunately that was not the case, the 2700 does not clock nearly as well as the 2700x however I managed a rock stable 4 ghz at 1.35 volts which is beyond plenty for me.
For the cooler I actually had gotten quite lucky as a friend of mine gave me it to me for free. It works well and with 4 Arctic f12 fans it keeps this cpu very cool under load; around 60c.
For the motherboard I went with Asrock as it has an extremely capable vrm for when I decide to take Ryzen cold for some extreme overclocking, and beyond that it was a simply beautiful board with all the features I need. For ram I went with some team group stuff, Its Hynix MFR nothing special really, but its plenty fast for Ryzen and the photo work I do.
I went with a 970 evo simply because, well, its fast, and has decent capacity not much more to that
Now, the RX 580, I did not plan on buying this originally. However when I found it on ebay I just knew I had to get it. The color scheme and the pcb and everything was exactly what I wanted for this build. not to mention my gtx 770 had started acting up on me. The Sapphire Nitro+ RX 580 is an absolutely gorgeous card with a very nice pcb, and a highly effective cooler.
The case is something I um-ed and ah-ed about for quite a while but eventually I came to the Inwin 101c a beautiful case with some rather interesting air flow design. I was unsure for a while how the aio would do, and if it would be able to push the air out effectively from the back of the case, but I found that in combination with the 4 F12s it does very well, however it is not quiet. Personally it is perfectly bearable for me, but the restriction of this case may be making the aio quite loud. it could also be the sheer number of fans I have in the case, I'm not sure which is the cause. As for gpu air flow this case kills. it has 3 fans blowing directly into the gpu area providing the gpu with tons of cool air to work with.
The power supply is currently the weakest part of the build. It works, and has the capacity I need, but I simply don't trust it 100% with my hardware. I plan to replace it as soon as I can.
Those fans, oh those fans. Call me a fangirl because that's what I am after working with Arctic's stuff. These fans are cheap, quiet and move hella air.
The RGB was necessary for my build to be fully complete. I bought some addressable RGB strip lights in 16 feet spools off amazon for $20 if you are comfortable with a bit of soldering those are a great way to save some money on your RGB.