/pcbg/: Post your component list; rate other anons'; ask questions in general.
State the PURPOSE of your PC & BUDGET. State COUNTRY if not USA.
List GAMES/SOFTWARE you use often. List resolution & hz if gaming.
Seeking build improvements? Clarify goal: lower price or improved specs?
ctrl+f to see if your question was answered already>Assemble your parts list with price comparisons & compatibility filter.https://pcpartpicker.com>Information on how to assemble a PC, select components & more. (somewhat outdated)https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php/Build_a_PC
Currently worthwhile CPUs:>G4560 for budget builds (<$500) unless G4620/i3-7100 is heavily discounted>i3 are only worthwhile for dwarf fortress and single-purpose emulator boxes>i5 aren't worthwhile. Get Ryzen 5, drop down to G4560, or up to Ryzen 7>No R5 1400 unless discounted>i7-6700k is good but pricey. If over budget: consider locked 7700; not chasing 4.8Ghz+ capable when you weren't gonna overclock, or get R5>Cheap Z270 board is still good for faster memory in games w/ locked 7700, but aren't for overclocking (VRMs suck)>R7/Xeon for compute/multitask/mixed use
Currently worthwhile GFX cards:>RX470-RX580, 1070, 1080, 1080TI>1060 is worth considering over a 580 if same/cheaper in your country, and/or you just play games it's better on for the price. 1050Ti is for mITX builds>RX470/570 is usually all you need for 1080p@60hz.>Nvidia GPU + Ryzen has issues in many games atm>Budget builds: consider integrated graphics over a card weaker than RX470, unless price/performance is better (discounted/used)>May for Vega
General:>No brand/model loyalty. Parametric filters on pcpartpicker can help>Consider larger SSD-only for what you budget SSD+HDD combined. Add HDD later once needed>NVMe aren't for faster OS boot. They're primarily for productivity as a scratch disk
As of April 20th, 2017 this is the concesus of best custom buildhttps://pcpartpicker.com/list/WVc2nn