The 550 aorus or aorus pro/WiFi seem like good suggestions if no one has anything bad to report about them; integrated Wi-Fi would be a bonus for only a few dollars more.
2tb nvme isn’t a bad suggestion - I think my son would prefer that in practice - I didn’t think to go that way because I prefer to have multiple internal drives to back up files, and not have all my eggs in one basket, so to speak. But worth considering. Anyone have a suggestion on something in budget that’s known to be extremely durable/reliable? I don’t know much about the various ssd technologies.
The Lian and phanteks cases are both nice And good suggestions. This is more of a taste thing though, so long as we’re talking cases with an appropriate amount of air flow - he will pick whatever he likes.
Chose 1tb boot because he plays a lot of different games, some large, and probably doesn’t want to worry much about moving things around to avoid pushing it beyond recommended capacity.