So this is my first build, using it for some gaming, slight music production and just casual browsing. So far it has handled everything I've thrown at it and I'm extremely happy with it. :)
Intel Core i5-4440 - I didn't plan to overclock my CPU so this seemed like a pretty solid choice. The stock fan serves its purpose and it's covered up by the GPU, so that's a bonus.
Asus H97I-Plus - This is a nice little MoBo actually. Sure, its foam back-plate is a bit annoying, the HD audio slot is in an odd location and its quite expensive, but it works perfectly fine so I can't really complain much. I've had no problems so far with it and it's the perfect size.
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - It's memory. It works. It's pretty cheap. Not much I could say :P
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 120GB - Only got the 120GB as I'm only using it for Windows but wow. I mean, I've never had an SSD before and the install and load time for windows was just wow. Wow. I only wish I got a larger one.
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB - It's storage. It works. It's pretty cheap. Not much I could say :PP
MSI GeForce GTX 970 100 Million Edition - This card is just beautiful! Everything from the heat pipes to the color scheme to the design just screams "I am beautiful! Praise me!". In all seriousness this card is very nice. It has run everything I have on mostly ultra, which includes Cities Skylines, War Thunder, Besiege, and BeamNG Drive. I plan to get GTA V too, should be able to run it fine, hopefully on at least high. I've yet to overclock it as I find no need to yet.
Xigmatek Aquila MicroATX Mini Tower - This was one of the toughest choices for me. I was stuck between this and the Inwin 901. I still wish I went for the Inwin but this was on sale for a pretty good price so I just went with it. This case is actually a pretty solid case. It feels sturdy and looks pretty nice. The PSU was a bit of a tight squeeze, but it fit. If anyone's used the Inwin, mind telling me how it is? I might use upgrade from this case later on.
SeaSonic 520W - This power supply is actually very nice. It's extremely quiet and the cables that come with it are all black. I really love how it's fully modular too, with a small build like this it definitely helps. It even comes with a little cloth bag to store your unused cables which is a nice little convenience.
NZXT Hue LED Controller - This has definitely brought life into the build. The lights are nice and bright and it's more than long enough actually. Only con is the adhesive that comes pre-applied. It's horrible. I didn't believe some people saying that it didn't actually stick well, but now I see what they meant. The LED strip falls off the top of the case on its own, the adhesive is just horrible, it can't even hold its own weight. For now, I've fixed it with some normal tape, which is okay since you don't even see it. Be warned, if you're planning on getting this, have some other sticking solutions available.
I'm extremely happy with this build. If you have any questions or tips or anything really, just leave a comment.
Have yet to perform a stress test on the CPU, anyone know a good program? Oh and any suggestions for a good screen would be awesome too. :)