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Here's a 1080p gaming build that I have built for myself. The majority of my builds so far have been mid-ATX, so I decided that a change was due! Some of the components were salvaged from previous builds, but I have left the prices on because of the new 'search by price' feature on PCPP. Here's a bit more info:
CPU - The i5-4670k is a great CPU for gaming, among other things. I have kept it at stock speeds for now, as overclocking would be a waste at the moment - I won't be doing anything intensive (yet!).
CPU Cooler - It's quiet, and it'll allow for some pretty decent overclocking. Really easy to install and looks great too. I will not be overclocking at the moment, only when I'm looking to get some performance gains in the future.
Motherboard - I haven't used all the features yet, but from what I've seen so far this is definitely worth the price premium. Not only does it look great, it is packed with features.
Memory - Corsair is a solid RAM brand, so I had no problems buying this RAM. Mainly purchased for its colour, but runs great as well.
Storage - I was able to salvage two SSDs from previous builds, and so I decided to put them in RAID 0 for a total of 465Gb usable storage. Plus, the added speed is nice.
Video Card - I managed to get this at a great price, as it was an open box item. It still has the warranty, which is useful! The R9 280X performs really well at 1080p, and will play all [my] games at Ultra. The Asus cooling solution is quiet and cool.
Case - I'm glad I bought this case - it's ridiculously easy to work with and has surprisingly good cable management options too. Since I'm not using HDDs, I removed the 2 trays and decided to use that area to store extra cabling. The result means that the front intake will be able to provide a bit more airflow to the motherboard/RAM. Aesthetically it's great too.
Case Fans - Bought for aesthetic reasons, and also because they're quiet. Also salvaged, so they're a bit dustier than I'd like!
Power Supply - An extremely quiet PSU, since the fan doesn't spin until it's under a certain load (40% I think). I also appreciate the fact that Corsair have aimed to reduce coil whine, and producing cables which match almost any build. I was originally going to shorten the cables but, in the end, I couldn't be bothered.
Peripherals are a Corsair M40 mouse, and a Corsair K70 keyboard (Red keys).
Any critiques or comments, please let me know! I'll try to respond to all questions.