Purchased all parts from Canada Computers because I didn't want to deal with shipping parts from different vendors.
I wanted a Black and White build on a budget, so I got what I could and built it with my friend (who did most of the building tbh).
CPU: Chose the i5 since it was the standard and runs best from what I've seen from my research CPU Cooler: Friend sold it to me on a discount since upgraded to a custom water cooling loop. MOBO: Black and white design, looks nice. Unfortunately the CPU cooler blocks most of it. Memory: Got a single 8gb stick of 1866 mhz white ram to match colours. Got 1 stick so i can upgrade to more in the future. Storage: Standard 1 TB HDD. I will purchase an SSD sometime in the near future GPU: With all the controversy regarding the 4gb Vram, I still opted for the GTX 970 since I will be gaming at 1080p on a single monitor for the foreseeable future. Case: I went with the s340 in black because it was looks incredible and matches my glossy white desk. PSU: 500W seemed sufficient for me
This was a great experience and I'm really happy with how it turned out!
Thanks for reading!