Welcome to the first of many build to come. TO start things off this is the first ive built in years and i only needed it for light to medium gaming. WIth that out of the way lets get to part selection.
CPU- At the time of purchase it was $65 and it does really well to my surprise. I've overclocked it to 4.4 GHz and it doesn't complain. I'm happy with how it does, and until i get my 4690k this June, it will work just fine.
CPU Cooler - Basically a Hyper 212 EVO just with a little more suck.
MoBo - Again, cheaper at the time of purchase and I've loved MSI products. Overclock and BIOS is wonderful and easy to use.
RAM - It's RAM, what can i say? Heat spreaders are nice.
HDD - Seagate 1Tb. Again not much to say. Got it on sale for $35 so i couldn't say no.
GPU - A 750ti is more than i need until Pascal comes out. I'ts just a place holder i got off newegg for 105
H21 - There is alwasy one downside to every build, for mine it is this case. There is literally no room for cables behind the motherboard tray, so i had to ziptie them behind my optical drive. I definantly want to replace it with probbaly the corsair Carbide Spec-0
The PSU... yes its a CX. Yes, it sucks. Does it work? Yes. Do i want it gone? Also a yes.
Fans - I love these fans. Bright LED's and they move air nicely. Plus they look pretty