So my friend is pretty much addicted to Dota, so much so that he was entering Dota tournaments and actually managed to win two of them. However, he was at a severe disadvantage. He was only getting about 15 frames per second. I don't know how he managed. So I managed to convince him to save up and get some PC parts, I've built it for him and he's absolutely in love with it. The all in one pictured above was what he was gaming on.
CPU - AMDs FX-8350 is an overall great CPU in my opinion, and for about half the price of a really nice Intel CPU, what's not to like?
CPU Cooler - I adore putting the same brand parts in a PC, It adds to the aesthetic. The Respire is cheap and nice. I was worried about the clearance of the copper pipes with the NZXT window, but I figured that since they were the same brand, NZXT would be smart enough to make all their products compatible.
Mobo - It fit the color scheme and allows for crossfire in the future. It was enough for him.
Memory - The standard gaming 8 GB of memory, this fit our color scheme. They are a bit of a darker blue in person, which is nice because neither of us were a fan of that light blue.
Storage - 1 Terabyte, not much to tell.
Video Card - Best we could get that wasn't the Nvidia equivalent, and with the rumors and all that about the 970 not having 4 GB of VRAM, he didn't feel comfortable getting the 970.
Case - All Aesthetic. Fun to work in regardless.
Power Supply - Working with a fully modular PSU is a dream. I don't know how a managed with a non-modular one. 1000 Watts because the 290X is basically Zeus, taking up an insane amount of power.
Everything else is pretty much just standard stuff.