This was my first build. I had a blast and learned a lot! This website helped me tremendously and I couldn't have built this computer without it and its community. Thanks!
CPU: I bought the g3258 because it's the best dual core 1150 socket w/o hyper threading cpu out there. I plan to upgrade to a 4690k later on.
Mobo: This mobo was cheap but has all the features I need. It supports all the upgrades I aspire to put on this computer. My only gripe is that it has no USB 3.0 front panel support.
RAM: 8GB. Dual Channel. Cheap. Looks nice.
HDD: I am a big fan of this hard drive. It's one of the best value 1TB drives out there. It boots windows pretty quickly too.
GPU: Got this mainly so I could play some of my favorite games at acceptable settings without spending a whole lot. I also wanted to save power. I will be upgrading later to something like a GTX 960.
Case: I'm very pleased with this case. Great value at around $50 with good cable management, plenty of drive cages, an above average included fan, and a nice look. I wish there was an included intake fan, though.
PSU: EVGA is a reliable company and I needed a reliable PSU. The fan is very quiet. It provides enough power for my needs and the 80+ rating is nice.
Stay tuned for CPU/GPU temps and clock speeds!