I choose this amd fx 8320 because when I was originally choosing parts I had the 6300 but when it went on sale on black friday for $100 (Same price of the 6300) I said why not. The MSI 970 gaming motherboard was chosen because the color and I wanted a decent mobo. I choose the ram because its red and looks nice, pretty much that for the ram. The cavier blue hdd just because the price and its a all around good hard drive. Now for the gpu I choose the GeForce GTX 970 acx 2.0 because its a pretty damn good gpu and is fairly new. And the power supply is over kill but wanted a fully modular power supply.