This was my first custom build I've done so I'm hoping I wasn't too far off with what I went with.
I probably could have been alright with a lesser case but I like how it looked. I also would have been more than fine with a lesser power supply but, meh. Everything installed very easily. BIOS was easy to work with. Before building this I was using a 4 year old HP Laptop for everything. Me oh my, what a difference. Everything I throw at it runs smooth as oil...no choppy video or buffering. I've ran some light tests with CS:GO, GW2, CIV5, Diablo3...perfect.
The only complaint I have is the sidewall fan included with the case (the big'un) has such a short line that if you remove the sidewall to adjust something, it pulls it out of the MOBO before you can even reach your hand in to unplug it. Makes it very difficult to open up.
It should be safe to assume that all parts (except the case, OS, keyboard and mouse) were chosen because of a combination of the current price and good reviews.
I'd very much appreciate any feedback as this is my first go 'round with a custom build. I'm sure I overlooked or simply didn't know some things.
P.S. Cable management isn't one of my strongest abilities.