First ever build, was so exciting and I felt a great sense of achievement in the end (even tho it was mostly easy)
CPU: I wanted current gen, I debated about 4690k but the marginal increase in price was a step worth taking in my book.
Cooler: Wanted a dark rock 3 but it was more expensive and I said meh, this comes in push pull config and looks nice so might aswell, I get insane temps on idle, around 19, and after a few hours of csgo I reach maybe 27, need to run some load tests soon.
Mobo: Got this during MSI cash back period, so I paid £86 for a good 1151 motherboard, was a steal at the price and not to mention its sleek looks and the sexy steel reinforced pci-e slots
Ram: Found white ram by Ballistix, looked really nice and helped with the theme, didn't care much about the speeds as we're talking about margins here right?
Storage: 1tb wdb and 240 sandisk ssd, £38 and £35 paid, got a good deal on ssd so ya, sufficient and windows loads fast as hell
Video: I was initially going to get a 390 but decide to get a better monitor instead and a card thats good enough for 1080p as I'm sure you'll agree, its a lot easier to upgrade gpu in the future. I love it man what can I say, BF4 high 60 fps, csgo max 200-300 fps, gona get some AAA titles too and see what happens
Case: IM SO HAPPY I WAITED FOR CES, AS soon as I saw it I fell in love instantly, full acrylic panel, amazing cable management, PSU Shroud, what more could I ask for.
Psu: Mostly did it for the rating and alchemy cables which were STIFF AF, I never knew how stiff these were, you guys made builds with nice management look easy lol, I ended up replacing the 24pin and pci-e cable in the end with white ones anyway.
Monitor: 144hz is a whole new world when it comes to cs, I went from silver elite to global /s. But seriously, not the best colours/viewing angles but even moving the mouse on this screen feels so damn nice. As for freesync, I can't comment yet, it is there tho.