I built my pc last year and it was the first computer I ever built. I allready owned most of the parts in the list. Some of them I bought for my self and other I got as christmas and birthday gifts in the last year. The new parts were the cpu cooler, the motherboard and the case.
My last mobo was an GA-Z97X-UDH5-BK. It was a great motheroard, but given the fact that it is an ATX motherboard the computer took up a lot of space. I really wanted to build a Micro-ATX and when I found a good deal on the MSI Z97M Gaming I decided to switch them out. So far I have nothing bad to say about the new motherboard.
The CPU cooler is amazing and I really like it. When I started the build last year, well last christmas (2014), I knew I wanted to get into overclocking. It wasn't that huge of a priority back then because I had allready blown my budget. This cooler really great. I managed to get a stable 4.8GHz with a voltage at 1.280w.
The case I got just because it looks so amazing. I had some problems with mounting the ssd's on the mounting bracket, so I ended up with just placing them in the hhd drive bays. Other than that the case is awesome.
I use my computer mostly for gaming and streaming my media to an old iPad I own using plex. Therefore the overclock isn't really needed at all, but I really want to get the most out of my system.
Future plans would be graphics and monitor. My original thoughts were to get a triple 1080p setup, but now I'm leaning more towards getting a 34 inch wide scream 1440p monitor, but I'll wait till I find a good deal. As for graphics the 970 I already have its more than enough for 1080p and maybe 1440p aswell, so I'll wait till after I get a new monitor and with Pascal coming out later this year I don't mind waiting for either a better gpu or another 970 for a better price.