First computer I have built for myself. I have been using a Lenovo y560P as a desktop replacement till now and I thought its finally time that I get a good desktop. I have built a few PC's before (Cheap HTPCs for my father), this is my first good build. First time actually doing cable management and overclocking so please leave tips on my overclock
Update 2/12/14: Got rid of the crappy asrock board I had and got a Asus board, much more stable and can handle a stable OC at 4.4ghz, probably can go higher but I don't want the rig running too hot.
Chip: - Microcenter had a sale, was looking for an 8350 but the 8320 is pretty easily overclockable and I got it for $100
Cooler: - Had good reviews, not that expensive. Most people go with this cooler and most people like it.
Motherboard: - Made the mistake of ordering a msi g45 970a at first and then realizing that it doesnt have good review for the FX83XX series chips, so I returned that and bought the AsRock which has the 990fx chip, which I have now returned after realizing all the faults the board has and now im on the Asus board which is amazing. I am really satisfied with it, has a great UEFI BIOS. AI Suite is great, lots of great tools to check overclocking and fan expert keeps my rig quiet.
RAM: - Good memory clock speed, going to upgrade to 16gb later
SSD: - First SSD I have ever owned and I am really impressed! Windows boots up in less than 10 Seconds and performance is very snappy
HDD: - Standard 1tb HDD used for storing docs, music, games, etc
GPU: - I originally was going to get a GTX 760 or a Radeon 7870 but the prices were a high for the performance and I kept getting frustrated with missing good deals GRRR. I ended up saying screw it and bought the 770 so no worries and complete overkill for 1080p gaming.
Case - Great case, not to tall, wide enough for good cable management, and filtered inlets. Yes, I know EVERYONE uses this case but hey, its a great case!
Fans: - Fans are fans and they were cheap, a bit loud for my taste, they make a bit of a droning noise probably due to some vibration.
PSU: - First bought some EVGA 500W supply because I was going to originally buy a gtx760 but then I bought a 770 and needed more power so I returned the EVGA and got the Corsair. Its a power supply...it works
Windows: - 8.1 is ehhh I like the look but at the same time it feels like they went form after function. The metro apps are weird and I hate how it switches from desktop to metro for some apps. Guess I need to just get used to it.
Overclocking: - First time I am overclocking so I followed a couple guides and I have settled at a 4.4ghz overclock with the FSB @239mhz and the CPU multiplier at x18.5. Temps dont seem to go that high and I am able to keep the voltage pretty low (1.31V).