This was my first ever PC build. I was lucky to have some good friends show me the ropes in both helping me pick parts and assembly. Since I am going to college this year, I need a machine that will be able to handle a variety of tasks. Additionally, I wanted something that could hold its own during hard core gaming. After some careful research, I settled on what I believe to be a good configuration. You will notice that a power supply is not included in the parts list, and neither are disc drives. I was fortunate enough to have the option to salvage various components that were available from old computers or just laying around. In the future, I plan on adding some more, higher air flow fans. I am concerned since it is currently in a desk cabinet that it is not receiving enough air flow. See specs for details.
Additionally not listed are: -OCZ Formula SSD -Enermax Liberty 500W Power Supply -Asstd. Fans -Coolermaster CM690 I instead of CM690 II