Won a bit of money at the casino and was already planning on building a secondary rig for hauling to LAN or having guests over.
When I first heard of the new intel pentium-K g3258 I knew I wanted to check it out, and when I found out Microcenter was selling the CPU/MoBo combo for $100, I went out and bought the package the next day.
Dual-Core unlocked CPU for $60? No-brainer
I wanted to have liquid cooler but without breaking the bank and the H60 has done a good job keeping things cool so far.
Package deal at microcenter with the G3258. Easy to OC with. I wish it would have been microATX but it's whatever.
Liked the look of the Fury, also matches the MoBo.
IMO probably the best HDD out there for the price. Load times aren't bad but definitely looking to upgrade to an SSD soon.
I was worried about bottlenecking on higher end GPU's, plus this was more of a budget build. Been really happy with the performance of the 750ti. The card is a miniature powerhouse.
Originally wanted the Corsair 250D but the combo deal at micro came with the MSI z97 MATE which is an ATX MoBo so I went with the Spec-03. Really nice case it looks beautiful. Also dat face...BANE!!
Definitely kicking myself for not getting the CX430M but oh well. These prices are also without mail in rebate which was about $50 so the price was around $500
I already had the Razer Keyboard (Lycosa) and mouse (Lachesis), as well as the Dell and Envision monitors.
Also got a copy of Windows 8.1 from a friend.