Let me start by saying the SSD and GPU will be upgraded soon. The SSD will be replaced by the 500GB variant and the GPU I will buy is the MSI GTX 770. The GPU is not listed as a part so I had to add it as custom, sorry about that.
This of course I purchased for gaming, for everyday stuff, school, programming, etc. The first part I bought was the CPU on February 18th and I still haven't finished buying everything as you guys can see. Getting this much money on a Haggen Dazs salary as a college student it's not easy lol but so far I've made a lot of progress.
CPU and mobo: I wanted a regular non-K intel CPU but this one was cheaper than the non-K version so I went with this one. For now I don't plan to overclock but it is a possibility. And when I do I will buy an aftermarket cooler :P. I love MSI products that's why i went with that mobo and it gives me the opportunity to overclock later on if I so desire.
Storage: I initially went with a 250GB SSD but I felt it wasn't enough and plus I wanted to put one on my laptop anyways and I will once I get the 500GB variant. The WDC Blue is standard and I didn't want a lot of noise therefore gave up a tiny bit of performance.
GPU: Right now I am using a AMD Radeon 6790 but real soon I'll get my hands on the GTX 770 by MSI.
Case and PSU: I'm a big fan of Fractal Design and the mini was perfect for my needs. I don't need a lot of room , I will not be using 2 GPUs or 5 HDDs. The PSU seemed good and it is, very quiet and reliable so far.
Monitor: Amazing monitor for the price, colors are great.
other stuff: I bought those 2 fans to take advantage of the PWM connectors on my motherboard and because I removed both HDD cages to let more air through. As a result I purchased a bracket to mount the HDD in the Optical Drive Bay. The SSD is mounted on the back of the case, there are 2 SSD mounts back there. Obviously the theme was black, red, and some white. Later on I might sleeve the fan cables to remove those other 50 million colors.
Why did I choose Linux over Windows for gaming? Well because seeing as Steam finally decided to support Linux I want to experience it as it changes and progresses. Hopefully one day every game will be supported on all 3 OSes(Linux, Windows, and Mac) and I want to be on the Linux side when it happens. Plus I love Linux, I've always been a big fan of open software. That's why I Have a Nexus 5 :D Please guys leave feedback and suggestions. I know the cables are a mess but that's the best I can do. There are no HDD cages so I can;'t really hide cables behind that. And I hope you don't notice the tape :x
Edit: I made changes based on suggestions, new pictures also. For some reason they weren't uploaded in the order that i uploaded them :/ sorry.