I was ready to get off of the console, and back on PC. My last build was about 8 years ago, so it was exciting to research and see what is out there now (got caught up in console gaming for several years). After reasearching all of the parts, I felt that this would be a solid build, and be able to handle my gaming needs for awhile. I promised the wife that I could get everything I needed for under $1000. I ordered the parts over the course of a couple months, trying to find every deal that i could.
CPU - I was orginally planning on the FX8320, but could not pass up the FX6300 @ $109. I plan to overclock some, so it should have enough power to meet my needs. I can always upgrade in the future if needed.
Cooler - When I was ready to purchase a cooler, the 212 EVO shot up some in price. The AR01 seemed comparable, plus I love the way it looks
MOBO - I read great things about this board, and the price was right
Memory - I wasnt too familar with Team memory, but it should do the job
GPU - My decision was between the R9270X and the GTX760. At the time of order, the R9270X was $50 cheaper, and I felt that it would be able to handle what I am going to throw at it. I maybe could have saved $20 going with the R9270.
Case - Can't say enough good things about the 200R. It is a basic case with lots of room to work. Made cable management a breeze.
PSU - Semi Modular, and should have enough juice to handle my build
Thanks for looking. Let me know your thoughts.