Converting from the Xbox One. This build is primarily for gaming (Arma, Bf4, etc.) with a little bit of light browsing and schoolwork to go with it. Went for the orange and blue color scheme(School colors, the Chargers :] ) I spent most of my summer working and earning money for parts. I didn't purchase parts in any particular order I just jumped on sales when they came up. Everything was purchased from newegg except for mobo, CPU, and OS. Took the long haul to Micro Center to get a combo deal which is hard to beat.
Monitor bought from a friend a little while back... saved a lot there shouldn't really be in the price.
Purchase CPU fan about a month after build. Keeps temps down and is very quiet.
Cable management is not to great but im lazy so....
Feel free to leave some comments criticism, tips, anything.... Just the building process was a great experience and am glad to see it turn out so well.
*PS. blue led strip is a cheapo off of ebay... works well...
UPDATE*4-13-16: So far everything is going ok. Purchased ssd for windows and a few games, greatly increased the start up speed. Also purchased corsair m65 mouse. Love the weights. Will soon be converting to an intel CPU as this one doesn't run arma very well and that's pretty much all I play.
Went for the 8320 after seeing some solid reviews and the price/performance was just right for me. I read somewhere that it could be overclocked to match the 8350s performance but it seems to be doing fine by itself.
To be honest I just really liked the blue. Only has 3 case fan headers and I have 4 case fans so one of them is out of commission for the time being until I get a splitter.
Went with the standard 2x4Gb which should be just right for what im doing. Also blue,lol. Good deal for 1866.
Just your basic WD 1TB H.D.D. Definitely will be getting an ssd in the near future probably just a 240Gb.
This was one of the harder choices with some sketchy reviews but I didnt want to spend to much. 150 with MIR and is running perfect as of right now. Am running BF4 and Arma 3 on Ultra settings no problem.
Wanted a cool orange case and this fit the job perfectly. Nice little window, screw less design, and adequate cable management room. This being my first build, I have nothing to compare it to but I had no problems this time around.
Another big sale item a lot of wattage for a low amount of money, runs well and has more than enough power for me.
Nothing major color matches the black part of the case perfectly.
Got the cheaper CM combo and it works fine for my needs mouse is good keyboard looks sweet.