The system is mostly for gaming with some video editing and programming on the side. I spent a few months researching and eventually decided on this. Originally I was going to get a 3770k but just decided on the 4770k because of a friend's recommendation. I didn't plan on getting an SSD but I decided to pick one up at a local store at the last minute. I know I could of gotten some of this stuff at a cheaper price but I wanted to get most of my items from the same place which happened to be Newegg, and money wasn't much of an issue either as I had saved up quite a bit for this system. I got a wireless card because my modem/router are in a different room from where I was setting up at, I plan on moving it near the system for direct ethernet connection soon. 16GB of ram, because hey, why not. I've got much more power than I need, but I may add a second Radeon HD 7970 for crossfire in the future. I went with Windows 7 because I'm not a fan of Windows 8 at all. Wasn't sure as to what monitor and keyboard to go with so I winged it with the keyboard, and decided to go with a 24" Asus monitor, I don't have much desk space for it but I'm satisfied with what I ended up getting. Everything runs great and I've not had any problems yet. Will add more pictures soon.