After 2 years of saving and planning, I was finally able to join the PC master race. As I am now a Uni student I had a limited budget of one grand, luckily I waited out until the black Friday weekend where I was able to get some really good deals.
CPU and GPU- it was always between the i5-4690K paired with the 970 or the i7-4790k paired with the GTX 970. I chose the GTX 970 route due to the superior performance at 1080p and the fact that I didn't really have any need for an i7 due to this computer only being used for gaming and word processing.
CPU Cooler- one of the best looking air coolers out there and because I had to move my computer between university and home I did not feel confident in a water cooler. My cooler actually came broken with the top feeling completely detached, but I ghetto rigged them together so it was fine.
Motherboard- a decent motherboard, but nother special other than it being the only affordable white and black motherboard.
Memory- fast, cheap and good-looking what else would do you want.
Hope you enjoy my build!!