Inspired by grundidaniel - Red Dragon and Vengeance1871 - Apollo, God of Light.This is my first PC that I built. I spent a lot of time thinking over the parts and build. Trying to get the best deals all in 1 1/2 weeks. PCpartpicker helped a ton with that as well as a first time customer with newegg squeezing out every kind of saving i could get from them. I got my PSU, CPU, Keyboard and SSD from amazon (I had Prime) and everything else from Newegg (minus the monitor and mouse/mouse pad). Newegg has a 20 off if your a student and have a student email add.
CPU - Planed on steaming and just want a fast pc in general. figure i7 will last me a long while.
CPU Cooler - I do not have the cooler yet. But I do intend on getting the corsair h100i when I feel the need to overclock this monster.
Motherboard - I was originally going to go for the MSI z97A Kraft edition which was all white and on sell for 119.99$ but then last minute Newegg ran a deal for the MSI z97A Gaming 7 w/ a SteelSeries Siberia v2 headphone so I decided to go with that instead. The headphone are around 50$ on amazon plus why not.
Memory - Red Cosair Vengeance Pro memory was on sell for $85.99 then on top of that if you buy any Cosair memory u get an addition 10% off so it was a super deal.
SSD - It seemed to be the most trusted one on the market and also samsung is a trusted brand for me. only got the 250 becuase thats pretty much all I need for now. just need it for boot up and a couple games. everything else is streaming over the web for me. ex. music/movies/games/tv etc
HDD - I might get a 1TB later on if need be.
Video Card - MSI 970 Twin Frozr V. I don't need anything too powerful and too expensive to get the latest and greatest plus this one looked the best out of all the 970's to me. Plus matches the red theme I went for after getting the MSI Mobo.
Case - Because its beautiful. Newegg was also the cheapest.
PSU - Dont plan on getting another video card or anything else that might demand much power. Also I trust Corsair/Channel Well Technology.
Monitor - It was a donation from my brother. not sure how much he paid for it so I just put the price Newegg had.
Keyboard - I had a tough time not knowing which keyboard to pick out since I don't really know too much about the new ones such as cherry, brown, red, switches and what not and they are really expensive and I didn't want to go over 100$ because that way to much for a keyboard as you can see from my last one lol
Headphones - Came with the Mobo as a gift from Newegg. one of their combo deals.
Overall I am extremely happy about this build. it was very nerve racking and worry-some when first pushing that power button. Making you doubt yourself anticipating and hoping that all the wires you went through to tangle and untangle reached their destination. Making sure all the connections were tight and secure. When you hit that power button and you see all the fans moving and all the lights working and the case USB ports work. its just very satisfying or a job well done. probably could have done a better job with the wire management in the back but ehh. Also probably could have a done a bit cheaper build but i wanted reliable brands that were going to last.
Also a thanks to my dad for not just putting it together for me and actually teaching me and showing where things go. Another thanks to the people over at reddit r/buildapcforme for explaining things to me, giving me an idea of what i want and being patient with my questions.