So this is not only my first desktop machine I have built, but also the first windows machine I have ever used. I've been gaming and using a macbook air for a few years now but I finally decided to get a more capable machine when it comes to multimedia and gaming.
CPU - The Core i7 is crazy fast and I couldn't be happier, I will definitely take advantage of it's hyperthreading capabilities.
Motherboard - There isn't much to say about the mobo since it's pretty standard, though the colours match my black/white/red colour scheme quite nicely. It also allows for amd crossfire which could be useful if I get a second gpu in the future.
Memory - I was originally gooing to go with Kingston HyperX memory but they were out of stock so I went with this kit, I am glad I did however as it's metallic red finish matches that on the gpu.
Storage - I went with the OCZ Trion 100 because it was the cheapest ssd I could get and it has decent reviews so I am not worried about it breaking. I also have a 1 Tb WD Green which i didn't add to the build until later as it was not purchased.
Graphics Card - I was super excited to pick this card up as it allows me to play any game I want at 1080p with no issues, The cooler looks and performs great and since the fans don't spin unless it's under load, it remains fairly quiet.
Case - I have been in love with the S340 ever since I decided I wanted to build a pc about a year ago. It made cable management in the main chamber a breeze and it has pretty decent airflow.
Power Supply - I went with the Thermaltake Smart Power because it was the best at the store, I would have preferred to have bought a fully modular PSU but it was out of my budget.