I wanted to keep the price of my computer around 800. Titanfall and Battlefield 4 run pretty well on it.
CPU- I picked the 4670k because it was about $80-90 cheaper than the 4770k. If I need hyperthreading I'll get it then.
MOBO- Cheapest one that came in the bundle at the Microcenter
Ram- Only 8GB stick the Microcenter had. I didn't want to wait 2 days for parts so I just bought everything at the Microcenter.
HDD- 1TB for games and such. I'll probably get as SSD within 2-3 months.
GPU- I really wanted the EVGA GTX 760 with the blower fan, but this is all the Microcenter had in stock. I just prefer GeForce over Radeon.
PSU- Cheapest semi-modular PSU in stock. I originally was going to get the Corsair CX600M, but I didn't think it was worth the extra $25 (especially because it was still semi-modular)
OS- I like Windows 7 more than 8. I don't want UNIX as my primary OS.
Case- I needed a case that is less than 18.5 inches tall and 20 inches long so that it would fit on my desk. I liked the way the H230 looked (in white). There are two things I don't like about it: 1- the plastic front 2- only had mounts for 4 120mm fans.
Monitor- I like the small bezel and the matte screen. I didn't include it in the price because my dad took my monitor for his work, so he paid for this one.
Keyboard- I needed a wireless keyboard because the desk in my apartment is built in and has no hole for cables....it's kinda stupid I know.
WiFi Adapter- Already had it.
Mouse- Already had it.
The power supply cord wasn't long enough, so it had to cross over the GPU. There isn't any physical stress applied on the GPU (at least from what I can tell).
Please let me know what you think I should add/change for the future, this was my first complete build.