My name is Callum, I wanted to build a PC because: 1. My laptop is dying as I've had it for a while now and 2. I am fed up of Microsoft making me play games in 30fps and then charge me £50 to purchase the game and then on top, charge me an additional £40 a year for Xbox Live. Two words: DAYLIGHT ROBBERY. I want my PC for gaming and watching movies on.
CPU - Wanted an i7 CPU for future proofing. I am not overclocking so I settled for the 4790. I know this is probably overkill but oh well.
Mobo - I wanted to go cheap here. I am not overclocking so there was no need for a Z97 or X99. So I decided to go for a H97. I heard that AsRock are a trustworthy company so I went with them.
RAM - Two 4GB sticks of RAM is enough for me. I went with the one of the cheapest ones with the best reviews.
SSD - Just your standard 128GB SSD. I was originally going to get the Kingston SSDNow V300 but upon reading reviews I saw a lot of people complaining that the performance was not what Kingston had said and that they were producing a lower quality product than what they said they were producing. So I stayed well clear of that mess and went with the Sandisk.
HDD - Went with the cheapest one out of the Seagate and the Western Digital. Seagate it is!
GPU - Its going to be used for gaming. I want to game at 60fps. I refuse to pay the extortionate prices that the 980 is being sold for. I settled for this EVGA GTX 970 SuperClocked ACX 2.0. The ACX 2.0 cooling should keep it cool while I game away.
Case - I went for the Phantom 410 because it's a spacious mid tower with that allows for great cable management Also, it looks pretty damn good too.
PSU - I wanted a semi - modular PSU and my wattage isn't that much so the CX 600W will suffice.
OS - Chose Windows 8.1 because it's £15 on g2a. Saved me some money there!
Monitor - I originally wanted a monitor that was beteween 21" and 22", has less that a 5ms response time, is 1080p and that has hdmi connection. But my dad convinced me to go with a 24". I first ordered a BenQ GL2450HM but it came with a European power lead so I sent it back and bought the BenQ GL2460HM instead.
Other Bits - Simple, I went for the cheapest.
I will post reviews once I have properly tested out each of the parts :)