Well, since I finished school last year. I've been wanting to build a system for fun. After pushing it aside due to bills, I finally got a chance to build "it". This is what came out of it. This system was aimed at playing games at medium 1080p although I do admit,i need a GPU change before that happens.
Processor: i3-4150 I didn't want to go the AMD route, as the FX 6300 seemed to struggle with some games I wanted to play. This was the cheapest option that I could pretty much go with and I can pretty much say it's much better than my old core2duo computer.
Motherboard: MSi H81M-E33 This was a really simple choice. Did it have a pci-e x16 sloth and could fit in a case? Well, from my current experience with this motherboard,it's brilliant. The click and drag bios makes everything much easier for someone who has never done this before.
Memory: kingston HyperX Fury Blue It runs fine.. that's pretty much it. Although it does run at 1600mhz instead of 1886mhz.
Hard drive: Samsung spinpoint M8 1TB 5400RPM It's pretty much silent. I was originally using a 3.5 inch but my computer case seems to make a rattle with that in it.So i switched to an old 2.5" hard drive I had lying around from an old laptop. It's fine for the things that I do.
Graphics card: HD 7750 I've been using this for a while now. I plan on using it until I get a 960 next later into this month. It's great for playing your average games and maybe games from pre-2013. Tried some newer games and it can run them but at 30fps and tends to be a mix of custom "settings" at 900p or 720p.
Case: CiT Marvel This is the case I've been using for a few months now. it's fairly small for a m-atx case. I haven't bothered hooking up the fans inside due to not being able to find an adapter for the molex cables. I guessthat can wait a few days as the cooling seems fine.
Power Supply: CiT 500w 80+ Bronze It seems to be fine for the most part, will replace later on though. It's a good power supply and has lasted a few months so far and seems to be going strong. I've been trying to listen for a whine or anything of that sort, to see if it will "die".
In conclusion, it's a great little computer. Might work on the cable management at bottom, as it seems to be annoying me. Might upgrade the Power Supply and might change out the HD7750 for a GTX 960.