I built this PC in July 2015 after months of planning and research. Being 14 years old, this was my very first build! All my parts were purchased from Centre Com, with the exception of the case, as it was out of stock.
I designed this build with a red and black theme, which is why both my motherboard and video card are MSi.
I primarily use this computer for school purposes, as well as occasional gaming and photo editing (Adobe Lightroom).
CPU (i5-4460): Purchased this processor as it wasn't too expensive, and had four cores. I was considering a FX-6300, but decided on Intel as it is a brand I've used and trusted for a long time.
Motherboard (MSi H97 Gaming 3): Initially I planned to purchase an MSi B85-G43 motherboard (https://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-b85g43gaming), but Centre Com was out of stock, so I decided on a H97 chipset board. So far, I haven't encountered any issues.
RAM (Kingston HyperX Fury Black 2 x 4GB): No specific reason for choice, just went with Kingston HyperX as it was relatively cheap.
Storage (1TB WD Caviar Blue): Buying an SSD wasn't in my budget, so I just decided on a reliable HDD with enough storage.
Video Card (MSi GTX 960 4GB): My budget for a graphics card was > AUD $400, decided on this card as it was more than capable of running the games I played.
Case (Phantom 410): Fell in love with the case as soon as I saw it. Brilliant case, with lots of room for cable management.
Power Supply (Thermaltake SMART 550W): I chose this PSU as it was reasonably priced, a brand I trusted and is 80+ Bronze Certified.
Optical Drive: Chose it because it was cheap and I didn't require anything more expensive.
Wireless Adapter: It does the job.
Keyboard: Relatively cheap keyboard I bought a while ago, so far no problems with it.
Speakers: Also bought these speakers a while ago, which is why they were so expensive. Great 5.1 speakers, haven't had any problems with them.
Monitor (Dell 2007WFP): Purchased this monitor almost ten years ago, unfortunately I cannot remember the price. It is a great 60Hz monitor, but it is obviously quite old now and I'm hoping to upgrade in the future. I didn't include it in my parts list as it is not listed on this website.
Overall, a very good mechanical keyboard. The only thing I have to complain about is that it tends to leave fingerprints on the keys as I type, much more than my older membrane keyboard (Logitech K120).
The DeathAdder has a really nice feel to it, and it fits my hand perfectly. I can use it comfortably on my desk with little to no friction. The two buttons on the side also come in handy sometimes, as I like to use them to navigate a website back and forth. The RGB colour on the mouse allows you to customize it, make it yours and make it unique. This mouse was a massive step up from my Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse and I would highly recommend it. :)