OP:1/3/15 First build ever here, always wanted to build my own computer and finances finally allowed me too. I bought what I needed to get the computer up and running for now but will certainly be adding more later once more funds become available. Computer is used largely for school work at the moment as I finish up my last semester of college but of course I wanted it to be able to handle games as well.
Choose the i5 4690k for its price point and ease of overclocking when mated to a Z97 board. The Asus GTX660 is my get by graphics card for now, I like to play more graphics intense games like battlefield so I will need some more punch in the GPU departement later on which will come in the form of SLI 660's or perhaps an upgrade to a GTX970.
Using the stock box cooler for now, but plans are for a water cooling solution in the future, either full custom loop or a closed loop corsair setup.
A new keyboard is in the plan too, but for now my 12 year old HP keyboard does the job. Hopefully upgrade to some better monitors in the future as well, but for now the two dell 24" monitors for $90 a piece fit the bill. Ultimately I may go 4K but it all depends on budget. Thanks for looking, I'll be sure to update this as the build progresses. I have case lighting on the way for it as well, new pics up when that gets installed.
Update: 1/19/15 Had some amazon gift card money kicking around, so I ordered up a Corsair H100i since the box cooler couldn't keep up with the CPU temps playing BF4. Got it setup today and the computer is staying much cooler. Install was very easy and the Corsair link software is pretty slick.
Update: 10/8/15 Ordered up a BenQ GW2765HT from Amazon, huge improvement, also replaced the GTX660 with a GTX970 which is a nice improvement. 1440p gaming is pretty sweet as well as the larger screen size, that's probably how this computer will stay for a while, it should last a few more years before I feel like upgrading again I'd think.