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This is the first computer that I decided to build and I wanted something that could play average games with good framerates, but I also didn't want a noisy box that needed a lot of power to run. And I really loved the look of this case so I went with the mini-itx form factor.
Cpu- Intel i3 4130- The haswell chip so it isn't as power hungry as some older chips, and it has hyper-threading which is great for increasing performance.
Motherboard- Went with an asrock because I was looking for something that wasn't too expensive but had some good features. Doesn't support overclocking, but neither does my cpu so that's fine.
RAM- Decided to go with the corsair vengeance because everybody seems to love the stuff and it looks pretty cool. Decided to only get 1dimm of 8gb simply because the motherboard only has 2 slots. Just in case I ever want to get more.
HDD- Decided against an SSD for now, simply due to price, but probably going to upgrade to one in the future. Just an average hard drive. Not too noisy.
Video Card- Went with the 750ti because you really get a lot of bang for your buck here. It's overclockable and stays very cool and quiet, even under a full gaming load. Made with nvidia's new maxwell chip, which helps a lot with power consumption. Plus you get all of nvidia's features with it.
Case- The inside layout is the exact same as the Prodigy, but without the handles. (which I heard were quite unstable) Plus I love the aggressive look and the side lighting is awesome. The pictures don't quite do justice. Cable management was a pain in the ***, as there are no places to hide cables. So I just grouped them the best I could
PSU- Didn't need a whole lot of wattage, and corsair makes good quality stuff.
Optical drive- The one that EVERYONE has
Monitor- Average 21" monitor
Keyboard- Full size mechanical keyboard but without the number-pad, no backlighting, but that wasn't a must need for me. Its a great size and the quality is superb.
Mouse- Ended up getting the g600, I love all the buttons that I can program and it feels really nice in the hand. Thank you guys for all the suggestions!