CPU - Chose this CPU for its good ratings, wasnt too worried about gettin a GPU right away. Works great so far.
MOBO - This came as package deal with the CPU from my local Microcenter, had the basic everything that i needed and at a great price point
Memory - Stuck with the color scheme, fast enough for me and highly rated.
Hard Drive - Use the SSD for OS, and damn does this boot up fast, love it.
Case - I just love the NZXT cases and this one fit perfect with my blue theme, front access USB 3 and removabel front plate.
PS - nothing too special, semimodular, good price.
OS - Good perk for being in college, lol
Fans - I know its excessive and this isnt the quietest rig out there, but im usually zoned out with headphones on and cant hear them anyway, but they make the damn thing a beauty.
Keyboard - Might not be my first pick but it isn't horrible
For a first time build im happy with it, kinda addicted now though.