So a few months ago I decided to build my own rig since I've always been using laptops. I wasn't in a rush or anything so I bought my parts when they were on sale. Used mainly for gaming, music, and videos.
CPU: I was leaning more towards an Ivy Bridge CPU but couldn't pass up on a cheaper Haswell. Haven't overclocked yet, but will do so in the future, kinda scared too since I'm still new to it.
CPU Cooling: Thought about going with a closed loop liquid cooling system, but didn't wanna mess with that since it's my first build.
MOBO: Was considering the ASUS Sabertooth(only cuz it looked so good), but friend said it was unnecessary and highly recommended me the G45, so I went with that.
RAM: Went for the cheapest red ones I could find.
SSD/HDD: Had an amazon gift card and the Intel 530 was on sale for $149.99 during black friday week so I settled for it. For more space I took old hard drives from my broken laptops, worked great! and probably saved $100 =]
Video Card: I got suckered in by the 3 free games when buying a video card from EVGA. Hope this card is future proof.
Case: Love the design of the R4 case, plain and simple. The window was a plus for me.
PSU: Friend found the SeaSonic 660W on sale and recommended it. The first part I bought a few months ago =]
Accessories: Love Corsair keyboards, friend of mine works at frys and was able to get me one. Decided to go with a corsair mouse just to match my keyboard XD
i think my temps are low because it is FREEZING in my area at the moment, see how things go later on.
updates and more pics will be posted later!