Built due to my 8 year old PC motherboard dieing on me! - The old working parts have been donated to a friend so they will be re-used :-)
I really didn't want to go crazy on this but wanted something that would last (fingers crossed 8 years!) and give me a few options down the line if I wanted/needed to upgrade.
My 'wants' in the build were the case and the CPU, I've liked these for a while now and wanted to use the in my next (now) build.
The AMD FX-8350 for the price/performance and I've always liked AMD so a little biased I guess!
The BitFenix Neos I've loved from the time I came across it when looking at cases many moons ago, it's clean and simple and has everything in it that I need and doesn't cost that much!
The 16GB of RAM may have been a bit OTT for my needs, but it was so damn cheap I thought why not! The SSD has a lot of mixed reviews but it's doing fine for my needs, the PC boots within a few seconds to the login screen and it's only being used for the OS and programs. My 500GB Seagate drive hold my data :-)
I'm not a massive gamer and only really play Guild Wars 2 and seeing as I've been playing it on my 8 year old PC with no problems the MSI Radeon R7 250 seemed like a good choice! So far I've had no problems and it plays the game well :-) so no complaints!
The motherboard was simple to install and easy to keep everything tidy, only real complaint(?) is with the PSU/case when trying to feed the CPU power around the back. It doesn't sit very well at the bottom of the cable tidy... It doesn't foul on anything, just annoying :-p
The build came from reading reviews and keeping the cost down. I could have gotten away with a smaller PSU but the cost difference wasn't that much to warrant it and I may get a better graphics card down the line...
I've only had it build for a few days so time will tell! But so far it's doing everything that I wanted and more!
Happy to hear comments and suggestions :-)