This is my first build ever and my gateway to the master race.
CPU- My buddies are Intel lovers so I wanted to show AMD some love to show them what it can do. I plan to overclock in the near future and have a Corsair H100i Liquid Cooler for when that time comes. Picked up the 8350 for $179 EDIT: Finally installed the H100i liquid cooler and love it. Overclocking AMD 8350 top 4.8 Ghz and GTX780 to 1.128 Mhz
Motherboard- I know the motherboard is a little overkill but I wanted to rest assured I had the best I could get for such an important component. Also liked the red design.
Memory- Found 8GB G. Skill Ripjaws for only 44 bucks. Does what it needs to and fit the red color criteria.
Storage- 1 TB hard drive and 120 GB solid state for OS and key important games.
Video card- I spent much too much time looking for a video card and every time I decided on one I'd wake up the next morning justifying why I should spend more for a better one. Was gonna go for an R9 280x but all the coin miners snatched them all up and they were sold out everywhere. With how impatient I am I decided to go for something I could order and ghet by Christmas, eventually deciding on the GTX 780. So far so good and came with 3 free games.
Case- I wanted a nice big case with plenty of room to work in. This case had great reviews for cable management and worked well with my theme. Black and white with red internal. The fans are great too.
Power supply- Originally bought a Corsair 700W but decided to cancel that order and go for more room if I ever decide to overclock and SLI. 850W seemed like it would do fine.
Opt Drive- I still don't have a PS3, Xbox One or BLu-ray player so I decided to just get a blu-ray reader/writer and be happy with it.
Monitors- One of the main reasons I wanted to go PC was for dual monitors. I just love the extra workspace. The two Acer 23" monitors work great. Thin bezel, great picture. Just what I wanted. Especially for $129 each.
Keyboard- I'm totally loving this Corsair K70 keyboard and everything about it. The customizeable backlit keys, the sturdy aluminum design, the mechanical feel. Great keyboard.
I'm a big fan of Pokemon and always have been so I threw a Pikachu in there to "power" my rig.
So overall, it was a fun experience building my own PC, now I get to enjoy the fun part of using it too. I know I "overspent" in a lot of areas but I wanted to satisfy my OCD peace of mind. Let me know what you think of the rig.