I finally built this computer after many years of anticipation. I have helped all my roommates build multiple computers but could never pull the trigger on my own. After paying off a couple large outstanding debts I finally was is a position to justify this glorious computer.
Although this is not the fastest, highest storage, or cheapest build out there I find it has an excellent balance of the three. I will also plan on growing into this computer over the next few years with additional storage and maybe even a sli setup who knows. I found and purchased all items on Amazon with my roommate Prime account, and plan on moving my old laptops hard drive to the new rig. After 6 long years of service I am happily retiring my first computer that i purchased in high school. It severed it purpose well and was even able to play Starcraft II on its Intel i3 330m.
I started my build with the GTX 970 G1 from Gigabyte and paired it with a very capable i5-4690k which work wonders together. From there everything just fell into place. I found a nice MSI motherboard that had the features i wanted and a Phanteks cooler to match. I went with 8 GB corsair vengeance RAM because it looks nice and goes well with the build. I also don't plan on doing anything more demanding then some games and believe 8 Gb will be more then enough. The case was the largest compromise in the build. I had intended on the NZXT S340 but it was not Prime eligible cost $20 more for the cheap one and nearly double for the blue one I wanted. When it came to storage I went light because I only plan on playing a couple games initially and it is incredibly easy to add more down the road. I chose the Samsung 850 because it caries an excellent price and is one of the strongest performers in its category. The only constraints i had when buying a power supply was semi modular with some overhead. The Corsair 600W fit the bill and had great reviews and it is working great so far.