Love this machine. Upgrading to a GTX 760 Superclocked & Boosted ASAP. Needed a new machine to play the newest games. Upgrading from a i5-3210Mw/ HD 4000 and 4GB ram.
Cpu: I didn't need a i7, I'm just gaming and doing small rendering.
Cooler: Got the CPU up to 4.5GHz.
Mobo: Has alot of features, and its Z77.
Ram: I needed 1600, and it was on sale.
SSD: Works like a charm
Storage: Handy for youtube and storing personal data.
GPU: I got it for another system, im currently using it in this system while i wait for my 760.
Case: Great case, i love it. I didnt need a monster case, this case is still a little big.
PSU: Was 80+ Bronze, so it was on sale w/ a rebate so i got it.
DVD: Just plain basic.
OS: Windows 8.1 was fine for me, so i got it.