This is the first pc that i've ever built from scratch. I originally was going to go with an amd fx 8350 build, but I found a great deal on this mobo and cpu combo and just couldn't say no. I built the pc for gaming and to eventually use as my media server, once i get some more money to spend on some storage drives.
I decided to go with a HD 7850 bc it plays all of my games at 1080p on the highest settings and has no problem doing it.
I went with windows 8 bc I got a free copy and decided to use it rather than pay for 7.