Coming from a laptop user building my own desktop has been awsome. The power and performance is a big diffrence.
CPU- went for the 1500x for the 95 TDP cooler and higher clocks
Motherboard- this was a hard choice, flopping back and fourth between msi boards. I wish now i would of saved 40 dollars and went with msi's pc mate, the mysitc light is meh. I just wanted a board with a higher power phase.
Ram- no brainer when i saw it on sale at bestbuy for a 16 gig kit. I know people say things about the low frequency and honestly i dont care. I dont play triple A titles.
Grphics card- with the market its already slim pickins anything 220 ish and under. i paid more for the gigabyte because of the backplate. It runs WOT 70 to 90 fps at maxed details and the 3d dynamic enabled. Along with sc2, diablo 3 and other blizzard titles and EA games.
Monitor- this was also a steal, i thought it was when i saw it on sale for 129.99. Then amazon had it for 99, can not beat the 75hz and its freesync and IPS. Colors are great no backbleed
Psu- wish i would of gotten another unit. I hate the wide rippen flat cable fpr the 6pin gpu connector but other than that it works great.
Case- i love this fractal design g series. For a budget build its great, the size of the side window sold me. Cons front led case fans wont fit anywhere else, screws are small. The other 2 corsair fans wont fit up top. The holes arnt threaded. And maybe its just me but the screws that came with the fans are too short to go.through the fans and the case holes.
Overall everything functions and works great considering the gpu market, having to buy a monitor and os i think the money is well spent and a balanced build. Id love to hear everyones thoughts :)