As my first build, I wanted a machine that would suit my needs for a long time to come. I decided to compose a build that would look as good as it performed.
Processor: I went with the Intel i7-4790K because it is an upper tier CPU and I wanted that extra help of the hyper-threading for some CPU-intensive games and/or programs.
CPU Cooler: The H100i by Corsair was a good match for the i7-4790K and offered some LED lighting from the Corsair Link software.
Motherboard: I chose this motherboard because a friend had some experience with it, and it provided some room for expansion in the future.
Memory: The HyperX Fury RAM in blue fit the system very well with its metallic finish, plus I got it on sale at the time.
Storage: Samsung's SSDs have been known to be some of the best, and I got the 250Gb 850 Evo Series version on sale during Black Friday sales on Newegg. I didn't have enough in budget to go full SSD storage, so I grabbed a 1Tb HDD for my main storage.
Graphics Card: I originally planned on getting a 970, but it wouldn't have lived up to the 4790K, so i decided to go with a 980 instead. I chose to go with the Gigabyte G1 Gaming 980 because the cooling was very good, and the blue LED fit the color scheme.
Case: I chose the NZXT H440 in blue and black because I decided that I wanted to make a Blue build, but didn't know what background or accent color I wanted to use. I was originally going to buy the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv in white, but a friend showed me the H440 in black and blue, so I picked it up for $30 cheaper.
Power Supply: The power supply was another item i got on sale and received a rebate for. It was fully modular, which was a plus because i planned on getting CableMod cables so it would look better than the provided cables.
Case Fans: The Corsair Quiet Edition fans were my choice, because if I were to get a quiet case, why not continue and get some quiet fans? The different colored rings on the fans also were a bonus because they could be taken off and painted if needed be.
Cables: I chose to go the extra mile and buy some CableMod cables for my system because if I were to make a custom computer, I was it to look good too. I only bought the kit that comes with the cables that are the most prevalent and are shown the most. I also got some combs to make sure the cables were straight and looked nice too.
Lighting: The Hue+ by NZXT is a very good PC lighting kit, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to make their PC stand out from the rest.
Overall, I am very, very happy with the way my system turned out and would do very little to change it. It suits all of my needs and will be a nice computer for years to come.