This is my first PC I've ever built! I started watching PC games on twitch and decided I had to have one and built this machine solely for H1Z1 but will hopefully find time to play some other games on it as well haha
I wanted a black and red theme on the interior and think I did a good job of that, but I am still missing some red (or white) lighting on the inside so that you can actually see what's in there through the glass. Everything went together great and I still have a ton of room for additions later on (already looking at new GPU's and water cooling set-ups).
CPU - from what I gathered from research this CPU will be great for what I am trying to achieve, all I want to do is game on 1080p and 1440p in the future and won't be streaming or photo editing/rendering with it.
Mobo - I love the look of this motherboard. Everything plugged in nicely and haven't had any problems with it yet. The Bios is nice and easy to maneuver.
Memory - This memory has a lower profile heatsink than most other popular memory sticks (G skill, etc.) and that is the sole reason I picked it. It is a great red and looks nice and sleek with my mobo.
Storage - Samsung 850 Evo is probably the most popular SSD on the market and I can tell why. It was priced just right and can normally be found on sale. It is very fast (loads windows in under 10 seconds easily) and comes with a 5 year warranty!
Video Card - This took the longest to decide on....but I finally bought one and said that's it. It is super quiet and runs everything so far at good frame rates on 1080p. (CS:GO 300fps, H1Z1 200 fps, Wolfenstein 60fps) I haven't had much time to really test it out yet, but it is perfect for my first PC and I got it for a good price. The first upgrade I will do to my computer will be the GPU as I hope to get a 390 for the cheap this year.
Case - This case looks GREAT!!! I love the minimalist style case as most cases I found looked like they were made for children. It is unbelievably quiet! I honestly thought the fans were broken when I first started it up because I couldn't hear anything. I bought two more fans just like the ones that came with the case and even at 100% I barely notice them. There is enough room in this case for just about anything I can think of haha The only issue I had was that it was unbelievably difficult to plug the USB 3.0 into the slot on the mobo because of the positioning of the cable holes, but after about 15 minutes of jiggling I finally got it in there.
Power supply - don't know much about these but from what I understand this is a great PSU and I got it at a great price. I don't hear it all when in use, but I figure that's the case for most power supplies. It was packaged very nicely and has a great matte look to it.
Monitor - I have a 23" monitor that I use for my Xbox one and was just going to share with my new PC, but that didn't quite work out and I felt like my PC needed it's own new monitor. This monitor is amazing. The IPS panel looks great and it has a super thin bezel! The second upgrade I make for my PC will be a 1440p monitor because I just felt like the GPU I have right now wouldn't be able to give me what I am looking for on 1440p.
Keyboard - keyboard is amazing. Logitech does a very good job on their mechanical keyboards! Great for gaming and typing, not too loud but also not quiet, and very responsive. Backlighting is very good and can set the directional keys brighter than the rest so they are easy to locate.
Mouse - This mouse had great reviews and seemed to be exactly what I was looking for. You can easily change the settings on this mouse to whatever you want them to be with the software provided.
I am very happy with my first PC and can't wait to start upgrading it!
Edit: Forgot to give a shoutout to pcpartpicker.com this site was super helpful with getting this all together. From the compatability feature to the community forums, I probably couldn't have gotten it together this quick and easily without this site.