This is my first PC build. I am sad its over it was a fun process. I wanted this to do daily tasks and some light gaming, for my needs its perfect. The build went very smoothly which i didn't expect. It cost me 869 Canadian dollars which is about 600 US dollars.
CPU, I went with the i3 4170 I could have gone with a more capable AMD processor but i wanted to stick with Intel for future upgrades. I have not found any problems with the i3 and it does what i want it to do.
CRYORIG H7, this was purely for noise and aesthetics. it fits beautifully into the black and white theme. It is often out of stock but it was worth the wait to get it.
MOBO, Went with the msi sli krait. This was also largely based on aesthetics but Im glad i got it. It will be good for future upgrades to the system. Not to mention its stunning.
RAM, went with the Kingston hyper x fury, it had good reviews and and comes in white. this was a no brainer.
SSD, went with the Samsung 250gb ssd , its very popular and very fast. i will be getting another one soon.
GPU, Went with the gtx 750 ti, it is a good gpu for the money and plays games fairly well. I don't game much so I don't need anything too crazy yet. the reviews said it was very silent but i find it quite noisy even at lowest fan speed. its unfortunate because its the only noisy component i have in the system.
CASE, I went with the white s340. After months of planning this case was always a constant in my build. and I love it a lot it fits my build and overall setup theme dead on. It also makes cable management very easy. One of the front USB ports shipped broken which kind of sucked but at least its an easy fix with a USB hub.
PSU, Evga 550w. I didn't want to go with a corsair psu after seeing negative reviews so I went with this one, I will need a new one in the future but for now its fine.