UPDATE 4/23/2016 - Did a little bit of aesthetic tinkering since I first posted my build, so I decided to post an update! Also changed the name of the build, for reasons you can see in the pics. + NZXT Sleeved White LED Strip + 140 Cougar LED 140MM Fan + Back plate for second GTX 970 + House Stark Direwolf Vinyl for the case + Razer Naga 2014 Mouse + Futuremark 2011 Benchmark screenshot (which I don't think is too bad considering nothing is OC'd)
Here's what I've got right now and a brief explanation of why I used the part in question:
CPU - Intel Core i5 4690K: Since this is simply a gaming/surfing computer, this CPU just made sense. Haven't done any overclocking on it yet, but I believe I am in a good position to do so now.
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100i GTX - A few months back, I was using the Cryorig H5, but I was just using that as a temporary Cooler until I was able to get one of these. A friend recommended it and the price was right, so I pulled the trigger. Considering how large this part is, it was really simple to install.
MOBO - Asrock Z97 Extreme4 - I purchased this about 6 months ago because it fit my price range at the time and I read good reviews on it for the price. So far so good. Some reviews claimed that the board would not turn back on after the PSU was turned off/unplugged, then plugged back in, but I have not ran into this issue.
RAM - Corsair Vengeance 1866 16GB (4x4GB) - These were on sale on Newegg for $40/8GB (2x4GB) when I started buying parts, so it seemed like a good move. After a while, I simply decided to buy another set of sticks to get to 16GB.
GPU(s) - 2 x EVGA GTX 970s (SLI) - Started off with 1 of these cards, which has been great, so as a Christmas present to myself, I picked up a second one!
PSU - EVGA 750 G2 - This came recommended from a friend. I had a 600W PSU which was working fine, but when I decided move up to 2 GPUs, I needed more power. Works great. No complaints.
HDD - WD Caviar - In time, I will get an SSD or two, but for the time being, this works just fine.
CASE - NZXT H440 White - This is the newest addition to my build. Previously, I was using an Azza Solano, which was a hand-me-down from a friend who didn't need it, but the wire management and noise were atrocious, so I decided to upgrade and (slightly) downsize to this case. Night-and-day difference between the 2 cases. Installation on everything was a breeze and it is extremely quiet, especially in comparison to what I was using before. Might add HUE+ to this next, or I may just get a normal LED string to light up all my pretty components :).
MONITOR - ACER GN246HL - Bought this off my friend for $150 about 4 months ago. He barely used this monitor and needed some cash, I wanted 144hz and 1MS Response time, so here we are.
KEYBOARD/MOUSE - Cooler Master CM Storm Bundle - This was cheap and it all works just fine for now.