This is my first PC build. I wanted a PC capable of gaming, video and photo editing and possibly streaming in the future. The only games I have tried so far are Minecraft and Dirty Bomb, but both ran fine on high settings.
CPU: I was thinking of getting an i5 but i wanted something overclock-able and nothing seemed to be in the price range of the FX-8320E. I haven't overclocked yet but overall I'm impressed with it.
CPU Cooler: I wasn't going to run an AMD CPU without an aftermarket cooler. One of the most recommended so i had to get it.
Motherboard: This is the only motherboard for AM3+ with the 970 chipset, so it was a no brainier. I was considering the Gigabyte mATX AM3+ board but many people said it was no good for 8 cores especially for overclocking, and it was only Sata 2.
RAM: It's ram. it works, not much to say. I am using a 1x8 stick of Crucial Ballistix as well because this kit was on back order for a while but i plan on giving the stick to a friend when he builds a PC.
Storage: I love having an SSD! boots everything way quicker and helps a lot with loading times. The 1TB drive is good for mass storage of music, photos, etc and its fine for that.
Graphics Card: It is a re-branded R7 265, but it was cheaper than it so i went and got it. Its done well in the few games I have played but so far it's done fine. It will probably be the first thing I upgrade though.
Case: This case was cheap and fits everything nicely. Cable management was alright but i had to shove the back panel in to fit it but that's more so my fault. Only thing that really bothers me about it was the USB3 Header cable was to short to route above the CPU cooler so I had to run it straight above the graphics card.
PSU: I was going to get a 600W EVGA power supply but this wasn't much more so I bought it instead. It helps that it's semi-modular so I could keep most of the extra cables out.
Disc Drive: It's a disc drive. I only got it to use the couple of games I have on disc but I had to install windows with it because I couldn't find my USB drive. Its actually unplugged right not because my motherboard only came with 2 Sata cables.
OS: Windows 8 isn't the worst thing in the world but I'm still adjusting. Windows 10 is coming soon anyway so I just bought it to get accustomed with the newer UI.
Wireless Adapter: It sucks. I was thinking of getting another TP-Link adapter with and antenna but i decieded against it and now regret it. I have two routers in my house for different networks and it won't reach the one just slightly further away. It occasionally sees the network with 3 bars but then drops it a few seconds after connecting and won't see it
Keyboard: It's cheap and is red. All I needed to stick with the color scheme.