just before i start off, i want to state that im 16 and this was a very long saving up process. over 1 year of work, selling consoles and researching. This build is mainly for gaming and photoshop. Now before you go judge that i spent way too much money on accessories and peripherals, i am a total freak when it comes to things looking nice, i either don't bother about it or i go completely crazy with it.
so my main build budget was $1200 AUS
CPU: i went with a 8350 because it was a good price and solid performance. people where always saying to go with intel but its to expensive for a i7 4770k. CPU get a little hot but in all works just fine.
Cooler: i originally wanted to go with a H100i, but the case did not fit it unless you modded it and took out the hard drive bays. The cooler keeps at pretty nice temps but not as much as i would like it to.
MOBO: its ok, just not great. does the job fine as i would need it to.
RAM: its good, and it works........ and its blue :P
SSD: Works amazing, so fast and 250GB is really handy for those games with long map loading.
HDD: umm yeah.... it works. what else?
GPU: This is very powerful, runs every game you throw at it at high settings with 2X AA, had some driver issues but a clean install fixed it.
CASE: the bitfenix shinobi is very sleek and smexy, the grids where originally black and a spray of sky blue spray paint did a very nice job, thanks to pslam idea --> http://au.pcpartpicker.com/b/HPK
Fans: The corsair fans are a must with this build, they are quite, sleek and very good performance. .....and blue
PSU: the only thing i hate with this build, i wish i knew to buy a Corsair PSU when i got this, since my build is 450W.
OS: Had win 7, upgraded to win 8 when i got the SSD.
Monitor: Pretty decent, looks sleek and does a very fine job with strong colours.
Keyboard: typing on this thing is a dream, the best keyboard my hands have ever touched. I also did the highlight on the side blue, it used to be bright orange and i hated it.
Mice: i got this half price then what it normally was and i must say, its very nice and responsive. love the customisation and feel of it too.
Speakers: The Corsair SP2500 are completely amaizing, never have i had such a strong sub and clear sound, love them.
Headset: As you probably noticed i am a Logitech fanboy, so it made sense to get these. and there Blue....
sorry for my crap spelling, wrote this in a rush. anyway thanks for checking my work out.