Decided to use some of my tax refund to add a little more power to my build. I've been diving more into gaming and found that I needed some upgrades to keep up. Here is a link to what it was: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/StagVT/saved/bQk8TW
CPU: went with the 4570 because of price and that it is a quad core. I have no plans to overclock, so a "k" series was not necessary. Using the H55 just to keep temps as low as possible.
Mobo: Simple and reliable. B85 is all I need for what I do and allows for some expansion as well.
RAM: 16GB is overkill for gaming, but I also record and have plans to stream in the future, so more RAM can't hurt.
Storage: The SSD is for Windows and primary apps, while the HDD stores my games and video files.
GPU: Huge upgrade! The 970 is perfect for what I do. I currently play at 1080p in all of my games and this gives me great FPS while not pushing my available wattage to0 far.
Case: Love the simplicity of this case. I modded it with a window kit from FrozenCPU to make it a little more unique.
PSU: Simple and reliable, enough said.
Used BitFenix fans because they seem to be a good mix of performance and looks. They provide a nice glow of green inside the case without being too bright.
The Asus monitor was the best decision i've ever made. Gaming at 120-144hz refresh rate was a no-brainer. Can't believe I have been using 60hz for so long ad didn't know what I was missing.