Firstly, sorry for the pictures. iPhones aren't the best but I really hope that the awesome meerkat can make up for it :D! Secondly, this build is primarily for games and a little bit of video editing, nothing too hectic though. The parts which are marked as "£0.00" are from my old computer but they still work fine and dandy. So, the components and why.
CPU: A great CPU for the price with the power to do what I need. The price to performance is great so I couldn't see anything against this at this price point, apart from the stupidly loud CPU cooler, but it isn't so bad if you're not playing extremely demanding titles and such.
Motherboard: This motherboard was a breeze to use when installing windows and such and as far as I can tell, overclocking doesn't seem to have too many complications with it either. I was stuck between the Asus M5A97 R2.0 and this but I opted for this because it seems like a solid board (and it looks cool as hell). I also have the opportunity to SLI/Crossfire if need be but I don't think I will anytime soon anyway.
RAM: It's green, looks aesthetically dis-pleasing but it works.
HDD: Recycled from my old computer, 500GB 7200RPM from a solid brand. Does what it needs to do until I get an SSD.
Case: This was a tough choice. I wanted something elegant and clean, not something that looked like a transformer so this was definitely a good choice. Managing cables in this system was extremely easy because of the difference places they could get routed through. The case in general looks extremely nice, it's very spacious inside and the little cover for the PSU makes it look extremely tidy. The top does scratch very easily however.
PSU: I wanted something that wouldn't blow up if I left it on for a day or two (R.I.P Thermaltake Berlin 2014 - 2014) as well as having a fully modular style so cables wouldn't be too much of an issue and this seemed like the way to go. I've had no issues so far. The supply it's self looks very nice and comes with a variety of cables (and lots of them).
OS: It works and it's Windows 7 so ya.
GPU: I got this of eBay a couple of months ago for £115.00 as an upgrade from a old GT640 so it wasn't a bad deal. It's definitely a great card, it's quiet. I have it overclocked a little bit as well because the twin frozr cooling is pretty good.
Keyboard: Had this for about a year now. No issues with it so far so there was no point in getting a new one. It looks cool, it's pretty comfortable and it works.
Headphones: There nice and comfy, the mic quality isn't bad but you can't expect it to be great from a headphone mic anyway. The sound quality is nice and they're great for gaming too.
Mouse: £2 car-shaped mouse with blue LEDS!!! In all seriousness, it's crap. Previously, I had a Roccat Kone Pure which was nice until it started randomly disconnecting and then a SteelSeries Sensei until the cable got chewed.
Monitor: It has nice clear quality, HDMI, VGA and DVI which is always nice. It also has built in speakers but they're pretty crappy so I don't use them but who does? The colours are nice but the only small, tiny thing is if you turn it off the button doesn't feel as if it's being pressed in but other than that it's a solid monitor.
Upgrades - SSD: Already ordered a Crucial M500 120GB for more storage and some nice boot times and such. Mouse: Buying a Zowie FK 2 next week to replace the good ol' car mouse.
That's pretty much it! Thanks for checking out my build and please feel free to give me some constructive feedback and ask a question if you want.
03/01/14 - Bought a Crucial M500 120GB SSD.