Case: Corsair - CC350D: - M-ATX is all you need, so much wasted space in ATX cases I find. The non window version because, 'Any man who must say 'I am the king' is no true king'. Motherbarod: ASUS - Z87M-PLUS: As there was only two to choose from I picked the which could be expanded on easier (2nd PCi-e slot and more dimm slots if you wanted to go that way in the future) Videocard: Asus R9290-4GD5: Currently I believe the AMD 290 is the best bang for its buck. PSU: Corsair - CMPSU-650HXv2: I picked this one over the other because of the Gold rating and 7 year warranty SDD: Corsair - CSSD-N240GBGTXB-BK: 240gig is good size even for a gaming machine. Sure you can't have your 100 steam games installed at one time, but who really cycles through more than 10 games in a given month. Keyboard: Corsair - VENGEANCE-K95: The others one all seem to have brushed aluminum, which didn't suit the looks of the rest of the system. Mouse: Corsair - RAPTOR-M3: I prefer the feel of a smaller mouse, Corsairs other mice seemed a little overkill. Memory: Corsair - CML8GX3M2A1600C9: 8 gig is fine for this day and age and should be for the life of the system. If not still have 2 dimn slots to expand later. I think paying twice a much for slightly faster ram the money can be better spent elsewhere. Speaker: Corsair - SP-2500: Having sound helps. Monitor: ASUS - PA238Q: Honestly Would have liked a bigger monitor or two monitor system, but I decided keyboard / mouse and speakers are also vital to a computer system. The monitor I still does 1080, Display port, good colour representation, and USB hub and card reader also a nice addition. CPU: Intel - BX80646I54670K: Was thinking the i7 to begin with, but had to drop it down to the i5. Even now for a gaming system you would struggle to max out and i7 cores. K version for the overclocking for you are so inclined.