I'm using it for just casual gaming and moreso doing homework and multitasking.
Reasons for part choices:
i5-4690K - Solid price for a solid processor
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - Fairly inexpensive air cooling and because Hyper 212 EVO was not available at the time
Asus Z87-A - Was on sale and came with a Kingston Fury Series 8GB DDR3-1333. Pretty solid motherboard granted there are newer versions now. I'm a fan of Asus as a company and the BIOS is very nice.
Kingston Fury 8GB DDR3-1866 - Brings my build up to 16gb of ram for all dat multitasking. I didn't notice the difference in frequency at the time :/
Kingston SSDNow V300 240GB SSD - 240GB SSD for $80 seemed like a pretty good price. Despite the bad reviews it's gotten it seems to work pretty fast. Granted, this is my first SSD so I wouldn't really know
Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD - Cheap for 3TB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 2GB - Seemed fairly cheap and I didn't want to go to high up with a graphics card. Planning on replacing it later anyways
Inwin GT1 ATX Mid Tower - Pretty solid case with a lot of slots and external ports of all sorts. Fair price
Corsair 760W - Good amount of wattage. Not too knowledgeable on this part but a friend had recommended it to me so that I would definitely not be short on power.
Asus Blu-Ray Writer - $20 for a blu-ray drive was a pretty good deal, I'd say.
Asus VE247H - 24" for $110 was a pretty good price. Was looking for monitors with speakers. Didn't really care about it being IPS or not. The speakers on it were sub-par but it was fine since I have some decent computer speakers lying around anyways. Was gonna go for VN247H but these were slightly cheaper.