CPU: Found one on Kijiji for $300, thought it was a good deal. Better than spending the same amount on a 4690k.
Motherboard: Picked this up mostly based on brand and aesthetics. Decided it to buy it from my local Canada Computers just in case anything went wrong. Something did, as one of the pins on the bottom PCI slot was pushed in. Complained and got in exchanged for a flawless board. It is the only item I bought that wasn't on sale.
RAM: Got these off the same guy as the CPU on Kijiji. Overkill, but worth it for the price. Took of the top heat spreaders as the red didn't fit with my build.
Storage: Pulled my SSD off of my XPS M1530 whose GPU died after 51/2 years. Planning on upgrading to M.2 in the future.
GPU: Future upgrade. Living off of CPU graphics until the 800 series hit.
Case: Love this case ever since they announced it. Haven't really considered other cases as I like the MicroATX size.
PSU: Got this on clearance at Canada Computers. Picked this because of price value and its semi modular design.
OS: Obtained through my University.
Lighting: Love the colour options that the NZXT Hue provides.
Planned Future Upgrades: - 24" Monitor - Video Card - H100i (if I can get it at a decent price) - SP120 & AF140 Corsair fans with white rings - White Extension Cables for 24-pin and GPU - M.2 SSD (240GB+)
- Built in Canada, all prices include taxes