This is my first ever computer build and I think I did all right. More pictures will be coming when I get my led strip from nzxt in there as well. I will give the reason behind each part I picked.
CPU-I was on a budget, being a high school student and this cpu seemed to make the most sense for me. I wanted the 8350 but it was 60 dollars more and I didn't have the money. Plus I overclocked it to 4.6 ghz.
Motherboard-Pretty much the best AM3+ board you can get for the money. The Sabertooth and the Crosshair V. It works great.
Ram-Going to upgrade to 16 gigs soon.
GPU-My favorite part of the build. I got this card and it runs beautifully. A huge upgrade from my old XFX 7850. It matches the 290x in performance because I overclocked this card.
Case-Its quiet and and looks great. Cable management is superb.
OS-Bought 8.1 pro cause its super fast and it starts up within 20 secs on the ssd