I built this for my brother-in-law who works as an architect, so he could do bigger projects than those he could do before with his 2009 laptop that barely even works anymore. Needless to say, this was a major step-up for him.
-CPU: This was the obvious choice, nothing to complain about here.
-CPU Cooler: Cant go wrong with the Cooler Master 212 EVO. Even though we don't plan to overclock (at least not now), I'd like to keep the CPU as cool as possible, especially due to the fact that temperatures go to almost 50°C (122°F) where we live.
-Thermal Compound: I had this from a previous build so no money wasted here, 100% recommended.
-Motherboard: I just went with a decent MoBo that could have all the components we needed as well as room for expansion.
-RAM: I just went to the store and looked for RAM, saw this and took it, the 32 Gb are for rendering and processing 3D models and images.
-SSD: I just looked around for a cheap but reliable SSD and chose this, it is enough to hold most of the programs he will use with a little room to spare.
-HDD: 2 Tb because HDD's are too cheap, also movies, lots of movies.
-Video Card: The heart of the machine, works flawlessly in all the 3D applications he uses, got the 4 Gb version because it was only 20$ more expensive than the normal one when we bought it.
-Case: Nice case for the price, lots of room for our needs as well as good looks. Windowed at request of the client.
-PSU: Good power supply with high efficiency and 7 years Warranty.
-Optical Drive: Grabbed the first one I saw that wasn't ******.
-OS: Getting only the licence form 3rd party suppliers saves a lot of money.
-WiFi: See "Optical Drive"
-Monitors: They suit our needs quite well and have good image.
-Keyboard: Though you can't see it in the photos, my client really liked this keyboard and decided to get it.
-Mouse: See "WiFi"
All in all, I would say this was a job well done, cable management could be better but considering I did it it in about 5-10 minutes I'd say it turned out alright.
Do know that most of these prices have been converted from my currency to US Dollars, although some of these things could seem expensive comparing the prices to those of US vendors, in reality, a lot of these parts were in sale and it came out quite cheap especially considering pre-built builds with similar specs come at around 1000 dollars more where I live at.
Any comments or questions about the build, feel free to say, constructive criticism is more than welcome.