I am a huge Georgia Bulldogs fan so black and red was a must.
I wanted a computer that looked good, was affordable, and was lightning fast with great graphics. I don't overclock and this PC build has been a dream for me. My budget was around $1k and this was a little more but it was worth it. The monitor is what really tipped it over but the monitor itself was worth every penny.
I had paid $1200 for my Dell XPS laptop a few years ago and the performance I get out of this one is ten-fold!
Playing Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Rome 2, Team Fortress 2, Spec Ops: The Line all at the max settings and it runs great. I plan on getting Battlefield 4 to play on here and I think it will run beautifully.
Added another red LED 200mm fan to go on top. It looks great playing with the lights off. The LEDs are bright but they're not overpowering which I love.
Total cost + monitor + any taxes + shipping = $1,100-ish. I got almost everything on this list on sale, tax free, free shipping. So it was just the right timing when ordering these parts!
Ignore my messy desk BTW. It looks clean and organized now :)