This is my first post/thread on this site and have only started learning about building PCs. This will also be kinda long so please bare with me. (In short, I'm really torn between upgrading early on for a couple of things.)
In July my friend got me to build my own computer vs buying a pre-built one (got a DIY combo on Newegg). Very glad he got me into it, because I'm really loving it. Now I'm worried I'm loving it a bit too much. Only two months later and I already want to replace some things (already did for a couple).
I already replaced my CPU cooling unit (had stock Intel fan, switched to Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo) and motherboard (Gigabyte H97M-HD3 to a MSI Z97 Gaming 5). These actually had valid reasons: I was overheating my CPU to the max (100C) just by starting up a game, and I was running into bugs with Gigabyte mobo (error popups, audio jack messages when nothing was actually happening, drivers, etc.), also it was pretty cramped with a Micro ATX when I have a mid tower case.
The problem is that now I even want to re-replace my keyboard and mouse (Reddragon, can't remember the model names) and my case itself (Raidmax Cobra Z).
As for the mouse/keyboard the pair that I got was cheaper than I thought it could be. It was 30$ for them, and the review on it seemed fine, but then again not everyone knows what there all is for a selection. Too much plastic for my liking without any kind of refinement. For a keyboard I'm looking at the Corsair k70 (maybe the RBG if I can fathom the software) Cherry Mx red. I really want a mechanical keyboard and this one seems very promising in both performance and endurance. For the mouse I was looking at the Corsair m45. I only need a couple of buttons and I have a claw grip, so I'm not worried about size much. Also heard it's better than the ones that are at a higher price point from Corsair.
With the case, the back (aka cable management side of the case) is pretty cramped and I'm definitely squishing cables that I have to force myself to ignore. I like that the exterior is mostly steel, but in the end the 'gamer' design of the case looks a little more tacky than I first thought. I was so caught up in the cool look that my inexperience got the better of me. As with most cases, the drive bays are in the way of the front fan. And the holes for the cable management are very meh, in the sense that they are just big gaps all around the board so it looks tacky even on the inside. The case I really want after looking into it is the Corsair (yes, again) Air 540. I love the unique shape and how much space it has. I might get a couple of LED strips later on, but the only thing I'd would get with the case is a couple of dust filters for the top and side vent for the PSU.
So, am I going PC crazy or are these valid enough points to justify at least one of these purchases? I have a lot of free time for the upcoming week, so redoing my whole setup for my case would be no problem.
Thank you for your patience of reading this whole post to whoever got this far.
My current build:
MSI Z97 Gaming 5 motherboard
Intel i5-4690K @ 3.5 GHz
MSI GTX 960 2GB
2x HyperX 8GB RAM (16GB RAM)
WD 1TB HDD
Rosewill Valens 60M PSU
Raidmax Cobra Z (case)