This is my wife's new gaming computer I put all together Feb 9th. We play Call of Duty quite a bit and her family has a big get together LAN party a couple times a year which is a blast. She had been on a Core 2 Duo system for a long time and even when I upgrade the video card to the GTX 760 (and new PSU), bumped to a E8500 CPU, and overclocked, and put in some larger borrowed memory, the CPU was still holding things back a bit in Call of Duty Ghosts even though it was just above system requirements. So I ended up doing the rest of the parts for all new basically. The CD/DVD has been around a while, and there is also a Hitachi 500GB data hard drive that isn't listed here since I didn't find it. The SSD is fantastic for loading maps and she previously had an OCZ Vertex 2 120GB SSD which still works great and I plan to use in an HTPC build.
I got a pretty nice deal on a lot of these parts. I'm a constant slickdeals checker and the video card, case, SSD were from that. CPU and mobo were MicroCenter bundle which can't really be beat. Terrible time to buy video cards though. I stick to AMD but couldn't justify it right now for sure with the inflated cryptocoin prices. My Radeon HD 6950 is going for $180-$200 on ebay right now!!! Another thing, the installation for heatsinks on the Intel sockets is pretty funny now. You need 3 hands and x-ray vision, but I got it done. How about a pre-mounted backplate anyone?
The computer purrs like a kitten and runs COD with settings up and it looks fantastic. Really smooth build, no fiddling required after I installed everything (just AHCI in BIOS for SSD and also used XMP profile for memory to get it up to spec speed) and Windows and all programs working great. Success.
Oh yeah, I got the non-window Corsair case because she wants to do some "design" work. When it's nicer out, she'll paint it up and add a couple holes. She wants a killer rabbit on the side and LED lights for the eyes poking out, hah.