I've started with a modest budget build and have since then upgraded little by little. Everything I bought for this PC was either on sale, used or free. Total I spent was $770USD.
I wanted something that could be as good as an i5 in gaming, render videos and do multiple tasks at once, all while keeping everything under $800. I believe I have done that here.
Almost all of the parts in here I made a poll, when people voted I picked the least voted part. What I have here is the end result. I have here a PC tha is better than most i5 builds for a lot less.
I still have plans because you are never really done building. For now I am playing around with fan locations and speeds to get optimal airflow.
If you have any questions about the build feel free to ask.