So here we are guys my very first PC build. I wanted something that could handle previous gen (PS3/360) games very well since i've unfortunately missed the entire generation mostly due to my school work and stuff. So i set my budget at around 600 and based on my current laptop's spec (HP Pavilion G6 i5 6GB RAM) and what i use it for, I was able to set a few benchmarks for what i wanted.
It was a friggin daunting task as i was using a word document to log what i wanted but then i found this awesome site which made the shopping around much much easier! I consider myself a bit of an expert at finding deals and hotukdeals was also a great help! so yeah the final spec is the same on the parts list, my uncle kindly hooked me up with some great RAM, and the motherboard was a refurb. I'm still in the process of setting it up so will update later on but so far its pretty awesome and that SSD my oh my!
(Update 15/04/2017) replaced 7850 with a GTX 1070 in January.
(Update 21/06/2019) added two more matching RAM sticks in May for a total of 16GB RAM.