This was my first time building a pc, and I honestly would not have been able to without /r/buildapc or pcpartpicker . I also would have spent a couple hundred more dollars if it wasn't for this site . I can't thank you guys enough.
I got the CPU/Mobo deal from a local Microcenter so I was able to save a bit of money there. The case and psu I also got as a combo for $75. Note - my current setup has two of those old square monitors.
Couple issues I have with my build: The mobo came with a piece of software called Virtu MVP. I looked it up, but I'm not sure if I fully understand how it works. I was using it, since that monitor uses VGA and was plugged into the mobo and not the video card. But I recently got a DVI adapter for it and now its hooked up to my video card.
I use this PC for playing some games and streaming. For some reason when I try to stream HoN I get lots of lag, but if I stream Borderlands 2 its lag-free. (shameless plug: my twitch channel, I only stream for charity, twitch.tv/plopliar ) What do? I'm not sure if its related to my unreliable and ****** comcast internet. EDIT: I have resolved this issue. It was due to the ****** xsplit program. I switched to open broadcaster and it is great.
This build has completely destroyed every game I have played on it at max settings. I don't even remember what low framrates are like anymore. Games I have played: Metro 2033, Borderlands 2, DayZ, FEAR 3.