This was my main project this summer and first build I've ever. I had been poking around on here as well as /r/buildapc for a while so I finally decided to give it a go. It's designed primarily as a gaming/streaming rig for college.
I acquired the parts over the period of about a month, waiting for the perfect time to strike as each went on sale. I think I did pretty well price wise. In hindsight, I also could have spent a bit less on my case and motherboard and gotten a better GPU, but overall, I'm really happy with the way it turned out. I've been averaging above 60fps with maxed settings in every game so far.
I'd like to add sleeved cables and a second monitor at some point. That won't be for a while though, as this broke college student is now REALLY broke.
Update: Upgraded cooling, peripherals and replaced TV with a proper monitor.