First off I am an absolute NOOB, I'm Blake and I'm 16 years old.
I had never built a computer until I built this little guy, It is not the best thing ever but it does what I wanted it to do which is deliver a pleasurable gaming experience while being cheap. So here is a little background about my knowledge and experience, I have been fascinated by computer building for about 4 years now but have never had the money to build one. I knew a ton back in 2012 thanks to Linus, Tek Syndicate, Austin Evans and NCIX; I would watch there videos everyday and I eventually became very knowledgeable on the subject of computer parts from GPU's to CPU's. I would move back to my console lifestyle since I already owned one and my laptop couldn't run anything more than Bad Company 2 on Lowest with 20 FPS. I was receiving hard drive problems from the laptop so I looked into buying a new PC but remembered that I could build for much cheaper, so I started watching videos again, I got back into it and had money this time!
So I shopped around for a while and with continuous research on Toms Hardware I had finally found the parts I wanted. The 750 Ti was the biggest thing in the budget so I watched many sites to see the prices they were posting for any 750 Ti other than reference (who carries those anyways) and I came across a 750 Ti on Newegg Refurbished for $89 on Christmas day and I immediately jumped on it. Glad I did haven't seen many better price/performance ratio cards better than this especially for the price.
For $350 approx. you really can't go wrong with this build.
NEWEGG: AMD Athlon X4 860k ASRock FM2A68M-DG3+ G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB 1866MHZ MSI 750 Ti
AMAZON: 1TB Caviar Blue Silverstone PS08B EVGA 430W 80+ LG DVD/CD Drive
MY HOUSE: Windows Ultimate = FREE!
I am really enjoying the gaming experience I am getting out of this computer. I may post benchmarks to my YouTube channel if you are wanting to see what the performance is like.