After over a year of wanting to do it and over a month of collecting the parts, I was finally able to build my own PC! I at first wanted to stick with a $500 budget, but as I went on I ended up bumping it up to $650. I wanted to give a shoutout to /r/buildapcsales (which I checked every single day :P)
My main use for this PC is for gaming. The video card may not be as powerful as I like, but I got a good deal on it and it will hold me over until I upgrade later. It still allows me to play everything that I want to play on High/Ultra settings. Once I build up the bank account a little bit, the next upgrade that I want to make will definitely be an SSD!