I made this build to be a multitasking budget minded machine. I wanted it to have enough power to play pretty much any game I wanted to play but I also and a teacher and rely a lot on Internet browsing, using word, etc. I feel that this build fits my needs perfectly.
CPU: I was originally going to get the 750K, but for only 10 dollars more, this had enough extras to convince me to buy it. It is apparently a decent overclocking CPU as well but I don't really predict doing that in the near future. Also, for the performance that this chip offers, you really can't beat the price.
CPU Cooler: I did a lot of research on coolers and I finally ended up with this one. I needed a low profile cooler that was slightly better than stock because I read a lot of reviews stating that the 760K runs a little hot. So far I am really enjoying this cooler. I needed the low profile because there is a large side fan on my case that would make using a tower cooler impossible. It's nice a quiet and is keeping the CPU nice and cool.
Motherboard: I had a couple of different choices that I was considering for the motherboard, I mainly ended up with this one because I really liked the color scheme on it and because I feel like it will be a good board to upgrade with whenever the time comes for that.
Memory: G. Skill Ripjaws, looks nice, good speed, and fit with the color scheme, that's about all there is to talk about regarding that.
Storage: I have several friends who build PC's and they always use WD black's so I figured I would as well. I notice a lot of people use the blues, but for not much more you can get better speed with the black so that's what I decided to go with. I will not be getting a solid state drive, to me it would just be a waste of money, the black is fast enough and loads everything nicely.
Video Card: Here is a quarter of the budget. I looked at several cards and ended up picking this one because I set my budget for a card at 200 and I think this is about the best card in that range. So far it is playing everything I throw at it flawlessly. It came with Battlefield 4 and runs it really well.
Case: The case was the first thing that I bought. If I were to do it again I would probably have found a case that had some sort of cable management, this case really has none. The case looks nice but there was nowhere to put my wires when I was done building. The good thing about the case is that it has great airflow. 120mm fans come in the front and the back and there is space to mount 2 more on the top, which I did. The case also comes with a 200mm window fan which moves a lot of air.
Power Supply: I moved this over from my previous computer. Really nice semi modular power supply with red light accents. I'm glad I already had this because it would have been 70 dollars to buy it.
Optical Drive: I also reused this from my previous build. I actually had to get an adapter because it was not sata, but after I found the adapter, it is working nicely in the case.
It was really fun building this machine, it was the first build that I have done where I picked out all the parts. Let me know what you guys think of it.