This build started off as something totally different. I had originally planned to use a G3258, Z87-G45, and R9 280, but the mb and gpu both had to be returned due to failure. Besides that, the fans have super weak leds and the case itself was an absolute nightmare to work with. This was also my first time using a TX3 cooler and I didn't really like it. While it helped save money, I'd suggest spending the extra $10 and get a 212 Plus or Evo. Eventually I will overclock and push it to the max.
cpu/mobo: Microcenter combo deal. Cost after rebate
cpu cooler: Again, spend the extra $ and get better.
ram: Mcafee/Pny bundle. Price after $90 in rebates. Was a risk, but received both.
hdd: Bought 4 at once from Quill.com. Used $100 off $200 coupon code to bring price down.
psu: Price after rebate. Seasonic oem psu.
OS: Home was same as Professional so I chose Professional
case fans: Cooler Master fan came in 4 pack. Kingwin fans priced after rebate. Will not buy again.
Case: Bought for the price. Will not buy Ultra again more than likely. Case was terrible to work with.
gpu: I've never worked with VisionTek before. Card went on sale for $119.99 at TigerDirect. They also had a $10 off $100 promo going so it was a no brainer to get it for $110. Ended up grabbing two. Not sure what color I'll do the next one!