Many computer builds on this site are noted as cheap, or even budget gaming pc, but being a gamer is definitely not cheap. Even if you can build a 4K PC at a low price, many of the quality 4K monitors cost 300+; often doubling your budget; and gaming peripherals are not cheap either.
When searching many builds I was mislead because i wanted to build a computer for less than $1000; which i realized was impossible for me once i added things that Other posters leave out. I understand that others may have parts lying around.
Things often left out of other builds on YOUTUBE/PCPP Operating System - $100 Keyboard - $100 Mouse - $75 Monitor - $200-$600
My budget quickly went over.
I had to settle for cheaper parts,
When upgrading or building a new pc, you often need new parts including the monitor to properly to showcase your new components.
Say you had a computer 5 years ago in 2012 it may be 720p and have only 1gb vram and run windows 7 or vista. If you upgrade your graphics card you most likely have to upgrade the monitor and/or OS.
So i feel like the pricing on all those youtube videos i watched and builds on this site didn't help me. If you are on a strict budget: PLAN on breaking it unless you calculated the price yourself (With TAX&Shipping).
THIS is the PRICE I paid. Including tax and shipping.
TIPS & NOTES:
I want to get the Seasonic Platinum PSU
The Case was Hard to USE, Forgot to install the Liquid Cooling backplate before the MB, - back opening on case not big enough Also the standoffs didn't secure the plate making the Copper mount hard to screw in.
Motherboard power wants to be the last thing plugged in, didn't power on otherwise MB IO shield is horrible and has random pointed edges making installation a nightmare Has 4 Sata ports but only 3 Sata cables
I can still upgrade to windows 10
Fans have barely any light, at peak are loud.
make sure to install MB drivers from CD
Also spent about $100 on Ethernet cable, Anti Static Wristband, Surge Protector, Screwdriver