The focus of this build was more cost than performance. This build will be perfect for the basics such as web browsing, videos, and gaming to a degree. I have much more testing to perform but this is what I have so far. Uningine Valley on ultra with AA off at 1440x900 produced an average fps of 42. Running basic Cinebench gpu was at 104 fps. I still need to do a full stress test of Prime95 and Intel burn test to make sure the 4.3 is perfectly stable at 1.325v.
I purchased Battlefield 4 strictly for testing on the Intel Pentium 4. So many people have stated this cpu just cannot handle a multi threaded game such as BF4 so I wanted to see for myself. Doing a trial run on ultra seemed perfectly fine at 1440x900. During the initial cutscene everything was smooth as could be. Getting into gameplay there was a little bit of lag. I need to actually learn how to play BF4 and really play it. I will be testing on a 1080p 60hz tv.
cpu: Best bang for your buck in my opinion.
mb: Purchased mainly because it came with an 8gb stick of Kingston Fury 1866(will be using for another build).
memory: Leftover ram, hence no cost.
storage: The pictures originally show two different 3.5 hdd that I was planning to use as they were older drives gifted to me to help keep cost down. Could not get windows to load with them. Standard WD drive used instead.
gpu: Bought for the price/peformance mark. A week after I purchased it was down to $66. I did sell the two free games it came with for $20 essentially lowering the price of the card to $52.99, but that's definitely not the norm.
case: Bought in a combo pack with other items. It's a good $20 ish case, but I would not go out of my way to purchase again.
psu: Good for the cost.
optical drive: yep