Updated build guide...... RX 470 replaced my GTX 960.....
System benchmark results : http://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/1493431 GPU is not great vs every other RX 470 at stock settings but using Wattman you can get a decent 10-15% overclock.
This was my first PC build and I wanted it to be low cost and current. This led me to look for either a Skylake i5 or i3. I found a great deal on the i3-6100 and the RX 470 so that is what I went with in the end. I may occasionally use this for 3D CAD work and/or rendering as well as gaming.
Since I have installed the RX 470 , I have been able to run 1080p ultra everything and it has been fantastic.
The only real problem I ran into during/after my build was that the BIOS/Boot Menu was displaying too large and I was not able to navigate those settings. This is probably due to my cheap 24" 1080p tv that I am using.
I also had to solder the 2 case fans' wires together since there is only 1 fan header.
Stuff I purchased this year.
CASE: Newegg got me started by offering the Monster II case for $34.99 AR.
PSU: Newegg also had the CX430m PSU for $24.99 AR.
CPU: I then saw a slickdeals post about a deal for an i3-6100 for $89.99 on antonline/ebay.
MOBO: Newegg has fluctuated this motherboard a bit and I got it when it dropped to $35.99.
RAM: JET had this ram for $58.16 and it is one of the few with blue heat spreaders.
SSD: Amazon had a lightning deal on this highly reviewed SSD with cloning software for $64.99.
GPU: Jet had a nice deal using 15%off coupon for this Sapphire RX 470 OC for $171.14.
Out of Pocket AR: $438.16
Pulled from my Dell Inspiron 620 (5 yr old)
The Windows 7/10, 1TB hard drive, wifi card, dvd drive
This website was a huge help with seeing what graphics cards I can upgrade too and to verify compatibility between parts. The price drop and price trend features are also a big help when making a budget PC.
My case is not listed on PCPartpicker but it is the RAIDMAX Monster II ATX-A08WB case from Newegg and yes I know it is huge. I kind of wish I would have gotten a smaller case but it has been fine. I was able to sell the Inspiron 620 i3-2120 cpu for $55 and board for $35 on ebay so that brough my cost down as well. Btw, I apologize for the crappy phone camera but I wanted to post my build with gratitude towards the community/site.
This is definately a budget board and it seems to limit my cpu a tiny bit and my ram a decent amount. The single fan header placement leaves something to be desired, but it does what I need it to at the end of the day.