This is my first ever PC build. I've always wanted to go from console to PC but I never wanted to purchase a OEM pre-built one. This build is intended for medium-heavy gaming as well as light editing. I wasn't looking at running anything Maxed out with 60 frames but just enough power to have a enjoyable and visually appealing experience. This build is also intended to help me get into the Let's play/Gaming Youtube channel scene. My budget was anywhere from 400-450 including OS. So without further hesitation here are the parts and my reasoning!
CPU: Cheap, "Quad Core, and easily overclockable. Currently have it going at 4.2 Gigahertz.
MOTHERBOARD: Cheapest thing I could find with the A78 Chipset and adequate features. It came packaged nice and neat out of the box and was very easy to configure and play with the BIOS.
CPU FAN: Could've gone with a Hyper 212 but at a bit less I felt this would do an adequate job.
GPU: It was a deal too good not to pass up. Found an ad on Craigslist for a guy who didn't really need it due to upgrades.
RAM: It's ram. Pretty cool heat spreader. The CPU Fan is having clearance issues with the unpopulated ram spots. May try to get LP ram in the future.
PSU: Cheapest thing I could get and felt comfortable with. At the time this purchase wasn't a bad one. But If I want to ever overclock my GPU I will definitely go for a 550W and above. There isn't really any room to grow with this PSU. Not my smartest move but it works.
CASE: Again. Cheap, Looks great, Cable management wasn't as bad as it could've been.
PERIPHERALS: Mouse/Keyboard bundle too good not to grab! The monitor was an interesting find. I was looking at this 50$ panel on craigslist when I found this at a pawnshop. It didn't come with any cables but I had a few laying around. This was probably one of the better finds as well seeing as It's 1080p monitor.
Extra Notes: This was a fun project I set out to and it was a very rewarding one at that. I learned wayyyy more about what enjoy than what anything else will teach me. I will probably opt for a better PSU and Graphics card in the future. And add ram. more ram is nice. C: Will add some LED Fans too to make the front look a bit flashy. Hope you enjoyed viewing! All Criticism and comments are welcome!