This was my first build and I had just been waiting to see a good enough sale to entice me to build one, then I received an e-mail from MicroCenter listing the FX-8320 + M5A97 mobo for $154.98 and so it began. I wanted mid-high performance build for a budget price. All of these prices were what I paid during Black Friday 2013, and there was not a single part that I paid full price for. I wanted to make sure that this would be easy to upgrade later on, and I think I did a pretty good job maximizing quality of parts and performance for the price.
Also I know that I need to work on cable management, I was much too excited to play on it to care.