This is my first build, still a work in progress however. After months of research and saving up I finally decided what I wanted. This will be replacing my Xbox or should I say Netflix box? Let's start with why I chose each part.
CPU- A 6 core 3.5ghz absolute beast and it's a plus that games are beginning to adapt to 6 core processors. It's very cheap, very fast and very overclockable.
MOBO- Went with Asus. Got it as an open box item and so far, no problems at all.
RAM- Hope to add another of these soon.
HDD- Not much to say here, it's what mostly all budget builds have and hasn' t failed me.
GPU- Got this used from reddit at /r/Hardwareswap. the gpu in the part list is not the exact one. It can max most games at 60fps and overclocks well (1150mhz/1500mhz) but it is very noisy. I'm planning on getting an NZXT Kraken G10 along with a corsair H55 since its the cheapest.
PSU- Not much here either. Really wish I would have gone modular but I made it work.
CASE- It's sleek, spacious and quiet and can fit 9 fans. For the price, I fell in love. Replaced my Fractal Design Core 3000. Cable management was a breeze. This case actually has the same internals as a 530 (besides the grommets). Radiator support is also good.
My next step is getting an SSD, maybe an MX100 by Crucial. Afterwards, a cpu cooler to overclock this beast. Lastly, I'll be working on aesthetics like some led strips.
If you have any suggestions or need any more info, I'll be here.