This was entirely purchased from newegg, during the cyber week sales. It was built for a friend as a gift to their daughter looking to do graphics design and some fps fun.
The ram was listed as 0.00 because it was bundled with the motherboard for 85.98. The Barracuda is really cheap because it was a refurb. And because of cyber week a lot of things were an instant savings of 5-15 dollars. Good time to build.
For nearly sub $400 it scored a 1854 in Valley Benchmark 1.0 under the Extreme HD preset, while my personal machine which most would say is "significantly better" only scored a 1999. For comparison, that is an i7-4790, 16gb ram, 512gb ssd, gtx770. I would say that this machine performs at nearly the same level for the cost of my graphics card alone when it was new, that seems very acceptable.