As a Computer Science major with a concentration in video games I mostly use this build to play games while also working on projects that my laptop just can't handle (Game Dev. , mostly just messing around or working on projects for class). With all the fans working hard I'm surprised that I barely hear my computer up close (The two enermax fans are just awesome, quiet, good looking... though the led fan that came with the case in my opinion should be replaced as it is the louder of all the fans). I generally wanted a build that could keep up with me while keeping the costs low as a university student with a job that can barely cover gas and rent. Obviously I'm the type of person that likes the 'pretty lights' and the window on the case, mostly because I enjoy seeing what I've accomplished.
With this build I'm able to play what ever Skyrim mods that I please with max settings (Even replaced a lot of the meshes with more HD meshes which puts a huge load on the computer, but it's worth it and the computer can handle it so whatever). Other than Skyrim I play Portal 2 on full settings, some old PS2 games and some even older Gamecube games (Never thought they could look better than on the original system until I got this computer). Outside of the game's that I play, with the games that I make Maya works great (Faster than on my school's expensive computer builds they update yearly) and Unity works without a sweat. I also use a lot of Photoshop CS5. Outside of that I use Codeblocks and Eclipse... maybe a different MMO from time to time (Was able to run ESO on full settings if that says anything, though I personally don't think it does as the game doesn't look all that immensely amazing graphics-wise).
Now it's good to note that for a lot of these parts I waited around to go on sale (The APU, memory, case and the mobo were on sale at the time while I was also able to use the Masterpass 10% off on both which is why I was able to get them for so low). The PSU and the (Never actually opened before) HDD I bought used. Keyboard I saw at Target for $10, fans I got from a friend, windows 7 I get for free through my school (Instant $180 savings). Bought the thermal compound at normal price, made a huge difference annddd the network adapter I got used because I didn't want to put an Ethernet cable across the entire apartment.
UPDATE: Since building the origanal computer I have added nearly $450 in new components. First things I got were the two cougar fans to put onto my CPU cooler for a push-pull config and oh lawdy they made a difference (In both sound in temperature). I then decided to sink in to my amazon gift card money and bought a nice VAPOR-X 270X (Which I'll most likely cross-fire soon) and it works amazingly... saves me a lot of time when building my models up in Maya with testing animations and such. Which brings me to my next big purchase, the 250GB 840 EVO SSD, very happy with it, though I won't put down the Black HDD that I have as it is still a key component in my build (Just doesn't host the OS). Finally I got down to it and purchased the 750W semi-modular corsair PSU after selling my old 430W, both because it gives me room for updates (Such as the crossfire) and it saves a ton of room in the case even compared to the 430W. Updated the wiring around the case so everything is overall much nicer to look at through the window on my case. Very happy with my purchases (Will post updated pictures when I have the time).