This was my first build and I took my time sourcing the parts at the best prices I could find.
I used Jet.com to buy the cpu, the 6600k was definitely worth the extra coin for the overclocking; its pretty damn cool. I have it running at 4.6 ghz @ 1.33v and its perfectly stable.
I really enjoyed building in the p400, I actually pre-ordered it because I liked the look so much. I plan on buying an LED strip for it soon.
The power supply was a bargain from Amazon, it isn't modular but for the price it works great. Will probably be getting a modular one for my next build.
Found the r9 290 on craigslist for 100 bucks which was definitely the best deal of the whole build, it does everything I need it to do, even if it is a little loud.
Got the OS through my school forrrr free, which was nice.
Picked the 212 evo up open-box on amazon, lots of great deals to be found there.
I really had fun building this and it has inspired me to try something a little crazier, coming soon.