I build this PC since I had been stuck with an HP laptop for 3 or 4 years with an Athlon and Integrated graphics. (It was dubbed the Frameblaster by my friends). Now I can actually video edit and game (not that I do that much at the time of this writing). I need this PC for Video Editing, 3d modeling, and making a game using CryEngine SDK.
CPU: AMD FX 6350 When I was buying this - Black Friday Week :D - the 6350 was the same price as the 6300 so obviously I went with the 6350. Its very nice, and renders video well.
MOBO: MSI 970A-G43 Cheapest Motherboard I could find that was all around "good." Plus it had a second GPU slot incase prices go down for another 7850 ;)
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LP I got this for such an amazing price, even my friends with monster PCs were jealous: $44 for 1 stick of 8GBs. Yes I know it is CAS-10 but I really don't give a.
STORAGE: Caviar Blue Eww a Hard Disk Drive! i'm on a budget. I think a terabyte is pretty good for that price...
GPU: Asus DirectCU2V2 Radeon HD 7850 2GB AMD is obviously for budget builders. Very powerful for the price I got it at - before all the litecoin GPU mining.
CASE: Cougar Evolution I really like this case. It may be huge, and not very portable, but it is roomy and has a back panel. It also has a fan control knob that I like. 2 USB 3.0 on top, plus 2 USB 2.0 ports. Dust tray for PSU, Came with a lot of twist ties and stuff, plus I unscrewed the Sata Drive it has on top (don't ask me why it's there) and used it for another hard drive (Extra HDD - actually 3 extra ones :O - not included here since my dad insisted on having RAID drives and such.) and know I feel bad cause my Case section has more text than the others...
PSU: Corsair CX-500 No Its not modular but I managed to have maybe decent cable management, but I'll have to see what you guys say. It was a pretty good price and not some crazy foreign brand. I plan on upgrading to a CX-600M in the future.
ODD: Lite-On ODD Yah I know no one uses these anymore ;) but I needed one for burning CDs when my family gets a whole recording studio set-up.
CARD READER: Rosewill 40-in-1 I need this for getting footage off of SD cards and such. I had a little trouble attaching it to the case's 3.5 to 5 inch (or whatever it is) but it was nothing a little duct tape couldn't handle ;)
That's it, Except I used (don't kill me for this) an HDTV I had as a monitor which I will definitely upgrade, and a keyboard and mouse I had. It beat my mom's ultrabook she got for 1 thousand some dollars so I'm happy!