Size of case was only issue. Psu and gtx 580 big for case. And its not the glow case just couldn't find the regular one. Should have went with a full instead of mid. But it my first build and works great. mainly for movies and mild gaming.
cpu was on sale, like $60-70. the ram found on craigslist for the same price as 8gb1600ddr3 $80. psu cause it was bought from a friend for $100, same with graphics card $100 and a ride to work. monitor too came from same friend I think that was $150. the board, bought with case in package deal from newegg, was cause I want to 3way sli some day. and I already had the hdds. os... got from a friend :-D
with that said yes I am broke and bought some parts on sales and second hand. got maybe 6-700 into machine. but hey its my first build and I like it. just needs a bigger case and cpu in future. and yes a ssd is in near future.