I started this build 2 years ago when I suddenly had a weird obsession with building a computer. It took me about six months of piecing parts together with minimal cash. I would save for particular parts at a time. When I finished that lead to an even worse obsession of upgrading said computer. I use this computer to mostly game and movies .
AMD 8320: I picked this up on a Black Friday Deal for 109.99. Couldn't pass it up for the price 2 years ago.
Asus M5A97: Picked this up at a local TigerDirect. Haven't had any problems or complaints. Nice board.
Kingston Ram: Really good ram for the price. Again no complaints
Hard drives: 1 Kingston SSD and the Seagate 2 TB I picked up at TigerDirect when I bought the motherboard, ram, power supply, case, and the Corsair H80i. The second SSD I bought last year on Black Friday for $50. Haven't had any trouble.
GTX 970 was an upgrade when I bought it in November. I was running a R9 270 MSI Gaming before. Honestly I think both cards served my purpose fine and would not hesitate to get either one again. Although I really want to go back to AMD for the R9 390 or Fury X. Just because I never had driver crashes with the 270. I have a lot with the 970.
PSU: Thermaltake 750 that works great and I haven't had a problem for 1.5 years.