First build for me, and I am enjoying being a (mainly) PC gamer. I play a lot of league, do all my homework on it, Crysis 3, BF4, Star wars Rogue Squadron 3D, SWTOR, Diablo 2 and 3, and Arkham Knight and SW Battlefront 3 coming out this year, I'm pumped. Tower was given to me for free, barely fit everything. Had a key for Windows 7 already, and took an optical drive from my parent's HP from like 2007 ahaha. Loving the SSd, got it for 80 at the time of purchase. 240 gb won't last me long, so I'll get another one pretty soon. Bootup time is sooooo nice. AMD is cheaper than Intel, which is a big reason why I got it. Plus, it seems like it has a solid reputation generally. 6300 hasn't given me any problems at all. MSI Radeon R9 280X was bought on eBay manufacture refurbished for only $175, and it was unopened. Barely fits in the case. Awesome card though, runs everything well. 8GB ram for now, since all I do is light gaming. Great price on it from Newegg, was only like 50 bucks wth a promo code. Motherboard not gunna lie kinda went cheap here, but it has worked well so far so I don't have any complaints. Power Supply might be overkill might not be. I've heard things form different people, but it is there for when I get upgrades. Got a good deal on it, so I am happy with it. CPU Fan with my case fan and CPU cooler all work great and keep my internals anywhere from 16 degrees C to 29C during normal usage. 22inch AOC Monitor is awesome, I'm not trying to spend 1K on a ridiculously good display. Got it for 110 at Best Buy, IPS and 1080p so it checks my boxes. Also got an Amazon basic wired keyboard. Feels solid and it does what i want it to do. $7 shipped is great to me.
Got the MSI on eBay $175, Monitor at Best Buy $110, and CPU cooler at amazon for $12. Everything else was bought on Newegg for $430 with $25 MIR and had some good combo deals.
If you have any advice, I'm open to it. Feels good to enjoy something I put together! Recommend things if you want to, I'd appreciate it!