so this was my very first pc build that i made myself built mostly for gaming. I had a $960 budget, i went about $20 over budget but my dad helped me out. i worked for 3 week with the EYC, walking along the highway picking up litter.
cpu: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz Quad-Core, i opted to not go with the 3570K because im not really interested in over clocking.
MB: MSI ZH77A-G43 ATX LGA1155, bang for the buck this was the best motherboard i could find.
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600, its corsair... they make goodstuff
Storage: Sandisk ReadyCache 32GB 2.5" SSD, used as a temprary boot drive until i can afford a bigger capacity Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM, used for main storage of games and other stuff
GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 760 4GB, went with the 4GB version because i had an extra $50 in my budget to spend
Case: Silverstone RL02B-W-USB 3.0 ATX Mid Tower, build is named after the looks of the case, offeres decent ventilation, room for cable management, and looks really cool
PSU: Cooler Master 500W ATX12V, only complaint is that the cables are really short which makes cable management
Optical drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer, i do video editing for school so the ability to burn cd's was pretty important.
OS: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit), went with windows 8 over 7 because its newer and will remain supported for longer than windows 7
All in all i am very happy with this build, i dont really have a camera so ill upload some pics as soon as i figure out how to get them off my phone.