I'd been wanting to build a pc for gaming and Microsoft Office for a while and finally scraped to gather the money for this.
I chose the i5 because it was the best that I could afford and it won't hold me back in any games. Unfortunately it also caused me a lot of stress since I got it with in store pickup from microcenter and they forgot to give this to me. It took a couple of days to resolve and has really made me consider not shopping there again.
I chose the fan because it was the best air cooler that fit my budget.
The cooler was chosen because they were the cheapest parts the microcenter had at the time that'd allow overclocking.
The memory was bought off newegg and was simply the cheapest 8 gigs I could get when it was purchased.
The storage I got is good enough for my needs. I'll probably buy an ssd in a few months.
I know I should have probably gotten a better gpu but I already was a bit over budget with this so after checking benchmarks I felt this was good enough for my needs. I can always upgrade in a year or two to something better if this stops satisfying me.
The case looked really good for under $50 and I really like it so far.
The power supply was just the cheapest one that had good reviews. I kinda wish I had more money to get a nicer modular one since my cable management already sucks but it's good enough for now.
Sorry for the ****** pictures. They were the best I can do with what I had.