Word of my pc building has spread to a lot of my friends and this is officially my 10th build! It was for a friend who I met in Cross country and school who I've been playing borderlands 2 with. Unfortunately his laptop's integrated graphics didn't cut it anymore after failing to run gta v. So with a budget of $600, I made this:
Cpu: i5 because quad core and ready for future games
Mobo: cheap; had everything we need including usb 3.0
RAM: 8gb was enough for him and most games now
HDD: wish I could've fitted an ssd in but he needs a lot of storage for all his games and didn't want to sacrifice performance
GPU: cheaper than a 960. Maxes out all his games.
Case: It was his opinion but it's decent. Cable management holes were a bit small.
PSU: On sale at the time. Enough headroom.