This build was designed to be quiet, compact, and powerful. I wanted it to be futureproof with the exception of a graphics card upgrade in the future if the need arises, however the R9 280x has a reputation for being great for 1080p gaming. Originally I had planned to go with an NVIDIA GTX 960 card and blue color scheme however after seeing videos like this one I knew I wanted to go with the Radeon instead. It's a stellar card that not only looks great, but performs great! It also has another GB of VRAM as opposed to most 960s--making it more futureproof and powerful.
The build was carefully budgeted to $700, and with the exception of the SSD, has met this budget. It was bought part-by-part, as I waited for deals for the various parts. Originally the build more than met this budget however then I decided to add an SSD, finally succumbing after hearing enough about their performance difference. I added an SSD, LED Case fan (I needed SOMEthing aesthetically pleasing!) and a CPU cooler which wasn't necessary and this brought my budget up to $800.