The idea behind this computer was to get something that could be upgraded over time. I plan to get a GTX 1050Ti or GTX 1060 as soon as they become reasonably priced again. I'm going to use this PC for web browsing and light gaming. I have never built a PC, but was encouraged to do so and I'm glad I did. Other than the video card, the parts were easy to find. I took my time putting it together, so it took several hours over two days. Cable management was the hardest part, and the Versa N21 did not make it easy.
In addition to reusing my GT 610 graphics card, I also continued using my HP monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I have since upgraded my keyboard and mouse to models from Redragon. I also added an LED strip attached to the motherboard's "RGB Header", which only gives a limited number of colors through Mystic Light. I got an Airgoo RGB kit, which is compatible with the magnetic Phanteks strips, so I could get the orange look I originally wanted to go with the orange Riing fans. I added a Bluetooth adapter so I can connect my phone without having to use a cable. I got an XBox 360 controller that is compatible with the games I play and is good for driving games.
All together, not including the monitor and graphics card, but including taxes, I have spent $900 on this build, using Newegg and Amazon as my sources.
The only tools I used to build this computer consisted of a screwdriver and set of bits, scissors, and a knife used to cut open all of the packages.
Update: 5-25-2018 I have upgraded my GPU to the Zotac GTX 1060 6GB Amp! Edition. Games that I once played at low settings at reduced resolutions and getting 20-30 frames per second are now running at "Very High" or "Ultra" and getting well over 100 fps at 1080p. While I was at it, I also got some Phanteks sleeved cable extensions. The current amount I've spent adds up to nearly $1,500, including some accessories not on the parts list. It is disturbing how much prices for some parts have dropped, especially the CPU, motherboard, PSU, and RAM.
My current upgrade plan is 1. A 250GB SSD, probably a Samsung m.2. 2. A better case for improved airflow and cable management, probably a MasterCase Pro 5. 3. A better cpu cooler. The 1500x gets a little warm under load, even though it's only overclocked to 3.8GHz.