Hey guys, so I mentioned that Nackers and BadBadRobot encouraged me to build a custom PC.
This was my first attempt, and honestly, I didn't have clue what I was doing. I didn't do tons of research either, but this is what I came up with:
The main components are as follows:
Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
EVGA 600B 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
I kept my old MSI Radeon R9 270 2GB TWIN FROZR Video Card for now. I want to replace it eventually, but since that will cost more then all the above, I'm waiting for budget reasons.
All of that is inside a DIYPC Solo-T1-BK ATX Mid Tower Case which was perhaps the biggest mistake of the whole build. It's not convenient at all, but I'm making it work.
Here's a rather poor shot of the finished product.