Well, the title pretty well describes this build. With a few things I already had (hard drive, Windows, and DVI cable) and a sweet deal on the HD 7850 off Craigslist in like-new condition, this computer is a beast for the price. I would have to say, it's pretty much downright impossible to get a better computer than this for the price. I do plan on doing upgrades in the future (SSD, CPU cooler, GPU), but I am 15 and don't have a steady job, so income is really limited. Overall, I am happy with this build, especially after using old Dell business laptops and a Dell Inspiron 660S. It does all I need it to do: recording, editing, rendering, and encoding programming videos, as well as some light gaming (Minecraft, SimCity, and a couple others) and of course normal stuff like schoolwork and programming. I also forgot to mention that I had a 23" 1080p AOC monitor and a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse. I also got a Sentey Vibros Headset for $30 on Amazon, so I have all the peripherals. So, conclusion: a great first build, everything was very easy to build and set up, and I can't wait to continue creating, playing, and upgrading.
A great budget CPU, especially when it's on sale on Amazon. Only criticism is it runs a little warm on the stock cooler and the BIOS of my motherboard read the temps way off (maybe that's the Mobo's fault).
A nice, little board with all the basic features. No USB 3.0 and didn't read my CPU's temps properly. Overall, great for a budget FM2+ build.
It's RAM, it's Crucial. There's 1 8GB stick of it. 'Nough said.
A great GPU for the price I got it for (Like-new on Craigslist). Maybe worth an upgrade later on, but a great starting point.
A solid, sturdy, nice-looking case. Not tons of features, no USB 3.0, but it does have a Red LED fan and no-screw HDD and DVD drive installation (screws are required for 2.5" drives).
Can't really complain. It's Corsair, it's modular, and it was on sale when I bought it. Not a whole lot of room for future upgrades, but great for budget builds.