This is just a repost of my first budget pc build I posted on this site. The previous build I had didn't exactly amount to $600 but instead above $700. I guess this is close to $600 but still near the price point. I am still using this gaming and never had any problems with it since I built it. The sata cables and the optical drive was from our pre built computer. The video card is from Kijiji bought used for $140 unless you want to buy a new one. I suggest just buying a used gpu that isn't beat up for a first time builder. You can sell it and still get some of the money you paid for towards a better one. The cpu cooler you see in the picture is a piece of sh*t. It was noisy and doesn't help with cooling at all. The computer case was $32 because it is just a simple one. Might as well stick with the default one they give you with the processor or buy the h60. I have Windows 8.1 installed on the SSD I added making this gaming pc boot up within 23 seconds! Below are parts I have added overtime. Originally built March 2015, it was when I started the switch from my Xbox One to PC gaming and never looked back. By the way, the temps will go down by 5° if it was winter here in Canada right now. Hopefully you make this build if you liked it!
Newly added parts so far
-ASUS STRIX GTX 970 4GB
-Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" SSD
-NZXT PHANTOM ATX Full Tower Case (RED)
-Hydro Series™ H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Future Upgrades in mind
Perhaps a new video card.