This build was a really good way to start getting into PC's properly and had no problems putting everything together.
It's mainly used for games, namely Dark Souls II, Dota 2, WoW, TF2, DayZ and Counter Strike. I've also put all my movies music and photos onto the HDD as a multimedia storage system. I'm waiting on some Gigabyte speakers so I can use it as a home entertainment PC as well.
I built this back in April so some of my choices for parts may seem a little outdated. In particular you might see I only went with a dual-core i3 instead of a quad-core i5. This is because I wanted to keep it cheap and nothing I really do required 4 cores, however I will probably try to upgrade to an i5 within a year or two.
Also the Fractal case is way more expensive than what I should have bought. I just couldn't resist the design of the R4, not to mention its amazing cooling, amount of space for drives and GPU's as well as great cable management, and seeing as I'm going to be using and upgrading this PC for a while, I need to like the look of it.
Hope you all enjoy.
EDIT: Over the last few months I've upgraded a few parts of this build. Specifically the CPU has been upgraded to an i7 and the GPU has gone from an R9 270X to an RX 480.
Top tier CPU for the Haswell and 1150 chipset. Only thing it doesn't have is the ability to overclock but for people who are looking for a high-performance CPU that's still competitive with Skylake, look no further.
Great air cooler and incredible value for money. Only gave a 4/5 because it is fairly large and can cover the RAM slots for certain motherboards.
Very good basic motherboard. Plenty of USB 3 slots and easy headers to slide in.
It's 8GB of very reliable DDR3 RAM. Still packs a punch even when matched against faster DDR4
Great SSD, only 4/5 because its not the 850 EVO series.
Best HDD going on the market right now. No more needs to be said.
Ideal for 1080p gaming on very high settings. Gigabyte cooling very good and reasonably quiet for the overclock it can achieve. The 8GB version would be better at 1440p but the RX 480 is primarily a 1080 beast.
A huge case with plenty of room for expansion. Great cooling abilities and lots of cable management options.
Good PSU with enough wattage for most mid-tier builds. Non-modular is the only reason its not a 5 star review.