Prices are not exact to what I paid, as I reside in India, and prices here are quite a bit higher.
This build was for a friend, who was kinda tight pressed about the budget. He did end up extending bit by bit, quite over his budget, but overall quite satisfied with the setup. A lot of influences taken from my last Gaming and Editing rig.
For the CPU, chose the tried and true Core i5 4460, a really great quad core Haswell piece clocked at 3.2Ghz. Performs great for any sort of gaming use, and doesn't bottleneck even higher tier cards.
I paired the CPU with a cheap Asus H81M-CS Motherboard, primarily to save money. This is a really basic board, has only 2 SATA 6Gb/s and not even a USB 3.0 header. The USB 3.0 header was an issue, as I didn't know about that omission, so I had to purchase a USB 3.0 to USB 2 header adapter. Other than that, the motherboard seems to be reliable enough, and at the price, its a decent overall choice. Probably will be getting a better one when possible.
The Kingston HyperX Fury is a great RAM, have been using it in a lot of my recent builds. Took a single 8GB stick, leaving the 2nd slot empty for upgrades later.
For the storage side of things, I got the popular WD Blue 1TB drive, and I also got a Samsung 830 256GB for a mere 3500 INR (around 50 USD) off ebay. For comparision, a new 850 EVO 250 GB is over twice as costly at 7500 INR. Great deal on both the storages.
Most of the budget increases went into the GPU, the Zotac GTX 960 AMP! Edition. I wanted to get the MSI Armor version, as I am super happy with mine, but it was out of stock, and the MSI Gaming/Asus Strix was even costlier, so got this instead. It does run hotter than the my heavily OCed (1.46ghz core, 7.8ghz memory) MSI Armor variant, but nothing to worry about. Pretty good card, even has a backplate, which is kind of rare in this segment.
For the rest of the parts, I went with the Corsair Spec 01 Case and the awesome Antec VP500PC Power Supply. I also got some Deepcool 120mm LED fans for the front intake and rear exhaust, as the case comes with only 1 fan. I ordered 2 more fans for the top exhaust too, I know its overkill, but my friend wanted them.
The Dell S2216H monitor is one sexy monitor, them bezels, just them bezels is enough to make you fall in love. Also it has the standard VGA and HDMI outputs, along with dual speakers, which are pretty loud and headphone passthroughs too.
Pretty sweet spot build overall, runs all games like a boss at 1080p. The total cost came out to around INR 59000 (890 USD), all inclusive. Its still work in progress, some parts will be added over time, and some will be replaced with better ones later, but I am satisfied.