This was my first computer build ever and I wanted to keep the price around the 1000 dollar mark.
CPU - I saw that the AMD FX-8350 was on sale for 160.00 on Amazon and I just couldn't pass it up. The price to performance ratio was really good.
Motherboard - At the time the Asus M5A99X evo was cheaper then the pro version and the only difference was that the evo had an extra pci slot, which was necessary because i had a WiFi adapter that i needed to plug in
Ram - I wanted ram that was blue in color to go with the blue and black look I wanted.
GPU - The Asus R9 270x comes overclocked already and was a great budget buy for my pc. It can play games at 60 FPS on high settings right out of the box.
Storage - The Barracuda was cheaper then the WD blue at the time and is just as reliable as it and the kingston ssd performs great for only 50 dollars.
Case- The CM storm enforcer worked very well for me and had a lot of room for my graphics card and the case had good airflow. One problem i did encounter was putting the H100i in, but I got it to work eventually (I made my own screw holes out of the ventilation and it works fine).
I have had the computer for 2 months now and everything is still going smoothly. Sorry no pictures of the build process :( One note is that my PSU was sort of banged up but it still worked.