(Note: camera used was an iPhone 5 10 potatopixel camera.)
I built this with my dad to replace my old Samsung laptop. My dad gave me a budget of $500. I named it such because I went for a red and blue color scheme for this build. I don't have windows yet on this PC but in time I will. I'll use this for general tasks, gaming (Minecraft, Steam Games, Indie Games), and video editing. I made this to be upgradeable and last for some years.
Starting the PC up was nerve wracking. It was pretty damn awesome when I saw that BIOS.
Reasons for parts:
CPU: I got this because it has 6 cores for video editing and price to performance is great on this.
CPU Cooler: I got this free from my dad's work. It has LEDS. Anything is better than stock, right? (Kinda loud at MAX)
Motherboard: Low cost and upgradeability.
Memory: I got this because it's reliable (I think), fast, and is the Chex Mixest I could find.
Storage: I got this because it was $50, had all the capacity I needed, lasts long and is reliable.
Video Card: Stays cool, great overclocker, uses 55w of power.
Case: Looks great, budget friendly, easy(-ish) to work in.
Power Supply: Reputable brand, low cost.
Optical Drive: It's the lowest priced one I could find.
Operating system: I got this for free at my dad's work. And Windows 7 I know how to use better than 8.
Wi-Fi Adapter: The cost was low and it hopefully doesn't screw up anytime.
I'll have some updates and more stuff coming ASAP.
EDIT: I played some games and got Minecrat to run at 60fps with 16 chuncks render distance and arthroscopic filtering off. Playing Team Fortress 2 was a breeze using recomeded settings at 100fps. America's Army: Proving Grounds gets 60fps at Maximum presets.
Cooler Master Sickleflow Fans x2
Sansung 840 EVO 240 GB SSD
Arctic Silver Thermal Compound