So I've been wanting to build a computer for a long time, six years... My wife finally agreed. This here is the budget build I did to keep the wife happy.
CPU- I chose the 860K for the price and performance. Probably one of the best budget CPU's. Got this and the Grenade on r/hardwareswap for $80 shipped.
Cooler- This was a spontaneous purchase. This came from craigslist along with my case and psu.
RAM- was the only "New" thing purchased. Got it at Best Buy for 39.99+ tax. It works.
Motherboard-Its a motherboard, couldn't go wrong with MSI. Bundled with CPU.
HDD- I have 3 in the case, all are from my hdd collection. All different sizes.
PSU- Antec=good. Saw this posted on craigslist bundled with the case for $50 total couldn't pass up that deal!
Case- Big case! Well for me it is. Bada** case plenty of room good cable management.
Right now the computer is used for streaming movies and basic stuff. I'm waiting to find a good deal on a capable GPU to play older games. Only "newer" games I plan on playing is FO4, MGSV:TPP, and Elite Dangerous. My wife is content with it just the way it is. Basically don't get married and have kids. Sorry for the potato picture. More will come and they will also be potato!