Prices are what I paid for each item following sales. Mostly of which was purchased through NewEgg. Anything "purchased" was carried over from my previous computer.
I have played video games ever since I could remember from the original NES to playing the first Tribes game on the PC. After awhile I mainly fell into playing consoles only when the PS2 came out leaving the PC for only mediocre games and web browsing. After playing on the [X]360 for a few years with my neighbro, he offered his first build to me and I have been gaming on it ever since. Only being able to play games at low to medium quality and having sold my Xbox to buy games on one of Steam's Seasonal Sales I knew it was time to upgrade to a new computer that could handle anything I threw at it.
I decided to go with AMD because I wanted high quality parts and didn't want to be ripped off on my first build. The 850 Pro makes start up and program loading super quick! I went with a medium GPU from XFX because I wanted a decent backup card since I plan on purchasing the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X2 when XFX releases a liquid cooled version of it. Reason for me going with XFX cards only is because they offer a lifetime warranty with all of their cards. Over wattage power supply for any upgrading in the future. Everything put together in a very cool looking Rosewill Throne Case.
Edit: I was going to buy my brother an XFX R9 380 for Christmas for about $200 but after researching it a bit I found out that it was only about a 4% better card than the 280 I had originally put in this computer. So I matched the money I was gunna spend on him and upgraded my card to the 390X and sent him my 280.