So, my brothers had a crappy PC that got a virus that finally killed it. My dad then asked me to put together a balanced build with at least an 8 threat CPU (which is why I went for the 8320 instead of going for a quad or six core). My brothers and I have been trying to get into PC gaming for awhile, but without the cash we didn't have the chance. So I took the opportunity to try to upgrade the graphics as much as possible.
This is the build I came up with!
CPU- as I said, my dad wanted 8 threads, so that is what he got. They won't be doing anything harder than light video editing and gaming on the system, so this should work fine for them.
CPU cooler- at the time it was close in price to the CM 212 Evo, so I chose the dark rock one due to quieter fan and overall more quality parts. Nothing against the 212 Evo, this was on sale so I jumped on it.
Motherboard- It was the cheapest one that I could find that had enough IO for the case and for the peripherals that my brothers have.
RAM- Cheapest 1600 kit that I could find. I don't think that they will be getting an upgrade any time soon so I felt that 8 gigs would keep them satisfied for awhile.
Storage- Solidly built, good quality, low heat, smooth performance. Dad didn't give me the OK for a hybrid drive or a SSD+hard drive, so this is what they got.
Graphics card- This was the highest end card that I could convince my dad to get within his budget. I looked into the other brands but unfortunately the one that I had wanted to get them (asus or msi, I can't remember) was out of stock everywhere when we bought the parts.
Case- solid quality, decent enough airflow, looks good, USB 3.0, enough said. Only issue was trying to cable manage (shown in the pictures).
Power supply- cheapest good quality power supply that would fit the power consumption with some headroom (so that we get the highest efficiency for the longest time we can).
Edit: Just to clarify, I do know the difference between threads and cores. I just did not want to go with an intel (which is the only consumer brand that has hyperthreading so far as I have seen) quad core eight thread processor because those are much more expensive and would have eaten through my budget. So yes, the 8320 is an 8 core processor, but it is also an 8 thread processor due to lack of hyperthreading.